Become a Member

Greeting from the MCBIOS President:

Qin Steve, MCBIOS President

Zhaohui “Steve” Qin, PhD
President, Mid-South Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Society
Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics
Emory University


  • Advance the understanding of bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Bring together scientists of various backgrounds and disciplines
  • Facilitate the collaboration of researchers with similar or complementary backgrounds to solve biological, health and/or medical problems
  • Promote education in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Inform the general public on the results and implications of current research in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Promote other activities that will contribute to the development of bioinformatics and computational biology MCBIOS Bylaws Current version (Amended Feb 20, 2010)


Membership in MBIOS includes meeting registration for the annual Conference and access to workshops and collaborative projects hosted by MCBIOS through the year. Students receive a discount for membership and are eligible for student awards. MCBIOS encourages involvement at both the regional and state level.

Local Chapters

  • MCBIOS encourages the formation of local chapters. Chapters require:
  • At least three members
  • An elected chairman
  • A regular meeting schedule, with a minimum of two meetings per year
  • A purpose for organizing