Our sincere thanks to the participants for their contribution and support in making the symposium a successful event.

About the symposium

The IITM-Tokyo Tech Joint Symposium is a biennial international symposium held in Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India in collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo-Tech), Japan. During the symposium, experts in various domains of Bioinformatics gather from India and Japan under one roof to discuss and present their works. This provides an unique opportunity to the researchers and students to learn the frontiers and interact with eminent scientists in Bioinformatics. The 5th IITM - Tokyo Tech Joint Symposium titled "Current trends in Bioinformatics: Big data analysis, machine learning and drug design", will be held on 6th - 7th March 2020 in IITM, Chennai, India. The symposium will focus on topics in the below mentioned areas.


  • Algorithms for biomolecular sequences / structures
  • Bioinformatics databases and tools
  • Protein function
  • Structure based drug design
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Large scale data analysis
  • Big Data
  • NGS Analysis
  • Protein interactions/network
  • Molecular modelling/docking/screening
  • Biomolecular structure and function

Important Dates

  • Symposium: 6-7th Mar 2020
  • Oral presentation selection: 21th Feb 2020
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15th Feb 2020
  • Registration deadline: 15th Feb 2020
  • Registration open: 15th Aug 2019