COMBINE/AYRCOB Symposium 2019

The COMBINE/AYRCOB Symposium 2019 will be held on Monday 9th December at Charles Perkins Centre in University of Sydney in Sydney in conjunction with GIW/ABACBS conference 2019.


The COMBINE Symposium is a student-run, non-profit conference that aims to gather a diverse group of students and ECRs who are curious, passionate and eager to learn more about bioinformatics and computational biology. We also would like to encourage networking and collaboration between attendees, providing a welcoming and friendly environment. This year we will be joining with the student group of International Conference on Genome informatics (formerly known as Genome Informatics Workshop; GIW), the Asian Young Researchers Conference on Computational and Omics Biology (AYRCOB). Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to everyone throughout the conference. The ABACBS code of conduct will apply to the symposium.

Key dates

  • Midnight 8th Sep – Talk & Poster abstract submission deadline
  • 8th Sep – 22nd Nov – Call for abstracts for late-breaking posters
  • 1st Nov – Talk and posters presenters to be notified
  • 8th Nov – Early bird registration deadline
  • 22nd Nov – Late-breaking poster abstract submission closes
  • 29th Nov – Late-breaking poster presenters to be notified
  • 29th Nov – Registrations close
  • 9th Dec –
    • COMBINE/AYRCOB Symposium 2019
    • Evening
      • GIW/ABACBS 2019 Conference Opening and ABACBS Awards
      • COMBINE/AYRCOB Careers Panel and Social Night
  • 10th – 11th Dec – GIW/ABACBS-2019
  • 12 Oct Workshops (
    • Morning:
      • Snakemake Workshop (Morning, Half Day)
      • Clinical Bioinformatics Symposium (Morning, Half Day)
      • Machine Learning Applications Using Amazon Cloud Workshop (Morning, Half Day)
    • Afternoon:
      • GWAS, Machine Learning and the Cloud (Afternoon, Half Day)
      • Proteomics Data Analysis Workshop (Afternoon, Half Day)

Details and important links

Abstract submission and Travel scholarship application
Careers panel
Presenter Instructions


If you would like to contact the organising committee please email

Social media

If you would like to follow us on social media, please join our Facebook group or follow @combine_au. The Twitter hashtag for this year’s conference is #COMBINE19.

Symposium committee members

Katarina Stuart (Co-chair)

Yingxin Lin (Co-chair)

Anushi Shah (Graphic Design)

Qing Wang (Graphic Design)

Jiayuan Huang (Social Night & Career Panel)

Tingting Gong (Social Night & Career Panel)

Arindam Halder (Social Night & Career Panel)

Jieun Hani Kim (Sponsorship)

Noorul Amin (Program committee)

Jinxin Zhao (Program committee)

Maria Satti (AYRCOB Representative)

Mehwish Noureen (AYRCOB Representative)

Shinkuro Takenaka (AYRCOB Representative)



If your organisation is interested in sponsoring the 2019 COMBINE/AYRCOB Student Symposium, please contact us at

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