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APBioNet: Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network

The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network, or APBionet, is dedicated to the advancement of the field of bioinformatics; specifically, the development of a network infrastructure, the exchange of data and information, the development of training programs, workshops and symposia, and the encouragement of collaborations.

More than 20 organizations and institutions from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and the United States have become members.

Broadband networks indispensable to APBioNet consist of:
  • Fast and robust networks of databases and applications
  • Facilities for visualization of large-scale data and interactive simulation of life phenomena for the advanced study on life sciences and biotechnology
  • Distant learning systems based on multimedia servers to foster bioinformatics experts in the Asia-Pacific region


Tan Tin Wee
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore

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