26-30 APRIL 2021


Highlights of the MCBIOS & MAQC joint virtual conference:

  1. The 5-day program with 10+ keynote/invited presentations from the renown scientists in the field.

  2. Special sessions with presentations from the FDA-led Sequencing and Quality Control Phase 2 (SEQC2) leaders on current sequencing challenges in precision medicine.

  3. Workshop on reproducibility in statistical analysis and artificial intelligence.

  4. A low registration fee ($200/$100) includes the membership fee for both societies for one year.

  5. Eligible to participate in several cash award program such as poster awards, Young Scientist Excellence Award (YSEA), etc.

2022 MCBIOS & MAQC in person joint meeting - April 25 - 29, 2022 at SAS Campus, Cary, NC

Greetings from the MCBIOS President

On behalf of the MCBIOS Board of Directors and MCBIOS2021 Organizing Committee, I would like to take this holiday season to express my appreciation for your continuing support and engagement thorough out the difficult 2020. As vaccination has started at US, we are optimistic that the pandemic will be soon behind us. We will be back to our normal life and bring the society into a new and bright 2021. Below are a few updates: 

  1. The 2021 annual conference and YSEA Application: The 2021 conference will be a virtual event co-organized with MAQC Society between April 26-30. The Young Scientist Excellence Award (YSEA) has been a unique opportunity offered by the society for the career development of young scientists including both students and postdoc. The deadline to apply is Jan 31, 2021.

  2. Conference Proceedings: We are extremely excited to announce that we have teamed up with Frontiers journal as an outlet for MCBIOS proceedings for 2021 and onwards. This new outlet offers an opportunity to publish your work in various article types (e.g., original research, review, short review, methods, etc). In addition, the journal could accommodate a broad range of topics (beyond bioinformatics) presented in our conference.  

  3. The membership: To ensure your uninterrupted engagement as a member, we will offer an add-on membership option to the existing mechanism which will take place soon. As a society member, you will enjoy many benefits such as conducting MCBIOS projects, hosting MCBIOS events (such as virtual webnar, workshops and local chapters), eligible for a reduced publication fee for the conference proceedings, and taking the society leadership positions.

  4. Future annual conferences: We have developed a draft plan for the next three years’ conferences. For 2022, we will have in-person conference at SAS Campus at North Carolina as a joint event with MAQC Society, followed with Dallas in 2023 and Atlanta in 2024 respectively.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Weida Tong, Ph.D.
MCBIOS Society


Greetings from the MAQC President

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Officers, and contributors to the MAQC Society, I want to thank everyone for their continued support. We hope that the new year of 2021 will lead to more normal everyday and professional conditions. Even though multiple vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 have been developed, they will be deployed too late to allow us to have an in-person conference in 2021. Therefore, we are working in conjunction with MCBIOS to hold an informative and content-filled joint virtual meeting. We hope that you will attend and participate in the MAQC Society moving forward. A wave of publications related to the SEQC2 efforts are beginning to be published in journals now and we need you to begin the next wave.

We are also planning conferences for the next several years. In 2022, we will meet in-person on the SAS Campus in Cary, NC USA for another joint event with MCBIOS. We will follow that meeting with an international conference in Seville, Spain in 2023 following by another international conference in Hangzhou, China in 2024. We will return to the USA for our international meeting in Washington, DC in 2025.


Wendell Jones, PhD
MAQC Society


Session Proposals Selected

October 15, 2020

Young Scientists Excellence Awards Due

January 31, 2021

Online Registration Opens

December 15, 2020

Abstract Submission Site Opens

December 15, 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline

March 15, 2021

Online Registration Closes

April 26, 2021

Virtual Conference Dates

April 26-30, 2021