2006 Heads to Brazil!
The conferences committee, along with the ISCB Board of Directors
approved a proposal submitted last year by Goran Neshich of EMBRAPA,
to hold ISMB in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, August 6 10, 2006.
This will be the Societys first conference in South America,
and we are thrilled to report that the local Brazilian team is working
to ensure a scientifically superior conference in a stellar destination
that will attract bioinformaticians from all the far corners of the
For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolized the great escape into
a primordial, tropical paradise, igniting the Western imagination
like no other South American country. From the mad passion of Carnaval
to the immensity of the Amazon, it is a country of mythic proportions
and staggering beauty, with stretches of unexplored rainforest, pristine
tropical beaches, and endless rivers.
And there are the people themselves, who delight the visitor with
their energy and joy. Among the people of Brazil, the bioinformatics
community has recently produced several complete genomes, significant
and ever rising contributions to molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics.
This is the site where we are preparing to receive you for ISMB 2006!