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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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Call for 2006 Awards Nominations

It’s that time of year again! ISCB is now seeking nominations for the sixth annual Overton Prize and the fourth annual Sr. Scientist Accomplishment Award. Please submit your nomination online at
http://www.iscb.org/iscb_awards_nomin/nomin_form.php no later than December 2, 2005.

Each award represents the highest level of scientific recognition bestowed upon junior and senior level computational biologists by the ISCB. A highlight of being named to either award is the invitation to present a keynote talk at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference, being held next in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, August 6-10, 2006.

These are international awards, and nominations from all regions are encouraged. Past winners are:


2005 Ewan Birney 2005
Janet Thornton
2004 Uri Alon 2004
David Lipman
2003 Jim Kent 2003 David Sankoff
2002 David Baker    
2001 Christopher Burge    

See http://www.iscb.org/overton.shtml and http://www.iscb.org/ssaa.shtml for award details and short biographies on these past winners.

Nominations are made through an online submission form to the ISCB. The ISCB Awards Committee then evaluates each nominee, researching more about them than perhaps the nomination form provides, and meeting by teleconference to discuss each nominee and determine the winner of each award. For the first time ever the ISCB Awards Committee now includes several past winners of these awards, which is a welcome move intended to include a jury of one’s peers in the selection process.

If you have nominated someone in the past who did not win, please do not hesitate to nominate that same person again. Repeat nominees as well as self-nominations are always welcome. All nominations will be treated confidentially.