ISCB Affiliated Groups

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FACHGRUPPE BIOINFORMATIK (FABI)
ISCB Affiliates

https://www.bioinformatik.de/de/fachgruppe-3

Contact: Prof. Dr.Oliver Kohlbacher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mailing address:
Fachgruppe Bioinformatik
c/o DECHEMA eV
Dr. Karsten Schürrle
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
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Geographical area included: Europe, Germany

Leadership Structure: • Prof. Dr. Oliver Kohlbacher (U Hamburg), Speaker of the board
• Prof. Dr. Ina Koch (U Frankfurt), Vice speaker of the board
• Prof. Dr. Caroline Friedel (LMU Munich), Vice speaker of the board
• + 6 board members
www.bioinformatik.de/fachgruppe-3/beirat.html

Total Organization Members: 0

Vision:
Bioinformatics and computational biology will evolve towards a key technology in life science research. FaBI will actively accompany this process fostering bioinformatics research in all areas of life science and medical research.

Mission:
• Establishing a strong network among bioinformaticians, computer and life science researchers interested in computational biology
• Representing the interests of bioinformatics research in Germany

Objectives:
• Support scientific networking by conferences and meetings related to bioinformatics
• Providing current information on bioinformatics in Germany for bioinformaticians as well as the society in general (www.bioinformatik.de)

Research focus:
Research, development and application of computer-based methods used to answer biomolecular and biomedical research questions with a focus on models and algorithms for data on the molecular and cell-biological level, for example on:
• genomes and genes
• gene and protein expression and -regulation,
• metabolic and regulatory pathways and networks,
• structures of biomacromolecules, esp. DNA, RNA and proteins,
• molecular interactions between biomacromolecules and between biomacromolecules and other substances like substrates, transmitters, neurotransmitters and inhibitors as well as
• molecular characterization of ecological systems.

Goals:
• Establishing a strong network among bioinformaticians, computer and life science researchers interested in computational biology
• Representing the interests of bioinformatics research in Germany

Activities:
In September 2014 German academic societies from computer and life sciences founded the Fachgruppe Bioinformatik (FaBI) as their common bioinformatics section. The founding societies are GI - German Informatics Society, DECHEMA - Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, GBM - Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and GDCh - German Chemical Society. The GMDS - German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology joined in 2015.

FaBI as a non-profit organisation is open to all members of the founding societies without any fees. Today (July 2016) FaBI unites almost 750 bioinformaticians, mostly from academia.

The board (plus local organizer) serves as organizing committee of the annual German Conference on Bioinformatics GCB, a conference series which started in 1986. The conference usually attracts about 200 participants.

FaBI's homepage www.bioinformatik.de is the gateway to bioinformatics in Germany. It provides an overview of bioinformatics research, bioinformatics education, current events, and job offers for bioinformaticians.

Last Updated February 12, 2020

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ISRAELI SOCIETY OF BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (ISBCB)
ISCB Affiliates

http://www.cs.tau.ac.il/ISBCB/about.html

Contact: Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, PhD
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Senior Lecturer / Principal Investigator,
Head of Cancer Genomics and BioComputing Lab,
http://biodb.md.biu.ac.il/biu/
Bar-Ilan University,
The Faculty of Medicine in Galilee,
Safed, Israel
Tel: +972 72 264 4901

Geographical area included: Israel

Leadership Structure: President: Chen Keasar, BGU
Secretary: Ora Furman, HUJI
Treasurer: Eitan Rubin, BGU
Board Members:
Roded Sharan, TAU
Ramit Mehr, BIU
Hanoch Senderowitz, BIU
Rotem Sorek, WIS
Michal Ziv-Ukelson, BGU
Shai Shen-Orr, Technion
Sagi Snir, University of Haifa

Total Organization Members: 1200

Goals: The Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ISBCB) is a nonprofit and educational organization.
Our main goals are:

To promote research and teaching in Israel the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
To link between academic and government agencies and research institutes in Israel where research in the field is conducted.
To link between the Israeli society and other related societies world-wide.

Activities:
annual ISB meetings

Last Updated November 22, 2017

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