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.