International Conference on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (ICPB 2016)

The International Conference on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (ICPB) is an international conference dedicated to the field of Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics, which will be held once a year. This is the first conference, taking place at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Thailand, during January 24-26, 2016.

Drug discovery and development is turning to an ever increasingly data intensive field. While the advent of genomics and high throughput methods has given great promises to the accelerated discovery and development of new drugs, it has in fact, turned out very difficult to translate the wealth of information into practical results. Contrary to what one could have expected, less drugs are now discovered at ever increasing costs, despite that the advances in biomedicine has made the opportunities almost limitless.

The field of Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics was founded with the aim to develop informatics and computational methods that can drive drug discovery and development effectively forward. It merges fields such as predictive sciences, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, mathematical statistics, biomedicine and computer based methods that can make drug discovery and development faster and more cost-effective.

The conference will be an excellent place for biomedical scientists, chemists, cheminformaticians, bioinformaticians, biostatisticians and pharmaceutical scientists to meet, share and exchange ideas as well as foster new research collaborations.

Keynote Speakers

  1. Minoru Kanehisa
  2. Alex Gammerman
  3. Anne Hersey
  4. Andreas Bender
  5. Tudor Oprea

Tutorial Day

  1. A full day hands-on tutorials on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics for beginners
  2. Bring your own computer!

Conference Themes

  1. Data-intensive methods
  2. Proteochemometric modeling and computational chemogenomics
  3. Conformal Predictions and other modeling methods
  4. QSAR modeling
  5. Target prediction and secondary pharmacology modeling
  6. Translational bioinformatics
  7. Computational chemistry and molecular modeling
  8. Bioactivity and phenotypic screening

Networking Day

The networking day is devoted to establishing research collaborations between academia and industry. Topics include:

  1. AstraZeneca Challenges in Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics
  2. Big Data in Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics
  3. Chemogenomics

Important Dates

What's happening? Date
Early bird registration deadline October 15, 2015
Abstract submission deadline November 14, 2015 Extended to December 21, 2015
Acceptance and presentation type notification December 15, 2015 December 30, 2015
Pre-Conference Tutorial January 24, 2016
Conference (including Networking Day) January 25-26, 2016

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

Poster size should be A0 which is 841 x 1189 mm (33.1 x 46.8 in) and should be prepared in the portrait orientation (i.e. the poster is taller than it is wide). Participants are to put up their posters from 7.30-8.40 on January 25, 2016. Please note that necessary tapes/pins used to attach the poster onto the poster board are provided on-site.

Spread the word! (Conference Poster)

If you would like to help spread the word, you can download and post the advertisement poster of ICPB 2016 on the bulletin board of your department/institute.

Download ICPB 2016 Poster

Organized by:

Center of Data Mining and Biomedical Informatics
Faculty of Medical Technology
Mahidol University
Pharmaceutical Biosciences
Biomedical Center
Uppsala University