Activities 2018

The BHBD Initiative has made great progress in 2018 with the support of IUBS. One major achievement is the official launch of the BHBD Alliance on October 14, 2018 in Beijing, China ( Founding members of the Alliance include five institutions from China, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

The Alliance is open to any IUBS member and other organization for application. In 2018 we organized five international meetings/conferences/workshops with over 400 participants in total, gave presentations of the programme on seven additional occasions, and published one article in Nucleic Acids Research.



Database Resources of the BIG Data Center in 2019, BIG Data Center Members. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Oct 26. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky993.

Meetings, Conferences and Workshops Organized


  • Alliance on Big Data in Biodiversity and Health Workshop, Mar. 26-28, 2018, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 50 participants
  • Pakistan-China Genomics Workshop, July 17-19, Islamabad, Pakistan, 100 participants
  • The 3rd Big Data Forum for Life and Health Sciences, Oct. 11-14, 2018, Beijing, China, 150 participants
  • Opening Ceremony of the Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data Alliance, Oct. 14, 2018, Beijing, China, 100 participants
  • The first Council Meeting of the Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data Alliance, Oct. 14, 2018, Beijing, China, 20 participants


Presentations of the programme at meetings/conferences/workshops

  • The 11th International Biocuration Conference, Shanghai, China
  • 24th International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Congress, Seoul, Korea
  • 16th Chinese Biophysics Congress, Chengdu, China
  • Agricultural Bioscience International Conference 2018, Weifang, China
  • The 5th International Conference for Genome Science and Application, Shenyang, China
  • NPRCT-CU Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand
  • EMBnet AGM, Vina del Mar, Chile