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The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Upcoming Conferences -- Mark Your Calendars!

May 5 – 8, 2019
Washington, USA
GLBIO 2019
May 19 - 22, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
July 21 - 25, 2019
Basel, Switzerland

Call for Contributions - CAMDA 2019:
Deadline: May 12!
As a full conference track of ISMB/ECCB 2019, CAMDA puts a spotlight on the successful analysis and integration of the massive data sets now prevalent in the life sciences. This year, the CAMDA scientific committee offers three analysis contests:

  • The Metagenomic Forensics Challenge presents thousands of city microbiome profiles in a global context. Construct multi-source microbiome fingerprints and predict the geographical origin of mystery samples.
  • The Hi-Res Cancer Data Integration Challenge presents clinical and matched molecular profiles, with read level data for individual genomes. Explore non-standard genomes and splicing events for better prognosis.
  • The CMap Drug Safety Challenge presents clinical toxicity results, cellular and molecular responses to hundreds of drugs. Compare and integrate a range of cell line assays to predict drug induced liver injury in humans

Leading scientists present their best methods and analyses. Extended papers are then published in the open access, fully indexed conference proceedings at Biology Direct.

Student Council Symposium 2019 Announced

Student Council Symposium 2019 Announced

ISCB RSG - SE USA Symposium on Computational Biology
Register today for the second annual ISCB SRG - SE USA Symposium on Computational Biology. Join us on December 6 – 7, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information, please visit http://rsg-se-usa.iscbsc.org/.

ISMB/ECCB 2019: Call for Abstract Submissions!
Deadline: April 11!
CAMDA Deadline: May 12!

ISMB/ECCB invites abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology to one of the Communities of Special Interest Tracks:

BOSC: Bioinformatics Open Source Conference
Evolution and Comparative Genomics
General Computational Biology

Can’t find your home COSI? ISCB welcomes submissions for all research in computational biology and bioinformatics. Simply submit to the general computational biology track above for oral and poster presentation consideration.

Register for ISMB/ECCB 2019 & Book Your Hotel!
We are pleased to announce that we have two hotels serving as Headquarters hotels. The Swissotel connected to the Congress Center Basel (CCB) and the Hyperion Hotel (approximately 5 minutes from the CCB). Discounted rates available at both. Don't wait --- book today and lock in this great rate when you register to attend this premier computational biology conference

ELIXIR | CODATA-RDA Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop
Building on the success of the 2018 Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop (20-24 August 2018), we will be running the workshop again this year, focusing on both Machine Learning approaches in Bioinformatics, as well as automating the pipelines through the use of technologies such as CWL and Docker. Confirmed instructors are: Fotis E. Psomopoulos (ELIXIR), Amel Ghouila (H3ABioNet). Register today for the ELIXIR | CODATA-RDA Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop - Application is open, the deadline is April 18.

ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections

ISCB Leadership Nominations are OPEN! ISCB Members are encouraged to put forward nominees for open leadership positions.

Nominate Now! ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections

Upcoming ISCB Affiliate Conferences:


Annual Conference of the Midsouth Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS ’19)
Mar 28, 2019 through Mar 30, 2019

7th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Apr 05, 2019 through Apr 06, 2019

Register for GLBIO 2019 & Save!

Early Registration Deadline: April 8
Don't be left wishing you were involved in this high level conference! Submit high quality research to the 13th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology).

Call for Technology Track Submissions!
Showcase your new software, technology or hardware relevant to the bioinformatics / molecular biology community at ISMB/ECCB 2019! Submit to the Technology Track today!

ELIXIR/ISB/GOBLET survey - We need your help!

Take the ELIXIR/ISB/GOBLET survey focused on mapping the data management and curation landscape. This survey is part of an ELIXIR Implementation Study designed to map the landscape of biocuration, the resources and tools used, and the training that is available and required.

ISCB SAVE BIG on Journal Subscriptions!

ISCB Members SAVE BIG on Journal Subscriptions!
Looking for a great holiday gift? Look no further! Check out our title selection today: Bioinformatics - ISCB Community Journal by F1000Research.

15% Tuition Discount for ISCB Members
ISCB members receive a discount of 15% per course when they enroll in the online MS in Bioinformatics or MS in Health & Medical Informatics program from Brandeis University. Students prepare to start or advance their informatics careers with state-of-the-art education from expert faculty in a flexible, 100% online format.

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!

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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