ISMB/ECCB 2017 - Growing Together, Celebrating 25 Years of ISMB!
The annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) is the flagship meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The 2017 conference is the 25th ISMB conference, which has grown to become the world's largest bioinformatics/computational biology conference. Joining forces with the European Conference on Computational Biology (16th Annual Conference) ISMB/ECCB 2017 will be the year's most important computational biology event globally. ISMB/ECCB 2017 takes place July 21-25, at the Prague Congress Centre.
The ISMB/ECCB 2017 conference has been designed to make it easy for researchers sharing common interests to come together and listen to exciting new developments in their field. At the heart of the meeting are fourteen established communities (COSIs – Communities of Special Interest - learn more about COSIs here) reflecting most of the major research themes and training in computational biology. These COSIs along with their ISMB/ECCB track program details comprise of:
3DSIG – structural bioinformatics
Bioinfo-Core – core competencies in bioinformatics
BioOntologies – ontologies for medicine and life sciences
BioVis – visualization of biological data
BOSC - Bioinformatics Open Source Conference
COBE – Bioinformatics Education
CAMDA – analysis of heterogenous datasets
Function – methods for protein function annotation
HitSeq - high throughput sequencing algorithms and applications
IRB – computational and experimental aspects of research in RNA biology
NetBio – methods and tools for network biology
RegSys – computational methods for studying the regulation of genes and systems
SysMod – computational modelling of biological systems
TransMed – computational approaches in clinical and translational medicine
VariSIG – methods for understanding the impacts of genetic variation
Each day of the four-day conference includes COSI track presentations, a variety of workshops, special sessions and focused presentations on other important research area topics in computational biology. Some of these research communities include: Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation; Computational Immune Oncology; Machine Learning in Systems Biology; along with a Bioinformatics Core Workshop and Workshop on Education in Bioinformatics.
The meeting will encompass all of the familiar themes and tracks, such as proceedings, highlight, or late breaking topics, that made ISMB/ECCB a pillar of the community in previous years, but will now offer an improved quality in the experience for you, the delegate. You now have the opportunity to listen to talks on the same theme, opportunities to engage in discussions and networking with other like-minded researchers, in a much more themed-focused program.
The ISMB/ECCB 2017 conference will be held at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC) located at:
5. kvetna 1640/65, Nusle
140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 261 171 111
The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the Vyšehrad station on Line C of the Prague underground railway network, providing convenient access by public transport from the city’s airport and all major rail and bus stations. A map of the network is available here.
Maps, timetables, fares and route planning are available in English on the Prague Public Transport website www.dpp.cz/en/
If you are travelling by car to the PCC you can find parking details here.