Leading Professional Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Connecting, Training, Empowering, Worldwide

Upcoming Conferences

A Global Community

  • ISCB Student Council

    dedicated to facilitating development for students and young researchers

  • Affiliated Groups

    The ISCB Affiliates program is designed to forge links between ISCB and regional non-profit membership groups, centers, institutes and networks that involve researchers from various institutions and/or organizations within a defined geographic region involved in the advancement of bioinformatics. Such groups have regular meetings either in person or online, and an organizing body in the form of a board of directors or steering committee. If you are interested in affiliating your regional membership group, center, institute or network with ISCB, please review these guidelines (.pdf) and submit your application using the online ISCB Affiliated Group Application form. Your exploratory questions to ISCB about the appropriateness of a potential future affiliation are also welcome by Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Executive Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  • Communities of Special Interest

    topically-focused collaborative communities


  • ISCBconnect

    open dialogue and collaboration to solve problems and identify opportunities

  • ISCB Member Directory

    connect with ISCB worldwide

  • ISCB Innovation Forum

    a unique opportunity for industry

Professional Development, Training and Education

ISCBintel and Achievements

Publications and Communications Advisory Council

The Publications and Communications Advisory Council is responsible for the guidance of ISCB’s publications and communications. The council advises the ISCB Board of Directors on publication strategies for the Society, including but not limited to the endorsement of journals, books and other publications that may be of interest to members. The council formulates general policies regarding the ISCB endorsed publications portfolio, and is responsible for suggesting editors for official journal editorial boards.  It also advises the staff on scientific content for communication channels such as the ISCB social media outlets and newsletter.

CHAIR: Scott Markel
Thomas Abeel
Alex Bateman
Erich Bornberg-Bauer
Philip E. Bourne
Steven Brenner
Barbara Bryant
Matt Cockerill
Manuel Corpas
Deendayal Dinakarpandian
Iddo Friedberg
Lynette Hirschman
Tamer Kahveci
John Kececioglu
Rebecca Lawrence
Joanne Luciano
Geoffrey John Macintyre
Jill Mesirov
Satoru Miyano
Guilherme Oliveira
Jean Peccoud
David Rocke
Cenk Sahinalp
Chris Sander
John Smith
Bin Tian
Anna Tramontano
Olga Troyanskaya
Alfonso Valencia
Tandy Warnow
Harel Weinstein
Michael Wise


Exclusively for members

  • Member Discount

    ISCB Members enjoy discounts on conference registration (up to $150), journal subscriptions, book (25% off), and job center postings (free).

  • Why Belong

    Connecting, Collaborating, Training, the Lifeblood of Science. ISCB, the professional society for computational biology!


Celebrating Achievement

ISCB Fellows and Awards

Annually, ISCB celebrates the scientific achievements of our members through the ISCB awards and Fellows programs.