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1) ISCB RECRUITMENT
2) ISCB ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES AND JOURNAL RATES
3) PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF RECOMB'99
Another way we serve our
members is through dramatic savings on conference registrations and subscriptions
to the key scientific publications in the field. In order to meet the diverse
needs of the community ISCB offers three levels of individual membership: student-postdoc,
basic and full. Each of these types of membership are rewarding both scientifically
and financially. The benefits include:
*Access to the Leading Scholarly Journals*
Society members get access to the leading journals in the field. The savings on subscriptions alone is more than enough to cover your Society membership. Bioinformatics is the official journal of the society, and basic membership grants access to the on-line edition of the journal, including all published articles in full text, complete with graphics and tables. The online Bioinformatics is available in both PDF and HTML formats, and links to authors' servers allow you to download software, data and other supplementary information. Full members receive bound paper copies of both Bioinformatics and the Journal of Computational Biology (JCB). Student/postdoc and basic members may add a JCB subscriptions and/or bound volumes of Bioinformatics to their membership for a modest fee.
*Discounted Subscription to the Bioinform Newsletter*
The Bioinform newsletter covers industrial bioinformatics with weekly behind-the-scenes reports and analysis worldwide. It is available to all ISCB members for $495 per year, $90 off the regular price.
*Conference Registration Discounts*
We also sponsor a series of conferences, including Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) and provide support for the International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB). Our members get $50 registration discounts at all associated conferences, so if you go to all three, you'd save $150.
*And there's more*
Being a member of the Society can help show that you work in an established field, which can be important to employers or funding agencies. As an individual member, you are eligible for access to the ISCB Job Fair on our web site (www.iscb.org). Get the latest job listings, and maybe find that job of your dreams. We're hard at work on other services as well. Check our web site for information about possible ISCB sponsored pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, and other planned activities. Finally, you strengthen the Society just by joining. If you like to do more, or if you have an idea you'd like us to consider, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Society for Computational Biology is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Donations above the membership rate are tax-deductable in the United States, so please consider a gift of support if you can. And please contact us for information about possible institutional memberships as well.
We are building a vibrant,
representative scientific society. We want your participation. The cost is low,
and the benefits are substantial. Please take a few minutes to fill out the
enclosed membership form, or visit the signup page on our web site: http://www.iscb.org/registration.html
Since its inception in 1997, the ISCB has had a positive growth in membership and general interest. Because of the freshness of the Society we are experiencing, yet addressing, the growing pains that appear with the development of an endeavor of such great magnitude.
The rates for membership fees and choice of journal subscription have been adjusted somewhat, particularly affecting the student/trainee cost. The slight increase is due to an increase in publishing cost.
The three levels of membership offered by ISCB are: Student/Trainee, Basic (low cost) and Full. Each paid member receives on-line access to the official Society journal, Bioinformatics and substantial discounts to the three Society affiliated conferences: ISMB, PSB and RECOMB. Full members also receive bound volumes of Bioinformatics and the Journal of Computational Biology (which may also be added separately at other membership levels).
As of January 1999, the ISCB membership fees/journals are issued on a CALENDAR basis. Therefore, irrespective of when a member joins in 1999, payments will be applied to 1999 membership status and journal issues. If you are sending in a payment at the end of the year for the upcoming year, you MUST state which year to apply the membership fee/subscription. This can be noted on a mail-in payment, by email, or on-line notification. In order to keep the process running smoothly, we solicit your help, patience and support in this area.
As for access to Bioinformatics online for 1999, we are kindly giving this service to all members who sent in a payment in 1998. However, if you desire additional Journal subscriptions (on line or hard copies) you will need to send an additional payment for that particular subscription. Below is a breakdown of the options available.
The credit card payment
process is still being worked out and we hope to have it in progress before
the end of March.
Membership type Journals Dues Membership fees:
Full membership (represents Basic + 2 Journals) $170
Basic membership (Online Bioinformatics)
add Bioinformatics bound volumes +$30
add Journal of Computational Biology bound volumes +$75
Student/Postdoc/Trainee (Online Bioinformatics)
add Bioinformatics bound volumes +$30
add Journal of Computational Biology bound volumes +$35
A $26 postage fee will be charged for all non-US subscriptions to the Journal of Computational Biology.
Dues are listed in US dollars. We can accept foreign credit cards, and you will receive your bank's prevailing exchange rate (which is usually competitive). We can also accept checks made out in Euro dollars at an exchange rate of 1.15 US dollars to the Euro. This is not quite the prevailing exchange rate, but we have bank fees to cover on the exchange. Membership and journal subscriptions run for the calendar year. You will recieve back issues for the journals if you enter your membership later in the year.
The Third Annual Conference
on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 99) that will take place
in Lyon (France) on April 11-14, 1999. Those who would like to attend the Conference
are invited to register before
March 12, 1999
You will find a registration form as well as further information about the conference on the web site http://www.inria.fr/RECOMB99/
Warning: Future participants are suggested to make their hotel reservation as soon as possible. Please be aware that there are other congresses held in Lyon at that time and the hotel availability might be limited.
3) PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF RECOMB'99
Hotel de Lyon Metropole, Lyon, France
Saturday, April 10, 1999
16:00 - 19:00 - Welcome and registration at Lyon Metropole Hotel
18:00 Cocktail offered by the City Hall of Lyon
Sunday, April 11, 1999
8:45 Opening Remarks:
Sorin Istrail, General RECOMB Vice-Chair
1999 Program Committee Chair
Mireille Regnier, 1999 Conference Chair
Ron Shamir, 2000 Program Committee Chair
Distinguished New Technologies Lecture - Chair: S. Istrail
8:30 Computational Analysis
of Molecular Diversity for Drug Discovery
Session on Genomic Rearrangements - Chair: R. Shamir
11:15 Modeling Protein
Families Using Probabilistic Suffix Trees
G. Bejerano, G. Yona
11:40 Faster Reliable Phylogenetic Analysis
V. Berry, D. Bryant
12:05 Obtaining Highly Accurate Topology Estimates of Evolutionary Trees from Very Short Sequences
D. H. Huson, S. Nettles, T. J. Warnow
Lunch: 12:30 - 14:00
Plenary Lecture Session - Chair: D. Slonim
15:15 Searching Gene Transfers
on Bacillus Subtilis Using Hidden Markov Models
L. Bize, F. Muri, F. Samson, F. Rodolphe, S. D. Ehrlich,
B. Prum, P. Bessieres
15:40 Significance Testing for Genomic Mismatch Scanning
G. R. Grant, R. S. Spielman, E. Manduchi, V. G. Cheung, W. J. Ewens
Session on Statistics - Chair: G. Kucherov
9:45 Algorithms for Whole
Genome Shotgun Sequencing
E. Anson, G. Myers
10:10 Construction of Physical Maps from Oligonucleotide Fingerprints Data
G. Mayraz, R. Shamir
10:35 Computing Physical Maps of Chromosomes with Nonoverlapping Probes
T. Christof, J. Kececioglu
Session on Threading - Chair: M. Vingron
11:15 A Method for Optimal
Design of a Threading Scoring Function
J. R. Bienkowska, R. G. Rogers Jr., T. F. Smith
11:40 An Anytime Algorithm for Gapped Block Protein Threading with Pair Interactions
R. H. Lathrop
12:05 Efficient Algorithms for Protein Sequence Design and the Analysis of Certain Evolutionary Fitness Landscapes
J. M. Kleinberg
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Lecture Session - Chair: S. Istrail