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SASBi - South African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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Letter from the President of the newly established South African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (SASBi)

"Dear Colleague

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the newly established
South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi). The Society’s first AGM was held during the “Joint Conference of South African Genetics & Bioinformatics Societies: The Data-mining Revolution” in Stellenbosch on 11 September 2012.

We are at the door of a promising future for bioinformatics in South Africa. Bioinformatics is accelerating and gaining momentum throughout the world due to the flood of biological data that needs to be analysed, and which can lead to exciting breakthroughs.

Bioinformatics is interdisciplinary. Thus, our aim includes establishing links and promoting cooperation between the Society and related societies in South Africa and throughout the world. SASBi, as a voice for the bioinformatics community in the country, would like to enhance interactions among people related to bioinformatics.

The Council comprises:

  • President: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (RU)
  • Vice President: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (UWC)
  • Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (UP)
  • Treasurer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (UP)
  • Conferences: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (SUN)
  • Public Relations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(UCT)
  • Web-master: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(UP)


For further information, please see our web page (http://www.bioinformatics.org.za/), even though it is still under development."

The original letter can be downloaded (see attached pdf file)

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