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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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ISCB to Host Open Meeting During PSB 2005

The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB 2005) will take place January 4 – 8, once again at a favored hotel of this conference series, the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. As has become an annual tradition, ISCB will host an Open Meeting on Thursday, January 6, at 5:00pm for members and anyone interested in learning more about the Society. If you have registered for PSB 2005 please be sure to mark your agenda now to participate in this annual meeting of the Society.

ISCB past President Philip Bourne will address the group with a recap of 2004’s activities and accomplishments, and introduce major initiatives in line with the Society’s strategic plan. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session that traditionally elicits very candid remarks regarding the new and ongoing activities and programs of the ISCB. We encourage a brainstorming atmosphere to surface ideas on what our members want and need from their Society, and therefore encourage your participation and comments.

This brainstorming session intentionally segues nicely into the following session on the PSB agenda, the “Standards for Bioinformatics Meeting: Emerging Standards for the Bioinformatics Community.” This session will focus on the development of new standards, the adoption and dissemination of established standards, and the role that professional societies such as ISCB and IEEE should play in the process.

We hope you will be attending PSB, and if so, be sure to mark your calendar now to attend these informative and interactive sessions.