Poster Presentation Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Conference 2016

COMBINE, bringing together Australian students and early-career researchers in bioinformatics and computational biology (#569)

Jane Hawkey 1
  1. The University of Melbourne, Parkille, VIC, Australia

COMBINE is a student-run Australian organisation for researchers in computational biology and bioinformatics. COMBINE is the official International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Regional Student Group (RSG) for Australia.

We aim to bring together students and early-career researchers from the computational and life sciences for networking, collaboration, and professional development.

Australia has many research institutes, each with their own cohorts of students. Aside from conferences, there are few opportunities that bring these students together, allowing them to discover the different kinds of research going on at other institutes.

COMBINE aims to bridge this institutional divide by organising seminars, workshops and social events, and the yearly COMBINE Student Symposium. Together, these events allow students to connect with each other and build a professional network in a casual environment.

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