Bioconductor Asia 2023 symposium is organized as joint event with Hong Kong bioinformatic symposium.

We look forward to meeting you!

The purpose of this symposium is to share scientific information with other researchers and scientists and to promote communication in the field of bioinformatics in Hong Kong and internationally. Additionally, this conference will also host multiple workshops in R and Bioconductor to enhance the education and training in computational biomedical sciences.

Programme for bioinformatics talks

Venue (Only for research talks; Workshop venues are in next section)

BoardRoom, Faculty Administration Wing (FAW) 1/F, LKS Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road (Google Map)

Draft programme (04/10/2023, please refresh your browser): for Oct 16 AM, Oct 17 AM and Oct 17 PM


Abstract book:


Oct 16 afternoon (2~3h), hiking from conference venue to Victoria Peak via Pokfulam Reservoir

R/Bioconductor workshops (Click the link for more info)

Oct 15 (Sun), 09:30-17:30: RNA-seq analysis with R/Bioconductor

Venue: Seminar Room 2, 4/F, No. 3 Sassoon Road

by Dr. David Shih, Mr Jonathan Tse and Ms Noel Yue from University of Hong Kong

Oct 16 (Mon), 14:30-17:30, SCDNEY: Unlocking insights for single-cell and spatial data with scFeatures

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, G/F, William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road

by Dr. Yue Cao, and Mr Andy Tran from University Sydney

Oct 16 (Mon), 14:30-17:30, Analysing CRISPR screens with MAGeCK and edgeR

Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, G/F, William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road

by Dr. Göknur Giner, from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) & U Melbourne

Invited Speakers

Prof. Jean Yang, University of Sydney

Prof. Vincent Carey, Harvard University

Prof. George Tseng, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Zhichao Miao, Guangzhou Laboratory

Dr. Shou-Wen Wang, Westlake University

Prof. Jerome Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Yu Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Mingxuan Cai, City University of Hong Kong

Open for registration (closed)

This event is free of charge, so we will prioritise those contributing to it, e.g., via 3min lighting talk and actively participating in R workshops (you can indicate this in the registration form).

Please join us by filling this Registration form. If you have submitted an abstract, it serves as registration and you don't need to fill the registration form.

Call for Abstract (closed)

This meeting aims for close interaction, so we highly recommend you contribute to the meeting by sharing your research, either via selected talks (15min) or lighting talks (3min).

Submit your abstract now via this Abstract form. We will notify you the outcome by the end of September.

Workshop proposal (closed)

We have venue and time slots for R and BioConductor workshops. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please send the basic information to Dr Huang ( and Dr Dong (

  • title of the workshop
  • presenters and coordinators
  • number of hours and rough contents/structure of the workshop
  • estimated size of the attendees

Mark your calendar

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  • September 15, 2023: Abstract submission deadline

  • October 1, 2023: Registration deadline