Leading Professional Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Connecting, Training, Empowering, Worldwide

Upcoming Conferences

A Global Community

  • ISCB Student Council

    dedicated to facilitating development for students and young researchers

  • Affiliated Groups

    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.).

  • Communities of Special Interest

    topically-focused collaborative communities
     

     

  • ISCBconnect

    open dialogue and collaboration to solve problems and identify opportunities

  • ISCB Member Directory

    connect with ISCB worldwide

  • ISCB Innovation Forum

    a unique opportunity for industry

Professional Development, Training and Education

ISCBintel and Achievements

Since its founding in 1997, the International Society for Computational Biology, Inc. (ISCB) has emerged as the leading professional society for participants in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. This diverse group includes researchers, practitioners, technicians, students, and suppliers. ISCB serves its global membership community by:

  • Collating and distributing information about research, education, careers, and funding opportunities
  • Recognizing and rewarding outstanding scientific contributions;
  • Providing affordable platforms to present research, as well as discounts for high-quality journals and books;
  • Supporting topical and regional communities of interest;
  • Offering opportunities for professional development and leadership;
  • Providing a forum for networking and collaboration; and
  • Promoting, representing, and advocating for the field using its influential voice in conversations with governments and the agencies responsible for scientific funding

ISCB Official Conferences

ISCB recognizes that in-person interactions add fundamental value by facilitating collaboration and learning. ISCB furthers this endeavor by hosting 6+ annual conferences across the globe, including our flagship meeting Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB). ISMB is both the longest running and largest conference in computational biology and bioinformatics. The offerings ensure that ISCB members have access to conferences ranging from intimate scientific gatherings to large, multidisciplinary meetings showcasing cutting edge research.

Annual Flagship Meeting:

  • Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB)

ISCB-continent:

  • ISCB-Africa (since 2009)
  • ISCB-Latin America (since 2010)
  • ISCB-Asia (since 2011)

ISCB-topical:

  • Next Generation Sequencing (since 2013)
  • RECOMB/ISCB Regulatory and Systems Genomics (since 2012)

ISCB-regional:

  • Rocky (since 2003)
  • GLBIO (since 2011).

In addition to our official meetings, ISCB’s affiliation with many smaller conferences (e.g., RECOMB) provides our members with a breadth of options at a discounted price.

ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs)

ISCB envisions facilitating deeper connections amongst computational biologists by further developing the Society as a year-round hub of online activity. The ISCB COSIs and ISCBconnect web communities will allow members to share information, hold meetings, and discuss ideas “long distance” via virtual meeting places and virtual networks.

Communities of Special Interest (COSIs) are built around either major research themes within computational biology and bioinformatics, or important activities such as networks of training, mentoring, or financial support. Visit www.connect.iscb.org to join your relevant communities today.

Affiliated Groups

The global dispersion of computational biology and bioinformatics has inspired scientists everywhere to form regional groups, institutes and online networks. The ISCB Affiliates Program provides a link between the Society and these self-supporting organizations, with a focus on sharing news and information to help each organization grow and thrive. Visit http://www.iscb.org/iscb-affiliates-cosis for more information.

Student Council

ISCB is dedicated to supporting rising generations of comptational biologists. With students and postdoctoral fellows constituting one-third of the registered membership, the ISCB Student Council (ISCB-SC) is committed to facilitating opportunities for these young researchers. ISCB-SC is organized and run completely by students and postdoctoral fellows and provides educational and networking activities during ISMB and ISCB-continent meetings, as well as other significant activities and events throughout the year. Visit www.iscbsc.org for more information.

Education and Training

The ISCB Education Committee promotes worldwide education and training in computational biology and serves as a resource and advisor to institutions and industry interested in developing educational programs in computational biology. Our major initiatives:

  • Curriculum Task Force seeks to define curricular guidelines for those who train and educate bioinformaticians.
  • Training secondary school teachers and students to use computational tools to make biological discoveries and have held a number of workshops and provide resources for this community on our web pages.
  • Workshop in Education at ISMB, ISCB flagship meeting. Recent topics have included “ unlocking the super teacher inside you - Becoming competent in delivering bioinformatics training", "The Online World of Bioinformatics Education", and, "Bioinformatics Training for Diverse Audiences: Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Audience, and the Public".
  • Applied Knowledge Exchange Sessions at ISMB. Recordings available complimentary at on ISCBconnect COBE.

ISCB Official Journals and Book Series

Oxford University Press (OUP) Bioinformatics

Home of the ISMB Conference Biology Proceedings, Bioinformatics is the leading journal in its field and publishes the highest quality scientific papers and review articles of interest to academic and industrial researchers. Its main focus is on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Members enjoy a discount on subscriptions to the journal.

Public Library of Sciences (PLOS) Computational Biology

By making connections through the application of computational methods across the vast scope of biology, PLOS Computational Biology provides substantial new insights into living systems at all scales. This encompasses everything from the nano to the macro across multiple disciplines, including molecular science, neuroscience, physiology, ecology, and population biology.

F1000Research ISCB Community Journal

The ISCB Community Journal by F1000Research publishes a range of research formats in one centralized channel. Articles based upon the research presented at select official and affiliated conferences will be published using F1000Research’s immediate publication and transparent peer review model. This model allows publication without limitations on article size and type, or initial judgments on potential impact. ISCB members enjoy up to a $200 discount on publishing.

ISCB-Springer Book Series

Sponsored by ISCB, the Computational Biology series publishes the very latest, high-quality research devoted to specific issues in computer-assisted analysis of biological data. The main emphasis is on current scientific developments and innovative techniques in computational biology (bioinformatics), bringing to light methods from mathematics, statistics and computer science that directly address biological problems currently under investigation. Members enjoy a 25% discount on books!

Staff

Diane E. Kovats, CMP, CAE, ISCB Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Executive Director
International Society for Computational Biology - ISCB
525-K East Market Street, RM 330
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
USA

Nadine K. Costello, Marketing and Communications Manager, ISCB This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Marketing and Communications Manager
International Society for Computational Biology - ISCB
525-K East Market Street, RM 330
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
USA

Belinda (Bel) Humes Hanson, Assistant, Operations and Programs, ISCB This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Operations and Programs Manager
International Society for Computational Biology - ISCB
525-K East Market Street, RM 330
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
USA


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Rocky Conference
San Diego, CA USA

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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