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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


  • MAIN VENUE: Main Conference Event in HKUST 27-30 August 2007: Keynote Speakers, Conference Speakers, Poster Presenters, Paper Submittors.
  • HANOI EVENT: Pre-Conference Training Course in Hanoi, 20-31 August 2007: Developing Country Trainees from Vietnam and other parts of IndoChina; Satellite Event in Hanoi 27-30 August 2007: Developing Country Trainees and satellite conference participants
  • NANSHA EVENT: Post-Conference Training Tutorials in Nansha IT Park, 30-31 August 2007: China Participants and other tutorial participants.


Aerial view of HKUST from ClearWater Bay The Main HKUST Building View from the Pool

The HKUST Campus
The HKUST is situated at the Eastern part of Hong Kong in Kowloon mainland by the beautiful ClearWater Bay.

The many islands of Hong Kong Waterfront Suspension bridge

Local Transport
From the HK International Airport at Chek Lap Kok island, HKUST is within an hour's direct ride from the HK subway, with taxis into campus conveniently and cheaply accessible.

International Travel into Hong Kong
For most international participants, visa requirements for HK Special Autonomous Region (HK SAR) are not a serious inconvenience compared to other venues such as in PR China or Vietnam. The Hong Kong International Airport is served by all major airlines and is a popular destination for budget airlines. It is within five hours flying time from most places in East Asia, and conveniently accessible by direct flight from Australia (10-12 hours from major Australia cities), North America (12 hours from the west coast) and Europe (12 hours from western Europe).

Visa Requirements to Hong Kong
Asia-Pacific Countries requiring no visa to attend InCoB2007 (up to 14 days in most cases) with a standard passport with at least six months validity:

Australia, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Republic of), Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.

Special category entries for residents of:

If your passport is from a country that is not listed above, please check visa requirements with the Immigration Department of Hong Kong SAR at: CHECK VISA REQUIREMENTS

Please contact us ( after registering for the conference, for a letter of invitation.

Campus Housing Interconnected buildings Garden Campus

University Accommodation
All participants are encouraged to register for economical and comfortable modern accommodation within the breathtakingly beautiful HKUST campus for convenience and ease of access to the conference site.

Please email bcsauyat --at-- for bookings.

All participants are to liaise directly with the housing authorities at the campus.

Hotel Accommodation

Local three to five star Hotels within convenient train/bus/taxi reach of the HKUST campus are plentiful in the Tsim Sha Tsui /Mong Kuk area and also in the North Point / Quarry Bay area. Local transport between certain recommended hotels and the HKUST campus is planned (not confirmed yet due to no demand).

Please liaise directly with the hotel management for your accommodation.

HKUST Travel Guide

HKUST is on mainland Kowloon, as opposed to Hong Kong Island, situated at a particularly scenic hillspot on the Eastern coast of the Kowloon peninsula, called Clearwater Bay, with a nice beachfront.
When you arrive at the Airport at Chek Lap Kok Island, another island off the Western coast of Kowloon, there are excellent bus and train links into Kowloon Mainland and Hong Kong Island at very affordable rates. Taxis are more expensive as the journey from the airport to town is at least half an hour.
Most of the Hotels are clustered in central Kowloon around TsimSha Tsui and MongKok district, and in Hong Kong island, a few in North Point area. So a good idea would be either to stay in HKUST campus guest rooms, or in hotels the TsimShaTsui area or the North Point area, because there are convenient train lines transporting you to close to HKUST. From these train stations close to HKUST, you can either take a taxi or a bus from these stations to HKUST campus.
The conference venue is located in the same building where the main entrance of the HKUST campus called the Piazza (Italian) ie the plaza (Spanish. The bus and taxis will drop you there.
HKUST campus is like a food paradise with lots of restaurants and eating places, including those by the beach.

First Created: April 2007 Tan Tin Wee
Previous updates:
Last Updated: 15 August, 15, 11 July; 21 April 2007