The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) is hosting the Genomics and Bioinformatics Conference 2021 on December 7-9, themed Overcoming Challenges, Building Opportunities—the 3-day conference will consist of talks from experts in health, agriculture, livestock, and fisheries as well as in biodiversity, ethnicity, and forensics. With the spotlight on genomic bio-surveillance conducted by PGC from 2020 to 2021, the conference aims to highlight other fields of application where genomics and bioinformatics can contribute to research and development in addition to the significance of human health research brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day will focus on a field of application (health; agriculture, livestock, and fisheries; biodiversity, ethnicity, and forensics) and will be opened by a keynote speaker. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information about the program and to register, visit the GxB CON 2021 page at

Be it in the field of health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, biodiversity, ethnicity, or forensics, the Genomics and Bioinformatics Conference 2021 hopes to contribute to spreading the word on Overcoming Challenges, Building Opportunities.