San Diego Bioinformatics Forum

The San Diego Bioinformatics Forum (SDBF) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of bioinformatics in the local biotech industry and facilitating quality networking within the community. It is modeled after the San Diego Biotechnology Discussion Group, which has been operating with great success for nearly a decade.

Our meetings provide a convenient and enjoyable forum for learning about new bioinformatics technologies and their practical application in local businesses, and keeping up-to-date on the dynamics of this field in San Diego. Moreover, SDBF meetings act as a catalyst for the development of business-related and scientific ideas, and for the establishment of valuable professional relationships. Additionally, SDBF participants are encouraged to share information about employment opportunities and various professional activities in the San Diego area.


Welcome and Sign In
Our meetings are held every other month on the second Tuesday of the month (barring major holidays). The meetings begin with a social hour from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, with food and beverages provided by various corporate sponsors. The happy hour is followed by general announcements and a brief presentation by the corporate sponsor. The meeting culminates with a feature presentation showcasing a different local company at each meeting.


Networking Happy Hour
There is no need to apply for membership in the group or pre-register for any meetings. Participation in the group is open to all interested individuals and is completely free of charge.
Speaking with sponsors

Attendees at a SDBF meeting