With the generation of high throughput sequencing data, and the need to analyse these data, the field of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics has become increasingly more important. The significance of these data are becoming more useful in our societies, and for example, in finding treatments for diseases, and in translational research. At the moment, there is a low and emerging footprints of Nigerian trained Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians, and the utility of this discipline in research and development in Nigeria.
    Therefore, this group seeks to advance the discipline of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in Nigeria with the following objectives:

    1. Identify a list or group of all Nigerian Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians (or those working in these fields) who may have been trained in any country around the world: Nigeria, UK, USA, Japan, South Africa, Kenya, Australia, etc.
    2. Provide a networking platform for all Nigerian trained Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians.
    3. Encourage collaborations amongst Nigerian trained Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians.
    4. Organise the maiden edition of Nigerian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Conference in Lagos.
    5. Advance and deploy the discipline of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in Nigerian higher institutions, research centres, and industries.

Important Dates

  • November 20, 2018: Call for Submissions
    December 27, 2018: Submission Opening Date
    Oral Submission system is closed!
    March 04, 2019: Initial Submission Deadline
    March 18, 2019: Submission Deadline (New)
    April 05, 2019: Acceptance Notifications
    April 19, 2019
    May 10, 2019: Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notifications
    Late Breaking Poster Submission is opened!
    June 07, 2019: Late Breaking Poster Submission Deadline
    June 14, 2019: Late Poster Acceptance Notifications

    Workshop Application system here:
    Grant Writing Workshop - N10,000
    Ensembl Browser Workshop - FREE
    Feb 09, 2019: Workshop Application Opens
    May 10, 2019: Workshop Application Deadline
    May 17, 2019: Workshop Acceptance Notifications
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    Bank: Diamond Bank PLC
    Account Number: 0109526453
    Account Name: Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network
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    April 01, 2019: Registration Opening Date
    June 24, 2019: Online Registration Deadline
    June 25, 2019: Onsite Registration Opens