Agricultural Bioinformatics COSI

Afriagrobioinfo Statement:

As we try to feed an ever-increasing global population, the world is facing multiple challenges, from climate change to the threat of pandemics and zoonoses. Today more than ever, agricultural biosciences are needed to understand the genomics and the phenomics of crops, livestock and their pathogens. This COSI is meant to provide a scientific forum for all African scientists interested in genomics and bioinformatics for all the species of agricultural relevance.

It's a fascinating world, spanning a large diversity of organisms and their genomes, from e.g the 190 kbp of the African swine fever virus genome, to the astonishing 17Gbp (several times the size of the human genome!) of the triploid wheat genome.

If you are interested in working in complex bioinformatics issues with a direct impact on innumerable livelihoods on the continent, please join us in ASBCB's Agricultural Bioinformatics COSI!