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  • Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2018 (NGS 2018)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
NOV 6 - 9, 2016

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Online Registration Closes: October 30, 2016


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ISCB ANNUAL AWARDS

Nominate a Deserving Scientist Today for One of Four ISCB Annual Awards!

Nominations are now open!


Deadline: December 2, 2016


ISCB Overton Prize Award
ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist
The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and 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 stage (up to 8 years post-degree) of his or her career.
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes members of the computational biology community who are more than 12 to 15 years post-degree and have made major contributions to the field of computational biology through research, education, service, or a combination of the three.
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ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
ISCB Innovator 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.

Nominees must be members of ISCB!
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to leading scientists who are within two decades post-degree, who consistently make outstanding contributions to the field, and who continue to forge new directions.
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ISCB-Latin America 2016: Early Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!

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Early Reg Deadline: October 24, 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to join us for the ISCB-LA A2B2C Bioinformatics Conference which aims to inspire and foster collaborations between regional scientists and students to advance  research in the areas of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The scientific program showcases exceptional keynote speakersoriginal research scientific talks, and poster sessions.  




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ISCB-Latin America 2016: Submit your Late Breaking Research Today!


Submit your research to become a dynamic part of ISCB LA 2016!

Late-breaking Research Poster Submissions

POSTERS
Deadline: October 7, 2016

The ISCB-LA 2016 invites the submission of abstracts for late-breaking research 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.

Poster Submission Abstract template pdf (click here).


PHOENIX, ARIZONA
NOV 6 - 9, 2016

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Join us in Arizona for the ninth annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges and Cytoscape Workshop, the premier annual meeting in the fields of regulatory genomics, systems biology, and network visualization!


RECOMB 2017, Hong Kong

 
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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


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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