3rd Asian Student Council Symposium

Following the resounding success of last years’ symposia, the ISCB Student Council and its Regional Student Groups are thrilled to announce the third installment of the Student Council Symposium in Asia and Pacific region. This year, the event will take place in hybrid mode for the very first time!

The Asian Student Council Symposium (ASCS2024), organized by students from various countries in the Asia-Pacific region, includes keynote lectures, oral presentations, and a poster session.

Primarily aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-docs in bioinformatics, computational biology and related fields, this symposium serves as a platform for young researchers in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Attendees can showcase their research to a global audience, establish connections within the computational biology community, and enhance soft skills in a collaborative environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

This year’s HYBRID edition features:

✔ Keynote talks
✔ Best poster and best talk prizes
✔ Ice-breaking and networking sessions
✔ Many more exciting and new segments

This event precedes APBJC2024, and registration will be handled through the main conference's registration system, APBJC2024. Participants have the choice to register for ASCS2024 concurrently with APBJC registration or separately.

We hope to meet you in October!!
The ASCS2024 Organizing Team


OCT 22, 2024 - ASCS2024 (HYBRID)





Abstract Submission

We invite abstracts from research typical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is in progress (unpublished) or previously published (but has never been submitted to ISCB Student Council Symposium before) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting an abstract for both oral and poster presentations is until 5th August, 2024.

Detailed guidelines

  1. Your work should broadly fall into the domain of bioinformatics and computational biology.
  2. Unpublished works are encouraged, but we accept both your own unpublished and published work (but has never been submitted to ISCB Student Council Symposium before).
  3. All abstracts will be evaluated based on scientific relevance criteria (i.e. 1. clarity, 2. usability, 3. uniqueness, 4. relevance to the CompBio field, and 5. completeness).
  4. Please keep the abstract title as concise as possible, while still effectively representing your research.
  5. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and must be structured into four separate sections:
    1. Background: the context and purpose of the study
    2. Methodology
    3. Result: significant findings from the study
    4. Conclusions: brief summary and potential implications
  6. Your abstract must not contain your title/position or personal information (e.g., affiliation). These details will be collected through the submission system.
  7. The presentation is individual (having multiple co-authors is okay, but only the presenting author will get the presentation/award certificate. All authors’ information will be included in the abstract book).
  8. One person can deliver one presentation only (not more than one).
  9. The presenting author must be a part of the original research work.
  10. Submitters may choose to have their submission reviewed for “oral only”, “oral or poster,” or “poster only”. If you select “oral or poster,” your abstract will first be considered for an oral presentation. If, unfortunately, it doesn’t secure an oral presentation slot, it will be evaluated for potential inclusion in the poster presentation category.
  11. Please do not use abbreviations or references in the abstract.

For any other queries, please write to us at


ASCS2024 registration is carried through the conference website:

*The registration fee includes the lunch meals.

*The maximam capacity is 100 at the venue, after 100 registrants the registration type will be automatically changed to “Attend Virtually".

• Attend both ASCS2024 and APBJC conference/  Attend Virtually (Students)
○ High Income Countries                            50USD
○ Upper-Middle Income Countries             35USD
○ Middle-Low & Low Income Countries    20USD
• Attend only ASCS2024 Symposium (Students)
○ Member fees (untaxable) 125USD
○ Non-member fees (tax in) 150USD
The country's rate classification: see World Bank classification

Please note that registration is compulsory to attend the event.

Program Outline

EVENT DAY 22nd October 2024
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:00 Opening: Introductory Remarks
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote talk
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:40 Session 1: Talks of Early Career Researchers/Students
11:40 - 11:55 Break
11:55 - 12:35 Session 2: Talks of Early Career Researchers/Students
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch + Poster Session
14:00 - 15:00 Panel Discussion
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 15:35 Session 3: Talks of Early Career Researchers/Students
15:35 - 15:50 Break
15:50 - 16:35 Keynote talk
16:35 - 16:50 Break
16:50 - 17:05 Icebreaker session
17:05 - 17:20 Prizes and Concluding Session
17:20 - 19:00 Networking Event

* Programme is Subject to change.

Keynote speakers

Kiyoshi Asai

Prof. Kiyoshi Asai

Heejung Shim

Heejung Shim

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