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About the AB3C and the X-Meeting
The Brazilian Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (AB3C) is a scientific society funded in July 12th 2004. Since its creation, AB3C has been responsible for the annual conference entitled “X-Meeting” which is the main Bioinformatics and Computation Biology event in Brazil. This year its 11th edition will be held in São Paulo, the biggest city in South America.

Bioinformatics is now a strategic area for Brazil and all Latin America and, therefore, it is also strategic to the development of Science, Technology and Economy. The X-Meeting is a Brazilian event with international reach which has an average of 400 participants. The Conference is an opportunity for students, researchers and companies to interact and difuse knowledge. The AB3C has been a pioneer society in the field of Bioinformatics in Brazil and we have a history of ten past very productive meetings:
Year Venue Participants
2005 Caxambu - MG 300
2006 Fortaleza - CE (with ISMB) 1000
2007 São Paulo - SP 350
2008 Salvador - BA 300
2009 Angra dos Reis - RJ 350
2010 Ouro Preto - MG 400
2011 Florianópolis  - SC (with SoIBio) 450
2012 Campinas - SP 350
2013 Recife - PE (with BSB) 310
2014 Belo Horizonte – MG (with ISCB and BSB) 415
2015 São Paulo - SP (with BSB) comming soon