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The 16th Annual International Biocuration Conference provides a forum for curators, developers, and users of clinical and life sciences data, knowledge, and models to discuss their work, promote collaboration, and foster the community around this active and growing area of research. Participants from academia, government, and industry interested in the tools, methodology, and philosophy of curation in the clinical and life sciences are encouraged to attend and submit an abstract for consideration for an oral or poster presentation. This conference is organized in part with the International Society of Biocuration (ISB).

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Following the virtual installments of the Annual International Biocuration Conference in 2021 and 2022 due to the pandemic, we are pleased to announce that in 2023 we will return to a fully in-person (i.e., no remote options) meeting in Padua, Italy from Monday, April 24th lunchtime to Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 (πŸ“… ics). Conference workshops will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23rd and the morning of Monday, April 24th.

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Registration can be completed here. You don’t need to register in order to submit an abstract.

Travel Fellowships

Travel fellowships are available from the International Society of Biocuration (ISB). More information on eligibility and application can be found here.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts can be submitted to be considered for oral presentations or poster presentations through EasyChair. You don’t need to register ahead of time in order to submit an abstract.

Please see here for additional information and guidelines on submission.

Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals can be submitted for consideration through this form until December 23rd, 2022.

Biocuration Virtual Issue 2023 in Database

Abstracts accepted for poster and oral presentation at the conference may additionally be submitted for consideration as part of the Biocuration Virtual Issue 2023 in Database. See details here.

Important Dates

Date Event
November 23rd, 2022 Abstract submission opens
December 16th, 2022 Conference registration begins
December 20th, 2022 Travel grant application ends
December 23rd, 2022 Workshop proposal submission ends
January 3rd, 2023 (πŸ“… ics) Abstract submission ends
January 18th, 2023 Abstract acceptance notification
January 20th, 2023 Travel grant decisions sent
January 31st, 2023 (πŸ“… ics) Early Bird conference registration ends
February 1st, 2023 Late poster submission begins (on EasyChair)
March 31st, 2023 Late poster submission ends
April 14th, 2023 Conference booklet released
April 18th, 2023 (πŸ“… ics) Conference registration ends
April 24th, 2023 Conference starts
April 26th, 2023 Conference ends

Keynote Speakers

Marco Roos - Leiden University Medical Center
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Marco Roos is a long term advocate of principles of FAIR and Linked Data to enhance biomedical research.

Nathalie Conte - AstraZeneca
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Nathalie Conte is the Data infrastructure Lead (Omics Data) at AstraZeneca. She previously spent years in various bioinformatics-related roles at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

Guy Cochrane - Global Biodata Coalition
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Guy Cochrane has been the Executive Director of the Global Biodata Coalition (GBC) since March, 2022. He is concurrently Team Leader for Data Coordination and Archiving and Head of the European Nucleotide Archive at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

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