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ISCB Fellows

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.

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

2018

Patricia C.
Babbitt
University of California,
San Francisco, USA
Terry
Gaasterland
University of California,
San Diego, USA
Hanah Margalit
Hebrew University, Israel
Yves Moreau Katholieke Universiteit Leuven R & D, Belgium Bernard M.E. Moret
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
William Pearson University of Virginia, USA Mona Singh
Princeton University, USA
Mike Steel Canterbury University

PREVIOUS YEARS

Alex Bateman Helen Berman
2010 2015 2011 2014 2013 2017 2012 2016
Russ B.
Altman

2018 Outstanding Contribution to ISCB; Stanford University, USA
Rolf
Apweiler
EMBL-EBI, UK
Michael Ashburner
2011 ISCB Senior
Scientist Award; University of Cambridge, UK
Amos
Bairoch
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Pierre
Baldi

University of
California, Irvine, USA
Alex
Bateman
EMBL-EBI, UK
Bonnie
Berger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Helen
Berman
Rutgers University, USA

Steven Brenner Søren Brunak
2014 2011 2016 2011 2015 2011 2013 2014
Ewan
Birney
2005 ISCB Overton Prize; EMBL-EBI
UK
Philip E.
Bourne
University f Virginia, USA
Steven
Brenner
2010 ISCB Overton Prize; University of California, Berkeley, USA
Søren
Brunak

2017 ISCB
Senior Scientist Award; Novo Nordisk
Foundation
Center for Protein Research,
Denmark
Julio Collado-Vides
Center for Genomics Sciences, 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
23andMe
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
2015 Outstanding Contribution to ISCB; University of
Colorado
School of
Medicine, Denver, USA
Barry
Honig
Columbia University, USA
Minoru
Kanehisa
Kyoto University, Japan

Janet Kelso Anders Krogh Michal Linial
2012 2016 2017 2015 2015 2016 2009 2012
Peter
Karp
SRI International, USA
Janet
Kelso
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Anders
Krogh
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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; Impossible Foods, USA
Jill
Mesirov
The Broad Institute, USA

William S.Noble Christine Orengo  Lior Pachter    
2013 2013 2013 2017 2013 2016 2017 2012
Webb
Miller
2009 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award; Pennsylvania State University, USA
Satoru
Miyano

University of Tokyo, Japan
Eugene
Myers
2014 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award; MPI-CBG, Germany
William S.
Noble
University of Washington, USA
Ruth
Nussinov
2018 ISCB
Senior Scientist Award; Tel Aviv
University,
Israel & National Cancer Institute, USA
Christine
Orengo
University College London, UK
Lior Pachter
Caltech, USA
Pavel
Pevzner
2017 ISCB
Senior Scientist Award; University of California,
San Diego, USA

  Aviv Regev Sarah Teichmann
2016 2015 2013 2014 2010 2009 2012 2016
Aviv
Regev
2017 ISCB
Innovator Award,
2008 ISCB Overton Prize; The Broad Institute, USA
Burkhard
Rost
2016 Outstanding Contribution to ISCB
Senior Scientist Award; Technical University Munich, Germany
Steven
Salzberg
Johns Hopkins
University School
of Medicine, USA
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, Canada
Ron
Shamir
Tel Aviv
University, Israel
Sarah
Teichmann Welcome Trust Sager Institute & EMBL-EBI, UK

Lincoln Stein Anna Tramontano Olga Troyanskaya
2009 2016 2010 2009 2016 2017 2010 2012
Temple
Smith
2007 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award; Boston University, USA
Lincoln
Stein
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Gary
Stormo Washington
University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA
Janet
Thornton
2005 ISCB Senior
Scientist Award; EMBL-EBI, UK
Anna Tramontano Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Olga
Troyanskaya
2011 ISCB Overton Prize; Princeton University & Simons Foundation, USA
Alfonso
Valencia
Barcelona Supercomputing Cener & Spanish National
Bioinformatics Institute, Madrid, Spain
Martin
Vingron
Max Planck Institute
for Molecular Genetics, Germany

Tandy Warnow Shoshana Wodak Haim Wolfson Tel Aviv University      
2012 2017 2009 2016 2016      
Gunnar von Heijne
2012 ISCB
Senior Scientist Award; Stockholm University, Sweden
Tandy
Warnow
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Mike
Waterman
2006 ISCB
Senior
Scientist Award;
University
of Southern
California, USA
Shoshana
Wodak
The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Haim
Wolfson
Tel Aviv
University, Israel
     
 

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