Omics studies, such as those of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics and metabolomics, have accumulated a large volume of biomedical data. However, the promise to translate these big data into biomedical knowledge can be realized only if they are standardized to be interoperable, complete to ensure data integrity, and consistent in data content. Biocuration provides tools and procedures critical in realizing the promise.

The International Biocuration Conference (IBC) is the global discussion platform for biocurators, bioinformaticians, data scientists, as well as any biomedical researchers and practitioners who care about data quality and interoperability, and are interested in the exploration of a great application potential by data-driven knowledge discovery.

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 11th International Biocuration Conference (IBC) will be held in April 8-11, 2018, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. The newly assembled organizing committee, consisting of not only local organizers, but also of members from International Society for Biocuration Executive Committee and the 8th IBC Organization Committee, will start to work out the details to repeat previous successes in the delivery of great scientific program, intuitive and functional logistics.

At this early preparation stage, many details are yet to be rolled out.  If you have any suggestions for this conference, please feel free to contact us at (biocuration2018@126.com ).