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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



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Events and Opportunities of Interest

ISCB Annual Conferences

ISMB 2005
United States - MI – Detroit
Dates: Jun 25, 2005 through Jun 29, 2005

ISMB 2005 (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology) is the world’s largest and oldest Bioinformatics Conference. The conference will provide a forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics. This multidisciplinary conference brings together scientists from molecular biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. The scope of ISMB encompasses the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems at the levels of sequences, cells, organs, and organisms.

ISCB Member Discount: up to $100 USD
Event URL: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2005

ISMB 2006
Brazil - Ceara – Fortaleza
Dates: Aug 06, 2006 through Aug 10, 2006

The Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology will be held in South America for the first time in 14 years of the conference in 2006. Watch the website for more details as they become available.

Event URL: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2006

ISCB Co-Sponsored Conferences 

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2005
United States - HI - Kohala Coast
Dates: Jan 04, 2005 through Jan 08, 2005

The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2005 is an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. Papers and presentations are rigorously peer reviewed and are published in an archival proceedings volume. PSB 2005 will be held at the Fairmont Orchid on Big Island of Hawaii. Tutorials will be offered prior to the start of the conference.

ISCB Member Discount: $50 USD
Event URL: http://psb.stanford.edu/

United States - MA – Cambridge
Hosted by: Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard/Boston University
Dates: May 14, 2005 through May 18, 2005

RECOMB is a well established international conference in a dynamic field of science bridging computer science and biology. The meeting consists of keynotes from the best scientists in the field and the latest research findings presented as both oral papers and posters. The conference program includes between 30 and 40 contributed papers, that are selected by an international program committee with around 30 experts during a rigorous review. The conference series aims at attracting research contributions in all areas of computational molecular biology

ISCB Member Discount: TBA
Event URL: http://www.broad.mit.edu/recomb2005/

European Conference on Computational Biology
Spain – Madrid
Hosted by: by INB
Dates: Sep 28, 2005 through Oct 01, 2005

From September 28th to October 1st 2005, the ECCB 05 and the Jbi 05 take place in Madrid Spain. The “Bioinformatics National Institute” (INB) will host the Conference.
An appraisal opened to the participation in which the professionals of the bioinformatic sector can interchange ideas and experiences. The ECCB conference will be a very good opportunity to fulfill these goals, and we hope to count with the endorsement of our European colleges for the consolidation of our activities in Bioinformatics.

ISCB Member Discount: TBA
Event URL: http://www.eccb05.org

ISCB Affiliated Conferences

Structure-Based Drug Design & Virtual Screening
United States - MA – Boston
Hosted by: Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Dates: Mar 28, 2005 through Apr 01, 2005

Structure-Based Drug Design and Virtual Screening bring together high-throughput crystallography and NMR, computational advances in docking algorithms and virtual screening, and traditional techniques of high-throughput screening and combinatorial chemistry to increase the efficiency and speed of the drug discovery and development process. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s fifth annual Structure-Based Drug Design conference continues to deliver the latest developments in de novo, NMR-based, and crystallography-based drug design, while the second annual Virtual Screening conference brings new innovation and recent results in computational methods for smarter drug discovery and development. Attend both meetings to gain insight into smarter drug design and development from methods, case studies and technologies presented by pharmaceutical, academic and biotechnology experts.

ISCB Member Discount: 10 Percent
Event URL: http://www.healthtech.com/2005/sbd/index.asp

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
United States - MA – Boston
Dates: May 17, 2005 through May 19, 2005

The 2005 Bio-IT World Conference aims to be an indispensable event, bringing together life science, IT, and healthcare professionals to discuss and evaluate the latest scientific, technological and IT breakthroughs in the post-genome sequence era. Delegates from major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, government and academic organizations will have the opportunity to learn about the latest tools, services and training that fuel bio-IT, enabling advances in genomics, proteomics, drug discovery, through to clinical trials and evidence-based medicine. For the 4th consecutive year, Bio-IT World will deliver a truly international gathering of industry leaders, IT professionals and biomedical researchers

ISCB Member Discount: 25 Percent (Use Priority Code C0601)
Event URL: http://www.bio-itworldexpo.com

The World Pharmaceutical Congress
United States - PA – Philadelphia
Hosted by: Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Dates: May 24, 2005 through May 26, 2005

This is the premier pharmaceutical R&D event of the year, for pharmaceutical researchers & executive by pharmaceutical researchers and executives. Make plans to be a part of and experience:
• Over 500 Leaders in Pharmaceutical Research World Wide
• An Exhibit Hall Bursting With Energy! 78% of Attendees Making Purchasing Decisions
• Thought-Provoking Keynote Presentations From Three Senior Level Pharmaceutical Company Executives
• Walking Away with Excellent Sales Leads

ISCB Member Discount: 10 Percent
Restrictions: Note: When registering, please enter or reference code ISCBDIS in the keycode box of the registration form to receive ISCB discount.
Event URL: http://www.worldpharmacongress.com/

Beyond Genome 2005
United States - CA - San Francisco
Hosted by: Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Dates: Jun 13, 2005 through Jun 16, 2005

Beyond Genome 2005 is the Future of Medicine. The Programs for Beyond Genome are 14th Annual Bioinformatics and Genome Research, 3rd Annual RNA Interference, 9th Annual Proteomics, 7th Annual Systems Biology, and Innaugural Genomics Variation: Enabling Personalized Medicine

Beyond Genome Features: Over 1000 participants; Over 35 Exhibits; Multiple Keynote Addresses; Technology Workshops; Luncheon Workshops; Roundtable Discussion Groups; Interactive Tutorials

ISCB Member Discount: 10 Percent
Restrictions: Discount available only for ISCB members that reference the separate pricing category on the registration form or website.
Event URL: http://www.beyondgenome.com

Other Conferences & Events of Interest

DBiBD: Workshop on Database Issues in Biological Databases
United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by: European Bioinformatics Institute and the Edinburgh Database Group
Dates: Jan 08, 2005 through Jan 09, 2005
Event URL: http://dbibd-05.inf.ed.ac.uk/

Third Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference
Hosted by: Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore and Deakin Univeristy, Australia
Dates: Jan 17, 2005 through Jan 21, 2005
Event URL: http://www.deakin.edu.au/~phoebe/APBC2005/

Bioinformatics and Genome Data Analysis
Tunisia - 3038 - Sfax
Hosted by: Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax, Tunisia
Dates: Mar 23, 2005 through Apr 02, 2005
Event URL: http://anibal.webzzanine.net/bioinformatics

EvoBIO 2005
Switzerland - Lausanne
Hosted by: EvoGP/EvoCOP/EvoWorkshops 2005
Dates: Mar 30, 2005 through Apr 01, 2005
Event URL: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~evobio/evobio05.html

International Workshop on Biomedical Data Engineering
Japan - Tokyo
Hosted by: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The Database Society of Japan (DBSJ), Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), 21st Century COE Research Project
Dates: Apr 03, 2005 through Apr 04, 2005
Event URL: http://www.db.is.kyushu-u.ac.jp/bmde2005/

4th International Workshop On High Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB)
United States - CO - Denver
Hosted by: IEEE
Dates: Apr 04, 2005 through Apr 04, 2005
Event URL: http://www.hicomb.org/

2005 International Workshop on Bioinformatics Research and Applications
United States - Georgia - Atlanta
Hosted by: Emory University
Dates: May 22, 2005 through May 25, 2005
Event URL: http://www.cs.gsu.edu/pan/iwbra.htm

IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Methods for Bioinformatics
United States - CA - San Diego
Hosted by: IEEE
Dates: Jun 25, 2005 through Jun 25, 2005
Event URL: http://www.ittc.ku.edu/BioCVPR/