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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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RECOMB 2006 Registration Opening This Week

April 2-5, 2006. Venice Convention at The Cinema Palace, Venice Lido - Italy

Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB), is preparing to unveil a new level of distinction for its tenth anniversary conference on the fabled resort island of Lido in the enchanting Italian city of Venice. The 2006 conference is being sponsored by the Universita' degli Studi di Padova, and the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. The conference is being chaired by Concettina Guerra, while Alberto Apostolico is serving as Program Chair; both chairs are affiliated with Georgia Tech in the USA and University of Padova in Italy.

The RECOMB series focuses on theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine. The origins of the conference came from the mathematical and computational side of the field, and there remains to be a certain focus on computational advances. The 2006 conference promises to be the biggest RECOMB yet, with over 700 attendees expected for the four day affair, and the Lido of Venice is sure to be as much of a draw as the exceptional science itself.

The meeting will feature up to eight impressive keynote speakers and although the paper notification date is not until December 9, the organizers anticipate an acceptance rate of about 1 in 6 from the 220 submissions received. The poster submission page will open after paper notification, so start watching the RECOMB 2006 website from December 10th for full instructions on poster submissions and related deadlines.

ISCB is pleased to announce that members are offered an exclusive registration discount due to our long standing affiliation and mutual support of the RECOMB conference series. We are also once again sponsoring travel fellowship funds to enable a select number of ISCB student and post doc members to attend RECOMB 2006. Members wanting to be considered for ISCB funding must apply directly through the RECOMB site. As travel fellowship resources are very limited, not all applicants are guaranteed funding.

See the conference website at http://recomb06.dei.unipd.it/home.html for full conference information, including online registration. Early registration closes April 4, 2005, and pre-registration closes May 1st. So, sign up now to make plans to join 700 of your colleagues at of the premier international computational biology conferences around.