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ISCB FELLOWS

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The International Society for Computational Biology introduced the ISCB Fellows Program in 2009 to honor members that have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. During the inaugural year of the program, ISCB conferred the Fellow status on the seven winners-to-date of the ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award, and recognized these distinguished scientists during the ISMB/ECCB 2009 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then ISCB has sought nominations from our community of members, which are reviewed and voted upon by a selection committee. New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.

Fellows nominations will open in September 2017. The deadline to submit a nomination is 2 December 2017. Nominations for the selection of the 2017 Class of Fellows is now closed.

Nomination procedure:

  • Each fellow is nominated by an ISCB member using the online nomination form. The nomination form asks for a summary comprising a few sentences of the reason for the nomination, a more detailed half-page statement of motivation (500 words maximum) on why this is a good nominee, and a CV (as either an uploaded document , link to the nominees website, or an informative list-like CV created by the nominator).
  • We encourage a careful preparation of the nomination material. In the past years, the hurdles for accepting a candidate as a fellow have increased in two ways: First, the number of nominations has risen sharply, reaching up to 50, which contrasts with at most 15 or so people who can be accepted in a year. For this reason, it cannot be expected that the voters search for additional information on candidates that is not given in the nomination. Therefore the nomination should give all information that the nominator considers essential. Second, acceptance requires a 60% majority of the votes of all voting fellows. As the number of fellows rises, this hurdle is increasingly hard to overcome. In particular, the nominator cannot assume that the voters are familiar with the candidate. For this reason, the nomination should concentrate on the information that is essential and characteristic for the candidate.
  • The nominator must also provide a one-to-two sentence citation highlighting the contributions to the computational field. (For example “for discovery of computational methods for analyzing high-throughput sequencing data”). This blurb will be used on promotional materials and presented to the newly-elected Fellow for review. The Fellows Committee will have final say on the content of the new Fellows’ descriptions.
  • Fellow status is automatically bestowed upon the annual Accomplishment by a Sr. Scientist Award winner.
  • Selection of new Fellows each year is limited to 1/2 of one percent of the previous year's membership, including the Sr. Scientist Award winner.

The ISCB Fellows Selection Committee (made up of the current Fellows) oversees the Fellows Program and recommends changes or improvements to the ISCB Board of Directors. Selecting new Fellows is the job of the Fellows Selection Committee by voting on the nominations received each year. The Selection Committee is made up of all current Fellows. Upon selection, new Fellows may use the title immediately and will be recognized at the ISMB meeting following their selection.


ISCB DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS


2017

Alex Bateman  Andrea Califano         Olga Troyanskaya Tandy Warnow
Alex
Bateman
European
Bioinformatics Institute-EMBL
UK
Andrea
Califano
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
USA
Daphne Koller
Stanford University
USA
Anders
Krogh
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
William S.
Noble
University of Washington
USA
Lior Pachter
Caltech
USA
Olga
Troyanskaya

Princeton
University
USA
Tandy
Warnow

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
USA
   

 

PREVIOUS YEARS

Helen Berman
2010 2015 2011 2014 2013 2012 2016 2014
Russ B.
Altman

Stanford University
USA
Rolf
Apweiler
European Bioinformatics
Institute of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hinxton, UK
Michael Ashburner
2011 ISCB Senior
Scientist Award
EMBL-EBI, UK
Amos
Bairoch
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Pierre
Baldi

University of
California, Irvine
USA
Bonnie
Berger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Helen
Berman
Rutgers University
USA
Ewan
Birney
European
Molecular
Biology Laboratory-European
Bioinformatics
Institute (EMBL-EBI)
UK

Steven Brenner Søren Brunak
2011 2016 2011 2015 2015 2011 2013 2014
Philip E.
Bourne
National Institutes of Health, USA
Steven
Brenner
University of California, Berkeley
Søren
Brunak

Novo Nordisk
Foundation
Center for Protein Research
Denmark
Cyrus
Chothia

Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Julio Collado-Vides
Center for Genomics Sciences, Universidad
Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
Richard
Durbin

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
David
Eisenberg

2013 ISCB
Senior Scientist Award;
University of
California,
Los Angeles, USA
Nir
Friedman
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel

Dan Gusfield Barry Honig
2014 2015 2016 2009 2015 2010 2016 2013
Robert Gentleman
Genentech
San Francisco, USA
Mark
Gerstein

Yale University, New Haven
USA
Dan
Gusfield
University of California, Davis
USA
David
Haussler
2008 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award
University of California,
Santa Cruz, USA
Desmond
Higgins
University
College, Dublin
Ireland
Lawrence
Hunter
University of
Colorado
School of
Medicine, Denver
USA
Barry
Honig
Columbia University
USA
Minoru
Kanehisa
Kyoto University
Japan

Janet Kelso Michal Linial
2012 2016 2015 2015 2016 2009 2012 2013
Peter
Karp

SRI International
USA
Janet
Kelso
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Germany
Thomas Lengauer
Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Michael
Levitt

Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Michal
Linial

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel
David
Lipman
2004 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award;
National Center
for Biotechnology
Information (NCBI)
USA
Jill
Mesirov
The Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Harvard
USA
Webb
Miller
2009 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award; Pennsylvania State University, USA

Christine Orengo Aviv Regev
2013 2013 2012 2016 2012 2016 2015 2013
Satoru
Miyano

University of Tokyo,
Japan
Eugene
Myers
2014 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award;
Howard Hughes
Medical Institute-Janelia
Farm Research
Center, Ashburn, USA
Ruth
Nussinov

Tel Aviv
University,
Israel and the
National Cancer Institute
Christine
Orengo
University College London
UK
Pavel
Pevzner

University of California,
San Diego, USA
Aviv
Regev

Broad Institute
USA
Burkhard
Rost
Technical University Munich, Germany
Steven
Salzberg
Johns Hopkins
University School
of Medicine
USA

Sarah Teichmann Lincoln Stein
2014 2010 2009 2012 2016 2009 2016 2010
Andrej
Sali
University of California,
San Francisco, USA
Chris
Sander
2010 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award;
Memorial
Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center
New York, USA
David
Sankoff
2003 ISCB
Senior Scientist Award;
University of Ottawa Université
de Montréal
Canada
Ron
Shamir

Tel Aviv
University
Israel
Sarah
Teichmann
EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
Temple
Smith
2007 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award
Boston University
USA
Lincoln
Stein
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Canada
Gary
Stormo
Washington
University,
St. Louis, USA

Anna Tramontano Shoshana Wodak Haim Wolfson Tel Aviv University
2009 2016 2010 2012 2012 2009 2016 2016
Janet
Thornton
2005 ISCB Senior
Scientist Award;
European Bioinformatics
Institute (EBI)
UK
Anna Tramontano University of Rome
Italy
Alfonso
Valencia

Spanish National
Cancer Research
Center and
Spanish National
Bioinformatics Institute, Madrid, Spain
Martin
Vingron

Max Planck Institute
for Molecular Genetics,
Germany
Gunnar von Heijne
2012 ISCB
Senior Scientist Award;
Stockholm University,
Sweden
Mike
Waterman

2006 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award;
University
of Southern
California, USA
Shoshana
Wodak
University of Toronto
Canada
Haim
Wolfson

Tel Aviv
University
Israel
 

 


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