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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.

2005 Registration Now Open

ISCB membership registration for 2005 is now live at www.iscb.org/membership.shtml so please be sure to sign up now to activate your member benefits for the new year without delay.

Due to the positive feedback of the tiered dues categories introduced last year, we are again featuring reduced fees for members from lower income economies. By providing reduced rates to members from developing countries we hope to make ISCB membership more accessible than ever before, and welcome new members that might otherwise find it extremely difficult or impossible to join the Society. Therefore, based on the World Bank annual ranking of economies, the following dues structure (all prices listed in US Dollars) has been implemented for 2005:

Professional Members
$99 if working in a High Income Country
$40 if working in a Lower Middle or Upper Middle Income County
$20 if working in a Low Income Country

Students & Post doc Members
$49 if studying/training in a High Income Country
$20 if studying/training in a Lower Middle or Upper Middle Income County
$10 if studying/training in a Low Income Country

For both professional and student/post doc memberships the 2005 pricing has remained the same in the middle income categories, and has actually been reduced in the low income categories as compared to ISCB’s 2004 dues pricing. A link is available from the membership page of our site to the World Bank ranking, so please be sure to check if you think you might fall into one of the reduced rate categories.

As we open the new membership year, we are pleased to highlight the very specific tangible benefits membership in the ISCB can earn for you. All prices below are listed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted, and are generally based on professional membership categories. Student conference discounts may be lower due to the traditionally lower starting price of student registrations.

2005 Conference Discounts
See http://www.iscb.org/events/event_board.php for more details:

  • Beyond Genome and select Cambridge Healthtech Institute conferences - minimum of 10% off
  • Bio-IT World conference - NEW for 2005! - 25% off
  • European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) – TBA
  • Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) $100 off
  • International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) - TBA
  • Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) - $50 off

2005 Journal Discounts
In all cases the below represents discounts for professional members by ordering through ISCB as compared to individual subscriber rates offered directly through the publishers; student/trainee discounts are typically even greater than those listed below:

  • Bioinformatics - minimum of $375 savings
  • Briefings in Bioinformatics - minimum of $31 savings
  • Briefings in Functional Genomics & Proteomics - minimum of $31 savings
  • Combination BIB and FGP when ordered together - minimum of $94 savings
  • Comparative & Functional Genomics - minimum of $11 savings
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine - NEW for 2005! - minimum of $143 savings
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine NEW for 2005! - minimum of $133 savings
  • Human Genomics NEW for 2005! - $16 savings
  • Human Molecular Genetics - minimum of $94 savings
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics - NEW for 2005! - minimum of $151 savings
  • Journal of Computational Biology - minimum of $234 savings
  • OMICS – A Journal of Integrative Biology - minimum of $141 savings

(If there is a journal you would like to see added for 2006, please let us know at admin@iscb.org)

Added-Value Member Benefits:

  • Complimentary job postings of positions available at your institution/company
  • Membership in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) for a voice in their US public affairs and funding initiatives
  • Travel fellowship eligibility for students and postdoctoral fellows to designated international meetings
  • A Board of Directors, Student Council, and several active committees working on your behalf to raise the level of membership excellence and the awareness of our science among other scientists, governments across the globe, and the world community.
  • Access to post degree programs, upcoming events, news/press releases (not exclusive to members)
  • Access to current developments in the field via the Website, quarterly newsletter and letters from the ISCB President (not exclusive to members)

As you can see, an ISCB membership can pay for itself by taking advantage of just one or two of the membership benefits above, and the more you take advantage of the more your membership is working for you. So, don’t delay in registering for your ISCB 2005 membership. Do so today!