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

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.

NGS 2018 Call for Submissions
The Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2018 (NGS 2018) is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. Submission of both original and previously published research are now being accepted for either oral or poster presentation.

The conference has an open invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, specifically high-throughput sequencing, to submit high quality proposals for tutorials at NGS 2018. Deadline is February 2, 2018.

Special Sessions and Proceedings Submissions for ISMB 2018 Deadline Quickly Approaching!
ISMB 2018 invites proceedings submissions reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.

Submissions are encouraged to report on advances in algorithm development and optimization, data structures, data visualization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, text mining, statistical inference, database and ontology development, image analysis, citizen and open science, etc. to analyze all types of biological data. Click here to learn more!

ISMB 2018 also features a Special Sessions track for emerging research areas that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations). In its structure, each session(s) provides a more in-depth look at the subject matter presented. Learn more at www.iscb.org/ismb2018-submit/specialsessions.

Announcing the Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research

Awarding two prizes of $150,000 for transformative ideas.

The Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research will award $150,000 prizes to two young investigators under the age of 35 that are applying innovative research concepts and disruptive technologies to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases.

A rigorous and competitive global search will be undertaken to identify the most innovative projects by young scientists across a broad spectrum of scientific fields.

Learn more at www.humanvaccinesproject.org/michelsonprizes.

RECOMB 2018 will be held in beautiful Paris, April, 21 - 24, 2018

RECOMB 2018 is the 22nd in a series of well-established scientific conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, statistical and biological sciences. It has traditionally welcomed abstracts that represent a methodological advance. The conference features keynote talks by preeminent scientists in life sciences, proceeding presentations of peer-reviewed research papers in computational biology, and poster sessions on the latest research progress. We will soon be accepting both Highlight Track and Poster Presentation abstracts (see http://recomb2018.fr/key-dates/).

ECCB Now Accepting Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, and SIGs

The ECCB 2018 program committee invites proposals for one or two day workshops or special interest group meetings (SIGs), as well as tutorials.

Proposals are expected to provide participants with an informal setting to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to share practical experiences on a range of focused or emerging topics in bioinformatics.

Each workshop/SIG should provide an interesting perspective on the cutting edge of a selected research field. Workshops may include any form of presentation such as talks or panel discussions.

ISMB 2018 to feature 17 Communities of Special Interest

ISMB 2018 provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics/computational biology, fostering fresh dialogues and perspectives to learn about and shape the future of the field. With intensified community involvement form the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs), ISMB is the leading conference in the field, with the strongest scientific and technical program that showcases the best international developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.

The 2018 ISMB COSIs tracks are:

  • 3DSIG: Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics
  • Bio-Ontologies
  • BioVis: Biological Data Visualization
  • CAMDA: Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis
  • CompMS: Computational Mass Spectrometry
  • Education: Computational Biology Education
  • Evolution and Comparative Genomics
  • Function: Protein Function Annotation
  • HitSeq: High-throughput Sequencing
  • MLCSB: Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology
  • NetBio: Network Biology
  • RegGen: Regulatory Genomics
  • RNA: Computational RNA Biology
  • SysMod: Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
  • TransMed: Translational Medical Informatics
  • VarI: Variant Interpretation

Abstract submissions for consideration for talk or poster for the above COSIs and General Computational Biology - Novel techniques in emerging areas and intersecting field - will open February 1, 2018.

CAMDA 2018 Data Analysis Contest

Present your best methods and analysis in the open-ended competition for the CAMDA Trophy! Choose any of: The MetaSUB Forensics Challenge (urban microbiome fingerprints and mystery samples!), the CMap Drug Safety Challenge (clinical toxicity results and gene expression responses to hundreds of drugs, opt into an FDA meta-analysis!), the Cancer Data Integration Challenge (demonstrate robust data integration for both Breast Cancer and Neuroblastoma!). Proceedings published open access, fully indexed at Biology Direct (register intent by 05 April, abstracts 13 May, full papers 30 Sept) and Bioinformatics (submit method papers by 29 Jan). Best presentation prizes & travel fellowships. Join us 07-08 July at ISMB in Chicago, www.camda.info!

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.

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