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13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


Application deadline: October 23, 2015, 5:00pm Eastern Time
Award Amount: $1,850.00

FASEB will provide several different MARC travel fellowships for the Rocky 2015 Conference.  Please go to the FASEB site at the links below to check your eligibility and funding opportunities.



TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATIONS: >>Click here<< and scroll down the FASEB Applications page and look for 2015 ISCB Meetings on the list

13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


A key part of the success of this event is the financial support and active involvement of our industry sponsors. This is a great opportunity to meet the key individuals in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from around the world, and gain international exposure to your products or services through the ISCB marketing efforts.

Please take a moment to review the opportunities below or
click here for a pdf of the prospectus.

To sponsor this event, contact

Andrew P. Falter
Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
International Society for Computational Biology
Office: 203-797-9559
Cell: 571-271-5430
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Sponsor & Exhibitor Sign up

- Click here


Platinum: $10,000
  • Sponsor of Conference Banquet
  • Prominent logo placement on website
  • Keynote speaker time slot
  • Display space 8' wide x 6' deep
  • Three conference registrations
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company brochure in delegate bags
  • Recognition from the podium
Gold: $5,000
  • Sponsor of Conference Poster Session
  • Two conference registrations
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company one-page flyer in delegate bags
Silver: $3,000
  • One complimentary registration
  • Sponsor of Conference Refreshment break
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company one-page flyer in delegate bags
Industry Tech Talk: $1,500
  • Tech talks are 15 minutes in length allowing for a 10 minute presentation and up to 5 minutes for Q&A. These presentations are designed to allow organizations to create awareness of new technologies, services, etc.
  • One complimentary conference registration
  • 15 minute presentation in the Conference Agenda
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as a Tech Talk Presenter
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as a Tech Talk Presenter
  • Logo slide at opening session
  • Company name included on signage in registration area

Requests for Tech Talks are reviewed for approval by the Organizing Committee. Space is limited and it may not be possible to accept all requests. Deadline to be included in the agenda is November 13, 2015.

Display Table: $500
  • Display space 8' wide x 6' deep
  • Company name on printed materials
Delegate Bags: $1000
  • Company name on bags
  • Company name on printed materials
  • Company promotional brochure in delegate bags
Keynote Speaker: $1,000
  • Sponsor one of our invited speakers by helping support of with their travel expenses
  • Company name on keynote slide
  • Keynote speaker introduction
  • Company flyer in delegate bags
Delegate Lanyards: $500
  • Company name on lanyards
  • Company name on printed materials
Conference Program Book: $1000
  • Company logo on booklets as sponsor
Student Travel Scholarship: $550
  • Help support a student attendance and hotel room
  • Company name on printed materials
Customized Sponsorship:
Other customized sponsorship opportunities may be available.
To discuss opportunities please contact

Andrew P. Falter
Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
International Society for Computational Biology
Office: 203-797-9559
Cell: 571-271-5430
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13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


Go directly to: Maps | Driving Directions | Ground Transportation | Airline Information | Other

Aspen/Snowmass are 9,100 feet above sea level and Altitude sickness is something that visitors to Colorado commonly experience. Read tips for helping ease altitude sickness.



NOTE: Independence Pass is closed in December, please do not attempt to drive through Leadville

From Denver & Eagle Airports and all points east of Aspen:

  1. Take I-70 west to Glenwood Springs.
  2. Take Exit 116 at Glenwood Springs, follow the signs for Hwy. 82 (right at 1st traffic light, right again at 2nd traffic light, onto Grand Ave./Hwy. 82, crossing bridge over Colorado River), toward Aspen.
  3. Follow Hwy. 82 for approximately 38 miles. DO NOT turn at the first sign for Snowmass (note mileage); this will take you to "Old Snowmass." Follow the signs for Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area.
  4. Turn right onto Brush Creek Road at the traffic light, following signs toward Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area.
  5. At traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Brush Creek Rd for another 2 miles
  6. Turn left onto Wood Rd./Wood Run Rd. (turn left to stay on Wood Rd.)
  7. Hotel on the left: Viceroy Snowmass Hotel, 130 Wood Rd., Snowmass Village, CO 81615 (970) 923-8000

Directions From Colorado Springs:

  1. Take I-25 North from Colorado Springs about 70 miles
    to Exit 194 (C470 West)
  2. Take C470 West to I-70 West
  3. Go to Step 1 (above) under "From Denver & Eagle Airports and all
    points east of Aspen:"



CoMtnExpress direct to Viceroy Hotel
Stops in Vail and at individual hotels in Aspen and Snowmass. Various stops.



If traveling by air to the conference, you have three options.

  1. Fly to Denver and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 220 miles). -
    http://flydenver.com for airport/airline information and ground
    transportation options.
  2. Fly directly to Aspen/Snowmass Airport - www.flyaspensnowmass.com
  3. Fly to Eagle/Vail airport and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 55 miles)
    - http://flyvail.com for airport/airline information, ground transportation
    options and driving directions to Snowmass.


Other helpful information.

Viceroy Hotel : www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass
Travel Information: www.flyaspensnowmass.com
Colorado Tourism: www.colorado.com

Viceroy Hotel - Hotel transportation is provided complimentary to the Viceroy Hotel (conference hotel) from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. Advance reservations for the shuttle are not required, a telephone is available at the airport to request shuttle service.


13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

ACADEMIC RETREAT - An Affordable Opportunity

Plan an off-site retreat, bring your colleagues to Rocky and SAVE!

This is the perfect opportunity to roll your conference attendance funds into a very affordable academic group retreat experience in the spectacular setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains - during ski season!

Rocky registration rates are among the most reasonable in computational biology, the conference hotel accommodations are $110 per night, single occupancy. This makes for a very affordable retreat for groups.

Schools who have participated in the past combined the experience of attending Rocky for education and group activities on the slopes, at the hotel, and in Snowmass and Aspen Villages. Education and bonding were abundantly fun and memorable, and all left with a renewed sense of inspiration and collaboration. Rocky 2015 offers academic retreats* the following group package benefits (3 available):

  • One free student registration
  • One free suite upgrade ($200 minimum savings)
  • Two free ski lift tickets per group or $100 food & beverage credit at the conference hotel
  • Special scheduling of flash presentations for all members of the group to ensure a full morning or afternoon can be spent outside the conference for a group activity if desired (activity not included)

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or a customized package for your academic group today!

*Academic retreats are defined as a minimum of 10 or more paid Rocky conference attendees from the same school, staying in the conference hotel a minimum of two nights (single or double occupancy), and utilizing at least 5 sleeping rooms per night. All academic retreat offers noted above must be secured by November 10, 2015.


13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

to Abdelrahman Aly and Beni-Suef,  University Egypt,   winners of the Springer Award for Best Presentation at the Rocky Conference for their presentation titled A Pilot Exploration of the Gut Microbiome of Egyptian HCV Patients.
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Rocky 2015 to be held again at Viceroy in Snowmass:

130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA
Phone: +1 970 923 8000
Fax: +1 970 923 8001


December 10 - 12, 2015

Welcome to the thirteenth annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, a meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The organizers hope that you enjoy the program, and find the conference a productive opportunity to meet researchers, students and industrial users of bioinformatics technology.

The Rocky series began thirteen years ago as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and medical libraries from around the world. The meeting is a chance to get to know your colleagues near and far, seek collaborative opportunities, and find synergies that can drive our field forward.

We hope you enjoy the science, the company, and the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Welcome!

Larry Hunter
Rocky 2015 Conference Chair













College of Information Science & Technology
University of Nebraska at Omaha
College of Information Science &; Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


>>Click here to download the conference flyer (.pdf)<<

13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


Image Credit:

Vera Pancaldi

Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Spain
The essence of pombe

This is the cover image of the April 2012 issue of G3: Genes, Genomes and Genetics and it represents the first predicted interactome of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The network was predicted using maching learning and hundreds of protein and gene features. It is visualized using Cytoscape, where the nodes are colored according to the proteins' functional characterization terms. The network is superimposed on a microscopic image of a fission yeast cell where the nucleus has been replaced by a smaller version of the predicted network (See V. Pancaldi, Ö.S. Saraç, C. Rallis, J.R. McLean, M. Převorovský, K. Gould, A. Beyer, J. Bähler (2012) Predicting the fission yeast protein interaction network. G3 2(4), 453-467)    /27981.png

Part of the ISMB ECCB 2013 Art and Science Exhibit

13th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference



130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA
Phone: +1 970 923 8000
Fax: +1 970 923 8001


Viceroy Hotel named the World's Best Places to Stay in Colorado, 2012 Gold List - Condé Nast Traveler

The Viceroy Hotel is a Luxury Snowmass Ski resort steps from the new Snowmass Base Village. There is ski-in/ski out to the Snowmass ski area and only seven miles from Aspen.

Transportation within Snowmass Village is easy and free, with frequent service at the Village Bus Stop. Buses to Aspen leave from the end of the Snowmass Village mall.



On-line reservations – viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass

Telephone Reservations: 1 877 235 7577 or +1 970 923 8000
--> GROUP PROMO CODE: Rocky2015

Group Room Rates: Single/Double occupancy $110.00 per night, (limited double rooms available, book early). 2-bedroom suite $210.00.  Roll away beds are available upon request.

Taxes: The hotel rates will be subject to all state, county and city taxes in effect at the time of the Rocky 2015 meeting. State tax is currently 12.8% and is subject to change.

Room rate includes Round trip Aspen airport transfers, WI-fi access, complimentary fitness studio access. Resort fees have been waived for the Rocky attendees.

Deposit/Payment Policy: A 50% deposit of room and tax for entire booking is due upon reservation. The remaining balance will be charged upon departure.

Cancellation:  When reservations are made, Hotel will require a deposit equal to 50% of the room rate and tax for each reservation.  The remaining balance will be charged to the credit card within seven (7) days of arrival date.  Should the guest cancel within 7 days of the arrival day, individual guests will be charged for the full length of stay.  Upon check-in, each guest will be required to present a valid credit card.

Check in time: 4:00pm Check out time: 11:00am

Parking: Valet Parking $15.00 per day

SPECIAL GROUP PACKAGES: PLAN AN ACADEMIC RETREAT! Earn a Suite Upgrade AND Free Food or Ski Lift Tickets PLUS one additional student registration at no charge with paid attendance of 10 or more from one school! Click HERE for details.



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