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- Nomination deadline is 4 December 2019!
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The International Society for Computational Biology introduced the ISCB Fellows Program in 2009 to honor members that have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. During the inaugural year of the program, ISCB conferred the Fellow status on the seven winners-to-date of the ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award, and recognized these distinguished scientists during the ISMB/ECCB 2009 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then ISCB has sought nominations from our community of members, which are reviewed and voted upon by a selection committee. New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.
- Each Fellow is nominated by an ISCB member using the online nomination form. The nomination form asks for a summary comprising a few sentences of the reason for the nomination, a more detailed half-page statement of motivation (500 words maximum) on why this is a good nominee, and a CV (as either an uploaded document , link to the nominees website, or an informative list-like CV created by the nominator).
- We newly consider two types of Fellow nominations:
(i) Academic nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in academia, including government and research institutions. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily excellence in research, which includes the development of methods or resources that advance research. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to service to the computational biology community, education and/or administration.
(ii) Industry nominees: These are nominees who have done the bulk of their work in industry. Such nominations must demonstrate primarily the impact of their industrial work on the field. The nomination can be strengthened by pointing to research, education, or service to the computational biology community, e.g. by providing research infrastructure.
- We encourage a careful preparation of the nomination material. In the past years, the hurdles for accepting a candidate as a Fellow have increased in two ways: First, the number of nominations has risen sharply, reaching up to 50, which contrasts with at most 15 or so people who can be accepted in a year. For this reason, it cannot be expected that the voters search for additional information on candidates that is not given in the nomination. Therefore the nomination should give all information that the nominator considers essential. Second, acceptance requires a 60% majority of the votes of all voting fellows. As the number of fellows rises, this hurdle is increasingly hard to overcome. In particular, the nominator cannot assume that the voters are familiar with the candidate. For this reason, the nomination should concentrate on the information that is essential and characteristic for the candidate.
- The nominator must also provide a one-to-two sentence citation highlighting the contributions to the computational field. (For example “for discovery of computational methods for analyzing high-throughput sequencing data”). This blurb will be used on promotional materials and presented to the newly-elected Fellow for review. The Fellows Committee will have final say on the content of the new Fellows’ descriptions.
- Fellow status is automatically bestowed upon the annual Accomplishment by a Sr. Scientist Award winner.
- Selection of new Fellows each year is limited to 1/2 of one percent of the previous year's membership, including the Sr. Scientist Award winner.
- Nominees will be assessed on the magnitude and quality of contributions to the field of computational biology. Once elected, Fellows will not be classified as type (i) or (ii) above. This distinction is only relevant during the election process.
The ISCB Fellows Selection Committee (made up of the current Fellows) oversees the Fellows Program and recommends changes or improvements to the ISCB Board of Directors. Selecting new Fellows is the job of the Fellows Selection Committee by voting on the nominations received each year. The Selection Committee is made up of all current Fellows. Upon selection, new Fellows may use the title immediately and will be recognized at the ISMB meeting following their selection.
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA
Professor, Computer Science Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
|Xiaole Shirley Liu
Professor, Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Director of Research (DR1) INRIA, Universite Claude Bernard, France
2018 Outstanding Contribution to ISCB; Stanford University, USA
2011 ISCB Senior
Scientist Award; University of Cambridge, UK
| Patricia C.
University of California,
San Francisco, USA
University of Geneva, Switzerland
California, Irvine, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Rutgers University, USA
2005 ISCB Overton Prize; EMBL-EBI
University f Virginia, USA
2010 ISCB Overton Prize; University of California, Berkeley, USA
Senior Scientist Award; Novo Nordisk
Center for Protein Research,
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Center for Genomics Sciences, UNAM, Mexico
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Senior Scientist Award; University of
Los Angeles, USA
Gaasterland University of California,
San Diego, USA
San Francisco, USA
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Gusfield University of California, Davis, USA
Scientist Award; University of California,
Santa Cruz, USA
College, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Outstanding Contribution to ISCB; University of
Medicine, Denver, USA
Columbia University, USA
Kyoto University, Japan
SRI International, USA
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Stanford University, Stanford, USA
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Scientist Award; Impossible Foods, USA
Hebrew University, Israel
The Broad Institute, USA
Scientist Award; Pennsylvania State University, USA
University of Tokyo, Japan
|Yves Moreau Katholieke Universiteit Leuven R & D, Belgium|
| Bernard M.E. Moret
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Scientist Award; MPI-CBG, Germany
University of Washington, USA
Senior Scientist Award; Tel Aviv
Israel & National Cancer Institute, USA
University College London, UK
|William Pearson University of Virginia, USA||Pavel
Senior Scientist Award; University of California,
San Diego, USA
2008 ISCB Overton Prize; The Broad Institute, USA
2016 Outstanding Contribution to ISCB
Senior Scientist Award; Technical University Munich, Germany
University of California,
San Francisco, USA
of Medicine, USA
Scientist Award; Memorial
New York, USA
Senior Scientist Award; University of Ottawa, Canada
Princeton University, USA
Scientist Award; Boston University, USA
|Mike Steel Canterbury University||Lincoln
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA
Teichmann Welcome Trust Sager Institute & EMBL-EBI, UK
2005 ISCB Senior
Scientist Award; EMBL-EBI, UK
|Anna Tramontano Sapienza University of Rome, Italy||Olga
2011 ISCB Overton Prize; Princeton University & Simons Foundation, USA
Barcelona Supercomputing Center & Spanish National
Bioinformatics Institute, Madrid, Spain
Max Planck Institute
for Molecular Genetics, Germany
|Gunnar von Heijne
Senior Scientist Award; Stockholm University, Sweden
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada