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 International Society for Computational Biology

Final Call for Fellows Nominations

Fellows Nominations Deadline - 09 December 

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.

Only members can nominate.  If you are not a current member, please renew your membership today! Click here



 
ISMB 2022:  Madison, Wisconsin, July 10-14, 2022
 

Calls for Submissions:


Tutorials: Closes December 13, 2021
Proceedings: Closes January 13, 2022
 
 
Call for Tutorial Proposals
Deadline: December 13, 2021

The purpose of the Tutorials program is to build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities. Tutorials offer participants an opportunity to get an introduction to important established topics in bioinformatics, to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, or to develop advanced skills in areas about which they are already knowledgeable.

Submit your proposal today!
 
TUTORIAL PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Call for Proceedings
Deadline: January 13, 2022

ISMB 2022 invites submissions of full papers (not abstracts) consisting of new, unpublished work, reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.

Submit today!

 
PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSIONS
 
 
EXCITING KEYNOTE LINE-UP
 
What will the ISMB 2022 conference look like? We have waited patiently, carefully crafted our return to ensure a safe conference, and now we are ready to welcome you back face to face in 2022! ISMB 2022 will offer both in-person and virtual attendance. We welcome you to join us in Madison, Wisconsin, July 10-14 or virtually in our state of the art virtual interface. Your comfort level, your choice. Continue reading...
 
A NOTE FROM LEADERSHIP
 

 
 International Society for Computational Biology
 
Recognize Achievement - Nominate a Colleague for an ISCB Award
Awards Nominations Deadline - 06 December

Submit your nomination for one of these annual awards today. The program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature. Self-nominations accepted.
 
Recognize Achievement - Nominate a Colleague for an ISCB Award
 
* ISCB recognizes that career paths may take many forms and that the definition of “early/mid-career” is fluid. ISCB supports researchers taking time off for maternity/paternity, care for a family member, an event of personal disability or other factors. A nominee may qualify for the Overton Prize or Innovator Award even though their actual years since degree is above the set threshold. It is the responsibility of the nominator to indicate any time off taken when submitting the nomination form. ISCB may deduct the equivalent time for the maternity/paternity leave, care for a family member or personal disability from the set award thresholds using guidance established by the European Research Council (page 19, paragraph 5).

The award winners will be announced in Spring 2022.
 
ISCB Overton Prize Award
 
ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award
 
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
 
ISCB Innovator Award
 
 

 

 

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Join the movement. It's #GivingTuesday and giving never felt so good! Your generous support of ISCB can change the life of a young researcher today.

Join the movement.  It's #GivingTuesday and giving never felt so good! Your generous support of ISCB can change the life of a young researcher today.
 
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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Register today for the next hands-on tutorial:
 

November 19, 2021 at 11:00 UTC - Elements of Style in Reproducible Workflow Creation and Maintenance: A Hands-on Tutorial by Anne Deslattes Mays and Christina Chatzipantsiou - Hosted by ISCB

In this short 3 hour course, we will introduce the learner to certain elements of style in the construction and containerization of small single-function processes that facilitate reproducible workflow creation and execution. We will show how these processes may be kept up-to-date and alert the creator to the functional state of these processes (working or failing) by using a feature found within GitHub called GitHub Actions. This hands-on-course will use a small example to provide the structure, philosophy and approach to achieving this desirable outcome. This course seeks to demystify and make accessible powerful methods one can use to achieve platform independence and platform interoperability. Using a simple RNASeq pre-baked analysis example to demonstrate these techniques, we will break down and walk the learner through each of the construction steps. The learners will be introduced to Conda, Docker, GitHub and the standard workflow language, Nextflow. If time permits, we will also show how these containerized processes can also be represented in a second standard workflow language implementation (e.g. Common Workflow Language or WDL). By the end of the course, the learner will understand these Elements of Style and will know how Conda, Docker, GitHub, Zenodo, and Nextflow enable reproducible research. Moreover, these steps will be on GitHub for the Learner to return to and reproduce themselves after the end of the course. In taking this course, the Learner will also be shown the power of JupyterLab notebooks to facilitate literate programming. Through their participation in the class, learners will learn and understand FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability) best practices. We ask all participants to get a GitHub, Zenodo and ORCID accounts prior to the course. We ask for minimal background knowledge of the command line, simple commands in the shell environment, we enable a bit of self-learning from the repository to facilitate the acquisition of this knowledge.

GitHub: https://github.com/ISCB-Academy/Elements-of-Style-Reproducible-Workflow-Creation-Maintenance-Tutorial

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming COSI Series Webinars:

November 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST - Haplotype-aware variant calling with PEPPER-Margin-DeepVariant enables high accuracy in nanopore long-reads by Kishwar Shafin, University of California Santa Cruz - Hosted by HiTSeq

November 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST - Robust single-cell discovery of RNA targets of RNA-binding proteins and ribosomes by Kristopher Brannan, University of California at San Diego - Hosted by iRNA and RNA Society

December 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST - DeepSTARR predicts enhancer activity from DNA sequence and enables the de novo design of enhancers by Bernardo Almeida, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology - Hosted by MLCSB

To propose a talk for an ISCBacademy Webinar click here.

ISCBacademy is complimentary to ALL ISCB members!  
 
Register today!
 

 

ISMB 2022
Call for Tutorial Proposals

ISMB 2022:  Madison, Wisconsin, July 10-14, 2022

 
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  ISMB 2022:  Madison, Wisconsin, July 10-14, 2022
  ISMB 2022:  Madison, Wisconsin, July 10-14, 2022


What will the ISMB 2022 conference look like?

We have waited patiently, carefully crafted our return to ensure a safe conference, and now we are ready to welcome you back face to face in 2022! ISMB 2022 will offer both in-person and virtual attendance.  We welcome you to join us in Madison, Wisconsin, July 10-14 or virtually in our state of the art virtual interface.  Your comfort level, your choice.  Continue reading....


 
Call for Tutorial Proposals
Deadline: December 13, 2021

The purpose of the Tutorials program is to build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities.

Potential topic areas may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Data analysis: single-cell, metagenomics, long read-sequencing data or any other life sciences data
  • AI and Machine Learning for bioinformatics
  • GA4GH tools for data sharing
  • Translational informatics: Opportunities for bioinformatics in the clinical realm
  • How to make your software sustainable and reusable for open access or commercial usage
  • Biological Sciences for Bioinformaticians (eg aimed at Comp-science graduates with less/no prior biology knowledge)
  • Data Science in Genomics
  • Workflow tools (eg Snakemake, NextFlow)
  • Data Visualization for Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics on Cloud Platforms
  • Best practices (eg learning github, Python coding standard PEP8 etc)
ISMB 2022


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 International Society for Computational Biology
 
Recognize Achievement - Nominate a Colleague for an ISCB Award
 

Awards Nominations Deadline - 06 December

Submit your nomination for one of these annual awards today.  The program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.  Self-nominations accepted.

* ISCB recognizes that career paths may take many forms and that the definition of “early/mid-career” is fluid. ISCB supports researchers taking time off for maternity/paternity, care for a family member, an event of personal disability or other factors. A nominee may qualify for the Overton Prize or Innovator Award even though their actual years since degree is above the set threshold. It is the responsibility of the nominator to indicate any time off taken when submitting the nomination form. ISCB may deduct the equivalent time for the maternity/paternity leave, care for a family member or personal disability from the set award thresholds using guidance established by the European Research Council (page 19, paragraph 5).

The award winners will be announced in Spring 2022.

 
The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and a member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died unexpectedly in 2000. The annual prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree or equivalent experience*), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Overton Prize Award
 
 
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.
 
ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award
 
 
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree (or equivalent experience*), who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
 
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
 
 
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree (or equivalent experience*), who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
ISCB Innovator Award
 

Nominate a Fellow

Fellows Nominations Deadline - 09 December 

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.

Only members can nominate.

Nominate a Fellow

 

 

 

 

 International Society for Computational Biology
 
Nominate a Colleague for an ISCB Awards
 

Awards Nominations Deadline - 06 December

Submit your nomination for one of these annual awards today. The program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.

The award winners will be announced in Spring 2022.

 
The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and a member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died unexpectedly in 2000. The annual prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree or equivalent experience*), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Overton Prize Award
 
 
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes a member of the computational biology community who is more than two decades post-degree (or equivalent experience) and has made major contributions to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award
 
 
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.
 
 
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
 
 
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree (or equivalent experience*), who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
ISCB Innovator Award
 

Nominate a Fellow

Fellows Nominations Deadline - 09 December 

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.

Only members can nominate.

Nominate a Fellow

 

 

 

 

 International Society for Computational Biology
 
Recognize Achievement - Nominate a Colleague for an ISCB Award
 

Awards Nominations Deadline - 06 December

Submit your nomination for one of these annual awards today.  The program is nomination based and we strong encourage the submission of nominations that are diverse in nature.  Self-nominations accepted.

* ISCB recognizes that career paths may take many forms and that the definition of “early/mid-career” is fluid. ISCB supports researchers taking time off for maternity/paternity, care for a family member, an event of personal disability or other factors. A nominee may qualify for the Overton Prize or Innovator Award even though their actual years since degree is above the set threshold. It is the responsibility of the nominator to indicate any time off taken when submitting the nomination form. ISCB may deduct the equivalent time for the maternity/paternity leave, care for a family member or personal disability from the set award thresholds using guidance established by the European Research Council (page 19, paragraph 5).

The award winners will be announced in Spring 2022.

 
The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and a member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died unexpectedly in 2000. The annual prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree or equivalent experience*), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
 
ISCB Overton Prize Award
 
 
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.
 
ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award
 
 
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree (or equivalent experience*), who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
 
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
 
 
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree (or equivalent experience*), who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
 
ISCB Innovator Award
 

Nominate a Fellow

Fellows Nominations Deadline - 09 December 

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.

Only members can nominate.

Nominate a Fellow

 

 

 

 

2021 ISCB Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (ROCKY) In-Person
 

Submit your research to be a part of the 2021 ISCB Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (ROCKY)

 
Abstract Submission Deadline: *October 12, 2021*
Submit your research to be a part of the 2021 ISCB Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (ROCKY)
 
The Rocky 2021 Conference will provide opportunities for short "flash" presentations (10-minute talks) and poster presentations on current projects from as many attendees as possible. Original presentations (including significant works-in-progress) are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.
 

Registration is OPEN - Join us IN PERSON for Rocky 2021

Registration is OPEN - Join us IN PERSON for Rocky 2021
Conference Dates:  December 2 - 4, 2021
Viceroy Hotel - Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado
Register Today
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