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ASHG/IGES/ISCB Joint Symposium: Working with Big Data in the Cloud--Research and Privacy

Upcoming Conferences -- Mark Your Calendars!

ASHG 2018 ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 ROCKY 2018 RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM
ASHG/IGES/ISCB Joint Symposium 2018
Oct 16, 2018
San Diego, USA
Nov 5 – 9, 2018
Viña del Mar, Chile
ROCKY 2018
December 6 - 8, 2018
Aspen/Snowmass Colorado
RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM
December 8 - 10, 2018
New York City, USA

MLCB Workshop Joins MLCSB COSI
On October 1st 2018, the Machine Learning in Computational Biology (MLCB, mlcb.org) workshop joined the Community of Special Interest for "Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology” (MLCSB) of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). Joining forces of MLCB and MLCSB, the community will provide a common platform for all research activities at the interface of machine learning and computational and systems biology. Continuing MLCB's and MLCSB's successful track records of past workshops and conference sessions, MLCSB plans to host at least one conference session at the Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB) Conference and one additional workshop per year. More information will be available on the COSI webpage http://cosi.iscb.org/wiki/MLCSB:Home) and through the Google group (https://groups.google.com/a/iscb.org/forum/#!forum/mlcsb.cosi).

Call for Papers: RECOMB 2019
- Deadline: October 30, 2018

The RECOMB conference series was founded in 1997 to provide a scientific forum for advances in computational biology and applications in molecular biology and medicine. The conference aims at bridging the computational, mathematical, statistical, and biological sciences, and bringing together researchers, professionals, students and industrial practitioners from all over the world for interaction and exchange of new developments in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. The conference will feature keynote talks by leading scientists, presentations of peer-reviewed high-quality research papers, presentations of exciting research developments that were published within the past year and poster sessions on latest research progress. Submit your research today!

Register Now: November 9 National Convocation for Leaders in Academia on Preventing Sexual Harassment
- Friday, November 9, 2018
On November 9, 2018, join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a convocation on developing and implementing policies, procedures, and practices to prevent sexual harassment in academia. Building on the recommendations in the recent report Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine, this event will bring together academic leaders, Title IX and diversity officers, ombudsmen, researchers in sexual harassment, and leaders from professional societies, foundations, and federal agencies to discuss strategies and share promising practices.

Are You the Next Michelson Prize Winner?
Deadline: October 29, 2018
We are looking for early-career researchers who are applying innovative research methods to advance the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases. Applicants from the full spectrum of vaccinology-related disciplines, including clinical research, protein engineering, biomedicine, computer science, engineering and nanotechnology are encouraged to apply. Apply today at: www.humanvaccinesproject.org/MichelsonPrizes

NIH Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Provisions for a Future Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy

On October 10, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts to solicit public input on proposed key provisions that could serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing. The feedback we obtain will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and sharing, which is expected to be released for an additional public comment period upon its development. Comments on the proposed key provisions will be accepted through December 10, 2018.

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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ISCB 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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