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Volume 8, Issue 2

President's Letter
Priority on Volunteerism

Welcome to ISMB 2005!

Advertising and Sponsorship
Sponsorship Opportunties

Dr. Ewan Birney
2005 Overton Prize Winner

Dr. Janet Thornton
Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award

Books List Online

PLoS Computational Biology
To Launch at ISMB 2005

Student Council Undertakes
Massive Action Plan

ISCB Student Travel
Fellowships Offered

Don't Miss Out!

ISMB 2006
The Beauty of Brazil

Magnificent Madrid to Host
ECCB 2005

REC0MB 2005 Recap

Post Your Events and News
To the ISCB Website

President Elect
Elections Notice

FASEB Update

PSB 2006 Keydates

Student Council Activities
During ISMB 2005

Student Symposium
Prior to ECCB 2005

New Student Council
Leadership Announced

Public Affairs & Policies
Committee Update

Events and Opportunities



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Magnificent Madrid to Host ECCB 2005

The fourth annual European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB/05) will be an excellent opportunity for all who attend the congress to foster relations between bioinformatics, biotechnology and bio-pharmaceutics companies and other agents involved in this sector at an international level.

This fourth edition of the ECCB and sixth session of the Jornadas de Bioinformatica (JBi - the annual meeting of Spanish Bioinformatics Network) will cover the top subject matters in bioinformatics, such as databases, protein structure and function, genes and genomes, microar-rays, phylogenetics, SNPs, Systems Biology, Algorithms, etc.

In a unique twist this year, the organizers are preparing for an interactive event in which professionals from the bioinformatic sector can exchange ideas and experiences. The keynote speakers are to be presented in pairs of constrasting views by Jean Michel Claverie and Temple Smith for "Perspectives in Bioinformatics"; Ewan Birney and Tom Gingeras for "How complete is knowledge of the Genome Sequence"; and Richard Durbin and Chris Sander for "The future of Systems Biology".

Throughout the program of talks and keynote addresses we hope to present an important scientific contribution that will provide members of the different countries and the national and international societies represented in the various geographical areas with much to talk about and further explore long after the closing session. The ECCB conference is a great opportunity to fulfill these goals, and we hope to count with the endorsement of our colleagues for the consolidation of our activities in bioinformatics.

The whole will take place in the cosmopolitan and entertaining Spanish capital, Madrid. We invite you all and as the host we will do our best to make you feel welcome in Madrid and hope that this meeting will allow us to deepen our bonds of science, companionship and friendship.