14th Annual biocuration conference (virtual)

The 14th annual biocuration conference will be virtual in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference planning is underway. We aim to host monthly virtual sessions in the form of talks and workshops on a monthly basis starting in April 2021. More details will be posted here as they become available.


Session 1: April 13, 2021

Invited talks from Database Journal Virtual Issue:

The ISB community was invited to submit papers to the 2020 Database Journal Virtual issue. A subset of papers were selected for talks at the 2020 conference in Bar Harbor, which was cancelled due to COVID. These speakers were invited to give talks at the inaugural virtual Biocuration 2021 session.

Speakers: TBD

Panel: Future of Biocuration

Speakers: TBD


Abstract submissions:

A call for abstracts for proposed talks and workshops will open soon.


Conference Planning Committee

Rama Balakrishnan, Genentech, USA (Chair)
Priya Arasu
Tatiparthi Balakrishna Reddy, JGI, USA
Susan Bello, Jackson Labs, USA
Madhu Bi
Marc Gillespie, Reactome, USA
Parul Gupta, Oregon State, USA
Robin Haw, Reactome, USA
Rabia Khan
Jane Lomax, SciBite, UK
Sandra Orchard, EBI, UK
Federica Quaglia, DisProt/PED @ UniPD, Italy
Saurabh Raghuvanshi, Genome India, India
Peter Uetz
Kimberly Van Auken, Cal Tech/Wormbase, USA
Nicole Vasilevsky, Oregon Health & Science University, USA


All speakers, panelists and attendees are expected to agree to the ISB Code of Conduct.