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ISMB 2020
Call for Tutorials & Special Sessions Proposals

ISMB 2020 - July 12 - 16, 2020, Montréal, Canada

  December 2019
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SESSIONS
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KEYNOTES
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  ISMB 2020 - July 12 - 16, 2020, Montréal, Canada
  ISMB 2020 - July 12 - 16, 2020, Montréal, Canada
  ISMB 2020 - July 12 - 16, 2020, Montréal, Canada


ISMB 2020, Coming Soon to Montreal!
First opportunities to submit:

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Call for Tutorials Proposals
Deadline: December 16, 2019

Submit your proposal and build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities.

Potential topic areas (a list of Tutorials presented in 2019 is available here) may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analysis of long read-sequencing data
  • AI and machine learning for bioinformatics
  • GA4GH tools for data sharing
  • Single-cell RNA, DNA or protein analysis
  • Translational informatics: Opportunities for bioinformatics in the clinical realm
  • Assembly of genomes in metagenomics
  • How to make your software sustainable and reusable for open access or commercial usageOthers?


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Call for Special Session Proposals
Deadline:
January 30, 2020

Submit your ISMB 2020 Special Sessions Proposal for emerging research areas! Special Sessions introduce the ISCB community and ISMB delegates to relevant 'hot' topics that are not already covered in the COSI tracks. Review the list of popular topics here.

Stay tuned for more ways to become a part of ISMB 2020!


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 International Society for Computational Biology
 

Recognize Achievement and Distinguished Service!


ISCB Annual Awards --- Deadline: 02 December

The 2020 Annual Awards Nominations are now accepting submissions!
Final hours to nominate a deserving scientist for one of four ISCB Annual Awards:
 
Overton Prize Award
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), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
Submit a Nomination
 
 
Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes a member of the computational biology community who is more than two decades post-degree and has made major contributions to the field of computational biology.
Submit a Nomination
 
 
ISCB Innovator Award
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree, who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
Submit a Nomination
 
 
Outstanding Contributions to ISCB 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.

Nominees must be members of ISCB!
Submit a Nomination
 

     
 

 

 

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements
 

Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science:

Nominations for the 2020 Class of Fellows are Open!

Nominations Deadline - December 04, 2019

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.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.

Nominate a Fellow
 
ISCB ANNUAL AWARDS

Annually, ISCB recognizes four scientist through its Awards program, as well as hosts a variety of computational science related competitions.

ISCB Overton Prize Award ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award ISCB Innovator Award

Annual Awards Deadline - December 02, 2019
Submit a Nomination
 
ISMB 2020 - July 12 - 16, 2020, Montréal, Canada
 
Early Opportunities to help shape ISMB 2020:

Call for Tutorials Proposals!
Deadline: December 16, 2019
Build knowledge and provide hands-on training in "cutting-edge" topics relevant to the bioinformatics field and the COSI communities.

Call for Special Sessions Proposals!
Deadline: January 30, 2020
Submit your ISMB 2020 Special Sessions Proposal for emerging research areas! Special Sessions introduce the ISCB community and ISMB delegates to relevant 'hot' topics that are not already covered in the COSI tracks.
2019 ISCB Wikipedia Competition - Accepting Submissions!
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Computational Biology taskforce of WikiProject Molecular Biology announce the 9th ISCB Wikipedia Competition: the competition aims to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any aspect of computational biology. The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups.
Genetic Damon Runyon Launches New Quantitative Biology Award!
ISCB Members involved in helping young scientists become next generation of leaders in the field! The Damon Runyon Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award of young scientists will support a new generation of computational scientists who will pioneer novel approaches to the design and interpretation of experiments in cancer research, to answer a myriad of important biological and clinical questions.
New NIH Funding Opportunity!
The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions. Visit here for more information.
Must See ISCBtv!
Did you miss ISMB/ECCB 2019? Not to worry! Recorded talks from the premier comp bio conference of the year have now been posted to ISCB's YouTube channel! Check them out now!
 
Don't Miss the Important Deadlines below!
 
PSB 2020, January 3-7, 2020,  The Big Island of Hawaii PSB 2020 Regular Registration deadline
December 15, 2019
ISMB 2020 July 12 - 16, 2020  Montréal, Canada ISMB 2020 Tutorials deadline
December 16, 2019

Giving Back Never Felt So Good

Donate Now to the Anna Tramontano Fund to help support the
next generation of computational biologists!

The goal of the Anna Tramontano Fellowship Fund is help reduce the financial burden to the students who are offered these internships by providing travel support. We hope that by providing financial support, reducing costs to the PIs, we will be able to increase the number of internships offered in a given year. Demand (students) continues to increase and this is an excellent way to develop our future researchers.

There are numerous ways you can participate as a supporter of ISCB: 2019 Student Travel Fellowship Campaign General Resources Fund Education and Training Initiatives Sponsor Membership Dues for Members from Developing Countries

 
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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.
 

ISCB Membership

Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more!

Career Center
 
Membership Details
     
Senior Member Designation

The senior member designation is attained by members who are one decade post degree and who have demonstrated sustained contributions to the field of computational biology or to ISCB.
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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT ISCB

Donate Now!


Anna Tramontano Fellowship FundANNA TRAMONTANO FELLOWSHIP FUND

The goal of the Anna Tramontano Fellowship Fund is help reduce the financial burden to the students who are offered these internships by providing travel support. We hope that by providing financial support, reducing costs to the PIs, we will be able to increase the number of internships offered in a given year.


ISCB Student Travel Fellowship CampaignSTUDENT TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP CAMPAIGN

YOU can make a difference in the future of computational biology and bioinformatics by supporting tomorrow’s researchers. By donating to ISCB student travel fellowships, you are investing in the future of our science.


ISCB General Resources FundGENERAL RESOURCES FUND

ISCB delivers valuable information about training, education, employment, and relevant news, and provide an influential voice on government and scientific policies that are important to our members and benefit the public. Your membership and generous support helps to make these activities possible.
ISCB - Sponsor Membership Dues for Members from Developing CountriesSPONSOR MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR MEMBERS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Your contribution will help those in developing countries who cannot afford membership to join and benefit from ISCB.
https://www.iscb.org/support-iscb
 
Donate Now!
 


 International Society for Computational Biology
An ISCB Affiliated Conference 

CAGI* Workshop: Assessing the Future of Genome Interpretation:

December 6-8, 2019 in San Francisco

Sign up early!


Registration Deadline: 19 November

The workshop will reflect on the accomplishments of the five editions of the Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) and seek to shape its vision for the future. Speakers will discuss the status of the field of genome interpretation, its future directions, its ethical and social implications and, within those, CAGI's role.

We look forward to welcoming all participants and anticipate many stimulating debates and fruitful discussions on the future of genome interpretation and CAGI.

Call for abstracts Deadline: 12 November
Please follow our guidelines for submitting an abstract. Please submit your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Register to Attend
 
Submit an Abstract
 


 

 

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements
 
Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science:
Nominations for the 2020 Class of Fellows are Open!

Nominations Deadline - December 04, 2019

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
Nominate a Fellow
 
ISCB ANNUAL AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS

Annually, ISCB recognizes four scientist through its Awards program, as well as hosts a variety of computational science related competitions.

ISCB Overton Prize Award ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award ISCB Innovator Award

Annual Awards Deadline - December 02, 2019
Submit a Nomination
 
ISCB Africa ASBCB 2019 Live!
Not able to make it to ISCB Africa 2019? Not to worry! ISCB proudly presents the live video casting of the ISCB Africa ASBCB 2019 oral presentations. ISCB and ASBCB members who are unable to attend the conference can watch the talks free of charge!
Genetic CAGI Workshop: Assessing the future of genome interpretation
Submit your research today! Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 12 November! Please follow our guidelines for submitting an abstract. Registration is now open! Register to attend through 19 November 2019!
Genetic Damon Runyon Launches New Quantitative Biology Award!
ISCB Members involved in helping young scientists become next generation of leaders in the field! The Damon Runyon Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award of young scientists will support a new generation of computational scientists who will pioneer novel approaches to the design and interpretation of experiments in cancer research, to answer a myriad of important biological and clinical questions.
New NIH Funding Opportunity!
The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions. Visit here for more information.
Must See ISCBtv!
Did you miss ISMB/ECCB 2019? Not to worry! Recorded talks from the premier comp bio conference of the year have now been posted to ISCB's YouTube channel! Check them out now!
2019 ISCB Wikipedia Competition - Accepting Submissions!
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Computational Biology taskforce of WikiProject Molecular Biology announce the 9th ISCB Wikipedia Competition: the competition aims to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any aspect of computational biology. The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups.
 
More Important Deadlines below!
 
ISMB 2020 July 12 - 16, 2020  Montréal, Canada ISMB 2020 Tutorials deadline
December 16, 2019
ROCKY 2019,  Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO Rocky 2019 Early Registration deadline
November 18, 2019

PSB 2020, January 3-7, 2020,  The Big Island of Hawaii PSB 2020 Regular Registration deadline
December 15, 2019
 
Members Corner
     
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.
 

ISCB Membership

Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more!

Career Center
 
Membership Details
     
Senior Member Designation

The senior member designation is attained by members who are one decade post degree and who have demonstrated sustained contributions to the field of computational biology or to ISCB.
  Support ISCB!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shop on amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price to ISCB!


Senior Members!
 
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ROCKY 2019
Register Today & Save!

ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO

  NOVEMBER
  18
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  HOUSING
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SPEAKERS
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Come for the science, stay for the fun!
Register Today & SAVE!

Register to Attend - ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO
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An Affordable Opportunity: Plan an off-site retreat, bring your colleagues to Rocky for BIG SAVINGS!

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Discounted Luxury Suites with ski-in/ski-out
access at $125 per night

Discounted ½ Priced Ski Lift Ticket

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ISCB-AFRICA ASBCB 2019
Online Registration Closing Soon!

ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2019, November 11-15, 2019, Kumasi, Ghana

  November
  03
  LATE
BREAKING
SUBMISSIONS
  ONLINE
REGISTRATION
  KEY DATES
  KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS
  CONFERENCE
VENUE
  JOIN ISCB
  ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2019 | November 11-15, 2019 | Kumasi, Ghana

Register today and Submit your late-breaking research and become a part of ISCB Africa!

Deadline Online Registration & Late-Breaking Research - November 3!

Research may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas listed below:

  • Agricultural Bioinformatics
  • AI in genomics and precision medicine
  • Bioinformatics Education
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Challenging traditional research ecosystems in Africa
  • Data governance
  • Data for OneHealth
  • Drug design and discovery
  • Informatics for Biobanks
  • Metagenomics
  • Open Science and Open Data
  • Pathogens genomics
  • Population Genetics, Variation and Evolution
  • General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


Register online today and join a distinguished line-up at ISCB Africa 2019!

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 International Society for Computational Biology
 

Recognize a Colleague for Distinguished Science:

Nominations for the 2020 Fellows Class are Open!


Nominations Deadline - 04 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.

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.

New Fellows are introduced at each year's ISMB conference.

Scroll through the list of previous ISCB Fellows

ISCB Distinguished Fellows
 
Nominate a Fellow
 


 

 

ROCKY 2019
Early Registration Deadline - November 18!

ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO

  NOVEMBER
  18
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  HOUSING
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SPEAKERS
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  KEY DATES
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Don't be the one left wishing you were at this top-notch conference!

Register to Attend - ROCKY 2019, Dec 5 – 7, 2019, Aspen/Snowmass, CO
Come for the science, stay for the fun!

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Rocky 2019 Housing deadline

November 18, 2019

ROCKY 2019 MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE VICEROY HOTEL IN SNOWMASS, COLORADO

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