Poster Chair: Iddo Friedberg, Miami University, Oxford Ohio, United States
Poster Co-chair: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

Submissions now open at:

The organizers of ISMB/ECCB  2015 invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster.

New for 2015 - Poster Fees
Oral Poster Selection
General Information
Submission Guidelines
Posters on Display
Poster Display Size
Poster Topic Areas


Poster Fees: New in 2015!!    Fees apply for Non-Member and Late Poster Submission

***Please review carefully:  ISMB/ECCB will not extend the poster submission deadlines. Please do not wait to the last moment to submit your poster if you have any doubt about your membership status or credit card payment process. As a reminder the organizers accept most posters for the conference so there is no need for multiple submissions from a single author.

1) All non-members will be required to pay a poster submission fee of $50 for early poster submission. ISCB Members will be eligible to submit a single poster using their membership ID and Password as a part of the membership benefit.

Non-members should consider joining ISCB prior to submitting their poster - please read ISCB membership information at:

2) Delegates are encouraged to submit posters to ISMB as part of the early Call for Posters submission process (closing March 12, 2015). Posters submitted after this date as part of the Call for Late Poster submission process (opening March 16, 2015) will require a non-refundable Late Poster Fee of $50 for Members and $100 for Non-Members payable during the submission process.



Monday, January 12, 2015 Call for Posters Opens
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Poster Submission Deadline
Friday, April 10, 2015 Poster Acceptance Notification



Fee Schedule
Date Description Member Fee Non-Member Fee
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Poster Submission Deadline $0.00 $50.00
Thursday April 16, 2015 Late Poster Submission Deadline $50.00 $100.00



General Information

 ISMB/ECCB 2015 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. We are soliciting high-quality research posters in any aspect of computational biology.

Posters are intended to convey a scientific result and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. There will be a separate space for Industry Posters in the exhibition area - to learn more about Industry Posters contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A poster that is judged by the conference organizers to be an advertisement will be subject to removal without notice.

Posters submitted may cover any area of computational biology. We also encourage submission of purely experimental work and experimental posters should be submitted to the category (noted below) most accurately reflecting the area of this work and will be displayed accordingly. Posters must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2014.

Submitted posters will be reviewed by the poster selection committee and notification of acceptance will be provided to the corresponding author no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.



Oral Poster Selection

A select number of accepted posters will receive an opportunity to complete a short oral presentation (approximately 6 minutes) during the conference parallel tracks in addition to their poster being displayed during the poster sessions. Posters nominated by at least one of the judges for oral presentation in the first round of review, will automatically be reviewed by additional members of the review panel. Posters amassing the largest number of recommendations will be selected for presentation. Late Posters will not be evaluated for Oral Poster Presentation track.  Additional details on presenting in the Oral Poster Track (OPT) will be provided directly to the authors of the works selected for presentation.



Submission Guidelines

Poster authors submitting by March 12, 2015 may be eligible to apply for a Conference Travel Fellowship. All poster abstracts must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2015 (You have until 11:59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). Space for posters is limited, and while we will make every effort to accommodate all interested groups, we advise you to submit your poster well before the deadline.

Posters submitted by the March 12, 2015 deadline will be notified of acceptance by Friday, April 10, 2015. Poster abstracts (maximum 250 words) will be posted on the conference web site. The abstract should not contain your title/position or any personal information (e.g. affiliation). There is a maximum of one poster per presenting author. The presenting author of a poster must be registered delegate and be available at the poster session to which their poster is assigned. Any author may submit to various conference tracks in addition to submitting a poster for review.



Posters on Display

Odd Numbered posters:
On display Sunday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. through Monday, July 13, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Sunday, July 12: 5:40 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Even Numbered posters:

On display Monday, July 13, 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, July 14, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Monday, July 13: 5:40 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Poster Sessions with Authors are held 5:40 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 (odd numbered posters) and Monday, July 13 (even numbered posters). Authors should be prepared in advanced to be available to present on their assigned day. Please note due to the large number of posters we are unable to accept special requests for presentation dates.

Poster Display Size

The ideal poster size is A0 (and cannot exceed a maximum of 0.90 m (wide) x 1.20 m (high). View an image of the poster board  here.

Print your poster in Dublin: Located 5 minutes from the Convention Centre Dublin, BizPOST will provide poster printing at a special rate of €40.00 (VAT included). Regular hours are 8.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday and by arrangement outside of those hours. Please forward your file in pdf format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include ISMB 2015 Printing in the subject title to avail of pre-arranged discounted prices.

Submissions received after March 12, 2015 will be considered for the late poster acceptance. Posters submitted and accepted as part of the Call for Late Poster (opens March 16, 2015) are NOT eligible to apply for Conference Travel Fellowship Support.

The conference organizers will not offer tables for laptop computer demos during the poster session. If you would like to demonstrate your software, you are encouraged to submit an application for Technology Track. All abstracts will be considered a "personal communication" to the conference attendees. Abstracts will not be published in the proceedings, but will appear in the program and on the conference website.



Poster Topic Areas

Submitted posters will be reviewed and categorized into the following general areas:

Bioinformatics of Disease and Treatment
- Computational approaches to the study of disease predisposition, progression and treatment
Comparative Genomics
- The study of the relationship between genome structure and function across different biological species or strains
- The examination of how different models of learning and educational programming in bioinformatics (e.g. tutorials, workshops, courses and e-learning) can be used to impact the understanding and use of bioinformatics across different audiences.
- The study of heritable changes in gene expression or phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence
Functional Genomics
- The study of whole organism level gene and protein quantities, functions, and interactions

Genome Organization and Annotation
- The annotation of genome components' functions and spatial localizations
Genetic Variation Analysis
- Detection, qualification, and annotation of genetic variants and their effects
- The study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples
New in 2015Open Science and Citizen Science
- Open Science - making research and data accessible to professional and amateur scientists.This includes practices such as open source licensing, open access publications, open notebook research, and generally making it easier to publish and communicate scientific knowledge, and;
- Citizen Science - includes employing non-professionals in the gathering, analysis and/or dissemination of data, and may include practices such as crowdsourcing (use of large number of people for certain tasks) and gamification (crowdsourcing via networked games).
Pathogen informatics
- The study of  microbial genomes with respect to host-pathogen interactions
Population Genetics, Variation and Evolution
- The study of allele variance and distribution and their change under the influence of evolutionary processes
Protein Structure and Function Prediction and Analysis
- Computational approaches to the prediction and annotation of protein structure, function, and their relationships
- The high-throughput study of protein structure and function, chiefly via protein purification and mass spectrometry techniques
Sequence Analysis
- The analysis of DNA, RNA or peptide sequences to understand their features, function, structure, or evolution
Systems Biology and Networks
- The study of complex component interactions within biological systems


Institutional Research.

Not-for profit research institutes and universities are able to submit their research findings as part of the call for posters. This will be displayed with in the topic area of Institutional Research.


Individuals may choose to submit a poster presenting a review of a specific field or technique. These submissions do not need to contain original work from the author and are intended to be an introduction for individuals not familiar with the field or technique. These review are not meant to be advertisements (e.g. it is not acceptable that the poster is an advertisement for a book or other type of commercial publication)

All questions pertaining to the ISMB/ECCB 2015 poster session should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Q: Can someone else submit my poster for me?
A: Yes but if you are a member you will need to provide them with your ISCB member ID and Password. If you don't recall your password use this link:

• Members, plan ahead to ensure that your membership is valid, that you remember your ISCB ID and Password. Your ISCB ID can only be used once for a poster submission.

• Non-members please ensure your credit card information is correct and valid as payment is required for the submission.

If you are a non-member anyone can submit but they will need to pay the submission fee on your behalf and identify you as the presenter after payment is made during the submission process (Please note a member submitting on behalf of a non-member presenter must use the Payment Option 2 on the poster submission page when submitting for the poster presenter). Membership benefits are non-transferable.

Remember it will save you money to become a member of ISCB as there is no cost to submit a poster as an ISCB member and the conference registration will also be a lower price for members. Either way you save!

Join ISCB here:

Q: Can I submit more than one poster?
A: No you should only submit one poster - the conference only allows one poster per author for presentation. The acceptance rate for posters is generally very high so there is no need to submit more than one poster.

Q: If I pay to submit a poster can I get a refund if my poster is not accepted?
A: No refunds will be provided for poster submission payments.

Q: What happens If I make a mistake on my poster submission?
A: After you have completed your submission you are able to edit your poster - you will receive an editing link.  If you are concerned about how to submit we recommend you submit your poster as soon as possible to ensure you have completed everything correctly.