Bioinformatics in the Asia-Pacific Region: an update - AP* Retreat

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APBioNet Report

AP* Retreat, Bangkok

Aug. 24, 2001

Shoba Ranganathan


Vice
-
President, APBioNet

Assoc Prof, Bioinformatics Centre

National University of Singapore

shoba@bic.nus.edu.sg

Fostering Bioinformatics in the Asia
-
Pacific Region

APBioNet’s aims

APBioNet is dedicated:


to the advancement of the field of bioinformatics
and its development

network infrastructure,

the exchange of data and information,

the development of training programs, workshops
and symposia and

the encouragement of collaborations in the field of
bioinformatics.

Fostering Bioinformatics in the Asia
-
Pacific Region

Current Executive of APBionet


President: Prof. S Subbiah

Vice
-
President: Assoc Prof S Ranganathan

Secretariat headed by Assoc Prof Tan Tin Wee
at the National University of Singapore


Continuing from Jan 2000

Fostering Bioinformatics in the Asia
-
Pacific Region

Internet: APBionet & APAN

To further the development of the bioinformatics
network infrastructure, APBioNet has formed a
partnership with the Asia
-
Pacific Advanced Network
project (APAN).


Towards the exchange of data and information,
APBioNet's collaboration with APAN will link DDBJ,
GenomeNet, HGC, NCC, ANGIS, MAFFIN, as well as
allow individuals to exchange data and other scientific
information quickly.


New

APAN Natural Resource Area


with Agriculture
and Earth Monitoring

Fostering Bioinformatics in the Asia
-
Pacific Region

BioMirrors Project

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-
Pacific Region

Bio
-
Mirrors

22 relevant Bioinformatics databases maintained and
updated regularly worldwide.

High speed access is provided by Internet2
infrastructure of the Very High Speed Backbone
Service (vBNS), Abilene, TransPAC and the Asia
-
Pacific Advanced Network (APAN).

Currently there are 9 Bio
-
mirror nodes: Australia,
China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,
Taiwan and USA (data source)

Fostering Bioinformatics in the Asia
-
Pacific Region

BioGRID

Originally proposed as a distributed GRID
computing project for Bioinformatics
problems.

However, despite the setting up of large
-
scale grid computing facilities worldwide,
BioGRID is yet to take off.

The time is right now and a new WG will be
constituted to start this afresh.

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-
Pacific Region

New Events and Initiatives
-

1

1.
InCOB 2002 Conference in Bangkok Feb 2002
supported by APBioNet

Forum on


i.
BioPathways consortium,

ii.

I3C Informatics Interoperability consortium

iii.
BioOntologies consortium

iv.
SIGSIM

v.
WEB01 Bioinformatics Education

vi.
Bioinformatics Open Source Consortium

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-
Pacific Region

New Event & Initiatives
-

2

FAOBMB Bioinformatics Workshop conducted
by APBioNet: Lahore Nov 2001

Organization of the Genomics & Bioinformatics
session



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-
Pacific Region

New Event & Initiatives
-

3

AsiaPacific Bioinformatics Institute
(distributed campus)


Requirements document


ABI Task Force formation


International Selection Committee


Draft of "Call for Proposal of Host





Institutions and country"



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-
Pacific Region

New Event & Initiatives
-

4

S* Life Science Informatics Alliance


Global Bioinformatics Education trial course module by
Shoba Ranganathan, Secretary, S* Alliance

1.
Online Registration for any student in the world

2.
Online Lectures by S* Stanford
-
Singapore
-
Sweden
-
SANBI
-
Sydney professors

3.
Online Tutorials, Online Webchat and FAQs and
online Teaching assistants

4.
Online Assessment and Award of S* credits

Fostering Bioinformatics in the Asia
-
Pacific Region

New Event & Initiatives
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4

S* Life Science Informatics Alliance


5.
Opportunity to register for Graduate Programs of
S* Universities based on excellent results in
Assessment


Stanford University


South Africa National Bioinformatics Institute


National University of Singapore


Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


Uppsala University, Sweden


University of Sydney

6.
Course curriculum Development

7.
Course evaluation


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-
Pacific Region

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