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volume 6, issue 2

President’s Letter

Register for ISMB 2003

ISCB Board Nominations

ISMB 2003

Jim Kent

David Sankoff

Best Paper Award by SGI

ISMB 2003 Committees

Sydney Brenner

ISMB 2004

ISMB 2006

Affiliated Conferences

ISCB Staff Introduction

Affiliated Regional Groups

Events and Opportunities

Newsletter Homepage

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Board & President Elect Nominations

The Call for Nominations went out, and ISCB members and Affiliated Regional Groups returned a positive response by submitting a total of 36 nominations for members representing eight countries to fill up to ten possible seats on the Board of Directors. The nominations process opened with the announcement of an online submission form in mid February—by the
deadline two months later nine members had offered their services to the board through self nominations and 27 nominees were put forth by their peers. In addition, three nominations were received for President-Elect, which is a new Officer/Executive Committee position of the ISCB intended to serve as next in line for the Presidency.

The next step in the process is for each Board nominee to evaluate his or her desire and ability to serve as an ISCB Board Member and then complete the board candidate acceptance form and questionnaire by the deadline of May 16, 2003. As new Board Members are voted in by the existing and outgoing Board, the final decision will be made at the annual Board of Directors meeting on June 29, just prior to the start of ISMB 2003 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.