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Genome Informatics Workshop (GIW) is the longest running international bioinformatics conference, which has provided unique opportunities that bridge theory and experiments, academia and industry, and East and West.

The First GIW was held at Kikai Shinko Kaikan, Tokyo during December 3-4, 1990 as an open workshop just before the Japanese Human Genome Project started in 1991. Thus it has a history of 25 years. Since 1993, GIW changed to an international conference. GIW 2000 had more than 500 participants and it was no longer a "workshop". From 2001, the first year of 21st Century, the name of this annual meeting was changed to "International Conference on Genome Informatics" while keeping GIW as its acronym because the name GIW was established in the community.

GIW was traditionally held in Japan. In 2007, it was the first time that GIW was held outside of Japan. Since then, GIW has been held in major Asian countries.

The 27th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW 2016) will be held at Fudan University, Shanghai, China on October 3-5, 2016. The aims of the conference are to present recent results of both theoretical and practical research, to show new applications, to demonstrate systems, and to indicate directions of future research. Papers in all areas related to works that are ultimately devoted to the computational understanding of biological systems on a molecular basis will be considered.

The Asian Young Researchers Conference on Computational and Omics Biology (AYRCOB) will also be held in Shanghai on October 2,2016, in conjunction with GIW 2016. AYRCOB is a conference series for young researchers and students who are conducting their research in the fields of Computational, Omics and Systems Biology in Asia. For more information of AYRCOB 2016, please access to All are welcome to attend AYRCOB!.

GIW/AYRCOB registration is open now! Click here to register


GIW/AYRCOB registration is open now!2016-08-06
The website goes live on October 1, 2015! 2015-10-01
Five keynote speakers, including Prof. Li Jin (Fudan U.), Michael Q. Zhang (Tsinghua U.), Chao Tang (Peking U.), Wing Kin Sung (NUS) and Koji Tsuda (Tokyo U.) were invited! 2015-10-01
GIW 2016 Program Committee was established! 2016-01-20
GIW 2016 collaborating journals were settled down: Bioinformatics (Oxford), BMC Genomics / Systems Biology / Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM TCBB, JBCB (World Scientific), and CBC (Elsevier). 2016-01-25