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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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President-Elect Elections Cycle to Begin Soon

We have four great candidates running for the position of ISCB President-elect this year:

  • Barbara Bryant, currently serving as Vice President, Public-Affairs &. Policies Committee Chair, and ISCB representative to the FASEB Board of Directors
  • Shoba Ranganathan, currently serving as Board Member and Education Committee Chair
  • David Rocke, currently serving as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
  • Burkhard Rost, currently serving as Vice President and ISMB Review Committee Chair

The ISCB Board of Directors created the President-elect position in 2003 as the first step in an effort to develop a clear leadership path within the Society. From the list of active roles each of the candidates has played in the Society it is clear the leadership path is becoming well worn. The President-elect will serve a one year term in a training role alongside the President before taking over the presidency for the following two-year term. This is an "Officer" position within the elected leadership of the Society, which includes membership in the Executive Committee.

Full statements from each President-elect candidate, including CV and statements on particular areas of research, viewpoints on major issues facing the Society, plans to address those issues, non-scientific expertise, and service to the field or ISCB can be viewed at www.iscb.org/PEcandidate_list05.php.

From July 18 through August 15, 2005 you will be able to submit questions to each or all of the candidates for further information about their experience and plans for the future. Questions should be addressed to admin@iscb.org with a subject line of 'Question for President-Elect Candidate'. Please specify if your mail is for all candidates or a specific candidate, and the mail will be forwarded accordingly. Replies will come directly from the candidate(s) to whom the question was/were directed.

Beginning August 15 members will be able to cast votes on the ISCB website by logging in on the membership page at www.iscb.org/login.php and selecting President-Elect Election from the menu that presents on the left of the page.