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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

 
COSI Series Webinars:

December 6, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST - High-resolution large-scale metagenomics of the human microbiome by Nicola Segata, University of Trento - Hosted by MICROBIOME

December 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST - Integrating and formatting biomedical data as pre-calculated knowledge graph embeddings in the Bioteque by Adria Fernandez-Torras, Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona - Hosted by NetBio
 
ISCBacademy webinars are offered as a free service to all ISCB members and Non-Members. To access the webinar you need only log in to ISCB Nucleus.

To propose a talk for an ISCBacademy Webinar click here.
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Give the gift of recognition this holiday season and celebrate the achievement of colleagues.  Submit a nomination for one the prestigious ISCB Scientific & Service Awards before they close: Nominations will close 9 December 2022
 
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The countdown is on for GIW XXXI/ISCB-Asia V (https://www.iscb.org/giw-iscb-asia2022) in Tainan, Taiwan from Dec 12 to 14, 2022

GIW, also known as the International Conference on Genome Informatics started more than 30 years ago as the Genome Informatics Workshop in Japan where it was held several years before becoming an international conference. The scope of GIW covers all areas of bioinformatics and medical informatics; traditionally with some emphasis on the application of computer science theoretical methods to genome informatics.

ISCB-Asia is one of the regional conferences which ISCB holds to promote computational biology research and communication throughout the world. To date most ISCB-Asia conferences have been collaborative efforts, with ISCB contributing a global perspective to the vibrant regional communities in Asia.

Don't miss the intensive programme heading to Taiwan, register today.

 
 
 

Submit Your Tutorial Proposals Today!

 
Deadline: December 19, 2022

An open call to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality proposals for Tutorials.

The Tutorials program builds knowledge and provides hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities.
Submit Tutorials
 
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Recognize & Celebrate Achievement 

 
The ISCB Awards Committees invites nominations for consideration for the 2023 Scientific and Service Awards.  Please consider submitting your nomination in any of the four categories.  

Nominations will close 9 December 2022
Submit Your Nomination Today
 
The program is nomination based and we strongly encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations will close 1 February 2023
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Practical Training and Tutorials:

TOMORROW November 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM UTC - How to make bioinformatics tools you've developed easily accessible for UK Biobank for UK Biobank Users by Brenton Pyle, Ben Busby, Ted Laderas - Hosted by ISCB
 
COSI Series Webinars:

November 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST - False-positive IRESes, mRNA annotation errors, and a paradigm “unshift” in mammalian development by Christina Akirtava, Carnegie Mellon University - Hosted by iRNA and RNASociety
 
ISCBacademy webinars are offered as a free service to all ISCB members and Non-Members. To access the webinar you need only log in to ISCB Nucleus.

To propose a talk for an ISCBacademy Webinar click here.
Register Today!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join us for the 2022 Youth Bioinformatics Symposium!

ISCB will host the Youth Bioinformatics Symposium (YBS) 2022, exploring computational biology as a virtual live event on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

The ISCB YBS is a one-day event that provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to come together and learn more about the exciting fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.

Middle and high school students interested in Computational Biology are invited to register for this symposium & enjoy our keynote, two informational workshops, and participate in the Student Challenge!

 
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Recognize & Celebrate Achievement 

 
Submit Your Nomination Today
The ISCB Awards Committees invites nominations for consideration for the 2023 Scientific and Service Awards.  Please consider submitting your nomination in any of the four categories.   Nominations will close 9 December 2022.  
 
 
 
ISCB Congratulates Svante Pääbo
on Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine

 

ISCB congratulates Svante Pääbo on his award of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.
 
The prize recognises the novel and innovative molecular and computational methods developed by Pääbo and his team for the recovery and analysis of DNA from ancient remains, with the Nobel committee noting that the work has been possible due to “a combination of an in-depth understanding of ancient DNA degradation, high throughput DNA sequencing technologies, and powerful computational resources”. Among the researchers in Pääbo’s team is computational biologist and ISCB Director and Treasurer, Janet Kelso, who has been at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig since 2004. She and her group have been instrumental in establishing the bioinformatics infrastructure required for the reliable reconstruction of ancient genomes and for the development of custom software for ancient DNA analysis, as well as studying the patterns and effects of introgressed Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of modern humans. The team at the MPI-EVA places high importance on the public availability of genome sequence data and have consistently ensured that the genomes that they have obtained from the ancient humans are freely and openly available to the community.
 

 

Learn more about the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

 
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