The 12th Israeli Bioinformatics Symposium, the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ISBCB), was held on Monday, 6 April 2009, in the Wix hall at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

The meeting included keynote presentations by distinguished speakers from abroad and Israel, talks by young Israeli bioinformatics researchers, and a poster session. The talks and posters titles, authors and abstarcts are in the detailed program .

Prizes were given for outstanding student posters:
First place

the three runner ups: Conference chair: Shmuel Pietrokovski, Weizmann Institute

Organizing committee: Shmuel Pietrokovski, Weizmann Institute, Gideon Schreiber, Weizmann Institute; Hershel Safer, Weizmann Institute; Yael Mandel-Gutfreund, Technion; Ron Unger, Bar Ilan University.

Program Committee: Yael Mandel-Gutfreund, Technion (chair); Ron Unger ,Bar Ilan University; Shmuel Pietrokovski, Weizmann Institute; Nir Friedman, Hebrew university; Chen Keasar, Ben-Gurion university; Hanoch Senderowitz, independent consultant; Roded Sharan, Tel Aviv university.