ISCB Benefits

Linking savings, productivity tools, knowledge, community and profession

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) serves over 2500 members from nearly 100 countries around the world by addressing scientific policies, providing access to high quality publications, organizing meetings, and serving as a portal to information about training, education, employment and news from related fields. We provide networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive benefits.


  Stay current with the fast moving world of computational biology.
  ISCB's Official Journals ISCB is proud that the two most prestigious journals in the field: Bioinformatics and PLoS Computational Biology are our official journals. As a membership benefit, Bioinformatics covers the cost of ISCB membership for up to 200 authors each year (invitations are sent to the corresponding authors of published research articles).
  What's New Visit and subscribe to our community news service.
  Conferences Attend our leading conferences in computational biology.
  Multimedia content Access the recordings of ISMB talks, workshop material, poster casts or just the last photos from last ISMB.
  F1000Prime Complimentary access to all content in Faculty of 1000’s F1000Prime article recommendation service is available 1st November 2013 to 30th April 2014.

Web tools:

  Use professional web applications for free
  YOU @ With your membership you can apply for an email address with our domain name. This email stays with you as long as you are a valid ISCB member.
  Google apps Get FREE Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and other web apps hosted by Google, through our membership in Goggle's Education Edition.


  Get significant rebates on Journal subscriptions, books and conferences.
  Journals Stay current on pertinent scientific advances and get discounted subscription rates on many highly regarded journals focused on bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, proteomics, molecular genetics.
  Conferences Substantial discounts off registration fees to the world's most important bioinformatics conferences, including ISMB, PSB, ECCB, RECOMB, several conferences of the CHI, and other regional and commercial conferences.
  Books Get up to 20% discounts from world leading publishers.
  Mulit-year and Life time memberships Save money by applying for a Multi-year or Lifetime membership (available for Professional Members).

Free access until 30 April 2014; 30% discount to subscription of service thereafter


  Belong to the network of more than 2500 members in 100 countries.
  myISCB Explore our members-only personalized web-portal section.
  Live Blog from conferences Join our blogging community during the ISMB conference.
  Student council The ISCB Student Council is a section of ISCB dedicated to facilitating opportunities of development for students and young researchers in the field of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
  ISCB Awards and Fellows Program Become involved in the nomination process for one of ISCB prestigious awards or our Fellows Program.
  ISCB Affiliates Get intouch with one of our affiliates which are regional non-profit membership groups, centers, institututes and networks that involve researchers from various institutions and/or organizations within a definied geographic region involved in the advancement of bioinformatics.
  Worldwide Communities Network with others in the local member community.

Travel Fellowships:

  Providing students with financial help.
  ISCB Fellowships Travel Fellowship opportunities for students and Jr. Scientists to attend international conferences like ISMB, Rocky and others.
  FASEB MARC Fellowships As a member society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, ISCB members of the U.S. who are underrepresented minorities are eligible to apply for fellowships through the FASEB MARC program to attend ISCB conferences.


  Helping members to build their careers.
  Job database Learn about job opportunities around the globe and share opportunities available at your own institution. All current year ISCB members have job posting privileges.
  Leadership Develop leadership skills through involvement in ISCB working committee that help advance the mission of the Society, and nominate fellow members to serve on the Board of Directors or as Student Council Leaders.
  Donate Making a donation is the ultimate commitment to your profession. As a non-profit charitable trust ISCB accepts donations to help support general activities of the Society, as well as to fund memberships from developing countries, travel fellowships for students/ post docs, and educational initiatives. All donations are tax deductible in the U.S.


Make a statement about your professional commitment to computational biology/bioinformatics by joining or renewing your membership today! To become a member please visit us on the web or mail us at the address below. We look forward to your participation.

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International Society for Computational Biology
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0505
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505

phone: +1 858 822 0852

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International Society for Computational Biology
Attn: Suzi Smith
10100 Hopkins Drive, MC 0505
La Jolla, CA  92093-0505 USA