Volume 17 Supplement 1

Selected articles from the Fourteenth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2016): Bioinformatics


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

San Francisco, CA, USA

11 - 13 January 2016


Edited by Jijun Tang, Lu Tian and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen.

Related articles have been published in supplements to BMC Genomics and BMC Systems Biology.


    Weakly supervised learning of biomedical information extraction from curated data

    Numerous publicly available biomedical databases derive data by curating from literatures. The curated data can be useful as training examples for information extraction, but curated data usually lack the exac...

    Suvir Jain, Kashyap R., Tsung-Ting Kuo, Shitij Bhargava, Gordon Lin and Chun-Nan Hsu

    BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 11 January 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:84

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    Drug repositioning for non-small cell lung cancer by using machine learning algorithms and topological graph theory

    Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of death globally, and research into NSCLC has been accumulating steadily over several years. Drug repositioning is the current trend in the phar...

    Chien-Hung Huang, Peter Mu-Hsin Chang, Chia-Wei Hsu, Chi-Ying F. Huang and Ka-Lok Ng

    BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 11 January 2016

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    Gene expression profiling identifies candidate biomarkers for active and latent tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease in that 90 % of those latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis present no symptoms, but possess a 10 % lifetime chance of developing active TB. To pre...

    Shih-Wei Lee, Lawrence Shih-Hsin Wu, Guan-Mau Huang, Kai-Yao Huang, Tzong-Yi Lee and Julia Tzu-Ya Weng

    BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 11 January 2016

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    The diagnostic application of RNA sequencing in patients with thyroid cancer: an analysis of 851 variants and 133 fusions in 524 genes

    Thyroid carcinomas are known to harbor oncogenic driver mutations and advances in sequencing technology now allow the detection of these in fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNA). Recent work by The Cancer Geno...

    Moraima Pagan, Richard T. Kloos, Chu-Fang Lin, Kevin J. Travers, Hajime Matsuzaki, Ed Y. Tom, Su Yeon Kim, Mei G. Wong, Andrew C. Stewart, Jing Huang, P. Sean Walsh, Robert J. Monroe and Giulia C. Kennedy

    BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 11 January 2016