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Volume 11, Issue 1

President’s Letter

SCS4 Highlights

ISCB Honors
David Haussler
& Aviv Regev

The ISMB Organization
& Future Vision

PLoS Computational Biology Overview

11th Israeli Bioinformatics
Symposium Report

Taking a Stand on Software Sharing

ISCB Members Speak Out on US Entry Visa Issues

ISCB’s New Software
Sharing Statement


ISCB Student Council

Post Your Events with ISCB

MentorNet Report Card: Year Two

Calling all Leaders!

Become an ISMB Reporter

In Memory of
Kamalakar-Rao Mettani

FASEB Update

Rocky ‘08

Key Dates for Key Conferences

Conferences & Events

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FASEB Update

Since 2003 ISCB has been one of 21 member societies of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). We joined in order to provide our members with a voice in the US Government on issues relating to science policy, and we continue to seek members who can help develop similar arrangements in other countries or regions.

To really understand what FASEB is all about you are invited to visit their website at www.faseb.org. For easy to find updates on activities and accomplishments, ISCB posts FASEB’s most recent news and press releases, updates on the political climate of science funding and policy in Washington, DC, and other updates and links of greatest interest to ISCB members at www.iscb.org/faseb.

FASEB provides tools to help each of us advocate for scientific research and science policy. See http://opa.faseb.org for information.

FASEB also administers a large grant to help U.S. citizen and permanent resident minority students with the costs of attending conferences, including ISMB and Rocky. See http://marc.faseb.org/pages/page2a. htm for information.

ISCB members have served on various FASEB commi tees, including the committee overseeing science policy directions, the evolution education committee, the publications committee, and committees that develop federal funding recommendations. A new International Issues subcommittee has very recently been formed, which should address the needs of ISCB members outside the US well. We are looking forward to important initiatives and excellent outcomes of that subcommittee in the months to come. We thank the members of ISCB for their past and current service, and invite other interested members to contact us at policy@iscb.org.