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Final Call for ISCB Officers and Board of Directors Nominations!

Nomination Period for ISCB Officers and Board of Directors

Call for ISCB Board of Directors Nominations Deadline: April 23, 2018
Call for ISCB Officer Nominations Deadline: May 21, 2018

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is encouraging members to submit nominations for the Society’s leadership - Board of Directors, Student Council, and open Officer positions.  Nominations are submitted at www.iscb.org/nominate (you must login to your membership record to access the nomination form). In all cases, self-nominations will not be accepted.

If you know of excellent candidates that meet the eligibility requirements, please be sure to submit your nomination(s). Details of the positions, procedures, requirements, and timeline are available on the ISCB website at: www.iscb.org/leadership-nominations-and-elections.

We are looking forward to an active participation by the ISCB membership in the nomination and election process, and we thank you in advance for your qualified nominations.


     
     

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Final Hours to Submit to ISMB 2018! ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

NGS 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017) Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
NGS 2018
April 9 – 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
RECOMB 2018
April 21 – 24, 2018
Paris
ISMB 2018
July 6 – 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece




FINAL HOURS to present your research at ISMB 2018!
We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation. review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work.


Mark Your Calendars for InCOB18!
On behalf of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) and organizing partners, it is our great honour to invite you to join the 17th International Conference On BioInformatics (InCOB-2018), which will be held on 26-28 September, 2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.  Since 2002, InCoB has grown in its second decade to become one of the largest bioinformatics conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. This annual conference showcases the latest research and technologies in all areas of bioinformatics, and in recent years has been attended by practitioners from both biology fields and computing backgrounds in the Asia-Pacific region. As in the past, papers in the conference will be published in international, peer-reviewed journals, such as BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Systems Biology, BMC Genomics, Bioinformatics and PeerJ. Oral and poster presenters will have the opportunity to deposit their slides/posters with F1000 Posters.

Calling Principal Investigators to Host Internships!
The ISCB Student Council (ISCB-SC) is currently soliciting principal investigators (PIs) to host internships through the SC’s Internships Program. The program connects students in developing nations with PIs in developed countries to gain hands-on short-term research experience. These internships benefit the intern as well as the host lab both scientifically but also culturally. The program launched in 2009 and is committed to providing computational biology training for students from developing nations and improving competencies in the field. If you’re interested in hosting an internship or would like to know more about the internships program you can read our recently published article in PLOS Computational Biology [1], visit internships.iscbsc.org.


ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections
Call for nominations for Treasurer and Vice President, and for Board of Directors. Student Council Leadership positions for Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and representative to the Board of Directors.
Only members can nominate; self-nominations are not allowed.


ISCB Art in Science
The ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form. ISCB invites submission to the 2018 ISCB Art in Science competition. All interested members (hereafter referred to as "artists") may submit images that have been generated as part of a research project and other creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. Learn more at www.iscb.org/iscb-art-in-science-competition.
 

Register Now for RECOMB2018-DREAM Workshop!
The meeting will focus on proteogenomics, single cell systems biology and cancer epidemiology, and how crowdsourced science, data sharing and a culture of collaboration can help advance research in these fields. We will highlight the solutions of the top performing strategies in the Epidemium program in cancer epidemiology and the recent NCI-CPTAC Proteogenomics DREAM Challenge. We will also brainstorm as a community on the possibility of organizing a DREAM challenge on Single Cell Systems Biology, and have a RAMPChallenge Hands on Session. REGISTER NOW AT http://recomb2018.fr/registration/


Missing GLBIO this year?

We are too but very excited for GLBIO 2019 in Madison.  In the meantime,  take a look at the GLBio PLOS ONE Collection (http://collections.plos.org/s/glbio) and we look forward to seeing you at ISMB 2018 in Chicago!


OUP Open Access Discount! 

ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges. ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members. The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member. Not a member? Join today!


ISCB Journal Subscription Discounts - New Titles Added
All ISCB members interested in subscribing to print or online issues of traditional subscription-based journals receive a discount on subscriptions to the journals highlighted below. Student members are entitled to additional discounts, when available. To subscribe, log into My ISCB and select the Subscribe to Journal menu item located on the left-hand menu. Take advantage of this DISCOUNT and order your journal TODAY!


ISCB Career Center
The ISCB Career Center - Connecting you to your career! It is the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your resume. Job posting and resume upload is complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.


ISCB Membership:

Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


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ISMB 2018
ISMB 2018 Call for Abstracts!
Present your research at ISMB 2018!
Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 5, 2018

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.

First, review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work. (During the submission process you may also select other COSIs where your work may also be suitable for presentation.)

Talks and posters are organized according to scientific topics which are covered by the COSIs. Please note, abstracts are not limited to COSI topics and if the topic of your submission falls outside the listed COSIs you can choose the "General Computational Biology" area. Your abstract should convey a scientific result and should not be an advertisement for any commercial software package - this type of abstract should be submitted into the technology track.

Submit My Research to ISMB 2018

 

ISMB 2018 Community of Special Interest (COSI) Tracks

Abstract Submission Key Dates
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
Thursday, April 5, 2018 CAMDA Intention To Submit Deadline
Friday, April 6, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Open
Sunday, April 15, 2018 CAMDA FDA opt-in deadline
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Talk, Talk and Poster Acceptance Notifications
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Deadline
Sunday, May 13, 2018 CAMDA Extended Abstracts deadline
Friday, May 18, 2018 Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
Sunday, May 20, 2018 CAMDA Acceptance Notification

 

Learn more about
Abstract Submissions
ISMB 2018 Registration

 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

There is still time - Submit your research today to ECCB 2018!

Call for Proceedings, Highlights, Elixir-Applications, Applications and Posters.

Submission Extension to April 11, 2018
 
 
Submissions are encouraged to report the development of new computational techniques and their application to Molecular and Systems Biology. Publication of the proceedings will result as an online supplement with Bioinformatics journal.

ECCB welcome scientists working in a variety of disciplines, including bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, medicine, and systems biology. Participating in ECCB 2018 will be the perfect opportunity to keep pace with cutting edge research, and to network with members of ECCB community.

ISCB Member Discount:  15%





 

ISMB 2018
ISMB 2018 Call for Abstracts!
Want to present your research at ISMB 2018?
Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 5, 2018

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.

First, review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work. (During the submission process you may also select other COSIs where your work may also be suitable for presentation.)

Talks and posters are organized according to scientific topics which are covered by the COSIs. Please note, abstracts are not limited to COSI topics and if the topic of your submission falls outside the listed COSIs you can choose the "General Computational Biology" area. Your abstract should convey a scientific result and should not be an advertisement for any commercial software package - this type of abstract should be submitted into the technology track.

Submit My Research to ISMB 2018

 

ISMB 2018 Community of Special Interest (COSI) Tracks

Abstract Submission Key Dates
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
Thursday, April 5, 2018 CAMDA Intention To Submit Deadline
Friday, April 6, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Open
Sunday, April 15, 2018 CAMDA FDA opt-in deadline
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Talk, Talk and Poster Acceptance Notifications
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Deadline
Sunday, May 13, 2018 CAMDA Extended Abstracts deadline
Friday, May 18, 2018 Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
Sunday, May 20, 2018 CAMDA Acceptance Notification

 

Learn more about
Abstract Submissions
ISMB 2018
Schedule at a Glance

 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events and Announcements!


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

NGS 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017) Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
NGS 2018
April 9 – 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
RECOMB 2018
April 21 – 24, 2018
Paris
ISMB 2018
July 6 – 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece




Save the Date for ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018!
Mark your calendars for the fifth International Society for Computational Biology Latin America, SOIBIO and EMBnet Joint Bioinformatics Conference 2018 for November 5 - 9 in Viña del Mar, Chile.


Want to present your research at ISMB 2018?

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation. review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work.


ECCB 2018
Call for Proceedings, Highlights, Elixir- Applications, Applications and Posters. There is still time!  Submit your research today! Submissions are encouraged to report the development of new computational techniques and their application to Molecular and Systems Biology. Publication of the proceedings will result as an online supplement with Bioinformatics journal.


ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections
Call for nominations for Treasurer and Vice President, and for Board of Directors. Student Council Leadership positions for Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and representative to the Board of Directors.
Only members can nominate; self-nominations are not allowed.


2018 Essay Contest Now Open - Deadline: March 30, 2018
The Lasker Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine, and the role of biomedical research in our society today.  The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences. For all contest information, visit
www.laskerfoundation.org/programs/lasker-foundation-essay-contest/


ISCB Art in Science
The ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form. ISCB invites submission to the 2018 ISCB Art in Science competition. All interested members (hereafter referred to as "artists") may submit images that have been generated as part of a research project and other creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. Learn more at www.iscb.org/iscb-art-in-science-competition.
 

Missing GLBIO this year?
We are too but very excited for GLBIO 2019 in Madison.  In the meantime,  take a look at the GLBio PLOS ONE Collection (http://collections.plos.org/s/glbio) and we look forward to seeing you at ISMB 2018 in Chicago!


OUP Open Access Discount! 

ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges. ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members. The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member. Not a member? Join today!


ISCB Journal Subscription Discounts - New Titles Added
All ISCB members interested in subscribing to print or online issues of traditional subscription-based journals receive a discount on subscriptions to the journals highlighted below. Student members are entitled to additional discounts, when available. To subscribe, log into My ISCB and select the Subscribe to Journal menu item located on the left-hand menu. Take advantage of this DISCOUNT and order your journal TODAY!


ISCB Career Center
The ISCB Career Center - Connecting you to your career! It is the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your resume. Job posting and resume upload is complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.


ISCB Membership:

Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

     
     

Save the Date for ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018!

     
     

ISMB 2018

ISMB 2018 Call for Abstracts!

Want to present your research at ISMB 2018? We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.

First, review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work. (During the submission process you may also select other COSIs where your work may also be suitable for presentation.)

Talks and posters are organized according to scientific topics which are covered by the COSIs. Please note, abstracts are not limited to COSI topics and if the topic of your submission falls outside the listed COSIs you can choose the "General Computational Biology" area. Your abstract should convey a scientific result and should not be an advertisement for any commercial software package - this type of abstract should be submitted into the technology track.

Submit My Research to ISMB 2018

 

ISMB 2018 Community of Special Interest (COSI) Tracks

Abstract Submission Key Dates
Thursday, April 5, 2018 CAMDA Intention To Submit Deadline
Friday, April 6, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Open
Sunday, April 15, 2018 CAMDA FDA opt-in deadline
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Talk, Talk and Poster Acceptance Notifications
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Deadline
Sunday, May 13, 2018 CAMDA Extended Abstracts deadline
Friday, May 18, 2018 Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
Sunday, May 20, 2018 CAMDA Acceptance Notification

 

Learn more about
Abstract Submissions
ISMB 2018
Schedule at a Glance