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ISMB/ECCB 2021
Final hours! Submit your tutorial proposal before today's deadline!

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FINAL Call for Tutorial Proposals
Deadline:
TODAY, December 14, 2020

Submit your proposal and build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities.

Potential topic areas may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analysis of long read-sequencing data
  • AI and Machine Learning for bioinformatics
  • GA4GH tools for data sharing
  • Single-cell RNA, DNA or protein analysis
  • Translational informatics: Opportunities for bioinformatics in the clinical realm
  • Assembly of genomes in metagenomics
  • How to make your software sustainable and reusable for open access or commercial usage
  • Biological Sciences for Bioinformaticians
  • Data Science in Genomics
  • Workflow tools
  • Data Visualization for Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics on Cloud Platforms
  • Best practices
ISMB/ECCB 2021


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Open Call for Tutorial Proposals & Proceedings

 

Time remains! Submit your Tutorial Proposals before the December 14, 2020 deadline.

 

Call for Tutorial Proposals
Deadline: December 14, 2020

The purpose of the Tutorials program is to build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities. Tutorials offer participants an opportunity to get an introduction to important established topics in bioinformatics, to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, or to develop advanced skills in areas about which they are already knowledgeable. Tutorials may also serve to bring together people and COSI communities with common interests to discuss, debate and problem-solve defined topics.

More details and submission criteria

TUTORIAL PROPOSAL 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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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for December 10, 2020!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

December 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST,  “Open Access” Data and the Continued Bio-Exploitation of Indigenous Genomes by Krystal Tsosie, Vanderbilt University.  Hosted by ISCB

While the field of genomics has certainly advanced technologically in the past 20 years, what (if anything) has actually changed in how scientists engage Indigenous people?

Global Indigenous groups expressed concerns about the biocommercial exploitation of Indigenous-derived genomic data at the start of large-scale diversity projects such as the Human Genome Diversity Project, Genographic Project, and 1000 Genomes. Open accessibility of these data were meant to “democratize” the field of genomics to advance technology and bridge health inequities—but for whom? Health benefits have yet to arrive to those Indigenous communities from whom DNA was questionably procured, yet companies continue to build intellectual property from openly sourced Indigenous genomes.

Presentation will highlight individual versus group consent issues and the myth of de-identification of DNA for small, underrepresented groups in genomics. In addition, Indigenous genomic data sovereignty and the importance of Indigenous-led biological and data repositories (or ‘biobanks’) will be discussed as means of centering Indigenous forms of data governance.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
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Final Days to Submit a Nomination to the ISCB Fellows Program
 
Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science

Nominations Deadline - 08 December

We consider two types of Fellow nominations:

(i) Academic nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in academia, including government and research institutions. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily excellence in research, which includes the development of methods or resources that advance research. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to service to the computational biology community, education and/or administration.

(ii) Industry nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in industry. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily the impact of their industrial work on the field. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to research, education, or service to the computational biology community, e.g. by providing research infrastructure.

The Fellows program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.

 
Scroll through the list of previous ISCB Fellows:
 
ISCB DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS
 
 
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Final Day to Nominate a Colleague for an ISCB Award
 

Awards Nominations Deadline - TODAY 02 December

Submit your nomination for one of these annual awards today.  

The program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

The award winners will be announced in Spring 2021.


Nominate a scientist for one of the four distinguished awards below
 
The Overton Prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Overton Prize Award
 
 
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes a member of the computational biology community who is more than two decades post-degree and has made major contributions to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award
 
 
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.
 
 
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
 
 
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree, who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
ISCB Innovator Award
 

Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science:
 

Nominations Deadline - 08 December

We consider two types of Fellow nominations:

(i) Academic nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in academia, including government and research institutions. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily excellence in research, which includes the development of methods or resources that advance research. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to service to the computational biology community, education and/or administration.

(ii) Industry nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in industry. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily the impact of their industrial work on the field. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to research, education, or service to the computational biology community, e.g. by providing research infrastructure.

The Fellows program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.

 
Scroll through the list of previous ISCB Fellows:
 
ISCB DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS
 
 
NOMINATE A FELLOW
 
 

 

 

 

ISMB/ECCB 2021
Call for Tutorial Proposals

ISMB/ECCB 2021

 
  DECEMBER 2020
  14
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ISMB/ECCB 2021
Update regarding ISMB/ECCB 2021:

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...

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Call for Tutorial Proposals
Deadline: December 14, 2020

Submit your proposal and build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities.

Potential topic areas may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analysis of long read-sequencing data
  • AI and Machine Learning for bioinformatics
  • GA4GH tools for data sharing
  • Single-cell RNA, DNA or protein analysis
  • Translational informatics: Opportunities for bioinformatics in the clinical realm
  • Assembly of genomes in metagenomics
  • How to make your software sustainable and reusable for open access or commercial usage
  • Biological Sciences for Bioinformaticians
  • Data Science in Genomics
  • Workflow tools
  • Data Visualization for Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics on Cloud Platforms
  • Best practices
ISMB/ECCB 2021


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Submit Your Nomination - ISCB Awards
 

Awards Nominations Deadline - 02 December

Submit your nomination for one of these annual awards today.  

The program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

The award winners will be announced in Spring 2021.


Nominate a scientist for one of the four distinguished awards below
 
The Overton Prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Overton Prize Award
 
 
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes a member of the computational biology community who is more than two decades post-degree and has made major contributions to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award
 
 
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.
 
 
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
 
 
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree, who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
ISCB Innovator Award
 

Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science:
 

Nominations Deadline - 08 December

We consider two types of Fellow nominations:

(i) Academic nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in academia, including government and research institutions. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily excellence in research, which includes the development of methods or resources that advance research. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to service to the computational biology community, education and/or administration.

(ii) Industry nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in industry. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily the impact of their industrial work on the field. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to research, education, or service to the computational biology community, e.g. by providing research infrastructure.

The Fellows program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.

 
Scroll through the list of previous ISCB Fellows:
 
ISCB DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS
 
 
NOMINATE A FELLOW
 
 

 

 

 

RSG with DREAM 2020, November 16-19, 2020

Register online to attend RSGDREAM 2020

Online Registration deadline:
November 12, 2020
 
Join your colleagues for the virtual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics with DREAM Challenges, one of the premier annual meetings in the fields of regulatory genomics, systems biology, and network visualization.

Don't miss the incredible keynote line-up coming to a virtual landscape near you!
 
Keynote Speakers:
Keynote Speakers:  RSG with DREAM 2020, November 16-19, 2020
This multidisciplinary conference brings together both computational and experimental researchers from across the world to discuss recent discoveries about genomic and molecular regulatory networks as well as innovative, integrative methods for developing a systems-level understanding of biological activity.

The conference's virtual program activities will begin on Monday, November 16, 2020 and conclude on Thursday, November 19, 2020
 
 
Register Online to Attend
 
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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for November 12, 2020!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

November 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST, The Illusion of Inclusion — The “All of Us” Research Program and Indigenous Peoples’ DNA by Keolu Fox, hosted by ISCB

Raw data, including digital sequence information derived from human genomes, have in recent years emerged as a top global commodity. This shift is so new that experts are still evaluating what such information is worth in a global market. In 2018, the direct-to-consumer genetic-testing company 23andMe sold access to its database containing digital sequence information from approximately 5 million people to GlaxoSmithKline for $300 million. Earlier this year, 23andMe partnered with Almirall, a Spanish drug company that is using the information to develop a new antiinflammatory drug for autoimmune disorders. This move marks the first time that 23andMe has signed a deal to license a drug for development.

Eighty-eight percent of people included in large-scale studies of human genetic variation are of European ancestry, as are the majority of participants in clinical trials. Corporations such as Geisinger Health System, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, AncestryDNA, and 23andMe have already mined genomic databases for the strongest genotype–phenotype associations. For the field to advance, a new approach is needed. There are many potential ways to improve existing databases, including “deep phenotyping,” which involves collecting precise measurements from blood panels, questionnaires, cognitive surveys, and other tests administered to research participants. But this approach is costly and physiologically and mentally burdensome for participants. Another approach is to expand existing biobanks by adding genetic information from populations whose genomes have not yet been sequenced — information that may offer opportunities for discovering globally rare but locally common population-specific variants, which could be useful for identifying new potential drug targets.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
Register for an ISCB Webinar
 
 
 

 

 International Society for Computational Biology
 
Submit Your Nomination - ISCB Awards
 

Awards Nominations Deadline - 02 December

Submit your nomination for one of these annual awards today.  

The program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

The award winners will be announced in Spring 2021.


Nominate a scientist for one of the four distinguished awards below
 
The Overton Prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Overton Prize Award
 
 
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes a member of the computational biology community who is more than two decades post-degree and has made major contributions to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award
 
 
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.
 
 
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
 
 
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree, who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
ISCB Innovator Award
 

Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science:
 

Nominations Deadline - 08 December

We consider two types of Fellow nominations:

(i) Academic nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in academia, including government and research institutions. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily excellence in research, which includes the development of methods or resources that advance research. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to service to the computational biology community, education and/or administration.

(ii) Industry nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in industry. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily the impact of their industrial work on the field. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to research, education, or service to the computational biology community, e.g. by providing research infrastructure.

The Fellows program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.

 
Scroll through the list of previous ISCB Fellows:
 
ISCB DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS
 
 
NOMINATE A FELLOW