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ISMB 2020 Steering Committee

Nadia El-Mabrouk, Proceedings Chair, Université de Montréal, Canada
Bruno Gaeta, Treasurer, University of New South Wales, Australia
Janet Kelso, Conference Advisory Council Co-chair, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Executive Director, United States
Steven Leard, ISMB Conference Director, Canada
Thomas Lengauer, President, ISCB, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Christine Orengo, Conference Co-chair, University College London, United Kingdom
Francis Ouellette, Conference Co-chair, Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops, Montreal, Canada
David Sankoff, Honorary Chair, University of Ottawa, Canada


Chair: Nadia El-Mabrouk, Université de Montréal, Canada

Special Sessions

Mathieu Blanchette, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

ISMB 2020 - Mark your calendars!



Details available: March 3, 2020


ISMB 2020 will be held in Montreal Canada


To be announced

Conference Chairs

Honorary Chair

David Sankoff David Sankoff

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Ottawa, Canada

David Sankoff holds the Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Genomics in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Ottawa, and is cross‐appointed to the Biology Department and the School of Information Technology and Engineering. His main research interest is comparative genomics, particularly probability models, statistics and algorithms for genome rearrangements.


Conference Co-chair

Francis Ouellette B.F. Francis Ouellette

Scientific Director, Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops
Montreal, Canada

Francis Ouellette is the CEO of Orgin Bioinformatics and an associate professor at University of Toronto, Department of Cell and Systems Biology. Francis’s research focuses on system biology approaches to better under stand the biology of cancer cells. He has serves on the ISCB education committee, was a steering committee member of the GLBIO conference held in Toronto. He is a long time trainer and scientific director of the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops, hosted at bioinformatics.ca, and currently the PLOS computational Biology Education editor.


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