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GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Be a part of this dynamic conference!
 
FULL PAPER Submission Deadline FEBRUARY 5th!!!
 

Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021.

SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021. Authors of papers and oral abstracts that are accepted to the conference will present their work at the conference (longer talks for full papers, shorter talks for the abstracts). Accepted full papers will be considered for inclusion in a PLOS special collection devoted to GLBIO 2021. Individual papers in the PLOS collection will appear in PLOS Computational Biology or PLOS One, according to the authors’ preference.
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 
Lorin Crawford, PhD Brown University, USA   Lorin Crawford, PhD
Brown University
United States of America
 
Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD,  University of Montreal, Canada   Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD
University of Montreal
Canada
 
Noelle Noyes, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Noelle Noyes, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
 
Michael Osterholm, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Michael Osterholm, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
 
EXCITING KEYNOTE LINE-UP
 
 
 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Be a part of this dynamic conference!
 

Time remains! Submit your research today.

Submission Deadline
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021.

SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021. Authors of papers and oral abstracts that are accepted to the conference will present their work at the conference (longer talks for full papers, shorter talks for the abstracts). Accepted full papers will be considered for inclusion in a PLOS special collection devoted to GLBIO 2021. Individual papers in the PLOS collection will appear in PLOS Computational Biology or PLOS One, according to the authors’ preference.
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 
Lorin Crawford, PhD Brown University, USA   Lorin Crawford, PhD
Brown University
United States of America
 
Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD,  University of Montreal, Canada   Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD
University of Montreal
Canada
 
Noelle Noyes, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Noelle Noyes, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
 
Michael Osterholm, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Michael Osterholm, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
 
EXCITING KEYNOTE LINE-UP
 
 
 

 ISCB Posterpalooza - March 10, 2021
 
Mark your calendars for March 10, 2021!
 
ISCB's first ever 24hr Twitter takeover
 
 

ISCB's Posterpalooza
When: March 10, 2021
Where: Twitter!

Providing a platform to present research and a forum to network and collaborate are two key aims of ISCB. With these aims in mind, we are piloting a new program - ISCB Posterpalooza. ISCB Posterpalooza is a 24hour event based on a Twitter take-over concept. On March 10, 2021, starting at 9 AM EST, ISCB will take over twitter by flooding the twitter-sphere with posters related to bioinformatics and computational biology using #compbiotakeover and #ISCBposterpalooza. The submitted research for the event will also be part of an online repository with video presentations. Presenting authors will be given an assigned table via ISCB virtual networking platform to discuss the poster with interested members of the community.

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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for Tomorrow, January 28, 2021!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

January 28, 2021 SaGePhy: A Phylogenetic Simulation Framework for Gene and Subgene Evolution by Soumya Kundu, University of Connecticut.  Hosted by EvolCompGen COSI and SMBE

SaGePhy (pronounced sage-phy) is a software package for improved phylogenetic simulation of gene and subgene evolution. SaGePhy can be used to generate species trees, gene trees, and subgene or (protein) domain trees using a probabilistic birth–death process that allows for gene and subgene duplication, horizontal gene and subgene transfer, and gene and subgene loss. SaGePhy implements a range of important features not generally found in other phylogenetic simulation frameworks; these include the ability to simulate (i) subgene or domain level events inside one or more gene families, (ii) both additive and replacing horizontal gene and subgene/domain transfers, (iii) distance-biased horizontal transfers, and (iv) probabilistic sampling of species tree and gene tree nodes, respectively, for gene- and domain-family birth. SaGePhy therefore makes it possible to perform more realistic simulation of gene and subgene/domain evolution..

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EvolCompGen SMBE
 
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ISMB/ECCB 2021

Final Call for Proceedings & Special Sessions

 

Time remains! Submit your research before it's too late.

 

Call for Special Sessions
Deadline: January 28, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 features a Special Sessions track for emerging research areas that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations). In its structure, each session(s) provides a more in-depth look at the subject matter presented.

Submit your proposal today!

SPECIAL SESSIONS SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Call for Proceedings
Deadline: January 28, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 invites submissions of full papers (not abstracts) consisting of new, non-published work, reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.

Submit today!

 
PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSIONS
 
 
 
Eduardo Rocha, Genomes and Genetics, Institut Pasteur, France Eduardo Rocha
Genomes and Genetics
Institut Pasteur
France
   
Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez, FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation, Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology, Universidad Catolica de Chile Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez
FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation
Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology
Universidad Catolica de Chile
 
EXCITING KEYNOTE LINE-UP
 
 

The ISCB leadership, ECCB leadership, and ISMB/ECCB 2021 Steering Committee continue to monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic, always keeping the health and safety of our membership and community at the top of our minds. At this time, we remain optimistic that we will have the opportunity to gather together in Lyon, France in July 2021. We understand that many of you may still be concerned about traveling under travel restrictions. Thus we are offering to our community the ability to attend the ISMB/ECCB 2021 conference either in person or virtually. Continue reading...

A NOTE FROM LEADERSHIP
 
 
 

ISCB Buzz: Latest Important News, Events & Announcements!
Check out the buzz around ISCB!
Christine Orengo, ISCB President, Takes the Helm

It is an exciting time in ISCB’s history as we welcome our first female president, Christine Orengo. Elected by the members in 2019, Christine will serve in the presidential role for the next three years. Thank you, Thomas Lengauer, for your leadership and stewardship over the last three years. ISCB would also like to thank the following outgoing Officers and Members of the Board of Directors:

Thomas Lengauer, President
Scott Markel, Secretary
Bonnie Berger, Vice President
Francisco Melo Ledermann, Director
Nicola Mulder, Director
Predrag Radivojac, Director

Thank you for your service to the Society!
ISMB ECCB 2021
 
ISMB/ECCB 2021 Call for Special Sessions & Proceedings!

Submissions Deadline: January 28

ISMB/ECCB 2021 features a Special Sessions track for emerging research areas that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations). In its structure, each session(s) provides a more in-depth look at the subject matter presented. Submit your Special Session.

Proceedings submission is open for full papers (not abstracts) consisting of new, non-published work, reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields. Submissions are encouraged to report on advances in algorithm development and optimization, data structures, data visualization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, text mining, statistical inference, database and ontology development, image analysis, citizen and open science, etc. to analyze all types of biological data. Submit for Proceedings.
 
ISMB/ECCB 2021 SUBMISSIONS
 
Mark your calendars for the upcoming ISCB Posterpalooza:

March 10, 2021 - 24hr twitter takeover

Mark your calendars for the upcoming ISCB Posterpalooza
 
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ISCB Society Announcements
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Announcements


COSI ISCBacademy Scientific Program Coordinator
ISCB seeks applications from student and postdoctoral fellows wishing to serve in the volunteer role of COSI ISCBacademy Scientific Program Coordinator. Continue reading. . .

Announcements



ISCB Academy Webinars:
ISCB Academy Webinars:

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The ISCB Competency Framework: what is it and how does it support bioinformatics education and training?
by Cath Brooksbank
January 26, 2021 at 9:00AM EST

SaGePhy: A Phylogenetic Simulation Framework for Gene and Subgene Evolution
by Soumya Kundu
January 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST


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Interested in proposing a talk for an ISCBacademy Webinar? Submit your proposal today.

ISCB Academy



Community News


ISCB Community News


Request for Information (RFI):
Opportunities for New National Programs at the National Cancer Institute Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.


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GLBIO 2021
GLBIO 2021

Call for Submissions

Full Paper
Submission Deadline

February 1, 2021


Abstract & Poster
Submission Deadline:

March 1, 2021

Submissions



ISCB COVID-19 Section

ISCB COVID-19 Section


Call for Submissions

If you are a member of ISCB we encourage you to submit entries to the Science collection and Tutorial collection.

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ISCB Career Center

ISCB Career Center


Search j
obs, find talent

ISCB Career Center – the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your CV - complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.

Career Center


Green ISCB: ISCB Groves

Green ISCB: ISCB Groves

Environmental Sustainability Effort

ISCB Groves

 

  SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2021
SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2021

Environmental Entries open for the 2021 Bioinformatics. Awards


SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2021
Environmental Entries open for the 2021 Bioinformatics. Awards
The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is supporting bioinformatics excellence through the Bioinformatics Awards. The deadline for submissions is arriving quickly and it is therefore the last chance to participate. They represent a great chance to boost your career or that of your colleagues, make new contacts and get substantial benefits


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See what ISCB has to offer! Take advantage of a 15% discount off Bioinformatics Open Access charges; In order to receive this discount, ISCB members must claim this discount prior to signing a license to publish.

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ISMB/ECCB 2021
Call for Submissions

ISMB/ECCB 2021

 
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SESSIONS
  PROCEEDINGS
  A NOTE FROM
LEADERSHIP
  ABOUT
ISMB/ECCB
  KEY DATES
  JOIN ISCB
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Call for Special Sessions
Deadline:
January 28, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 features a Special Sessions track for emerging research areas that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations). In its structure, each session(s) provides a more in-depth look at the subject matter presented. Some topics include:proposal and build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities.

Bioinformatics and Climate Change
Imaging-based bioinformatics
Neuro-bioinformatics
Plant genomics
Privacy-preserving bioinformatics
Multi-omics

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Call for Proceedings
Deadline: January 28, 2021



ISMB/ECCB 2021
invites submissions of full papers (not abstracts) consisting of new, non-published work, reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.

Submissions are encouraged to report on advances in algorithm development and optimization, data structures, data visualization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, text mining, statistical inference, database and ontology development, image analysis, citizen and open science, etc. to analyze all types of biological data.

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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for January 14, 2021!!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

January 14, 2021 Approaching Indigenous Communities on Their Own Terms in Microbiome Research by Matthew Anderson, Ohio State University.  Hosted by ISCB

Principles of individual consent and sample deidentification stand as pillars of modern biomedical research but are flawed with respect to certain populations. Indigenous peoples have historically been targeted by unethical practices that continue into the present even when following best practices for conducting research with human subjects. This has led some studies in American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations to included additional safeguards that are reinforced through these communities’ unique legal status as domestic dependent nations. Yet, use of microbiome datasets generally lacks restriction on data sharing and other protections because of their perceived inability to significantly impact public health or individual welfare despite over a decade of work demonstrating the importance of microbial population in human development, metabolism, and immunopathologies. Additionally, raw datasets can contain large proportions of human-derived reads that include information on the host and not just microbes. Current projects in partnerships with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe serve as new models of community partnerships to address issues of sovereignty in human and non-human datasets.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
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ISMB/ECCB 2021

Open Call for Proceedings & Special Sessions

 

Time remains! Submit your research today.

 

Call for Special Sessions
Deadline: January 28, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 features a Special Sessions track for emerging research areas that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations). In its structure, each session(s) provides a more in-depth look at the subject matter presented.

More details and submission criteria

SPECIAL SESSIONS SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Call for Proceedings
Deadline: January 28, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 invites submissions of full papers (not abstracts) consisting of new, non-published work, reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.

More details and submission criteria

 
PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSIONS
 
 

The ISCB leadership, ECCB leadership, and ISMB/ECCB 2021 Steering Committee continue to monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic, always keeping the health and safety of our membership and community at the top of our minds. At this time, we remain optimistic that we will have the opportunity to gather together in Lyon, France in July 2021. We understand that many of you may still be concerned about traveling under travel restrictions. Thus we are offering to our community the ability to attend the ISMB/ECCB 2021 conference either in person or virtually. Continue reading...

A NOTE FROM LEADERSHIP
 
 
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ISCB Writes Nature Communications Urging the Correction/Retraction of Recent Article on Mentoring

The Executive Committee and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) recently sent a letter to the Editor in Chief of Nature Communications regarding a recently published article in that journal and  urging the publisher to (i) retract the paper or (ii) make authors mend all methodological flaws, cite and contextualize their work with respect to pertinent literature, and consider and discuss possible explanations for their observed findings.

The article, “The association between early career informal mentorship in academic collaborations and junior author performance," by Alshebi et al, studies mentorship in scientific collaboration.  After scientific review of the article and the related supporting material, the ISCB Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee found the outcomes of the article to be discriminatory with untenable recommendations that could have far-reaching consequences.  The letter sent by ISCB to the publisher furthers details that the data the authors analyze do not to support their claims, findings and recommendations.

ISCB acknowledges, respects, and promotes the value of a diverse community as core to our international organization and culture. As an organization, we cannot stand by and allow such information to be published that could hurt our science.  We stand for an inclusive spirit of our community that we regard as one of the foundations of successful science in a globalized world.

Read a copy of the letter to Nature Communications here.
Read a copy of the response here.

Nature Communications's investigation into the paper, “The association between early career informal mentorship in academic collaborations and junior author performance," by Alshebi et al, has concluded.   The authors have retracted this paper. You can find more information in our editorial (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20618-x) and in the retraction note (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20617-y).