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Volume 9, Issue 1

President’s Letter

Call for Leadership Nominations

ISCB Membership

URLs in Grant Proposals
Your Feedback Requested

Announcing MentorNet
E-Mentoring Program

ISMB 2006 News & Updates:

- ISMB 2006 Registration
Now Open

- SwissProt 20

- SIGs & Satellite Meetings

- Introducing the PLoS Track of Oral Presentations

- Student Council Symposium

- Help Send a Student to ISMB

- Advertise in the ISMB 2006 Newsletter

Other Conferences News
and Reports:

- RECOMB Celebrates 10 Years

- Affiliate Focus: OKBIOS

- Travel Fellowships Available

- Key Conferences: Key Dates

Student Travel Fellowships Yearbook

Bioinformatics Books New Online Features

Post your Events & News to ISCB Website

Upcoming Conferences & Events

News From the Field



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Help Send a Student to ISMB

The International Society for Computational Biology seeks your help to enable students and junior researchers to attend the 2006 conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB). ISMB is the world’s largest and most established non-profit scientific conference focused on current research in bioinformatics and computational biology. ISMB 2006 will be held August 6-10 in Fortaleza, Brazil, and promises to be one of the most scientifically exciting conferences to date, including:

  • Three Nobel Laureates among the eight keynote speakers
  • Ninety 25-minute oral presentations selected by rigorous peer review
    of submitted papers and abstracts
  • Forty one-hour software/hardware technical demonstrations
  • Over 600 scientific posters
  • Over 30 commercial and not-for-profit exhibitors featuring hardware,
    software, publications and services of particular interest to the
    bioinformatics research community.

ISMB is the annual meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology, and as such it is the primary vehicle for achieving our mission of advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. Being able to support the needs of students and junior researchers at this resource-limited stage of their careers is vital to the future of the life sciences. Although ISCB secures conference fellowship grant funding from U.S. government agencies, the need for funds far outweighs our resources, and each year we are only able to support less than one half of all eligible student and junior researcher applicants (eligibility restricted to those presenting a paper or poster at the conference).

Therefore, we are reaching out to our community of ISCB members, past ISMB attendees, and other friends of the Society to request your help. Please consider making a charitable donation to ISCB that can be applied directly to the ISMB travel fellowship fund, or to the Society’s general resources fund, enabling us to provide fellowships to other conferences such as ECCB, PSB, RECOMB, as well as fund other areas of need that arise throughout the year. As a registered 501(c)(3) charity in the United States, all donations are IRS tax deductible.

You or your company/institution can play a key role in guiding the growth of bioinformatics and computational biology as a donor to ISCB. I thank you for your consideration and generosity.


President, International Society for Computational Biology

Donation Form (PDF)