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Volume 9, Issue 2

President's Letter

Welcome to ISMB 2006!

Student Council Events

Mathieu Blanchette
Overton Prize

Michael Waterman
Senior Scientist
Accomplishment Award

One Year of
PLoS Computational Biology

PLoS CB Education Column
- Call for Contributions

BioLINK and BioCreAtIvE:
Linking Text to Biological Resources

ISCB Officer and Student
Council Leadership Elections

MentorNet News

Post your Events & News

Announcing ISMB/ECCB 2007

Premier 2006 Meetings

Student Travel Fellowships

Newsletter Cover Image Competition

News from the Field

Key Dates for Key Meetings

Bioinformatics Books
on ISCB Website

Upcoming Conferences
& Events




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News from the Field

July 17, 2006
Call for Papers: RECOMB Satellite Conferences on Systems Biology
and Computational Proteomics

December 1-3, 2006
University of California, San Diego, USA
Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2006
Notifications to Authors: November 1st, 2006
Revised Papers Due to Molecular Systems Biology*: January 15, 2007
Final Decision for publication in Molecular Systems Biology: February 1st, 2007
*Papers accepted to the conference will be fast-tracked, along with their reviews, for publication in the journal Molecular Systems Biology (Nature/EMBO)

July 14, 2006

Molecular Systems Biology is now indexed in Medline
Launched in March 2005, MSB has earned a reputation for quality. The journal attracts some of today's top authors. As all content is made freely available to readers worldwide immediately on publication, MSB already reaches a large
readership -- indexing in MEDLINE will ensure that this audience continues to grow.

July 12, 2006

CALL for PAPERS on RNA in a Special Issue of
Journal of Mathematical Biology

DEADLINE: 1 October 2006
RNA is a current leading topic in biology due to
important applications such as gene knock-down by using small interfering RNA. This special issue of JMB will present computational and mathematical methods used in the study of RNA. Original research articles and reviews are welcome.

July 10, 2006

MentorNet Resume Database
MentorNet's Resume Database provides a job/internship search resource for students to post their resume for MentorNet's Leadership Circle, Strategic and Visionary sponsors to potentially view. To access the Resume Database, current members of the MentorNet Community from ISCB need to sign in and follow the links to the Resume Database. Other students and postdocs must first join the Community.

July 10, 2006

We currently have more than 80 protégés from diverse fields seeking matches in the program, particularly in: Biological sciences; Physics; Computer sciences; Electrical/Electronics engineering; Biological/ biomedical engineering, and Bioinformatics.

July 01, 2006
Call for Papers: RECOMB 2007

April 21-25, 2007, Oakland, CA, USA
Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2006, at 12:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance/rejection: December 10, 2006
Deadline for reception of files of final papers: February 1, 2007

June 20, 2006
NIPS: Call for Workshops and Call for Demonstration
Neural Information Processing Systems Conference and Workshops, Vancouver and Whistler, BC, Canada, December 4-9, 2006.
The Call for Workshops and the Call for Demonstrations are now available online. The Submission deadlines are as follows:
Call for Workshops: August 4, 2006;
Call for Demonstrations: September 24, 2006.
NIPS Administration nipsinfo@salk.edu

June 13, 2006
Transnational Access Programme at RISC

RISC-LINZ, The Research Institute for Symbolic Computation at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, offers opportunities to researchers to obtain access to its infrastructure and facilities. Access is free of charge and is provided through the project SCIEnce within the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission.

June 06, 2006
International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics

The inaugural issue of the IJDMB is now available for download. IJDMB publishes papers on bioinformatics, data mining and knowledge discovery, and the role of data mining techniques and methods in integrating and interpreting the bioinformatics data sets and improving effectiveness and/or efficiency and quality for
bioinformatics data analysis..

May 17, 2006
Invitation to submit to Source Code for Biology and Medicine

Source Code for Biology and Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal soon to be launched by BioMed Central. The journal will encompass all aspects of workflow for information systems, decision support systems, client user networks, database management, and data mining.

March­ 30, 2006
AFP 2006: Call for Participation

Automated Function Prediction 2006, Aug 30 - Sep 1, University of California,
San Diego, USA, will feature discussions on computational function prediction in molecular biology, including plenary talks delivered by leading researchers in the field, a special discussion panel on gene and protein annotation and a poster
session. Registration is still open.