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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 - Talks and Tutorials
Submit your work to The Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2018 (NGS 2018), a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.
- Call for Submissions Deadline: January 29, 2018!
- Call for Workshops Deadline: February 2, 2018!

FASEB Seeks Nominations for Excellence in Science Award
FASEB is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Science Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  In addition to receiving a $10,000 unrestricted research grant, awardees present a special Excellence in Science Award Lecture at a FASEB member society annual meeting.  FASEB encourages nominations of women whose career achievements include excellence in research, leadership, and mentorship. Nominees must be current members of at least one of FASEB’s member societies to be eligible.

New FASEB Webinars Highlight Advocacy Skill Building and Science Policy Topics

FASEB is hosting a new series of webinars to help researchers and others in the scientific community enhance their advocacy skills and stay current on relevant science policy topics.  Each 60-minute webinar will share information about FASEB public affairs initiatives and promote opportunities for enhanced collaboration with member societies. The webinars also introduce non-FASEB members to the federation’s public affairs activities. Advanced registration is required for all webinars. 

Call for Predictors: the Fifth Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation

The Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI), is a community experiment with the primary goals of determining the effectiveness of computational methods for predicting the phenotypic consequences of human genetic variation, and advancing genome interpretation methods. Participants are provided with genotypes and asked to predict the corresponding phenotypes, usually related to genetic disease or cancer. The fifth CAGI experiment has begun. Fourteen challenges have been posted.  More details on CAGI are available at https://genomeinterpretation.org/

PhRMA Foundation Alert: Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Funding to Advance Value Assessment

The PhRMA Foundation announced today the recipients of $1.3 million in funding for the development of transformative strategies to better assess the value of medicines and health care services while improving patient outcomes and reducing inefficiency in health care. Funding will establish two national value-assessment Centers of Excellence and support the work of several researchers focused on value-based health care. The awards were announced as the latest in the Foundation's new Value Assessment Initiative.

Save the Date: Chicago Genomics and Data Science Hackathon
From 11-13 July 2018, the NCBI will help out with a Data Science hackathon on the Northwestern School of Medicine Campus in Downtown Chicago! The hackathon will focus on genomics as well as general Data Science analyses including text, image and sequence processing. This event is for researchers, including students and postdocs, who have already engaged in the use of large datasets or in the development of pipelines for analyses from high-throughput experiments. Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers, mathematicians, or librarians.The event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon and willing to travel to Chicago. Please note that this follows directly on the heels of the ISMB 2018 meeting.  For more information, visit https://ncbi-hackathons.github.io.

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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