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Online Registration Close Notice

ISMB 2010 On-line registration will close Monday, July 5 (Midnight, Eastern Time). Registrations can still be accepted at the conference registration desk at the Hynes Convention Center, 200 Level, Hall C, Pre function space
 
Registration Desk Hours:
 
Registration Desk Hours – July 8 – 13
Hynes Convention Center – 200 Level – Hall C Pre-function Space
 
Thursday, July 8 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 9 
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 11 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 12
7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Registration Desk Hours (MGED) July 14 - 15
Hynes Convention Center – 300 Level – Outside Room 302/304
Wednesday, July 14 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 15 
7:30 a.m. – Noon

   


Online registration is available now at: https://www.cteusa.com/ismb2010/              


Before registering please take a moment to review the details below about the ISMB 2010 conference and its many components.

 

 

New for 2010!

Group Registration: Register 6 and Receive one complimentary registration free - a minimum value of $500*

Register 6 delegates and receive one free ISMB conference registration!! Individuals from the same lab or organization have an opportunity to receive a complimentary 7th conference registration free when registering as a group.

To take advantage of this special offer the group should simply identify a group leader and have her/him contact the ISMB registration team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The registration team will coordinate the group’s registration following the normal registration process. Please note the delegate receiving the complimentary registration will be required to provide credit card payment details – the card will not be charged unless in the case of a cancellation of a group member or some other cause for the group of 6 paying registrants to be altered or for additional registration or conference purchases not covered by this special offer.

*The complimentary registration is applicable to the lowest priced registration fee from the group at the Early Bird Discounted Rate. Registration is for the main conference and does not include additional registration options (ie. Tutorials, SIGs, etc.)


Conference Registration Fees include:

  • Opening Reception (Saturday, July 10)
  • Scientific sessions (Sunday, July 11 through Tuesday, July 13)
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibit hall entrance
  • Coffee Breaks and Lunches (July 11 - 13) at the Hynes Convention Center
  • Closing Reception (Tuesday, July 13)
  • One CD of the conference proceedings*

Optional Registration Items at Additional Fees

  • Two-day 3Dsig Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics Satellite Meeting, Friday, July 9 & Saturday, July 10 including 3Dsig Evening Session and Dinner, Friday, July 9
  • 3Dsig Evening Session and Dinner (for delegates not registered at the 3Dsig Satellite Meeting) - Friday, July 9
  • Two-day Special Interest Group meetings – Friday, July 9 & Saturday, July 10 (SIGs)
  • One-day Special Interest Group meetings - Friday, July 9 or Saturday, July 10 (SIGs)
  • Student Council Symposium, Friday, July 9
  • Orienteering Ice Breaker, Friday, July 9
  • Tutorials, Saturday, July 10
  • Two and one-half day MGED Satellite Meeting and Tutorials (Tuesday afternoon July 11, Wednesday, July 12 & Thursday, July 13)
  • Additional ISMB Tutorial or Conference Proceedings on CD
  • Housing

*Please note - A CD of the conference proceedings will be given to each delegate. The proceedings will also be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics. The conference proceedings will not be available in print. Delegates wanting printed copies of papers are encouraged to print the papers they are interested in prior to the conference by accessing the on-line proceedings. Details for accessing the online version will be posted on the conference home page on or after June 10, 2010.

 

REGISTRATION FEES
ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28, 2010
Student $500.00 $700.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $700.00 $900.00
Corporate $800.00 $1000.00

 

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28,2010
Student $600.00 $800.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $900.00 $1100.00
Corporate $1000.00 $1200.00

 

ISCB MEMBERSHIP ( ISCB Membership Fee Chart available here)

ISCB MEMBERS: If you are a current member of ISCB, you must use the email address registered with your ISCB membership record in order to register at the discounted member rates through the online system. If you do not know the email address you used to register with ISCB, please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before proceeding with conference registration.

NON-MEMBERS OF ISCB: Non-members will be able to join ISCB through the on-line conference registration system and immediately receive member rates for ISMB 2010. You can either join when you register for the conference or you can join directly with ISCB here: http://www.iscb.org/membership.shtml and then immediately register for ISMB at the member rates.

ISCB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If your ISCB membership is not current or will expire on or before July 13, 2010, you will be offered an opportunity to renew your membership as part of your registration fees through the online system.

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

To register via fax or mail, please print out the paper form here and complete the information and fax or mail to CTE USA:
ISMB 2010 Registration
c/o CTE, PO Box 783
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA 60009-0783

Or: e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ISMB 2010 conference fees are charged in United States dollars.

CREDIT CARDS

The following credit cards are accepted for registration: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, and Visa.

WIRE TRANSFER

To arrange a wire transfer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request wire transfer instructions. Please note that any bank fees must be paid by the participant. Should funds arrive with bank fees deducted, payment of the difference will be charged to the participant at on-site registration.

Invitation letters required for visa applications will be sent with your confirmation after registration and full payment have been received. You must be registered and paid-in-ful for the conference in order to receive an invitation letter.

For further information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Points to remember when registering for 2010:

The following parallel program options may affect the way you choose to register for optional items:

  • Friday, July 9: Student Council Symposium, 3Dsig Satellite Meeting, One and Two-day SIGs
  • Saturday, July 10: 3Dsig Satellite Meeting, One and Two-day SIGs, Tutorials

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OPTIONAL REGISTRATION ITEMS AT ADDITIONAL FEES

 

STUDENT COUNCIL SYMPOSIUM (SCS6)
Friday, July 9

 

Student Council Symposium (Friday, July 9)
FEES - All prices in US dollars
For delegates also registering for ISMB $75.00
For delegates registering for the Student Council Symposium only $100.00

 

The 6th ISCB Student Council Symposium is a student-organized event featuring keynote lectures, oral presentations and a poster session. In addition to previous years, a career event will be organized with a variety of distinguished speakers from industry and academia. The Symposium is tailored mainly to undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-docs in computational biology and related disciplines.

The Student Council Symposium is a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

FEES

The Student Council registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch.

Note: Student Council Symposium registrants are not required to register as delegates for the ISMB 2010 conference to attend SCS6.

SATELLITE MEETINGS

3Dsig - Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10
MGED 2010 - Tuesday, July 13 (afternoon), Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15

Note: Registrants are not required to register as delegates for the ISMB 2010 conference to attend a Satellite Meeting. You may select "Satellite only" to register just for the 3Dsig. The MGED Satellite Meeting following the main ISMB conference has one pricing structure for all MGED attendees. Satellite Meeting registration does not allow access to the SIG Meetings. Delegates wishing to attend portions of the Satellite Meeting and portions of one or more SIGs must register for both events.

 

3Dsig Satellite Meeting


The registration fee for the 3Dsig Satellite Meeting includes the evening session and dinner. Daily lunches for the 3Dsig Satellite Meeting are included. Each Satellite Meeting participant will receive a meeting notes booklet. The Satellite Meeting will be held at the Hynes Convention Center.

 


 

3Dsig Satellite Meeting
(for Delegates also registering for ISMB 2010)
FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28, 2010
Student $300.00 $400.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $325.00 $425.00
Corporate $425.00 $525.00


 

3Dsig Satellite Meeting Only
FEES 3Dsig Satellite Meeting Only - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28, 2010
Student $400.00 $500.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $425.00 $525.00
Corporate $525.00 $625.00

 

3Dsig Evening Session and Dinner

On Friday, July 9, the 3Dsig will host an evening dinner including a panel discussion and keynote speaker, both on a central topic to Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics. This session is included in the 3Dsig Satellite registration. Other SIG delegates wanting to attend this 3Dsig session can do so for an additional registration price of $75.00. Additional evening sessions tickets are available for purchase when registering online.

The panel discussion will include audience participation, informal round-table discussions and interactions over dinner. For further details on 3Dsig Satellite Meeting see http://bcb.med.usherbrooke.ca/3dsig10/

MGED Satellite Meeting

The registration fee for the MGED Satellite Meeting includes afternoon keynote talks (shared with ISMB) and opening reception (held in conjunction with the ISMB closing reception) on Tuesday, July 13, and daily continental breakfast and lunch on July 14 and July 15. Each Satellite Meeting participant will receive a meeting notes booklet. The Satellite Meeting will be held at the Hynes Convention Center. Delegates can also register for MGED tutorials during online registration.

Attendees will also be able to participate in MGED tutorials and can register during online registration. Tutorials will be held on Wednesday, July 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

MGED Tutorial 1: $75.00 – Deep Sequencing Analysis (Steffen Durinck, UC Berkeley; Cole Trapnell, UMCP; Angela Brooks, UC Berkeley)

MGED Tutorial 2: $75.00 – RNA-seq data analysis using R and Bioconductor (Angela Goncalves and Gabriella Rustici, EBI, UK)

MGED Tutorial 3: $25.00 – Meta-analysis of Genomic Data (Aedin Culhane, DFCI: Misha Kapushesky, EBI; Kasper Lage, MGH; Soumya Raychaudhuri, Broad)

MGED Tutorial 4: $25.00 – MAGE-TAB + Annotare Tutorial (Ravi Shankar, Stanford and Helen Parkinson, EBI) - (Cancelled)

 

For All Delegates - MGED Satellite Meeting
FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28, 2010
Student $275.00 $375.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $375.00 $475.00
Corporate $475.00 $575.00

 

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS (SIGs)

ISMB 2010 will host one-day and two-day Special Interest Group meetings on Friday, July 9, and Saturday, July 10, prior to the conference.

Note: SIG Registrants are not required to register for the ISMB 2010 conference to attend a SIG meeting. You may select "SIG only" to register only for a SIG.

Registering for a SIG allows you to move freely between all SIGs that take place at the same time as the meeting for which you are registered, to the extent that the room capacities can accommodate. SIG registration does not allow access to the Satellite Meeting.

Each SIG participant will receive a booklet that includes handouts from all SIGs. Lunch is included in the SIG fee.

Please register for the SIG in which you are most interested so that we can assign SIGs to larger and smaller rooms as appropriate. All SIG meetings will be held at the Hynes Convention Center.

NOTE: One-Day SIG registrants are able to participate in SIG meetings exclusively on the day for which they have registered, unless registered for two one-day SIG meetings.

 

1-Day SIG Pre-Conference (Friday, July 9 or Saturday, July 10)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010


1-Day SIG (Friday, July 9 or Saturday, July 10) (for Delegates also registering for ISMB 2010)
1-Day SIG FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 May 28, 2010
Student $105.00 $205.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $120.00 $220.00
Corporate $130.00 $230.00


 

1-Day SIG-Only (Friday, July 9 or Saturday, July 10)
1-Day SIG FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28, 2010
Student $155.00 $255.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $170.00 $270.00
Corporate $180.00 $280.00

NOTE: One-day SIG registrants must also register for ISMB 2010 if wanting to participate in any of the main conference sessions. SIG-only registration does not include ISMB 2010 registration.


Two-Day SIGs (Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10)


 

2-Day SIG (Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10)
(for Delegates also registering for ISMB 2010)
2-Day SIG FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28, 2010
Student $200.00 $300.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $225.00 $325.00
Corporate $250.00 $350.00

 


2-Day SIG-Only (Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10)
2-Day SIG FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE May 28, 2010 AFTER May 28, 2010
Student $300.00 $400.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $325.00 $425.00
Corporate $350.00 $450.00

 

TUTORIAL SESSIONS


Saturday, July 10

ISMB delegates are invited to register for one or two 1/2-day optional tutorials. There are five (5) concurrent sessions in the morning and four (4) concurrent sessions in the afternoon. Tutorial fee includes one hard-copy of the tutorial notes of the tutorial presentation registered for, plus one CD which includes notes from all tutorials. Lunch is included in registration fee for delegates registering for two tutorials.

Delegates registering for only one tutorial have the option to purchase a $30.00 lunch ticket during online registration.


Tutorial Sessions (Saturday, July 10)
FEES - All prices in US dollars 1 Tutorial 2 Tutorials
ISCB Members $80.00 $120.00
Non-Members $130.00 $170.00

Note: You must be registered for the ISMB 2010 conference to attend a tutorial with the exception of:
Tutorial AM1: part of ISCB's High School Outreach program promoting life sciences education for high school teachers. A registration form for this indivisual Tutorial (AM1) is available here
Tutorials AM4 and PM4:  part of ISCB's Biology Outreach program promoting life sciences education for biologists.

 

DISCOVER BOSTON ORIENTEERING EVENT & ICEBREAKER

 

Discover Boston by joining other conference attendees in exploring this historic city including parts of the Freedom Trail and the Boston Gardens/Boston Commons. This event has proven to be a great way to meet other attendees. (Friday, July 9, 6:00 p.m.)
Cost per participant is $15.00

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PUBLICATIONS

All ISMB 2010 registrants will receive one copy of the proceedings on CD, and all tutorial participants will receive one copy of the tutorial notes on CD. Additional copies are available for the following fees:

  • Proceedings (CD version only) $25.00
  • Tutorial notes (CD version with all tutorials ) $25.00

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CONFERENCE T-SHIRT

Conference delegates can purchase an ISMB 2010 Conference T-shirt during online registration. T-shirts can be ordered only until May 28, 2010 at a cost of $10.00

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HOUSING

 

The organizers have contracted a block of guest rooms at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The hotel is directly connected to the Hynes Convention Center, which is ideally situated in the heart of Boston. Serving as the Headquarters Hotel, the Sheraton Boston Hotel is offering discounted rates specifically for ISMB 2010 delegates. Delegates should book their hotel directly with the hotel.

Full details on the hotel are available at: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2010-generalinfo/housing


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ATTENTION ALL ATTENDEES

Electronic Conference Proceedings Only:
Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics, and will not be available in print. If you want printed proceedings it is recommended that you print copies of papers that you require from the online proceedings in advance. It is also recommended that you  bring a laptop computer to the conference to view the conference proceedings CD that will be included in your delegate bag. Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics on or after June 10, 2010.

Wireless internet services will be available throughout the conference facility, and a limited number of computer stations will be available for online viewing.

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO BOSTON

 

All international visitors, regardless of country of origin, must present a passport when entering the United States, and in many cases an entry visa is also required.

It is essential that delegates arriving from outside the US have a valid passport with expiration at least six months after the planned date of entry, and any other required travel documents such as an entry visa. Please ensure that you allow enough time to apply for an entry visa should one be required for your arrival and participation at ISMB 2010 in Boston. Paid registration must be received by ISMB 2010 before a visa letter can be provided, so early registration is suggested for all delegates requiring an entry visa.

Details are available on a number of websites including:

Travel to the USA

http://www.discoveramerica.com/ca/entry.html

A guide to International travel is available here:

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/newsroom/publications/travel/welcome2us.ctt/welcome2us.pdf

Visiting the USA:

http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/visiting-the-usa.shtm

ISCB and the ISMB 2010 conference organizers assume no responsibility for the accuracy of  information on any of the above websites, and encourage you to communicate directly with the US Embassy or US Consulate office that services your particular needs for entry into the United States.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and sent to:
ISMB 2010 Registration
c/o CTE, PO Box 783
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA 60009-0783

Telephone: 847-759-4269 (M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CDT; no cancellations accepted by phone)
Faxed to +1-847-759-6969
Or: e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All refunds, in US dollars, will be processed and mailed following the ISMB 2010 Conference.

Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule.
· Cancellations received on or before May 8, 2010, will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 processing fee.
· Cancellations received from May 9, 2010 through June 9, 2010 will receive a full refund minus a $200.00 processing fee.
· No refund of fees will be made after June 9, 2010.


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ISMB 2010 Submission Deadlines

(Schedule Subject to Change) As of: March 19, 2010

 

Special Sessions Track
August 31, 2009
Call for Special Sessions Opens
October 16, 2009
Special Sessions Proposal Submission Deadline
November 6, 2009
Special Sessions Acceptance Notification
January 15, 2010
Special Sessions Final Program Deadline
January 29, 2010
Final Acceptance of Proposals
May 14, 2010
Special Sessions Complete Program on web

 

Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs)
October 26, 2009
Call for SIGs Opens
December 1, 2009
SIG Submission Deadline
January 8, 2010
SIG Acceptance Notification
March 12, 2010
SIG Preliminary Program Due
April 23, 2010
SIG Program (preliminary) Available on web
May 21, 2010
SIG Complete Program on web

 

Tutorials
November 2, 2009
Call for Tutorials Opens
December 11, 2009
Tutorial (Instructor) Submission Deadline
December 21, 2009
Tutorial Acceptance Notification
February 12, 2010
Draft Tutorial Handouts Due
May 10, 2010
Final Handouts for Production

 

Technology Track
October 26, 2009
Call for Technology Track Opens
April 23, 2010
Submission Deadline
April 30, 2010
Technology Track Acceptance Notification

 

Proceedings Track (Papers)
October 19, 2009
Call for Proceedings Submissions Opens
January 8, 2010
Proceedings Submission Deadline
March 12, 2010
Proceedings Conditional Acceptance Notification
March 26, 2010
Revised Proceedings Submission Deadline
April 2, 2010
Proceedings Final Version Acceptance Notification

 

Highlight Papers Track
October 26, 2009
Call for Highlights Track Opens
February 26, 2010
Highlights Submission Deadline
March 26, 2010
Highlights Acceptance Notification

 

Art and Science Exhibition
November 23, 2009
Call for Art and Science Exhibition Opens
April 30, 2010
Artwork Submission Deadline
May 7, 2010
Art and Science Exhibition Acceptance Notification

 

Posters
November 30, 2009
Call for Posters Opens
March 19, 2010
Poster Submission Deadline
March 26, 2010
Call for Late Posters Opens
April 2, 2010
Poster Acceptance Notification
April 30, 2010
Late Poster Submission Deadline
May 14, 2010
Late Poster Acceptance Notification

 

Workshops Track
December 15, 2009
Call for Workshops Opens
February 12, 2010
Workshops Submission Deadline
February 26, 2010
Workshop Acceptance Notification
April 23, 2010
Detailed Schedule with Speakers
May 21, 2010
Complete Workshop Program Posted

 

Late Breaking Research
January 11, 2010
LBR: Call for Proposal Opens
March 12, 2010
LBR: Submission Deadline
April 2, 2010
LBR: Acceptance Notification

 

Student Council Symposium
February 22, 2010
Symposium Submission Opens
April 30, 2010
Symposium Submission Closes
April 30, 2010
Student Council Travel Fellowship Deadline
May 14, 2010
Symposium Submission Acceptance Notifications
July 9, 2010
Student Council Symposium

 

Travel Fellowships
Dates Vary
Travel Fellowship Application Invitations Sent (dates based on presentation acceptances)
April 12, 2010
Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
May 21, 2010
Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notification

 

ISMB Conference
July 9, 2010
Conference registration opens on-site
July 9, 2010
Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs)/Student Council Symposium
July 10, 2010
Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs)/Tutorials
July 11 ­– July 13, 2010
Conference Program

 

Registration
March 9, 2010
Registration Opens
May 28, 2010
Early Registration Discount Cut-off date

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