Guidelines for Presenters


All speakers, except keynote speakers, will be allotted 20 minutes to speak. Keynote speakers will be allotted 40 minutes. Speakers should allow some time (about 5 minutes) for questions.

Speakers should have their presentations on CD, labelled with the speaker's name and title. CDs should be presented to the operators in the Speakers Preparation Room a day before the talk. If speakers are not able to have their talks available on CD, they should use a USB memory stick.

In each presentation room, there will be a Macintosh and PC computer available. In addition, there will also be a document projector, in the event that overheads are used.

If speakers are using software other than Microsoft PowerPoint for their presentations, they should notify Allen Rodrigo ( as soon as possible.


The poster session will be on Monday, 6 Sep 04, from 3:30pm onwards. Posters may remain in the poster-viewing room until then end of the conference. However, during the poster session, presenters are required to stand by their posters.

Your poster should be no larger than 4' x 4' (1220 x 1220 mm). The poster boards for mounting have cork backing, and supplies (pins, tacks) will be available for mounting.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be prepared for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should be prepared using New Times Roman with a font size of 12 according to the format given in the example below. Abstracts must be no longer than half an A4 page.

Bioinformatics for Dummies
Allen Rodrigo
Bioinformatics Institute, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand

Bioinformatics is concerned with the computational organisation and analysis of biological
information. In this talk, I describe the basic ideas of bioinformatics. The aim is to keep
the presentation as simple as possible, while still conveying the key aspects of the
discipline. In other words, this presentation should be understood by people who have
little or no understanding of mathematics, statistics, computer science or biology.