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Volume 8, Issue 3

President's Letter

Rost To Become
Next ISCB President

Rocky'05 Bioinformatics
Conference Colorado
in December

Update on
PLoS Computational Biology

Putting Students
in the Spotlight

Call for 2006
Awards Nominations

ISMB 2006 in Brazil

New ISCB Membership Site
Now Open

ISMB 2006
Call for Tutorials

RECOMB 2006 Registration Opening This Week

ISMB 2005 SIGs Recap

Israeli Bioinformatics Symposium 2005
A Prelude to ECCB’06

Advertising & Corporate Membership Opportunities

Post Your News, Events
and Degree Programs
on ISCB Website

Upcoming Events
& Conferences

News from the Field

Acknowledgements and Contributors



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News from the Field

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Executive Director Search
Nov 3, 2005
FASEB (a coalition of 23 independent Member Societies located in Bethesda, MD, USA, and representing the interests of biomedical and life scientists) seeks an Executive Director to report directly to the President/Board and serve as the chief operating officer of the corporation, responsible for implementing business, financial, publication, advisory, public relations, educational, and other program and policies approved by the Board. He/she provides leadership and direction to approximately 90 professional, technical and clerical support staff and manages an annual operating budget of $15.5 million.

Qualified applicants should have executive/administrative experience with a record of achievement and leadership in academic, association or other non-profit organizations. Candidates will have proven administrative and leadership capabilities, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge and understanding of the legislative process, public policy, knowledge of current trends/issues facing the biological and life sciences, and a strong sense of diplomacy. An advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., M.B.A.,) is highly desirable.

FASEB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To view a complete job description visit our web site at: http://www.faseb.org/hr/employ.html.

Search Tool for Life Sciences Researchers

Oct 21, 2005
A community based search tool for life scientists was recently launched and can be found at www.siphs.com. Siphs aims to simplify the process of searching for relevant scientific content by leveraging the combined knowledge of researchers world wide. Traditional information search tools rely upon cataloguing, indexing, and ranking a wide variety of scholarly sources found on the web. Unlike traditional search engines, Siphs search queries are tagged with “areas of expertise” and then distributed to scientists who are members of the Siphs community for review. The tool was designed by taking a clue from the offline world in that the most relevant search results can be found by asking the people with the right set of experiences.

Bioalma and EMBL Sign Agreement to License AlmaKnowledgeServer (AKS) as Part of Joint Research Project
Sep 08, 2005
bioalma has announced that EMBL has licensed almaKnowledgeServer (AKS) for an initial period of three years. Under this agreement, researchers based at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg as well as those based at outstations will have access to the system as part of their daily research activities. bioalma and EMBL are also pleased to announce a joint development project to tailor almaKnowledgeServer (AKS) features to the needs of the EMBL organization. Read the complete press release: www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=089299.

ISMB2005 Proceedings Now Available
Sep 06, 2005
ISMB2005 Proceedings are now available for purchase on-line at www.iscb.org/proceedings.shtml. If you have any questions please contact Suzi Smith, ISCB Administrative Support, at admin@iscb.org.

Bioinformatics Optional Open Access
Aug 23, 2005
Bioinformatics open access offers you the chance to have your work made available free online immediately upon publication. This means that anyone with Internet access can read and cite your published paper regardless of whether they have a subscription to the journal. The standard charge for open access publication is £1,500 / US$2,800 but if your institution has a current online subscription to the journal, this will be reduced to £800 / US$1,500. Lower charges apply when you publish in the Application Notes section of the journal, and for authors based in low-income countries. THE CHOICE IS YOURS Because open access is optional, you can still publish in Bioinformatics free of charge. If you choose not to pay for open access your work will be made available free online after one year. All authors are also entitled to make a post-print of their paper publicly available in repositories such as PubMed Central twelve months after online publication, while those choosing to publish their paper under the open access model can make their post-print freely available immediately.