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ISCB Fellows

ISCB FELLOWS

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The International Society for Computational Biology introduced the ISCB Fellows Program in 2009 to honor members that have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. During the inaugural year of the program, ISCB conferred the Fellow status on the seven winners-to-date of the ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award, and recognized these distinguished scientists during the ISMB/ECCB 2009 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then ISCB has sought nominations from our community of members, which are reviewed and voted upon by a selection committee. New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.

Nomination procedure:

  • Each Fellow is nominated by an ISCB member using the online nomination form. The nomination form asks for a summary comprising a few sentences of the reason for the nomination, a more detailed half-page statement of motivation (500 words maximum) on why this is a good nominee, and a CV (as either an uploaded document, link to the nominees website, or an informative list-like CV created by the nominator).
  • We newly consider two types of Fellow nominations:
    (i) Academic nominees:
    These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in academia, including government and research institutions. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily excellence in research, which includes the development of methods or resources that advance research. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to service to the computational biology community, education and/or administration.
    (ii) Industry nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in industry. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily the impact of their industrial work on the field. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to research, education, or service to the computational biology community, e.g. by providing research infrastructure.
  • We encourage a careful preparation of the nomination material. In the past years, the hurdles for accepting a candidate as a Fellow have increased in two ways: First, the number of nominations has risen sharply, reaching up to 50, which contrasts with at most 15 or so people who can be accepted in a year. For this reason, it cannot be expected that the voters search for additional information on candidates that is not given in the nomination. Therefore the nomination should give all information that the nominator considers essential. Second, acceptance requires a 60% majority of the votes of all voting fellows. As the number of fellows rises, this hurdle is increasingly hard to overcome. In particular, the nominator cannot assume that the voters are familiar with the candidate. For this reason, the nomination should concentrate on the information that is essential and characteristic for the candidate.
  • The nominator must also provide a one-to-two sentence citation highlighting the contributions to the computational field. (For example “for discovery of computational methods for analyzing high-throughput sequencing data”). This blurb will be used on promotional materials and presented to the newly-elected Fellow for review. The Fellows Committee will have final say on the content of the new Fellows’ descriptions.
  • Fellow status is automatically bestowed upon the annual Accomplishment by a Sr. Scientist Award winner.
  • Selection of new Fellows each year is limited to 1/2 of one percent of the previous year's membership, including the Sr. Scientist Award winner.
  • Nominees will be assessed on the magnitude and quality of contributions to the field of computational biology. Once elected, Fellows will not be classified as type (i) or (ii) above. This distinction is only relevant during the election process.

The ISCB Fellows Selection Committee (made up of the current Fellows) oversees the Fellows Program and recommends changes or improvements to the ISCB Board of Directors. Selecting new Fellows is the job of the Fellows Selection Committee by voting on the nominations received each year. The Selection Committee is made up of all current Fellows. Upon selection, new Fellows may use the title immediately and will be recognized at the ISMB meeting following their selection.


ISCB DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS

2020


Serafim Batzoglou
2016 ISCB Innovator Award;
Stanford, DNAnexus, Insitro
USA

Judith Blake
2020 Outstandind Contribution to ISCB;
The Jackson Laboratory
USA

Mark Borodovsky
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA

Rita Casadio
University of Bologna
Italy

Paul Flicek
EMBL-EBI
UK

Osamu Gotoh
CBRC
Japan


Rafael Irizarry
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard T.S. Chan School of Public Health
USA

Laxmi Parida
IBM T J Watsonb Research Center
USA

Katherine Pollard
Gladstone Institutes, University of California San Francisco
USA

Ben Raphael
Princeton University
USA

Zhiping Weng
University of Massachusetts Medical School
USA

Xuegong Zhang
Tsinghua University
China

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PREVIOUS YEARS


2010
Russ B. Altman
2018 Outstandind Contribution to ISCB;
Stanford University
USA

2015
Rolf Apweiler
EMBL-EBI
UK

2011
Michael Ashburner
2011 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
University of Cambridge
UK

2018
Patricia C. Babbitt
University of California San Francisco
USA

2019
Vineet Bafna
University of California San Diego
USA

2014
Amos Bairoch
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Geneva
Switzerland


2013
Pierre Baldi
University of
USA

2017
Alex Bateman
EMBL-EBI
UK

2012
Bonnie Berger
2019 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
USA

2016
Helen Berman
Rutgers University
USA

2014
Ewan Birney
2005 Overton Prize;
EMBL-EBI
UK

2011
Philip E. Bourne
UVA Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
USA


2016
Steven Brenner
2010 Overton Prize;
University of California Berkeley
USA

2011
Søren Brunak
2016 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research,
Denmark

2017
Andrea Califano
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
USA

2015
Cyrus Chothia
2015 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Wolfson College, Cambridge University
UK

2015
Julio Collado-Vides
Center for Genomics Sciences, UNAM
Mexico

2011
Richard Durbin
University of Combridge, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
UK


2013
David Eisenberg
2013 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, University of California Los Angeles
USA

2019
Eleazar Eskin
University of California Los Angeles
USA

2014
Nir Friedman
Hebrew University
Israel

2018
Terry Gaasterland
University of California San Diego
USA

2014
Robert Gentleman
Harvard Medical School, 23andMe
USA

2015
Mark Gerstein
Yale University
USA


2016
Dan Gusfield
University of California Davis
USA

2009
David Haussler
2008 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Howard Hughes Medical Institute/UC Santa Crtuz Genomics Institute, University of California Santa Cruz
USA

2012
Gunnar von Heijne
2012 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Stockholm University
Sweden

2015
Desmond Higgins
Conway Institute, University College Dublin
Ireland

2016
Barry Honig
Columbia University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute
USA

2010
Lawrence Hunter
2015 Outstandind Contribution to ISCB;
University of Colorado School of Medicine
USA


2013
Minoru Kanehisa
Kyoto University
Japan

2012
Peter Karp
SRI International
USA

2016
Janet Kelso
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Germany

2017
Daphne Koller
Insitro
USA

2017
Anders Krogh
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

2015
Thomas Lengauer
Max-Planck Institute for Informatics
Germany


2015
Michael Levitt
Stanford University
USA

2016
Michal Linial
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

2009
David Lipman
2004 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Impossible Foods
USA

2019
Xiaole Shirley Liu
2020 ISCB Innovator Award;
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
USA

2018
Hanah Margalit
Hebrew University
Israel

2012
Jill Mesirov
University of California San Diego, The Broad Institute
USA


2009
Webb Miller
2009 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Pennsylvania State University
USA

2013
Satoru Miyano
University of Tokyo
Japan

2018
Yves Moreau
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven R & D
Belgium

2018
Bernard M.E. Moret
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Switzerland

2010
Eugene Myers
2014 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
MPI-CBG
Germany

2017
William S. Noble
2019 ISCB Innovator Award;
University of Washington
USA


2013
Ruth Nussinov
2018 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Tel Aviv University & National Cancer Institute
USA

2016
Christine Orengo
University College London
UK

2017
Lior Pachter
Caltech
USA

2018
William Pearson
University of Virginia
USA

2012
Pavel Pevzner
2017 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
University of California San Diego
USA

2016
Aviv Regev
2017 ISCB Innovator Award, 2008 Overton Prize;
The Broad Institute
USA


2015
Burkhard Rost
2016 Outstandind Contribution to ISCB;
Technical University Munich/Columbia University
Germany

2019
Marie-France Sagot
Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive, INRIA, Universite Claude Bernard
France

2014
Andrej Sali
University of California San Francisco
USA

2013
Steven Salzberg
2020 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
USA

2010
Chris Sander
2010 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
USA

2009
David Sankoff
2003 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
University of Ottawa
Canada


2012
Ron Shamir
Tel Aviv University
Israel

2018
Mona Singh
Princeton University
USA

2009
Temple Smith
2007 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
Boston University
USA

2018
Mike Steel
Canterbury University
New Zealand

2016
Lincoln Stein
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Canada

2010
Gary Stormo
Washington University School of Medicine
USA


2016
Sarah Teichmann
Welcome Trust Sager Institute. EMBL-EBI
UK

2009
Janet Thornton
2005 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
EMBL-EBI
UK

2016
Anna Tramontano
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy

2017
Olga Troyanskaya
2011 Overton Prize;
Princeton University, Simons Foundation
USA

2010
Alfonso Valencia
Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute
Spain

2012
Martin Vingron
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Germany


2017
Tandy Warnow
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
USA

2009
Mike Waterman
2006 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award;
University of Southern California
USA

2016
Shoshana Wodak
Vlaamse Institute of Biotechnology, Flemish Free University of Brussels, The Hospital for Sick Children
Belgium

2016
Haim Wolfson
Tel Aviv University
Israel

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