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    The ISCB Affiliates program is designed to forge links between ISCB and regional non-profit membership groups, centers, institutes and networks that involve researchers from various institutions and/or organizations within a defined geographic region involved in the advancement of bioinformatics. Such groups have regular meetings either in person or online, and an organizing body in the form of a board of directors or steering committee. If you are interested in affiliating your regional membership group, center, institute or network with ISCB, please review these guidelines (.pdf) and submit your application using the online ISCB Affiliated Group Application form. Your exploratory questions to ISCB about the appropriateness of a potential future affiliation are also welcome by Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Executive Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Floor Plan



Booth Exhibitor Booth Exhibitor
1 International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) 2
3 Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre 4 ISCB Student Council
9 The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) 10 ELIXIR
11 BioMed Central 12 Springer
13 14 CRC Press - Taylor & Francis
15 CRC Press - Taylor & Francis 16 Omixon
17 18  
20 Oxford University Press
21 Illumina 22 CLC bio
23 Convey Computer Corporation 24 Cambridge University Press
25 Accelrys 26  
27 MIT Press
29 The Computational Biology Research Center 30 SciEngines GmbH
31   32 Biomax Informatics AG
33 PLoS Computational Biology 34 Royal Society Publishing
35 IMGT®, International ImMunoGeneTics information system® 36 Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute
37 Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc 38  
39   40  


Exhibitor Booths

Booth 1

International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB, www.iscb.org) organizes and hosts the Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), now in its 19th year and presented this year as a joint meeting with the 10th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB). The mission of ISCB is to advance the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. On behalf of its global membership, ISCB communicates the significance of our science to the larger scientific community, governments, and the public at large, thus impacting government and scientific policies.

Primary activities include providing high quality publications and meetings, and distributing valuable information about training, education, employment and relevant news from related fields. ISCB membership offers many benefits including reduced conference registration fees to several high impact conferences, most prominently ISMB, ECCB, PSB and RECOMB. ISCB proudly offers Bioinformatics and the open-accessPLoS Computational Biology as its official journals, and publishes the ISMB conference proceedings in partnership with Oxford University Press in open-access format as part of a regular issue of Bioinformatics. In addition, ISCB members enjoy exclusive subscription discounts on a selection of journals related to computational biology and bioinformatics.


Booth 2

ECCB 2012

ECCB12 is the key European computational biology event in 2012 uniting scientists working in a broad range of disciplines, including bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, medicine, and systems biology. Participation at ECCB12 will be the prime opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in computational biology and bioinformatics and to network with other members of our community.

Come and visit us at the booth to learn more about ECCB12 , and win a weekend in Switzerland!
AnchorBooth 3

Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre

The Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC) is a network organisation of collaborating academic and industrial researchers from various disciplines. Together, they have created a lively bioinformatics and e-bioscience community that performs internationally competitive bioinformatics research, offers expertise and support, develops novel tools and educates the next generations of bioinformaticians.


AnchorBooth 4

ISCB Student Council

ISCB Student Council (SC, www.iscbsc.org) is an international network of young researchers in the broader disciplines of the field of Computational Biology. SC provides opportunities for networking, career enhancement and skills development for the next generation of Computational Biology leaders. The SC Symposium (symposium.iscbsc.org) is organized as a part of the annual ISMB conference with student presentations, keynotes, panel discussions and a poster session. The SC Career Central booth is an endeavor to address the needs of recruiters and job seekers at ISMB. We will be providing an interactive job posting service where potential employees can sign up to meet employers (and vice-versa) during the conference. Come visit our friendly SC representatives at the booth for more information.


AnchorBooth 9

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is a unique resource which gathers and builds not only databases but ad hoc tools for searching/retrieving and interpreting bioinformatics data. Advances in Systems Biology call for a multidisciplinary platform from which to explore and extract information which EBI can provide.


AnchorBooth 10


The mission of ELIXIR is to construct and operate a sustainable infrastructure for biological information in Europe to support life science research and its translation to medicine and the environment, the bio-industries and society.

Booth 11

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is the open access publisher committed to the free widespread dissemination of scientific research; publishing over 200 peer-reviewed, open access journals, including BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Systems Biology. Visit the BioMed Central stand to find out more about the journals and open access publishing.


Booth 12

www.springer.com / www.springerlink.com

Springer is one of the leading STM publishers. With more than 40.000 books currently available in the eBook collections our mission is to support your research work at the best.
Get hands-on experience with Springer’s multi-format publishing model: print – eBook – MyCopy edition for just €24.95. Browse highlights on electronic devices, online and in print.
Ensure maximum possible dissemination of your work. Springer supports you! Meet us at the booth to gain insights into all your advantages and benefits of publishing with us.
We look forward to talking with you!

AnchorBooth 13


Revolutionary bioinformatics software platform eneious Pro and Geneious Enterprise Server that is both ultra-powerful and easy to use. Scientists, researchers and students are able to search, organize and analyze genomic and protein information via a single desktop program that provides publication ready images to enhance the impact of research.


Booth 14 & 15
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis
Chapman & Hall/CRC - Taylor & Francis Group publishes books, journals and electronic databases. Check out the titles in our mathematical and computational biology series and key titles from our Garland Science list. Stop by the booth and pick up free journal samples. Take advantage of a special meeting discount of 20% off!
Booth 16


Omixon provides highly accurate NGS analysis software and services. The Omixon Gapped SOLiD Alignment plug-in for the CLC bio workbench provides the most sensitive genomic variant analysis including small indels. It enables scientists to identify tandem SNPs, variants in homopolymers, GA repeats, palindromes, which most alignment and variant calling software have trouble with. Omixon also develops highly automated data analysis pipelines, for example for human exome analysis, which is available as a service or a consultancy.


Booth 19


BIOBASE, a leading provider of biological databases and analysis tools, is a rising player in personal genomic and next generation sequencing applications. BIOBASE’s product portfolio includes Genome TraxTM , developed for identification of human genome variations of functional significance such as disease mutations and regulatory sites; the BIOBASE Knowledge LibraryTM (BKL), a resource for disease, drug, and model organism research; TRANSFAC® Professional, the industry standard for gene regulation research; and the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD®), the most comprehensive collection of inherited disease mutations.


Booth 20

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. In addition to publishing over 4,600 new books each year, Oxford University publishes well over 220 journals, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.


Booth 21


Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. These systems are enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine.


Booth 22

CLC bio

CLC bio is the world's leading bioinformatics solution provider. High-Troughput Sequencing is a major focus area and CLC bio delivers the first and only comprehensive cross-platform analysis solution, which can analyze and visualize genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic data from all major platforms.


Booth 23

Convey Computer Corporation

Convey’s revolutionary hybrid-core computer delivers dramatically increased throughput for genomics and proteomics applications. The system integrates advanced architecture and compiler technology with commodity processors, accelerating sequence assembly and alignment while reducing energy usage and management costs. Furthermore, increased performance provides fundamental improvements in research quality by allowing previously impractical approaches.


Booth 24

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is the printing and publishing house of the University of Cambridge. Visit our stand and receive a 20% discount on all displayed titles.


Booth 25


Accelrys develops and commercialises scientific informatics software and solutions that help accelerate science for clients in the Life Sciences, Energy, Chemicals, Aerospace, and Consumer Packaged Goods industries. Our solutions are used by biologists, chemists, materials scientists, IT and business professionals to aggregate, analyse, simulate, and visualise scientific data.  Our scientifically aware platform and predictive science tools help clients conduct experiments in-silico, make informed decisions, and reduce times for product development.


Booth 27

MIT Press

The MIT Press publishes a distinguished programme of scholarly books in computational molecular biology and related biological sciences. New titles in 2010 include Algorithms in Structural Molecular Biology by Bruce Donald and Learning & Inference in Computational Systems Biology edited by Neil D. Lawrence , Mark Girolami, Magnus Rattray and Guido Sanguinetti. New and backlist titles will be available at 30% discount to delegates during the conference.

We welcome the submission of proposals and manuscripts for consideration; our Acquisition Editor, Robert Prior, will be available during the conference to talk to you.
Contact Details:

Robert V. Prior, Executive Editor, The MIT Press, 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA  02142,  USA.
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For marketing and order queries please contact: The MIT Press,1 Duchess Street, London, W1W 6AN
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Booth 28


CEITEC – the Central European Institute of Technology is a project focused on the establishment of a European centre of excellence located in Brno, Czech Republic.
The centre will cover competitive research in the area of life sciences and advanced materials, i.e. nano- and microtechnologies, structural biology, genomics, proteomics, and medicine.


Booth 29

The Computational Biology Research Center

Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC) belongs to National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), which is the largest national research institute in Japan. CBRC has been conducting computational biology research and software/database development since 2001, and now over 100 researchers are working in CBRC.


Booth 30

SciEngines GmbH

SciEngines develops and markets application specific IT solutions based on FPGAs. The high performance computers COPACOBANA and RIVYERA, with configurations ranging from 100 to 5000+ PCs performance, offer a price-performance ratio that is usually 10x better than ordinary computers - at 1% electricity consumption. Implementation and custom-design services are available.


Booth 32

Biomax Informatics AG

Biomax provides computational solutions for better decision making and knowledge management in the life science industry. Our flexible and comprehensive solutions provide access to relevant knowledge at the right time and in the right context. Biomax helps customers generate value from proprietary and public resources by extracting the knowledge indispensable for efficient data exploration and interpretation. Biomax focuses on integrating information to enable a knowledge-based approach to develop innovative life science products.



Booth 33

PLoS Computational Biology

PLoS Computational Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published monthly by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) as an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

PLoS Computational Biology is run by an international Editorial Board, headed by the Editor-in-Chief, Philip E. Bourne (University of California, USA).


Booth 34

The Royal Society Publishing

The Royal Society publishes two journals at the interface of the biological and physical sciences:
Journal of the Royal Society Interface publishes research articles and reviews, while Interface Focus publishes topical themed issues.
Find out more about both journals at royalsocietypublishing.org or come and visit us at booth 34.

Booth 35

IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system®

IMGT® is the global reference in immunogenetics and immunoinformatics, specialized in the immunoglobulins (IG) or antibodies, T cell receptors (TR), major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of human and other vertebrates, and in the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF), MHC superfamily (MhcSF) and related proteins of the immune system (RPI) of any species.


Booth 36

Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute

The Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) is a technical platform of the Carlos III Health Institute that is active in research and education and it offers support for projects in genomics, proteomics and translational medicine in Spain. The INB is composed by a network of nine nodes and a Central Node.


Booth 37

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.

ATL is a laboratory informatics firm that is launching a new product called SeqNFind™. SeqNFind™  is a unique GPU based hardware/software cluster system that leverages a multi-processing environment to do fast, accurate and complete short read genomic sequence alignments using a tool-set including a modified Smith-Waterman, with GPUs to examine short read local alignments.




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Past Sponsors and Exhibitors

Apple Computer, Inc.
Ariadne Genomics
Biobase Corporation
Biomax Informatics AG
BioMed Central
Biosystems Informatics Institute
Cambridge University Press
Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC)
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.
CSIRO Mathematical & Information Sciences
Elsevier MDL
EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
Gene Logic Inc.

Genentech Inc

GenomeWeb, LLC
Grand Valley State University

Korean Bioinformation Center

Michigan Center for Biological Information, CTA Alliance
Nature Publishing Group
Ocimum Biosolutions
Orion Multisystems
Oxford University Press
Partek Incorporated
Pfizer, Inc.
PLoS Computational Biology
RCSB Protein Data Bank
Sun Microsystems
The Blueprint Initiative
The MathWorks
The MIT Press
The University of Michigan Bioinformatics Program

U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. National Institutes of Health
U.S. National Science Foundation
Unleashed Informatics Limited
John Wiley & Sons
World Scientific Publishing and Imperial College Pre

Industry Poster Package**

For profit organization US$1,000
Not for profit organization US$500

  • One poster display in industry poster section
  • Name listed in conference program book
  • One (1) exhibit hall only pass (no access to scientific sessions or conference meals)

There will be no tables, chairs or areas to display brochures or literature at this location. This will be "posters only."

** Prices do not include conference registration and presenters must be registered for the conference.

Technology Track Presentations**

For profit organization US$2,000
Not for profit organization US$400

Technology Track allow organizations to showcase their software/hardware relevant to the bioinformatics / computational biology community.

  • 50 minute presentation time allotted to for-profit organizations or 25 minute presentation time allotted to not-for-profit organizations (scheduled by the organizers)
  • Technology track presentation listing on the conference Web site and the conference program book, including demonstration time in the main schedule and a 50 word summary
  • Abstract listing on conference web site for overview of technology track presentation
  • Audio-Visual equipment provided includes internet connection, data projector, screen, microphone (all additional equipment required will be charged at cost to the presenting organization)

** Prices do not include conference registration and presenters must be registered for the conference.

Exhibitor Package**

For profit organization US$3,500
Not for profit organization US$2,500

ISMB/ECCB Exhibitors receive the following package:

  • Display space and hard wall structure (9 metres square – 3m x 3m) includes one (1) table and two (2) padded chairs
  • Three (3) exhibit hall passes (no access to scientific sessions or conference meals)
  • Organization listed on conference website and in conference program book
  • Company name on booth sign, one color
  • Wireless internet available in exhibit area
  • Please note that exhibiting companies have an opportunity to register one staff member for the full conference at a special discounted rate of 250€

** Does not include conference registration


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Additional Sponsor Opportunities*

**Sponsor Sign Up Form

Delegate bags* US $10,000: single sponsorship available or two organizations as joint sponsors at US $6000 per organization. Includes color logo on satchel and opportunity to include one promotional brochure in satchel.

Conference T-Shirts* US $10,000: Includes organization logo on t-shirt and one promotional brochure in delegate satchel.

Reception US $10,000: Fun filled evening of food and entertainment: Single sponsorship or up to three organizations as joint sponsors at US $4,000 per organization. Includes event signage and one promotional brochure in delegate satchel.

Poster Luncheon with Authors US $6,000: Single sponsorship or up to three organizations as joint sponsors at US $2,500 per organization. Includes event signage and one promotional brochure in delegate satchel.

Refreshment Breaks US $3,000: Single sponsorship or two companies as joint sponsors at US $2,000 per organization per break. Includes event signage recognizing refreshment break sponsor(s).

Keynote Speaker Sponsorship US $4,000: Supports keynote travel expenses. Sponsoring organization recognized on web-site and during keynote presentation.

Name Badge Lanyards* US $3,000: exclusive sponsorship available to one organization.

Volunteer T-Shirts* US $3,000: exclusive sponsorship available to one organization. SOLD

Inclusion of marketing materials in delegate bags US $2000: Organizations can include one piece of marketing literature in delegate bags.

Student Travel Fellowship US $1,500: Each year organizations support travel and expenses for students to attend the conference.

*(Organization name or logo will be printed on the item along with the conference logo. ISCB retains the rights for logo placement and item production.)


Sponsorship Opportunities

** Sponsor Sign-up**

Sign up Early and be Entered in a Drawing to Win!! Congratulations to:

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the winner of 4 nights accommodation at the Hilton!!


ISMB/ECCB attracts top international scientists and key decision makers in the life sciences - experts in areas such as computer science, molecular biology and medicine, mathematics and statistics - from the world's largest and most prestigious research institutions. These leaders have come to see the conferences as an opportunity to seek out and learn about the new tools, technologies, publications and services featured by sponsors and exhibitors. ISMB/ECCB 2011 returns to Vienna at the Austria Center and looks forward to welcoming your organization and the opportunity to reach this global market in one place at one time.

Sponsorship options have been designed for every budget level and the organizers can arrange a flexible solution for your marketing requirements. By committing now you can take full advantage of this opportunity to enhance your organization's visibility, expand your network of prospects, meet up with your current clients and positively impact your bottom line sales at ISMB/ECCB .

We look forward to your participation in Vienna!

To confirm your sponsorship or for additional information contact:

Steven Leard, ISCB Conferences Director
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Phone: 1+780-414-1663 

Sponsor Brochure 


Sponsorship Packages
Premier Sponsorship
Customized Packages Available 
Platinum Sponsorship 
For profit organization US$20,000; Not for profit organization US$12,500 
Gold Sponsorship
For profit organization US$15,000; Not for profit organization US$10,000 
Silver Sponsorship
For profit organization US$7,500; Not for profit organization US$5,000

Exhibitor Package
For profit organization US$3,500
Not for profit organization US$2,500

Technology Track Presentations
For profit organization US$2,000
Not for profit organization US$400

Industry Poster Package
For profit organization US$1,000 Not for profit organization US$500

Additional Sponsor Opportunities

Past Sponsors and Exhibitors

To confirm your participation or for additional information contact:

Steven Leard, ISCB Conferences Director

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Phone: 1+780-414-1663 

Or write:
International Society for Computational Biology
c/o BJ Morrison McKay
University of California/San Diego Supercomputer Ctr
Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Room 3230
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0743
La Jolla, CA 92093-0743 USA

** Sponsor Sign-up**

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