I started a PhD in bioinformatics last year, changing my previous (undergrad) research topic from genetic engineering / virology to chemoinformatics / neglected diseases. I've already went to a few congresses related to my field, but I'm not sure I'm aware of everything that is out there.

Back in my previous lab, various senior scientists would suggest me different conferences, but I'm the only one here working in chemoinformatics and my professor is rather new to the area too.

Is there any source of information to rapidly find scientific conferences? I'm having a hard time to find good ones about chemoinformatics


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    Major professional societies often compile "calendars" or other lists of upcoming conferences and events throughout the discipline. So check the website or newsletter of the main professional societies that cover your research area. – Nate Eldredge Mar 21 '17 at 18:09
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    Every meeting has a slightly different flavor which is largely determined by its usual organizers and attendees. Take a look at the CVs of people in the field and see where they have provided lectures. Note which meetings co-occur with the same group of names. – Harry Mar 21 '17 at 23:40

A quick search at the CORE conference ranking website produces the following:

Tier A:

  • IEEE Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference (CSB) [can't find a link! WikiCFP seems to think it hasn't been held in a while either]

Tier B:

Tier C:

  • Bioinformatics Visualization (BioVis) 2018 website
  • IEEE Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE) 2018 website
  • IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB) 2018 website

An alternative venue for searching for relevant conferences is WikiCFP, which gathers Calls-For-Papers of a great many conferences.

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