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Day 4 - Conference Highlights & Things to Know!


Wednesday, July 28: Highlights & Reminders
11:00 UTC: COSI Tracks: MLCSB, CAMDA, Function, EvolCompGen,
RegSys, Microbiome, TextMining, iRNA
11:00 UTC: Special Session Emerging gain-of-function mutations and their characterization by multi-omics network biology
11:00 UTC: NIH/ODSS Special Track
15:20 UTC: Research Exchange Forum for Birds of a Feather (BoFs)
15:20 UTC: Poster Session D: CAMDA, Education, EvolCompGen, Function, iRNA, MICROBIOME, MLCSB, RegSys, Text Mining
15:20 UTC: Exhibitor Demos:
PerMedCoE: Core applications PhysiCell-MPI, PhysiBoSS COBREXA and CellNOpt/CARNIVAL
15:20 UTC:
Exhibitor Demos:
PerMedCoE: Core applications PhysiCell-MPI, PhysiBoSS COBREXA and CellNOpt/CARNIVAL
EMBL-EBI: New training website and upgraded online tutorials
GOBLET: the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training
EMBL-EBI: Curated course collections and new training materials collections
de.NBI: Introduction to de.NBI / ELIXIR-DE and the de.NBI cloud
16:20 UTC ISCB Distinguished Keynote: Kate Jones

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Platform Tips:

Updating the Time zone
The ISMB/ECCB 2021 virtual platform is enabled with time zone localization to enhance usability. In order to set the platform to your local time zone, click on "Full schedule" and then click on the dark grey "My Time Zone" box to ensure it is activated. Once clicked, the box will darken in color and your schedule will automatically be viewed in your local time zone.

Struggling with UTC conversion - UK +1 CEST +2 EDT -4, CDT -5, MDT -6, PDT -7, AEST +10, Tokyo +9, Beijing +8

Don't forget you can video-chat & network with up to 15 people at the Café Connect “Roundtables” (https://ismbeccb2021.showcare.io/roundtables/).

*Roundtables are pre set up for each COSI (including BOSC), and you can also create your own roundtable!
Navigating the Platform
The ISMB/ECCB 2021 virtual platform is divided up into several areas:

• Sessions
• Full Schedule
• Research Exchange Forum which includes Exhibitors, Posters and Birds of a Feather sessions.
• Café Connect
• Your Personal Profile

You can always return to the main page by using Home Lobby button in the upper left or at the top of your screen. The left menu can be collapsed or expanded simply by clicking on the 3 bars on the top left corner. We recommend you take advantage of the in-platform tutorial at the bottom left called ‘Get Started’. This will walk you through not only your profile updates but other aspects of the platform as well.

Miss a talk?
• Go to Full Schedule in the left-hand menu
• Use the back arrow to see a previous day’s sessions
• Select a session and the session box will pop up
• Click on the title you wish to view
• This will take you to the on-demand recording

When in doubt, give the system a quick refresh!

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Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics