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  • Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
  • 10th Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

RECOMB 2017, Hong Kong

 
 KEY DATES
 
Paper submission deadline: October 28, 2016

Highlights submission deadline:
January 20, 2017

Poster submission deadline:
February 17, 2017

Travel fellowship application deadline:
February 27, 2017

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March 6, 2017
     
     


Call for Papers!

The 21st International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) 2017!

Hong Kong, May 3-6, 2017


The RECOMB conference series was founded in 1997 to provide a scientific forum for advances in computational biology and applications in molecular biology and medicine. The conference aims at bridging the computational, mathematical, statistical, and biological sciences, and bringing together researchers, professionals, students and industrial practitioners from all over the world for interaction and exchange of new developments in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. The conference will feature keynote talks by leading scientists, presentations of peer-reviewed high-quality research papers, presentations of exciting research developments that were published within the past year and poster sessions on latest research progress.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Molecular sequence analysis
* Sequencing and genotyping technologies
* Regulation and epigenomics
* Transcriptomics
* Metagenomics
* Population and statistical genetics
* Evolution and comparative genomics
* Structure and function of non-coding RNAs
* Computational proteomics and proteogenomics
* Computational structural biology
* Protein structure and function
* Biological networks
* Computational systems biology
* Bioimaging

RECOMB 2017

PHOENIX, ARIZONA
NOV 6 - 9, 2016

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Call to Submit for the 2016 Top Papers Reading List!


Call to Submit for the 2016 Top Papers Reading List!Every year we announce a list of "top papers in Regulatory and Systems Genomics" at the RECOMB/ISCB Meeting on Regulatory and Systems Genomics (RSG). Our goal is to identify seminal papers that introduced not only new biological insights, but also key computational methodologies for interpreting biological datasets that have had and will continue to have a lasting impact in the field of Computational Regulatory and Systems Genomics.

Relevant areas include Motifs, Grammars, Networks, Systems, Variation, Disease, Personal Genomics, GWAS interpretation, Regulatory Evolution, Comparative genomics, Epigenomics, Physical modeling, Dataset Integration, Splicing regulation, Transcriptional regulation, and all areas of gene and genome regulation at the systems level.

The papers are selected through a two-phase polling system that the community participates in via online voting. The deadline for submissions is October 9th.

For additional information and to submit nominations:
https://goo.gl/forms/yh8umTakau1dT6a92


The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)





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 Submit posters for presentation at ISCB-LA 2016

 

 
Submit posters for presentation at ISCB-LA 2016
The ISCB-LA 2016 welcomes the submission of abstracts for poster presentation. Poster abstracts are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods covering a range of topics reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature.
Submissions Deadline: September 16, 2016


Submit posters for presentation at RSG with DREAM Challenges & Cytoscape Workshop.
Submit posters for presentation at RSG with DREAM Challenges & Cytoscape Workshop.
This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation.
Submissions Deadline: September 16, 2016



Submit an abstract to the Rocky 2016 Conference!
The Rocky 2016 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.
Submissions Deadline: October 3, 2016


ISCB Announces Results of the 2016 Officer and Student Council Leadership Elections





ISCB Announces Results of the 2016 Officer and Student Council Leadership Elections

The Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is pleased to announce the results of the recent officer elections. Members of the society elected the following as incoming officers beginning January 2017:

Thomas Lengauer, Department of Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, GermanyPresident-Elect – Thomas Lengauer, Department of Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany. Thomas Lengauer, Ph.D. (Computer Science, Stanford University, 1979), Dr. rer. nat. (Mathematics, Free University of Berlin, 1976), is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Adjunct Professor at Saarland University and the University of Bonn. He is a founding member of ISCB and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors, in which he served in all years except 2002 to 2005, and of the Executive Committee where he currently serves as Vice President. Lengauer has chaired the ISCB Awards Committee from 2005 to 2007, where he assisted in the development of a revised selection process. He was also Scientific Chair of ISMB 1999 (Heidelberg) and 2007 (Vienna), as well as an Area Chair in several ISMB conferences. Lengauer is a Fellow of our Society. He will be President-Elect from January 2017 to January 2018 and will become President of the Society in January 2018, serving a three-year term. His research interests and activities include structural bioinformatics, molecular docking and computational chemistry, computational epigenetics and bioinformatics for disease, especially, viral resistance analysis.

Janet Kelso, Bioinformatics Research Group Leader, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, GermanyVice President – Janet Kelso, Bioinformatics Research Group Leader, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. Janet Kelso, Ph.D. (Bioinformatics, University of the Western Cape, 2003), is a Bioinformatics Research Group Leader and Minerva Professor of Bioinformatics at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. She is currently serving as a member of the ISCB Board of Directors (2005 - present), is the ISCB Conference Council Co-chair, has served on the ISMB Steering Committee since 2006, as well as an ISMB Conference Co-chair in 2014 and 2015. Kelso has played instrumental roles in the development of the ISCB conference series and served on the Executive Committee in both the position of Secretary (2006-2011) and Vice President (2011-2013). Kelso is a Fellow of our Society. She is also the Executive Co-editor for Bioinformatics, and serves on several other editorial boards. Kelso will serve her three-year term as Vice President starting in January 2017. Her research interests span questions in evolutionary and comparative genomics. She has participated in the development of methods for the analysis of ancient DNA and in the analysis of the genomes of archaic and early modern humans. Most recently her group has studied the functional implications of the admixture between humans and Neanderthals.


This year's election also included ISCB Student Council leadership. The ISCB Board of Directors is pleased to announce the elected young professionals who will lead the ISCB Student Council (SC) in 2017.

  • Chair – Farzana Rahman, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
  • Vice Chair – Nazeefa Fatima, University of Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
  • Treasurer – Aishwarya Alex Namasivayam, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Secretary - R. Gonzalo Parra, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Student Council Representative to ISCB Board of Directors - Dan DeBlasio, Carnegie Mellon University, United States


For additional information on ISCB's annual nominations and elections procedures please see www.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 2017, for terms beginning in January 2018.


The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)





Do you have exciting research you would like to share?

Submit to one of these exciting ISCB Conferences!

 Submit posters for presentation at ISCB-LA 2016

 

 
Submit posters for presentation at ISCB-LA 2016
The ISCB-LA 2016 welcomes the submission of abstracts for poster presentation. Poster abstracts are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods covering a range of topics reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature.
Submissions Deadline: September 16, 2016


Submit posters for presentation at RSG with DREAM Challenges & Cytoscape Workshop.
Submit posters for presentation at RSG with DREAM Challenges & Cytoscape Workshop.
This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation.
Submissions Deadline: September 16, 2016



Submit an abstract to the Rocky 2016 Conference!
The Rocky 2016 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.
Submissions Deadline: October 3, 2016


GLBIO 2017

Join Us!

UNIV. of ILLINOIS
at CHICAGO

MAY 15 - 17, 2017

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Submit a Special Session for GLBIO 2017 today!

The Program Chairs of the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) invite proposals for special sessions.

The topic and structure of the sessions can vary but should be of interest to a substantial component of the bioinformatics research community.

For example, sessions can be workshops, tutorials, or software schools, and can include invited speakers and/or contributed talks.

Session proposals are due on October 1, 2016.

For further information contact the Program Chairs:

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Rocky 2016

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Be a part of Rocky 2016 -- Submit your research today!

Abstract (Oral & Poster) Submissions

Deadline: October 3, 2016


Submit your research today to become a part of this prestigious and unique conference!

Rocky 2016 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.


PHOENIX, ARIZONA
NOV 6 - 9, 2016

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RSG with DREAM 2016: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Submit your research today to be part of this vibrant conference!


Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation
Deadline: September 1, 2016

Poster Submissions
Deadline: September 16, 2016


Possible topics include:

  • Network visualization and analysis
  • Regulatory motifs and modules
  • Epigenomics and chromatin state
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Regulatory networks
  • Co-transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational regulation
  • Signal transduction networks
  • Genetic, molecular, and phenotypic variation and human disease
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Single-cell proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Machine learning methods for systems biology
  • Translational systems biology




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ISCB-Latin America 2016: Call for Submissions!


Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this vibrant conference - Submit your research today!

ORIGINAL RESEARCH FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Deadline: September 2, 2016

Abstracts selected for presentation will be invited to submit full papers to be published in the F1000Research ISCB Community Journal. Publications fees will be waived for accepted abstracts presented at the conference. - Submit for an Oral Presentation!

POSTERS
Deadline: September 16, 2016

Poster abstracts are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods covering a range of topics reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature. Accepted posters are displayed at the conference. Authors will be assigned a presentation time in one of two sessions.  - Submit a Poster!


PHOENIX, ARIZONA
NOV 6 - 9, 2016

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Take Advantage of Early Bird Rates - Register Now & Save!


Now in its ninth year, the RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges and Cytoscape Workshop is one of the premier annual meetings in the fields of regulatory genomics, systems biology, and network visualization. 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.


Don't Forget to Register for the Cytoscape Workshop!

Cytoscape is the most popular network visualization and analysis tool in biological sciences. This workshop will provide a general introduction to network biology studies and Cytoscape concepts, including a hands-on session aimed to bootstrap new and returning users.  For more information please visit the workshop tab on the website.