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Sixth International
Conference on Bioinformatics

HKUST, Hong Kong
Hanoi, Vietnam and
Nansha, PR China

An APBioNet Meeting

InCoB History








HKUST Event 1

Getting around HK


HKSTP GalaDinner

Hanoi Event 2

Nansha Event 3

Call for Participation



Planning your trip:FAQs

Endorsed by

ISCB International Society for Computational Biology



Supported by

HongKong University of Science and Technology

HongKong Event
Sponsored by

KC Wong Education Foundation

Hong Kong Research Grants Council RGC

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

Inforsense Inc


KOOPrime KOOPrime Consulting

ISCB International Society for Computational Biology

Hanoi Event
Sponsored by

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

IUBMB International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

FAOBMB Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

Institute of Biotechnology IBT

Nansha Event
Sponsored by

HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School

Publication Partners

BioMedCentral Bioinformatics

BMF Biomolecular Frontiers

Internet2 Partners

Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

TransEurasia Information Network TEIN


27 - 31 August 2007
Latest News:
  • 7th InCoB 2008 Taiwan
    The Seventh InCoB 2008 Conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 20 - 22 Oct 2008, Post-Conference Workshops on 23 Oct 2008, and back-to-back with the FAOBMB symposium 24-25 Oct 2008.
    The venue will be at Activity Center of the picturesque campus of the National Yang Ming University (map) set against the hillside of Qilian, northwest of the Taipei Basin, overlooking the capital city of Taiwan. Nearby at the Shipai MRT station, buses leave every 30mins for the beautiful YangMingShan National Park.
    Conference Website

  • Publications of InCoB 2007
    Top papers presented at InCoB 2007 (HK) have been selected for publication in two journals, BMC Bioinformatics and Bioinformation after being subjected to a further round of reviewers and editorial.
    1. Publications Report
    2. BMC Bioinformatics special InCoB07 supplement (23 papers)
    3. Bioinformation special InCoB07 conference issue (10 papers)

  • Photographs of InCoB 2007
    Courtesy of HKUST, photographs and snapshots of InCoB 2007 in HongKong are now available at the Photo Archive of InCoB07

  • Successful Conclusion of InCoB 2007
    • Hong Kong and Hanoi
      Thank you for your participation in and support of the successful InCoB 2007 in Hong Kong and Hanoi using simultaneous bidirectional videocasting. The lecture presentations and workshop materials are now placed online against the speaker in the format of presentation (PDF/PPT/m4a/quicktime).

    • Nansha
      Several post-conference events at Nansha have been postponed to coincide with the launch of the Nansha Bioinformatics Institute on 6 September 2007. Nevertheless, the Post-Conference Seminar at Nansha IT Park will take place on 31st August 2007 with Manolis Dermatsakis as the Keynote Speaker.

    • 3rd International BioWiki Competition Award Winners
      The winners have been announced at the Closing Ceremony of the InCoB 2007 conference during the Results Presentation. Please check at the BioWiki Competition Website for the full results. Congratulations to all our winners. Please contact KOBIC Dr Seungwoo Hwang (swhwang __at__ to make your claims.

    • Conference Program Book

  • Hanoi Bioinformatics Training Workshop 20-31 Aug 2007
    UNESCO (Bangkok Office) joins IUBMB and FAOBMB as sponsors of this workshop in Hanoi, now open for registration. The UNESCO travel fellowship will assist the airtravel and accommodation for participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam, and others. Limited seats available. Register here

  • Offline Payment
    Due to problems with credit card payment for specific groups of people, the Offline Payment is now activated. Please pay in Hong Kong Dollars, the amount of which is converted from the USD equivalent, with bank charges payable on the side of the sender. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience.

  • Poster Sessions
    Details of poster sessions, including information about dimensions and equipment, will be put up soon.

  • Early bird discount extended
    Due to some problems with registration/payment with PayPal and credit card, we have decided to extend the early bird discount period for those who have problems making successful payment.

  • Competitions at InCoB2007
    Several competitions are being planned with attractive prizes, coordinated by APBioNet and its partners such as Korean Bioinformation Network (KOBIC) and Inforsense Inc. Please check out Competitions Site

  • OnCampus and OffCampus Accommodation
    Arrangements have been made for limited on-campus HKUST housing and for nearby hotels at special rates and other hotels.
    How to arrange for Accommodation/Hotel Booking

  • ISCB Student Travel Fellowship
    APBioNet, an official regional affiliate of ISCB, has been given a grant from ISCB to award ISCB Student Travel Fellowships to student members of ISCB who are at least presenting a poster to InCoB2007.

  • Local Participants' Discount
    Local HK and PRC participants can apply for Sponsorship (up to 80% discount on registration fees) - 23 June 2007

  • Online Registration Open Now! 21 June 2007
    Online Payment by Credit Card or PayPal 22 Jun 07 with autogeneration of Letter of Invitation to apply for HK and China Visa and e-receipt. Instructions on Online Registration which was opened since 21 Jun 07.

  • Letter of Invitation
    If you need a Letter of Invitation for approval by your boss in advance of payment, please email shoba.ranganathan1 __at__

  • Provisional Programme (subject to change) released - 20 Jun 07


Last year in InCoB2006, New Delhi, India, we saw for the first time the overall participation of the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) exceed the 800 person mark. InCoB2006, the fifth in a series of conferences which took us from Bangkok, Thailand (2002), Penang, Malaysia (2003), Auckland, New Zealand (2004) to Busan, Korea (2005), marked the first time the best conference papers were selected for publication in a top tier international peer-reviewed journal, BMC Bioinformatics (Impact Factor 4.96). It also marked the first time a full federal government minister graced the opening ceremony of InCoB together with the President of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) underscoring the importance of the InCoB conference to the region and internationally.

This year, in InCoB2007, we are attempting to hold a much smaller but distributed InCoB. We will focus on excellence in key areas of bioinformatics and computational biology, and yet maintain our traditional emphasis on outreach and training.

The main conference will be held in the breathtakingly scenic campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), a top research university in Asia from 27th to 30th August 2007. This will be the main flagbearer for our focus on excellence.

The pre-conference training workshop will be held from 20th to 31st August 2007 at the Vietnam National University (VNU), coordinated by the Institute of Biotechnology, Hanoi, Vietnam, under the sponsorship of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB). To facilitate outreach, we will endeavour to broadcast the key conference sessions to Hanoi via a high speed TEIN2 internet link between HongKong and Hanoi so that more local participants in Vietnam can participate in InCoB, facilitated by our Internet partners from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The post-conference training workshop will be held from 30th to 31st August 2007 in the Nansha IT Park of the HKUST at the Pearl River Delta on mainland People's Republic of China.

In conjunction with our publication partners, top conference full papers in InCoB 2007 will again be published in BMC Bioinformatics; in addition, the rest will be considered for publication in Biomolecular Frontiers.

Key visionaries, luminaries, thought leaders, scientists and students in bioinformatics, computational biology and allied fields are warmly invited to participate in main InCoB 2007 event at HKUST, Hong Kong. ASEAN participants from IndoChina are warmly encouraged to travel to Vietnam for the training-cum-satellite conference venue. After the main conference event in Hong Kong, tutorials and traiing will be held in the beautiful and modern Nansha IT Park at the Pearl River Delta.


Speaker slots available

Submit requests to Shoba Ranganathan shoba _at_ by end May 2007.


  1. Shoba Ranganathan (Chair) Macquarie University and National University of Singapore
  2. Tan Tin Wee (Secretary) National University of Singapore
  3. Hannah Xue Hong(Local Organising Chair) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  4. Others to be confirmed

First Created: April 2007 Tan Tin Wee
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