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Volume 7, Issue 2
Call for Nominations
as Member of FASEB
and Opportunities of Interest
Note From ISCB President
to the spring edition of the ISCB newsletter! There has already
been great progress within the Society in just the four short months
of this year. Our membership is on the way to being the highest
in our history, and we are preparing for our annual ISMB conference
in Scotland, this year being held jointly with the third annual
European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), which is expected
to draw more attendees than ever before for either of the conferences
independently. See the ISMB/ECCB 2004 article in this newsletter
for a full status report and links to important information and
opportunities for all conference-goers. And dont miss the
great information about all ten Special Interest Groups that will
be meeting just prior to the conference in Glasgow.
developments in membership growth and anticipated conference attendance
are a far cry from what we were experiencing last year at this time,
when we were in the midst of worldwide travel restrictions due to
SARS, the start of the conflict in Iraq, and a downward spiraling
global economy. So, we anxiously awaited and welcomed the start
of a new year, and to date it is proving to be all we had been waiting
for, and more.
of the very exciting developments within ISCB is the formation of
an inaugural Student Council. A full unveiling of the councils
mission, priorities and plan of action will be unveiled during ISMB/ECCB
2004 at a meeting dedicated to introducing the Student Council to
student and post doc members of the ISCB. An article in this newsletter
outlines the councils progress to date, and suffice to say
the senior leadership of ISCB is as anxious as the inaugural members
of this council to set the wheels in motion and open the council
up to all members during ISMB/ECCB 2004.
year at this time the ISCB also puts out a call for nominations
for upcoming openings within our Board of Directors and for successors
to our current Officer positions of Vice President, Treasurer and
Secretary. Please see the full call for nominations in this newsletter,
and then submit your nominations for the members of our community
you would like to see lead the Society in the years to come. Also
note that nominating yourself is highly encouraged if you are willing,
ready and anxious to serve.
articles of interest in this newsletter feature recaps of the PSB
conference that kicked off this year in Hawaii, as well as RECOMB
held just a month ago in San Diego. Additionally, we are proud to
introduce our newest ISCB Affiliated Regional Group in Africa. And
finally, Barb Bryant, ISCB Board Member/Corporate Secretary and
liaison to the FASEB Board of Directors has contributed an article
recapping issues and events being addressed by FASEB, and ISCBs
role in their process.
you can see, there is a lot happening within and all around ISCB.
As your elected President, I am always interested to know if there
are other or better ways we can be serving our membership and the
scientific community at large. Please feel free to contact me through
firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues
related to ISCB. I welcome your feedback.