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Birds of a Feather (BoF)

ISMB 2010 will offer a number of "spontaneous" open meetings for participants to meet and talk about topics of mutual interest.

The "Birds-of-a-feather" (BoF) meetings are a long-standing, highly successful tradition at ISMB. Conference participants are encouraged to submit a topic for discussion to this website and to recruit as many (or as few) interested participants as desired by the topic leader.

The conference organizers have set aside several rooms specifically for birds-of-a-feather meetings. The BoFs will be available on Monday, July 12 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, July 13 (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Birds of a feather submissions are now closed.

ISMB Killer App Award

Submissions for the ISMB Killer App Award should be made online here by Saturday, June 12, 2010.

The ISMB Killer App Award promotes the development of bioinformatics tools and services of substantial practical value to the biological research community.

Anita de Waard, Elsevier, USA and Seán O’Donoghue, EMBL, Germany


Submission Schedule
June 12, 2010
Submission Deadline
July 1, 2010
Killer App Finalists Notification
Tuesday, July 13:
11:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Room: 306
Killer App Award Session (Technology Track: TT34)
Killer App Award

We are very pleased to present the first ever ISMB Killer App Award in Boston to the individual or team that presents a tool/system that would be judged to be of most practical benefit to biochemists and molecular biologists

To be eligible, your system must be presented at ISMB 2010 as either a poster or talk, and must be fully functional. To submit your work, complete the online sign-up form mentioning your poster number or talk title, and providing a short explanation (500 words max.) of how your tool benefits today’s busy biologist. Be as specific as you can: if you have done user studies, describe them; if you have anecdotal evidence, mention it; if you have a website or paper detailing the user feedback, include it. If you have it, give user or web access statitics.

A panel of expert judges will select three finalists who will be invited to give a short talk as part of a Technology Track session at ISMB 2010. The winner will receive an Apple iPad and their work will possibly be integrated and featured on Elsevier’s platforms.

The ISMB Killer App Award is generously sponsored by ScienceDirect.

Through its Applications initiative, Elsevier is looking at how, in the contemporary scientific environment, we can meet the challenge to provide efficient search and discovery of scientific content, and create a new publishing ecosystem that is integrated, intelligent, collaborative, trustworthy and open to innovative applications.

Travel Fellowship Information

Funding Information

ISMB 2010 is pleased to announce funding opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows to present a talk or poster at the conference in Boston, USA. The conference organizers are committed to providing support to as many eligible applicants as possible, although our funding sources are very limited and we regret that we are not able to fund all applicants.

Submission Schedule
Monday, April 12, 2010 Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
Friday, May 21, 2010
Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notification


Application Process
Application is by invitation-only, sent automatically via email from the ISCB submission system to the submitting author of each accepted Paper, Poster (excluding accepted Late Posters), Highlights and Late Breaking Research presentation. This invitation email will arrive after notification of acceptance to present at ISMB 2010, as a separate email.  IF YOU HAVE AN ACCEPTED PRESENTATION AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN INVITATION BY APRIL 5 PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER AND THEN CONTACT US IF AN INVITATION IS NOT THERE: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Each invitation will include a unique travel fellowship application URL to link to an application. The application URL must be submitted by the presenting author only, and only if he or she meets the eligibility requirements noted below. If the submitting author is not the presenting author, it is the responsibility of the submitting author to forward the invitation to the presenting author if he or she meets the eligibility requirements. Each application URL can only be used one time and no application will be accepted after the deadline of Monday, April 12, 2010.

Eligibility Requirements
1. Applicant must be a current ISCB member whose membership does not expire prior to the last day of the conference. Applications will not be accepted from non-members; pending memberships do not qualify and must be paid in full prior to submission of an application.
2. Applicant must be listed as an author or co-author on the original submission of an accepted ISMB 2010 Paper, Poster (excluding accepted Late Posters), Highlights, or Late Breaking Research presentation, and, per the requirements of the funding agencies, the funded applicant must be the presenting author of the work. (Submitters to the "Call for Late Posters" are not eligible for fellowship funding.)
3. Applicant must be registered in a degree program (undergraduate or graduate) or as a postdoctoral research fellow at an accredited educational institution at the time of the conference.
4. Applicant must be prepared to register for ISMB 2010 by the early registration deadline of May 28, 2010, and plan to attend the all 3 conference days (July 11-13). If attendance at the conference is dependent on receipt of travel fellowship funds, please do not register until after the notification of travel fellowship funding. Any funded applicant failing to register for the conference by the early registration deadline of May 28, 2010 will automatically forfeit the funds so that another applicant can be awarded from among the original pool of applicants.
5. Applicant must be able to pay all expenses of attending the conference up front, including conference registration fee (as noted in #4 above), travel, accommodations and meals. Travel Fellowship funding will be provided as a reimbursement approximately 4-6 weeks after the conference.

MARC Funding
If you meet all of the eligibility requirements above AND are a US citizen or US permanent resident AND belong to a minority group recognized as underrepresented in the sciences by the NIH, please be aware that you qualify to apply for a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) travel award through the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). These awards are meant to cover the full cost of attending the conference, and therefore we highly encourage all MARC eligible presenters to apply for these funds. For more information and to link to an application form, please see: http://marc.faseb.org/pages/page2a.htm and then click on Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Award approximately midway down the page to access the MARC application form.
Further, funding to ISMB 2010 will either be awarded through ISMB or through the MARC program, not both. However, because funding availability is very limited, an application to the MARC program is encouraged for all who meet the MARC eligibility criteria.

Eligible expenses
Eligible expenses toward travel fellowship funds include conference registration, transportation (air or land transportation from home region to conference city), and a maximum of $400 USD of hotel room and occupancy tax charges. In order to receive the full awarded amount, receipts for registration, transportation and hotel accommodations are required that equal or exceed the awarded amount. Conference registration fee is reimbursable at the early registration pricing only; registration fees to attend pre-conference events such as SIGs and Tutorials are not reimbursable expenses.
The maximum fellowship award is determined based on geographical location of applicant and upon submission of appropriate receipts. Please note that even funded applicants will not be able to cover all their expenses with these fellowship amounts. Thus all applicants must seek and secure additional funding sources (e.g., from your home institution/university, or grant funding). For 2010 maximum awards will be as follows:
Africa 1500 USD
Asia (excluding Middle East)
1200 USD
Canada (Ontario and East)
Canada (West of Ontario)

700 USD
850 USD

975 USD
Mexico / Central America / South America 1150 USD
Middle East
1100 USD
1550 USD

USA  (East of Mississippi River)
USA  (West of Mississippi River)

575 USD
650 USD

Applicants will be notified by May 21, 2010 of funding status. Funded applicants will be required to present evidence of their eligibility status (such as student identification card) at the conference registration desk to receive their funds, and must sign in with the Travel Fellowships Desk each of the 3 conference days. In all cases, funds will be mailed to funded applicants after the conference.

(1) The submitting author will be sent the invitation and is responsible for getting the invitation to the presenting author if the work is not being presented by the submitting author;
(2) Applicant must be a current member of ISCB prior to submitting an application;
(3) Applicant must be listed as an author and be the presenter of an accepted Paper, Poster, Highlights or Late Breaking Research presentation in order to be eligible to apply for travel fellowship funds through ISMB (MARC applications can be made after notification of accepted Late Poster and/or Art and Science presentation);
(4) All applicants must attend all 3 conference days and secure additional funding from other sources in order to be able to cover the full costs of attending the conference;
(5) Applicant's that plan to apply for MARC funds must do so per the URL in the MARC Funding section above (not applicable as the additional funding source mentioned in summary item #4 above);
(6) The deadline to submit a fellowship application is Monday, April 12, 2010, by 11:59 PM in the time zone of your choice. No exceptions will be made.

Questions regarding fellowships should be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The information on this page is subject to change without notice, and all changed information will be considered final for the purposes of awarding and funding ISMB 2010 Travel Fellowships.

Student Council Symposium (SCS6) alt

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. This is once again a unique opportunity to meet fellow students and researchers for networking and exchange of ideas in a great setting.

The Agenda is posted here.

Abstracts can be submitted through the ISCB submission system. Please follow the submission guidelines carefully as abstract that do not meet this requirements will be returned without review.

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


Visual Reflections on Science

Annual Art & Science Exhibition

The Art and Science Exhibition, or also known as the Visual Reflections on Science, is an event organized by the ISCB Student Council, a student-led section of ISCB whose mission is the development of the next generation of computational biologists. Submission details are available here (http://www.iscb.org/ismb2010-submission-details/ismb2010-artandscienceexhibition)

Late Breaking Research Track (LBR) Overview

Late Breaking Research Chair: John Quackenbush, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Click Here for Submissions


ISMB 2010 will bring together Bioinformaticians and Computational Biologists working in a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics.

The LBR Track provides authors an opportunity to submit late breaking research to ISMB delegates. Presentations run in parallel to other conference sessions and presenters will be given a 20-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in the conference schedule to provide a summary and update to their work.


Key Dates
Monday, January 11, 2010
LBR Call for Proposals Opens
Friday, March 12, 2010
LBR Submission Deadline
Friday, April 2, 2010
LBR Acceptance Notification

Submissions and evaluation criteria:

Authors are to provide a 2 page, total, extended abstract of their work, including one (1) figure (11pt font, 1.5-inch margins). Submitters may choose to provide a link to a short (<=5min) video (eg. youtube) of them presenting their work, to assess presentation skills. Submissions will also be evaluated on the potential for an excellent and interesting presentation. Significance, interest to the bioinformatics community, and biological/medical impact would be the key evaluation criteria. Each submitter must provide a title, a short one (1) paragraph public abstract for inclusion in the electronic conference program and website. A one or two (1 or 2) sentence summary of novelty and significance of the work is to be included. During the submission process you will be able to confirm if your work will also to be presented as a poster.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Tutorials

Tutorial Committee:

Janet Kelso, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany


Fran Lewitter, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA

Click here to complete a submission for an ISMB 2010 Tutorial.


Monday, November 2, 2009 Call for Tutorials Opens
Friday, December 11, 2009
Deadline: Tutorial proposal
Monday, December 21, 2009 Tutorial acceptance notification
Friday, February 12, 2010 Deadline: Draft tutorial materials
Monday, May 10, 2010 Deadline: Final tutorial materials

This call is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality tutorials for presentation at ISMB 2010.

Tutorials should be designed as half-day (four hour) sessions, including a 30 minute break. Only tutorials covering a range of topics reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of our field will be considered for acceptance.


Tutorials in the following areas are particularly encouraged:


(1)  High throughtput sequencing platforms - an analysis of sources of error and algorithms for mapping and / or assembly


(2)  Genomic variation analyses - how to identify CNVs, rearrangements and SNPs


(3)  General Purpose GPU for high performance computing


(4)  Cloud computing and data storage for bioinformatics



(5) comparative genomics analysis


(6) computational methods for predicting miRNAs, their targets and their function within the cell


(7) computational approaches to high throughput microscopy analysis



Tutorials take the form of presentations that may include practical components where appropriate.


The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide participants with lectures and instruction covering either well-established or new "cutting-edge" topics, relevant to the bioinformatics field. It offers participants an opportunity to get an introduction to important established topics in bioinformatics, to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, or to develop advanced skills in areas about which they are already knowledgeable. Tutorials serve an educational function and are expected to provide a balanced perspective on a field of research. They should not focus on the presenters' own research or software. Please note that if you wish to focus your talk on a specific software package, your proposal should be submitted to the Technology Track. These presentations do not fall into the Tutorial format.


Tutorial submissions should be received by Friday, December 11, 2009. Proposals should not exceed a maximum of 4 pages, and must include a detailed description of what will be taught.

Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title
  • Goals, objectives and motivation of the tutorial
  • Instructors
    • A brief description of the instructor(s) indicating the relevant qualifications and teaching experience. Each tutorial should have a maximum of two presenters and based on feedback received from earlier years, please note that in general graduate students are not permitted to participate as instructors.
  • Tutorial level
    • Indicate whether the material is considered Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced.
  • Intended audience
    • It should be clearly and precisely indicated at whom the tutorial is aimed and at which level it would be taught with respect to the different underlying scientific fields. In particular if any background (biology, algorithmics, statistics, etc) is expected, this should be very precisely described.
  • Previously presented
    • Please indicate whether tutorial has been presented at ISMB (or another meeting) previously
  • Detailed outline of the presentation.
    • Please adhere to the page limit, but provide sufficient information for a thorough evaluation to be possible.

Proposals must be completed using the MS Word or PDF templates provided. The final proposal MUST be uploaded as a PDF file only. If using the MS Word template please ensure you convert it to a PDF before uploading. Submissions should be completed by using this link.

All submissions will be evaluated by a committee, which will consider the following criteria:

  • Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to ISMB attendees
  • Completeness, clarity, and quality of the tutorial proposal and materials
  • Expertise and experience of the presenters in the proposed topic
  • Expertise and experience of the presenters in delivering a successful educational experience
  • Effectiveness of the proposed presentation approach.
  • If the tutorial has been presented previously the participant evaluations will be considered

Tutorial attendees often consider the reputation and standing of the presenters as one of their criteria for choosing particular sessions. It is therefore expected that the presenters listed on the submitted proposal will attend the conference to present their tutorials.

Submitters of successful tutorial proposals will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, December 21, 2009. ISMB tutorial presenters may also be invited to develop tutorials for publication in the journal PLoS Computational Biology.

Final materials for reproduction must be received by Monday, May 10, 2010. The slides may be submitted as PowerPoint or PDF files, and the accompanying notes should be PDF files.

Tutorial Materials

The tutorial presenters agree to provide participants with teaching materials that include:

  • Tutorial notes which are a detailed outline of the presentation and explanatory text. This is a document equivalent to the oral component of the tutorial, in a standard template.
  • Copies of the slides, in Powerpoint or PDF format.
  • Copies of relevant articles/book chapters published by the tutors may be provided as Supplementary Information but cannot replace the text material of the handout. Presenters will have to obtain copyright permission from their publishers, as required.

The authors will grant copyright to tutorial materials to the ISCB for a period to extend from acceptance through August 1, 2011, and they agree that their materials may be made available for sale in perpetuity through ISCB.


Each tutorial team will be provided:

  • Free *tutorial* registration for team members presenting the tutorial (ISMB 2010 *full conference registration is NOT included* and must be registered and paid for separately by team members planning to attend the main conference)
  • 1 x US$500 honorarium
  • Click here to complete a submission for an ISMB 2010 Tutorial.
  • Tutorial Proposal Template - MS Word
  • Tutorial Proposal Template - PDF

Correspondence from prospective tutorial instructors should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The list and descriptions of the final tutorials will be available after February 12, 2010. Tutorial registration fees will be announced in early 2010.

ISMB  2010 – Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

** Workshop Submission Form **

Conference Workshop Track Chair: Jill Mesirov, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA

Workshops are two hour sessions held during ISMB 2010 and covers a broad interest of topics not primarily research oriented. The purpose of the workshop track is to bring together people with common interests to discuss defined topics. Workshops are viewed as sessions with more structure than the "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) and a format that can include mulitple talks and ample discussion time. Previous workshops have included Funding Opportunities, Education in Bioinformatics, and Bioinformatics Core Facilities.


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

Technical instructions:

Workshops run the same schedule as all other parallel tracks. They must be designed as half-day sessions (2 hours) and synchronized with other tracks. The regular presentation unit is 30 minutes consisting of 20 minute talks + 5 minute discussion + 5 minutes for movement between parallel tracks. Workshops may include any form of presentation such as talks or panel discussions.

Preference will be given to topics of wide interest to attendees, with a planned program agenda that is not primarily made up of research paper presentations. Potential fields of interest include Funding Opportunities, Education in Bioinformatics (sponsored by the Education committee), and Bioinformatics Core Facilities. Additional topics of particular interest to the ISMB community or those sponsored by ISCB committees are welcome.

Proposals for Workshops should be submitted via the online submission system here prior to Friday, February 12, 2010.

How to submit:

Submissions must include up to a one-page description of the topic, its relevance to the ISMB community, and the reasons for planning a workshop on this topic at ISMB 2010.  These explanations could be followed by a list of topics for possible presentations with one-paragraph descriptions. Finally, a draft time schedule for the workshop should be presented. A finalized list of speaker names is not necessary but may add validity to the proposal. If you list invited speakers as "accepted", please make sure that they agree to speak understanding the financial constraints described below. Submitters should briefly describe their qualification/experience in organizing a workshop.

Financial constraints:

Workshop chairs and speakers must pay their expenses including registration to participate at the meeting. Therefore, the organizers highly encourage workshop organizers to seek independent funding, and to include any commitment that they may have secured in the proposal. ISMB will help in the administrative aspects of assigning the rooms, announcements and adding the detailed schedule to the conference program. Note that the ISMB cannot financially support the speakers or the workshop organizers.

Submission evaluation:

All submissions will be evaluated by a committee,which will consider the following criteria:

  • Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to ISMB attendees.
  • Complementarity to the ISMB program provided by the other tracks.
  • Completeness, clarity, and quality of the workshop proposal.
  • Qualification of the submitter(s) to organize the workshop.
  • Likely success of the proposed workshop.
  • Overlap with other proposal or pre-selected activity.

Submitters of successful workshop proposals will be notified of their provisional acceptance by Friday, February 26, 2010.

The detailed schedule, names and affiliations of speakers, presentation titles and short abstract must be provided before April 23, 2010.

A final program with all times and speakers must be sent to the organizers for publication on the web and for the conference program booklet by May 21, 2010.

Titles of presentations in each workshop will be posted in the conference program. Organizers of workshops are encouraged to prepare abstracts or additional written material that will be presented online at the beginning of the meeting.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

** Workshop Submission Form **




Art & Science Exhibition


**Call for Arts and Science Submission Site*


Chair: Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Madrid, Spain

The Art & Science Exhibition, or also known as the Visual Reflections on Science, is an event organized by the ISCB Student Council, a student-led section of ISCB whose mission is the development of the next generation of computational biologists.

ISMB 2010 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. In these fields we are constantly dealing with information in visual form: from microscope images and photographs of gels to scatter plots, network graphs and phylogenetic trees, structural formulae and protein models to flow diagrams, visual aids for problem-solving are omnipresent. Some of the works of the annual exhibitions at the ISMB conferences combine outstanding beauty and aesthetics with deep insight that perfectly proves the validity of our approach or goes beyond the problem's solution. Others were surprising and inspiring through the transition from science to art, opening our eyes and minds to reflect on the work that we are undertaking.

For the ISMB 2010 Art & Science Exhibition the organizers invite all interested conference attendees (hereafter referred to as "artists") to submit such images and videos ("artworks") that have been generated as part of a research project. They are also soliciting images and videos resulting from creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods.

Participate in this exciting event to surprise and inspire us, to open our eyes and minds.

Monday November 23, 2009
Call for Art & Science Exhibiton Opens
Friday April 30, 2010
Artwork Submission Deadline. You have until 11:59 pm in a time zone of your choice.
Friday May 7, 2010
Art & Science Exhibition Acceptance Notification



Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern (Chair)
Noura Chelbat
Nils Gehlenborg
Magali Michaut
Venkata Satagopam

Advisory Committee

Michal Linial
Burkhard Rost
Alfonso Valencia

All questions pertaining to the Art & Science Exhibition should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Art & Science Exhibition will take place for the duration of conference. A space has been set aside where the submitted artwork can be viewed in a relaxed atmosphere off the hectic hustle and bustle of the conference.

Artists are asked to submit images and videos for this exhibition. Videos will be projected in the exhibition space. Images will be shown both in physical form and projected as part of a slide show during the conference breaks. It is planned to incorporate parts of the exhibition into other ISMB 2010 events such as the opening reception, keynote talks or the awards ceremony. It is also being considered to display images from the exhibition throughout the whole conference venue.



Images presented in physical form and videos will automatically enter a contest for a $200 (USD) award unless the artist indicates during the submission process that the work should be excluded from the contest.

ISMB 2010 delegates will select the winner of the contest through majority vote based on their personal preference. Each delegate will have one vote.


Submission Guidelines

An artist can be an individual or a group of individuals. Each artist may submit video or images for presentation in physical form and projection. The artist has to indicate during submission of images if the image is to be presented in physical form. If the artist submits multiple images for presentation in physical form there is no guarantee that all images will be displayed based on exhibition space. Space for physical presentation of images is limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

If you can not attend the conference but still have artworks to present on the Art & Science exhibition please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.



The artwork may deal with any theme in science but the organizers are particularly interested in work that is reflecting on topics related to Computational and Molecular Biology. While artistic freedom is a primary concern of the organizers the nature of the event requires certain restrictions on the content of the artwork. Artwork that contains sexual, political or religious themes cannot be accepted into the exhibition and will be rejected. Works created for commercial purposes will also be rejected.



The final artwork has to be submitted for review before the deadline through the online submission system. Together with the artwork a brief description of the work has to be submitted as well as a title for the work. The description must not be longer than 150 words.

Videos have to be in MPEG format only and no more than 4 minutes long. The file size of the video must not exceed 100 MB. It must be possible to decode videos with standard software. The maximum resolution for videos is 1024x768 pixels. Videos may include sound.

Images to be presented in physical form must be smaller than 43 x 43 (109.2 cm x 109.2 cm). They must not be deeper than 0.5 (1.2 cm) and must be attachable to a poster board using velcro. The organizers recommend to leave a sufficiently wide border around the artwork and to carefully consider the size of photos and the amount of detail included in images. All images must be submitted in their final form and resolution. In case of images employing non-digital media a high-resolution digital photo of the artwork has to be submitted. Images can be submitted in PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF or PDF format. The file size must not exceed 25 MB. Artists whose images are accepted into the exhibition for presentation in physical form will have to bring the final images to the conference. For projection images will be scaled down to a resolution of 1024x768 pixels. The aspect ratio will be maintained. The organizers recommend keeping this in mind when designing images that are submitted for projection only.

Online submission system


All submitted artwork will be reviewed for compliance with content restrictions as well as technical requirements. Artwork out of compliance will be rejected. Furthermore, the organizers reserve the right to reject artwork for any reasons.


Copyrights and Permissions

The artist must be holding the copyrights for all parts of the artwork or have permission from the copyright holders to use their works. Copyright holders other than the artist must be attributed accordingly in the abstract accompanying the artwork.

By submitting artwork to the Art and Science Exhibition the artist gives permission to the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) to display this work and reproductions thereof during ISMB 2010 and in materials associated with this and future ISCB events, such as program booklets, (electronic) newsletters, promotional brochures and websites.



Video examples

Image Examples

ISMB/ECCB 2009 - first prize
Kristian Rother
Twenty Characters


Rotem Bar-Or
The Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL
Nebulous Distance

ISMB 2008 -first prize

Mr. Jared Flatow
Northwestern University, USA
A Portrait of James D. Watson in his own Words



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