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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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Rocky ’05 Bioinformatics Conference - Set for Aspen, Colorado in December 2005

ISCB is hosting the 3rd Rocky Mountain Regional Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky '05) to be held in Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado, USA from December 9-11, 2005.

The meeting is designed to bring together computational bioscientists from the North American Rocky Mountain Region to share research results and build community among the region. A mix of invited lectures, discussions on topics of regional interest and short talks from many regional research groups as well as presentations from outside the region will make up the scientific program.

While the conference is focused regionally, it will also be of interest to anyone outside the region who wishes to attend. We encourage those within and outside the region to participate in this conference and register before the early registration deadline to take advantage of early bird conference registration fees.

The conference is organized by the University of Colorado Center for Computational Biology and chaired by Lawrence Hunter, Ph.D., Director, Computational Bioscience Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Stephen C. Billups, Ph.D., Director, University of Colorado Center for Computational Biology

Keynote Speakers

Asa Ben-Hur, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University

Larry Hunter, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Kirk E. Jordan, Emerging Solutions Executive, IBM Strategic Growth Initiatives/Deep Computing

Dr. Katherina J. Kechris, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California,
San Francisco, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Steve Lincoln, Vice President of Informatics, Affymetrix, Inc.

Gene Myers, Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms Research Campus (HHMI JFRC)

Christoph W. Sensen, Professor, University of Calgary, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sun Center of Excellence for Visual Genomics, Faculty of Medicine

A special thanks to the sponsors of Rocky ’05.

Past Attendee comments
100% of the attendees found the extent of the scientific program met or exceeded their expectations
75% said they formed new collaborations as result of attending
100% of the attendees felt the program overall met or exceeded their expectations

“Great meeting! I hope to attend next year and participate more extensively . I liked that the short talks weren't over-coordinated by topics. Well done. Thank You. "

"Great conference, great location, good job."

"Great group of people. I came here looking for collaborators, grad students: I found "one-step removed" colleagues working same problems, and so, defined collaborative efforts during 5-minutes breaks and I found 3 possibilities as additions to lab-team! I want to share information with colleagues who would then be more likely to attend next time."

Attendee registration is now open at http://www.iscb.org/rocky05/registration.htm