We are grateful to the steering committee, local organizing committee, program committee, and everyone who was involved in the organization of the conference and those who volunteered their time, resources and efforts for the success of the First Nigerian Bioinformatics Conference. In addition, we would like to acknowledge and thank our funding sources: Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network (NBGN), The African Partnership for Chronic Diseases Research (APCDR), Centre for Genomics Research and Innovation/National Biotechnology Development Agency (CGRI/NABDA), Covenant University Bioinformatics Research (CUBRe), The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Bioinformatics Network (H3ABioNet) and the supportive host – the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR). The workshops were made possible by generous support from the following; Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Covenant University Bioinformatics Research (CUBRe), Center for Genomic Research and Innovation (CGRI), African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR), and the Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network (NBGN).

    We would like to thank our keynote speakers – Prof. Babatunde L. Salako, Prof. Nicki Tiffin, Prof. Raphael Isokpehi, Prof. Adenike Osofisan, Prof. Oyekanmi Nash, Prof. Ezekiel Adebiyi, Prof. Christian Happi, Prof. Mayowa Owolabi; and the invited speakers - Dr. Olaposi Idowu Omotuyi, Dr. Ben Moore, Dr. Voke Toye, Prof. Lawrence Okoror, Dr. Andreas Gisel and Prof. Ikemefuna Uzochukwu, for agreeing to share their knowledge with the conference audience.

    Additional 17 volunteers helped out at the conference who were not part of the volunteers selected through the competitive process; these volunteers were not designated as the official conference volunteers. We are grateful to Landmark University Omu-Aran volunteering team for their contributions during the conference: Arowolo Michael Olaoluwa, Ogundokun Roseline Oluwaseun, Adeniyi Emmanuel Abidemi, Olawepo Samuel Oladayo, Ayegba Peace, Ayoola Joyce Adebusola, Omosebi Oluwatosin Adejoke, Aladeitan Benedicta Boluwaji; last and not the least on this list is Temitope Ogungbesan from CUBRe and Jamilu Bello from Fountain University, Osogbo. We are especially grateful to FNBC19 oral and poster presenters as well as participants who graced the event. Finally, we are grateful to Mr. M. I. Ezerendu for helping to coordinate dissemination of information during and after the conference by liaising with the various media outlets mentioned in this article.

Important Dates

  • November 20, 2018: Call for Submissions
    December 27, 2018: Submission Opening Date


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    April 19, 2019
    May 10, 2019: Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notifications
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    June 07, 2019: Late Breaking Poster Submission Deadline
    June 14, 2019: Late Poster Acceptance Notifications

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