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Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science:

Nominations for the 2020 Fellows Class are Open!


Nominations Deadline - 04 December

The International Society for Computational Biology introduced the ISCB Fellows Program in 2009 to honor members that have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. During the inaugural year of the program, ISCB conferred the Fellow status on the seven winners-to-date of the ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award, and recognized these distinguished scientists during the ISMB/ECCB 2009 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then ISCB has sought nominations from our community of members, which are reviewed and voted upon by a selection committee.

We newly 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.

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

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ROCKY 2019
Early Registration Deadline - November 18!

ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO

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Don't be the one left wishing you were at this top-notch conference!

Register to Attend - ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO
Come for the science, stay for the fun!

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Rocky 2019 Housing deadline

November 18, 2019

ROCKY 2019 MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE VICEROY HOTEL IN SNOWMASS, COLORADO

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Past participants comments:
“Such a fun conference, we will be back”
“Skiing and science was fabulous”
“Don’t change a thing, perfect balance of science, fun and time to get to know my colleagues”







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Recognize Achievement and Distinguished Service!


ISCB Annual Awards --- Deadline: 02 December

The 2020 Annual Awards Nominations are now accepting submissions!

Nominate a deserving scientist today for one of four ISCB Annual Awards:
 
Overton Prize Award
The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and a member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died unexpectedly in 2000. The annual 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.
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Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist
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.
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ISCB Innovator 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.
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Outstanding Contributions to ISCB 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.
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Nominees must be members of ISCB!

 

 

 

ROCKY 2019
Submit your Research

ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO

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Submit your research  - Be a part of the premier conference of the Rockies!


Submit an Abstract - ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO
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ACADEMIC GROUP DISCOUNTS:
An Affordable Opportunity – Plan an off-site retreat, bring your colleagues to Rocky for BIG SAVINGS!

Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a truly memorable experience!


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 Past participants comments:
“Such a fun conference, we will be back”
“Skiing and science was fabulous”
“Don’t change a thing, perfect balance of science, fun and time to get to know my colleagues”

 

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RSG with DREAM 2019
Save Money, Register Today!

RSG with DREAM 2019, November 4 - 6, 2019, New York, USA

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Why put off what you can do right now?  Register today and SAVE!

Early Registration: October 7!

The Foster discussions and establish collaborations. Join your colleagues for the prestigious RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics.

Don't forget to reserve your room at a special conference rate!

Discounted room rate available through October 4!
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DREAM Challenge Sessions!



Malaria DREAM Challenge:
An open innovation framework for discovery of anti-malarial drug combinations



DREAM Preterm Birth Prediction Challenge: Transcriptomic



Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) Drug-Kinase Binding Prediction DREAM Challenge: Catalyzing compound-target interaction mapping
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The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Announces Results of the
2019 Office Leadership Elections

The Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is pleased to announce the results of the recent elections. Members of the society elected the following as Officers beginning January 2020:

Officers
Christine Orengo, President-Elect
Yana Bromberg, Vice President

For additional information on ISCB's annual nominations and elections procedures please see http://iscb.org/iscb-leadership-a-staff-/officers-and-board-directors/nomination-election-procedures.

The next call for nominations of directors, officers and student council leaders will open February 2020, for terms beginning in January 2021.

     

ISCB-AFRICA ASBCB 2019
Call for Abstracts for Oral & Poster Presentation!

ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2019, November 11-15, 2019, Kumasi, Ghana

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Don't Delay -  Submit your research today!

Deadline to submit for oral presentation - September 13, 2019.

ISCB-Africa ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference welcomes original research and previously published research submissions for oral presentation consideration. Abstracts may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas listed below:

  • Agricultural Bioinformatics
  • AI in genomics and precision medicine
  • Bioinformatics Education
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Challenging traditional research ecosystems in Africa
  • Data governance
  • Data for OneHealth
  • Drug design and discovery
  • Informatics for Biobanks
  • Metagenomics
  • Open Science and Open Data
  • Pathogens genomics
  • Population Genetics, Variation and Evolution
  • General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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Not ready to present a talk? ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2019 also welcomes poster abstract submissions to be presented at the conference in our poster sessions. More information here!

Deadline to submit for poster only consideration is September 30, 2019.

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ROCKY 2019
Call for Submissions

ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO

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Submit your research  - Be a part of the premier conference of the Rockies!

Submit an Abstract - ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO
The Rocky 2019 Conference will provide opportunities for short "flash" presentations (10 minute talks) and poster presentations on current projects from as many attendees as possible. Original presentations (including significant works-in-progress) are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.

Please note: All presenters must register as a conference attendee by November 18, 2019 in order to give a presentation at Rocky 2019!

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RSG with DREAM 2019
There's still time! Submit your research!

RSG with DREAM 2019

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Foster Discussions & Establish Collaborations - Submit your cutting-edge research!

Abstract submission deadline: September 9!

The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics invites abstracts for consideration for oral presentations or participation in a poster session.

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Call for Papers for DREAM Challenge Sessions!



Malaria DREAM Challenge:
An open innovation framework for discovery of anti-malarial drug combinations



DREAM Preterm Birth Prediction Challenge: Transcriptomic



Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) Drug-Kinase Binding Prediction DREAM Challenge: Catalyzing compound-target interaction mapping
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Special Session on Cancer Systems Biology Submissions!

Regulatory and Systems Genomics 2019 will include an abstract submissions track for a Special Session of Cancer Systems Topics include but are not limited to: regulatory programs and signaling pathways in cancer cells, tumor-immune interactions and the tumor microenvironment, developmental plasticity in tumors and epigenetic analyses, tumor metabolism, genetic and non-genetic sources of heterogeneity, drug response and precision oncology.

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ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements
 
Looking for opportunities to share your research?  Submit TODAY to these dynamic and top conferences in the field!
 
 RSG with DREAM 2019, Nov 4 - 6, 2019, New York City, New York RSG with DREAM 2019 Call for Submissions deadline:
September 9, 2019
   
ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics in Kumasi, Ghana, November 11 - 15, 2019

ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2019 Oral Presentation Submissions deadline
September 13, 2019

New NIH Funding Opportunity!
The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions. Visit here for more information. 
Must See ISCBtv!
Did you miss ISMB/ECCB 2019? Not to worry! Recorded talks from the premier comp bio conference of the year have now been posted to ISCB's YouTube channel! Check them out now!
More Important Deadlines below!
 
AdvCompBIo 2019, Nov 28 - 29, 2019,  La Pedrera. Barcelona, Spain AdvCompBio 2019 Early Registration deadline:
September 15, 2019
ROCKY 2019,  Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO Rocky 2019 Call for Abstracts deadline:
October 7, 2019
PSB 2020, January 3-7, 2020,  The Big Island of Hawaii PSB 2020 Early Registration deadline:
October 31, 2019
Travel Fellowship Opportunities!
Applications for traveling funding to attend the ISCB Africa ASBCB 2019 Conference on Bioinformatics are now being accepted. Funding aims to support the registration, travel and accommodation of students. Application deadline is September 16th! Full details here.
 
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