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Volume 8, Issue 1

President’s Column

2005 Membership Registration
Don’t Delay!

ISMB 2005
Bound To Be the Best Yet

SIG Meetings
Kick-Off ISMB 2005

ISCB Thanks Sun
for Continued Support


Calling All Leaders!

PLoS Computational Biology
Exciting Open Access Journal

Student Council
Announcements & Updates

Travel Fellowships Offered
Deadlines Approaching Fast

Public Affairs

Immigration Workshop
April 16, 2005 in San Diego

RECOMB 2005 Highlights

ECCB 2005

SCCB Computational Biology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

News from the Field

Events & Opportunities



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News from the Field

RECOMB Satellite meeting on Comparative Genomics Call for Papers
Date: March 7, 2005
Deadline: May 15, 2005

The Third Annual RECOMB Satellite meeting on Comparative Genomics, to be held September 18-20, 2005 at at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, is now seeking submission of papers. Successful submissions will be invited for a 25-minute presentation, and the paper will be printed in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the "Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics" series.

For full submission criteria and instructions please see the conference website http://www.gen.tcd.ie/recomb_cg/.

URL: http://www.gen.tcd.ie/recomb_cg/
Contact Person: Jens Lagergren (jensl@nada.kth.se)

Introducing the forthcoming journal of the International Immunomics Society (IIMMS), Immunome Research
Date: Feb 11, 2005
This journal will be an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal published by BioMed Central that considers cutting edge immunology research, integrating traditional laboratory research with the latest technologies, including genomics, bioinformatics and mathematical modelling. Preliminary information about the journal is available at www.immunome-research.com.

Immunome Research aims to provide a focal point for the field of Immunomics, which includes the sub-speciality immunoinformatics, as well as the application of large-scale genomics to the immune system. Rapidly expanding areas of particular interest include prediction of MHC-peptide binding, mathematical modelling of viral/host interactions, and the use of gene expression arrays to model immune system pathways.

The journal will consider the following article types: research, commentaries, hypotheses, reviews, short reports, database articles, methodology, software articles and meeting reports.

Although Immunome Research has not yet officially launched, the Editor-in-Chief is ready to consider manuscripts for publication. To submit your manuscript for peer review and possible publication, please contact Nikolai Petrovsky at: nikolai.petrovsky@flinders.edu.au.

URL: http://www.immunome-research.com
Contact Person: Nikolai Petrovsky (newjournalsremoves@biomedcentral.com)

2006 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Date: Feb 01, 2005

Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 over five years to support up to two years of advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of a faculty appointment.

Bridging Support for Physical/Computational Scientists Entering Biology

2006 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

• These portable awards support up to two years of advanced post-doctoral training and the first three years of a faculty appointment

• Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, biophysics, chemistry (physical, theoretical, or computational), computer science, statistics, or engineering and must not have accepted, or be in serious negotiations for, a faculty appointment at the time of application

• Candidates should propose innovative approaches to answer important biological questions

• BWF encourages proposals that include experimental validation of theoretical models

• Degree-granting institutions in the U.S. and Canada may nominate up to two candidates

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.

URL: http://www.bwfund.org
Contact Person: Debi Vought (dvought@bwfund.org)

ECCB 05 Call for Papers
Date: Jan 25, 2005

We remind you that the time to send your Papers and Posters for the European Conference on Computational Biology 05 is open from now. For more information go to: www.eccb05.org

Contact Person: Marta de la Riva (mriva@cnb.uam.es)

New Manuscript Submission Address for Journal of Computational Biology
Date: Jan 12, 2005

Sorin Istrail, Editor-in-Chief, and his editorial office have moved. Please send your new manuscripts to: jcb@informaticsresearch.com

Address questions about manuscript status and editorial management to Merissa Henry, Editorial Coordinator for Journal of Computational Biology, to: merissa.henry@informaticsresearch.com

URL: http://www.liebertpub.com/cmb
Contact Person: Paula Ann Masi (pmasi@liebertpub.com)

ISMB/ECCB 2004 Proceedings Now Available
Date: Jan 12, 2005

Due to the request of many interested individuals, ISCB is pleased to report that we have restocked our supply of ISMB/ECCB 2004 Proceedings. We have a limited stock of Proceedings from ISMB 2001, ISMB 2002, and ISMB 2003 available for purchase as well.

URL: http://www.iscb.org/proceedings.shtml
Contact Person: Suzi Smith (admin@iscb.org)

Funding Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research in the Life Sciences
Date: Jan 07, 2005

The Human Frontier Science Program is an international funding agency, supported by Australia*, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea*, Switzerland, U.K., U.S.A. and the European Union (*new members in 2005). HFSP promotes international collaboration through a prestigious program of grants which support interdisciplinary research in the life sciences. The program is intended to bring teams of scientists from various fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering together with biologists to open up new approaches to understanding complex biological systems.

Teams applying for research grants must first submit a letter of intent online. The next deadline is March 31st 2005 and potential applicants must pre-register by March 21st 2005 (see the HFSP web site at www.hfsp.org. for further details). In addition to team grants, individuals trained in non-biological sciences may apply for a Cross Discipline Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral research in biology (the next deadline for such Fellowships will be early in September 2005 - please see the website).

URL: http://www.hfsp.org
Contact Person: Martin Reddington (mreddington@hfsp.org)

Online launch of Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Date: Dec 22, 2004

The Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics brings together the latest advances in these dynamic and rapidly growing fields and ensures a truly multidisciplinary approach. The focus is on the human and mouse genomes, but other important model eukaryotes, and pathogenic bacteria, are given in-depth coverage.

Launching online via Wiley Interscience in December 2004, the encyclopedia will be FREE to view to all users until 31st January 2005.

If you would like to benefit from this free trial, please register at www.interscience.wiley/com/trial/ggpb

URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/trial/ggpb
Contact Person: Kelly Haldenby (khaldenb@wiley.co.uk)

Special Issue on Data Mining for Bioinformatics by IEEE IntelligentSystems
Date: Dec 12, 2004

Call for Papers
IEEE Intelligent Systems Special Issue on Data Mining for Bioinformatics

Submissions due 7 March 2005
Contact person: Dr. Jinyan Li
Email address: jinyan@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

URL: http://research.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/jinyan
Contact Person: Dr. Jinyan Li (jinyan@i2r.a-star.edu.sg)