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Volume 15, Issue 1

A Letter to ISCB
Members & Colleagues

Officer and Student Council Elections

Spotlight on ECCB12
Meet the ISCB Fellows Class of 2012
Student Council
Symposium Highlights

Overton Prize:
Ziv Bar-Joseph

2012 ISCB Sr.
Scientist Award:
Gunnar von Heijne

ISMB/ECCB 2013 Berlin

News From ISCB Student Council

FASEB Updates

Stacy Slagor

PLoS Computational

A Report of the Curriculum Task Force

Bioinformatics Journal Update

NIGMS Celebrates
50 Years

ISCB Continues to Advocate for Open Access

GLBIO 2012 Highlights

Call for Proposals to
Organize ISCB-Asia 2013

ISCB Community
Conferences and

Upcoming Conferences & Events

ISCB Conferences

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ISCB Student Council Symposium
The ISCB Student Council Symposium
(http://symposium.iscbsc.org) is a forum for graduate students, post docs, and new researchers in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics to present their work to an international audience and develop valuable skills in an open, friendly and supportive environment. Organized and orchestrated by student volunteers from all over the world, this Symposium is designed to enable students attending ISMB to network with their peers and participate in a global exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge.

This year, the Student Council Symposium will showcase 10 student speakers and more than 50 student poster presentations on broad range of scientific subjects --- from comparative genomics and evolution to the bioinformatics of health and disease. In addition, we are honored to have Dr. Jonathan Eisen (University of California Davis), Dr. Robin Dowell (University of Colorado at Boulder), and Dr. Matthew Hibbs (University of Maine at The Jackson Laboratory) as keynote speakers. Their talks promise to be thought-provoking and inspiring to all computational biologists. With the help of our generous sponsors and Student Council volunteer peer reviewers, we awarded 7 travel fellowships for symposium delegates. Congratulations to all fellowship recipients!

The organizing committee and volunteer staff look forward to seeing you in Long Beach! If you're not able to attend our Symposium, please stop by the ISCB Student Council Booth during ISMB or visit our website at www.iscbsc.org and learn more about how you can get involved.