The RECOMB Conference series was founded in 1997 to provide a scientific forum for theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine.
The conference series aims at attracting research contributions in all areas of computational molecular biology. Typical, but not exclusive, the topics of interest are:
The origins of the conference came from the mathematical and computational side of the field, and there remains to be a certain focus on computational advances. However, the effective use of computational techniques to biological innovation is also an important aspect of the conference.
The conference had a growing number of attendees, topping 600 in recent years. We are preparing for up to 700 participants in 2005.
The conference program includes between 30 and 40 contributed papers, that are selected by an international program committee with around 30 experts during a rigorous review process rivaling the editorial procedure for top-rate scientific journals. In previous years paper selection has been made from up to 130 submissions from well over a dozen countries.
A further point in the program is a lively poster session. Around 290 posters were presented at RECOMB 2004.