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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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4th ISCB Student Council Symposium

Now in its 4th year the ISCB Student Council Symposium (SCS4) has again made an impact in the Computational Biology community: Around 100 student delegates registered for the July 18th event in Toronto where ISCB President Burkhard Rost, Mark Gerstein and Timothy Hughes delivered the keynote addresses. The students also listened to presentations by nine of their peers, who had been selected based on the outstanding quality of their submitted abstracts. The program was complemented by a panel discussion on “Career paths in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics” followed by a poster session and reception.

SCS4 conference chairs Lucia Peixoto and Amr Abuzeid and their team had raised almost $17,500 from sponsors, which allowed the Student Council to support seven top students with travel fellowships worth $1,000 each. More than 40 applications for these travel fellowships had been submitted.

The SCS4 program committee led by Sarath Chandra Janga reviewed a total of 75 submissions for the symposium. The organizers were very pleased with the quality of the submitted abstracts, which has been increasing consistently over the last few years. A selection of outstanding abstracts will be published as a supplement to BMC Bioinformatics along with a meeting report. More information about the event can be found on http://symposium.iscbsc.org.