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Volume 7, Issue 4

President's Letter
A Year in Review

ISCB Membership
2005 Registration Now Open

Giving is Free!

PSB 2005
ISCB Open Meeting Planned

ISMB 2005

Save the Date!

Special Interest Groups
Reports from ISMB/ECCB 2004

Travel Fellowships
Student & Post Doc Awards

ISCB Student Council
Our Vision, Our Future

FASEB Update

Public Affairs and Policies
Committee Update

Officer Election Results

New Board Members
Take Office January 2005

University of British Columbia
Genetics Graduate Program Retreat

Marketing Opportunities
Advertising & Corporate Memberships

MidSouth Comp Bio & Bioinformatics Society
Recap of the 2nd Annual Meeting

Events and Opportunities
Bioinformatics Events Worldwide

News from the Field



Copyright © 2004 International Society for Computational Biology. All rights reserved.

Recap of the 2nd Annual MCBIOS

Submitted by Steve F. Jennings, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Second Annual Conference of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) was held October 7-9, 2004 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Featuring Dr. Michael Gribskov (ISCB President) and Dr. Alan Leshner (CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) as keynote speakers, the conference was attended by almost 100 students, faculty and researchers from seven states. There were 21 technical talks and 27 posters presented. Presenters have the option of developing a follow-on, journal article which may be published in an upcoming special issue of BMC Bioinformatics upon passing the peer review process.

This conference was held in conjunction with the 2004 Arkansas Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) Fall Symposium, which is funded by the NIH National Center for Research Resources. The Arkansas BRIN program and the National Center for Toxicological Research were the major sponsors of the conference. Additionally, Insightful Corporation provided a tutorial on their S+ and ArrayAnalyzer data mining and statistical analysis software S+ package.

The 2005 MCBIOS conference will be held in Baton Rouge, LA. MCBIOS is a regional affiliate of ISCB and its website can be found at www.MCBIOS.org.