The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference series is an annual forum for exploring research, development and novel applications of Bioinformatics. The Third Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, APBC2005, will be held in Singapore Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119613.


High-throughput sequencing and functional genomics technologies have given us a draft human genome sequence and have enabled large-scale genotyping and gene expression profiling of human populations. Databases containing large numbers of sequences, polymorphisms, and gene expression profiles of normal and diseased tissues in different clinical states are rapidly being generated for human and model organisms. Bioinformatics is thus rapidly growing in importance in the annotation of genomic sequences, in the understanding of the interplay between genes and proteins, in the analysis the genetic variability of species, etc. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners for interaction and exchange of knowledge and ideas. We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues of bioinformatics.

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:



APBC2005 invites high-quality original papers on any topic related to Bioinformatics. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length conforming to the formatting instructions for the series Advances in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (instructions available at the APBC2005 website). Each paper will be fully refereed by an international program committee. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and clarity. Authors should submit one copy of a PDF or MS Word file to APBC2005 Paper Submission Website. The full paper must be submitted by 16 July 2004. The proceedings will be published as a volume in the series Advances in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology by Imperial College Press. Expanded version of the best papers will be invited for publication in the Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. To publish the paper in the conference, one of the authors needs to register for and present at the conference.