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  • RSG with DREAM 2020, Nov 16 - 19, 2020, Virtual ISCB Event
  • ISMB/ECCB 2021, July 25 - 29, 2021, Lyon, France
  • ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX 2020, Oct 28 – 29, 2020, Virtual Symposium
  • Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics PG Cert, King’s College London
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ISCB in partnership with Oxford University Press to launch new open access journal, Editor in Chief Search Begins

 
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) in partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP) has entered into an agreement to launch a new open access journal - provisionally titled Bioinformatic Advances.

ISCB invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief.

The journal will be a broad-scope, open-access journal dealing with multiple aspects of computational biology, particularly methodological papers focused on systematic validation of simulated or real biological data, and theoretical analyses of such data. The Editorial team will consist of ISCB appointments led by an experienced Editor-in-Chief and supported by a further team of Associate Editors and a scientific advisory board.

Candidates should have a strong record of recognized scholarship, a broad base of knowledge in the field, demonstrated leadership and communication skills, and appropriate time to devote to the journal. Understanding of publishing ethics and familiarity with an open access journal model is essential. Previous editorial experience and the ability to clearly articulate a compelling vision for the journal are other key factors on which candidates will be evaluated.

Learn more about the EIC search and submit an application at
https://www.iscb.org/advances.

Application Deadline is October 19, 2020.

 

 

ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX Virtual Symposium,  October 28 - 29, 2020
 
Register for ISCB LA
Be a part of the ISCB-Latin America SoIBio BioNetMX Symposium on Bioinformatics 2020 - Don't forget to reserve your spot at a workshop or tutorial!
 

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020

Join a distinguished group of attendees for the ISCB-Latin America SoIBio BioNetMX Symposium on Bioinformatics 2020, bringing together scientists from different disciplines, such as Biology, Informatics, Genomics, Mathematics, Statistics, Ecology, Medicine, etc, to solve relevant biological questions.

This two-day event will feature:

  • Invited speakers
  • Roundtable networking breakouts
  • Women in STEM panel discussion
  • Flash talks selected from an open call for abstracts
  • Scientific talks selected from articles submissions to Interface Focus Journal
 
REGISTER TO ATTEND
 
 
Cabana Registration Waiver Fellowships
Deadline for applications: September 30, 2020 (Midnight UTC )

The GCRF-funded CABANA project is delighted to offer registration waiver fellowships for researchers to attend the ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX Symposium. The fellowships are open to scientists at any stage of their career. Early-stage researchers and researchers from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

CABANA project - Capacity Building for Bioinformatics in Latin America
 
CABANA FEE WAIVER
 
 
Don't forget to reserve your spot at an ISCB LA Workshop

Space is limited and complimentary, workshops & tutorials will take place online on October 22nd to 27th.

Workshop: Train the Trainer/Entrenamiento de Instructores/Treine o Treinador
9:00AM - 1:00PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 22 & 23, 2020

Tutorial: Discovery and phylogenetic characterization of animal viruses from metagenomic samples
9:30AM - 1:30PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 24 & 25, 2020

Workshop: Machine Learning in Bioinformatics using Galaxy
9:00AM - 5:00PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 26, 2020

Workshop: Identification of disease-associated genetic variants from next-generation sequencing data
10:00AM - 2:00PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 26 & 27, 2020

Workshop: Management and good practices in the assembly of bacterial, archaea and fungal genomes
9:00AM - 1:00PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 27, 2020

Workshop: Introduction to structural bioinformatics for evolutionary analysis
1:00PM - 5:00PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 27, 2020

Workshop: How to annotate protein-coding genes in genomic sequences
1:00PM - 5:00PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 27, 2020

WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS
 
 
Opportunities to submit
Deadline for Poster Submissions: September 30, 2020

Time remains to submit your research. Submit your research for a poster presentation!

Conference areas:

  • Bioinformatic strategies and methods to unravel RNA Genomics
  • Computational Molecular Biology to Study Evolution in Microorganisms
  • Development of Tools and Applications: Usability and Accessibility
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Methods applied to Human Genetic studies
  • Methods and Algorithms in Computational Molecular Biology
  • Population dynamics and Evolution in Eukaryotes
  • Strategies in Cancer Genomics: From family to population studies
  • All other related areas
 
SUBMISSIONS
 
 

 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 16, 2020!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

September 16, 2020 at 12:00PM EDT, Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Phase III by Zhiping Weng, hosted by ISCB

The human and mouse genomes contain instructions that specify RNAs and proteins and govern the timing, magnitude, and cellular context of their production. To better delineate these elements, phase III of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project has expanded analysis of the cell and tissue repertoires of RNA transcription, chromatin structure and modification, DNA methylation, chromatin looping, and occupancy by transcription factors and RNA-binding proteins. Here we summarize these efforts, which have produced 5,992 new experimental datasets, including systematic determinations across mouse fetal development. All data are available through the ENCODE data portal (https://www.encodeproject.org), including phase II ENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics data. We have developed a registry of 926,535 human and 339,815 mouse candidate cis-regulatory elements, covering 7.9 and 3.4% of their respective genomes, by integrating selected datatypes associated with gene regulation, and constructed a web-based server (SCREEN; http://screen.encodeproject.org) to provide flexible, user-defined access to this resource. Collectively, the ENCODE data and registry provide an expansive resource for the scientific community to build a better understanding of the organization and function of the human and mouse genomes.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
 
Register for an ISCB Webinar
 
Upcoming Webinars: 
 
 
GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
 
FINAL Call for Special Session Proposals
 

Deadline: September 14, 2020

Submit Special Session Proposal
 
 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,  2021 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference,  May 10 - 13, 2021Join us at the University of Minnesota -
Twin Cities for the
2021 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
May 10 - 13, 2021

MCNAMARA ALUMNI CENTER
200 Oak St., Minneapolis, MN 55455
 
The conference is organized by the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods. An important goal for the conference is to foster long term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology. The program will include oral presentations, poster presentations, invited keynote speakers and tutorials.
 
 

 

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Virtual Artificial Intelligence Business Summit

Are you or do you know a middle/high school student looking to gain exposure to the fields of artificial intelligence while building communication skills? Don't miss this virtual event!

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ISCB COVID-19 Section

Call for Submissions

If you are a member of ISCB we encourage you to submit entries to the Science collection and Tutorial collection.

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ISCB Academy

Webinar Series
Mark your calendars for the next ISCB webinar:
September 15, 2020

at 11:00 AM EDT, Altered RNA Splicing by Mutant p53 Activates Oncogenic RAS Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer by Luisa Escobar-Hoyos, hosted bv iRNA COSI and RNA Society

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ISMB 2020

Post Conference Registration!


Did you miss ISMB 2020? Scientific content from ISMB 2020 is available for a fee to those who were unable to make the virtual conference until
Oct. 31, 2020.

Register

 


RSGDREAM 2020

Oral Abstract & Poster Submission Deadline:
October 5, 2020
Submit your research to be a part of this dynamic conference.

Registration

 

 
GLBIO 2021


Special Session deadline:
September 14, 2020
The program chairs of the Great Lakes Bioinformatics (GLBIO) conference in 2021 invite proposals for special sessions.

Submissions
   


ISCB-Latin America SoIBio BioNetMX 2020


Online Registration deadline:
October 19, 2020
Register today!

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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for tomorrow, September 9, 2020!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

September 9, 2020 at 2:00PM EDT, Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Phase III by Zhiping Weng, hosted by ISCB

The human and mouse genomes contain instructions that specify RNAs and proteins and govern the timing, magnitude, and cellular context of their production. To better delineate these elements, phase III of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project has expanded analysis of the cell and tissue repertoires of RNA transcription, chromatin structure and modification, DNA methylation, chromatin looping, and occupancy by transcription factors and RNA-binding proteins. Here we summarize these efforts, which have produced 5,992 new experimental datasets, including systematic determinations across mouse fetal development. All data are available through the ENCODE data portal (https://www.encodeproject.org), including phase II ENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics data. We have developed a registry of 926,535 human and 339,815 mouse candidate cis-regulatory elements, covering 7.9 and 3.4% of their respective genomes, by integrating selected datatypes associated with gene regulation, and constructed a web-based server (SCREEN; http://screen.encodeproject.org) to provide flexible, user-defined access to this resource. Collectively, the ENCODE data and registry provide an expansive resource for the scientific community to build a better understanding of the organization and function of the human and mouse genomes.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
 
Register for an ISCB Webinar
 
Upcoming Webinars: 
 
 
GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
 
Call for GLBIO 2021 Special Session Proposals
 

Deadline: September 14, 2020

Special Sessions will consist of three broad categories:

  • Focused workshops on specific research problems in computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Software schools, aimed at providing training in new methods
  • Activities focused on students and postdocs, or non-academic career opportunities
 
Interested in organizing a Special Session?
Visit https://www.iscb.org/glbio2021-special for more information and submit your proposal today!

 
Submit Special Session Proposal
 
 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,  2021 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference,  May 10 - 13, 2021Join us at the University of Minnesota -
Twin Cities for the
2021 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
May 10 - 13, 2021

MCNAMARA ALUMNI CENTER
200 Oak St., Minneapolis, MN 55455
 
The conference is organized by the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods. An important goal for the conference is to foster long term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology. The program will include oral presentations, poster presentations, invited keynote speakers and tutorials.
 
 

 

 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for August 24, 2020!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

August 24, 2020 at 11:00AM EDT, Unravelling the Mystery of Orphan Genes to Understand the Origins of Genetic Novelty by Nikos Vakirlis
hosted by EvolCompGen and SMBE

What explains the presence of a gene only in the genome of one species and not in any other?  Species-specific protein-coding genes, also known as orphans, can arise "from scratch" from previously non-genic loci, through a process known as de novo gene emergence. How exactly the evolutionary transition from non-gene to functional gene unfolds is unclear. Can such denovo emerging genes increase an organism's fitness, and if so how? Orphan genes can also result from extensive sequence divergence of ancestral genes, which can eventually erase all similarity of a gene to its homologues in other species, a process even less well understood than de novo emergence.  I will present novel findings which advance our understanding of both these evolutionary mechanisms and bring us a small step closer to a complete picture of the origins of genetic novelty.

Hosted by:

EvolCompGenSMBE
 
Register for an ISCB Webinar
 
 

 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
 
Call for GLBIO 2021 Special Session Proposal
 

Deadline:  September 14, 2020
Special Sessions will consist of three broad categories:

  • Focused workshops on specific research problems in computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Software schools, aimed at providing training in new methods
  • Activities focused on students and postdocs, or non-academic career opportunities
 
Interested in organizing a Special Session?
Visit https://www.iscb.org/glbio2021-special for more information and submit your proposal today!

Submit Special Session Proposal
 
 
 

 

RSG with DREAM 2020, November 16-19, 2020
 
Submit Your Research to RSGDREAM 2020
 

The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics (RSGDREAM 2020) invites abstracts for consideration for oral presentations or participation in a poster session. Abstracts may be either original unpublished work or original work that was published or accepted for publication in a high-impact journal between January 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020.

This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. Some possible topics include:

  • Network visualization and analysis
  • Regulatory motifs and modules
  • Epigenomics and chromatin state
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Regulatory networks
  • Co-transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational regulation
  • Signal transduction networks
  • Genetic, molecular, and phenotypic variation and human disease
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Single-cell proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Machine learning methods for systems biology
  • Translational systems biology
 
Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation and Poster deadline: Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Author notifications will occur on or around Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Late Breaking Posters will have an open deadline until capacity is reached
 
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Genomics in Immunology
 
RSGDREAM 2020 will include an abstract submissions track for a Special Session of Cancer Systems. We welcome submissions on computational and experimental advances regulatory and systems genomics in immunology. Topics include but are not limited to: immunological regulatory programs and signaling pathways, genetic and non-genetic sources of self/non-self identification, precision epitope identification and targeting, and immune cell regulation. The session will include presentations from keynote speakers as well as talks from selected abstracts. This special session is sponsored by the Research Center for Cancer Systems Immunology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an NCI-funded Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) Center.
 
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