ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events and Announcements!
April 9 – 11, 2018
April 21 – 24, 2018
July 6 – 10, 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
ISCB's 2017 Annual Report
Read about the exciting accomplishments and established initiatives from 2017. The ISCB Annual Report summarizes contributions and activities of the ISCB’s elected leaders, committee members, volunteers, and staff during 2017. Grateful acknowledgment goes to the many members named in this report, and the many more left unnamed, whose generosity of time and selfless effort have been essential to advancing the mission of ISCB.
ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections
Call for nominations for Treasurer and Vice President, and for Board of Directors. Student Council Leadership positions for Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and representative to the Board of Directors.
Only members can nominate; self-nominations are not allowed.
2018 Essay Contest Now Open - Deadline: March 30, 2018
The Lasker Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine, and the role of biomedical research in our society today. The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences. For all contest information, visit
ISCB Art in Science
The ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form. ISCB invites submission to the 2018 ISCB Art in Science competition. All interested members (hereafter referred to as "artists") may submit images that have been generated as part of a research project and other creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. Learn more at www.iscb.org/iscb-art-in-science-competition.
Missing GLBIO this year?
We are too but very excited for GLBIO 2019 in Madison. In the meantime, take a look at the GLBio PLOS ONE Collection (http://collections.plos.org/s/glbio) and we look forward to seeing you at ISMB 2018 in Chicago!
New FASEB Webinars Highlight Advocacy Skill Building and Science Policy Topics
FASEB is hosting a new series of webinars to help researchers and others in the scientific community enhance their advocacy skills and stay current on relevant science policy topics. Each 60-minute webinar will share information about FASEB public affairs initiatives and promote opportunities for enhanced collaboration with member societies. The webinars also introduce non-FASEB members to the federation’s public affairs activities. Advanced registration is required for all webinars.
Call for Predictors: the Fifth Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation
The Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI), is a community experiment with the primary goals of determining the effectiveness of computational methods for predicting the phenotypic consequences of human genetic variation, and advancing genome interpretation methods. Participants are provided with genotypes and asked to predict the corresponding phenotypes, usually related to genetic disease or cancer. The fifth CAGI experiment has begun. Fourteen challenges have been posted. More details on CAGI are available at https://genomeinterpretation.org/
Save the Date: Chicago Genomics and Data Science Hackathon
From 11-13 July 2018, the NCBI will help out with a Data Science hackathon on the Northwestern School of Medicine Campus in Downtown Chicago! The hackathon will focus on genomics as well as general Data Science analyses including text, image and sequence processing. This event is for researchers, including students and postdocs, who have already engaged in the use of large datasets or in the development of pipelines for analyses from high-throughput experiments. Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers, mathematicians, or librarians.The event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon and willing to travel to Chicago. Please note that this follows directly on the heels of the ISMB 2018 meeting. For more information, visit https://ncbi-hackathons.github.io.
OUP Open Access Discount!
ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges. ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members. The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member. Not a member? Join today!
ISCB Journal Subscription Discounts - New Titles Added
All ISCB members interested in subscribing to print or online issues of traditional subscription-based journals receive a discount on subscriptions to the journals highlighted below. Student members are entitled to additional discounts, when available. To subscribe, log into My ISCB and select the Subscribe to Journal menu item located on the left-hand menu. Take advantage of this DISCOUNT and order your journal TODAY!
ISCB Career Center
The ISCB Career Center - Connecting you to your career! It is the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your resume. Job posting and resume upload is complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.
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