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If you want to be part of the inaugural APBJC conference, you have until Sunday, July 7 to submit your abstract.

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🗓️Other Important Dates for APBJC 2024


Abstract submission

  • Acceptance notifications: by July 28th

Late breaking abstracts (Poster only)

  • Submission period: July 30th - August 7th


  • Early bird registration: May 10th - July 31st

  • Regular rate registration: starting August 1st

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Reminder: Our first LGBTQI+ Symposium is coming up on Monday, June 17

If you haven’t registered yet, click the button below to go to the Nucleus platform where you can register your email and receive a magic link to join the event!

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To see what’s in store for the symposium, click here for more details or check out the programme overview below!

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ISMB 2024 is coming up fast, and this year’s event promises to be a remarkable gathering of minds, featuring a diverse array of talks, tutorials, and networking opportunities!

Each day of the conference has a keynote address, poster sessions, COSI tracks with invited speakers, and time to “Caffeinate and Connect with Exhibitors”! Other conference highlights include the Career Fair, networking reception, Success Circles, and special sessions.

To see the full abridged agenda, and to start planning your conference experience, visit the ISMB 2024 website, click the “Programme & Agenda” option from the left-hand menu, and select “Abridged Agenda” (or scroll to the end of this email).


Don’t forget to check out the detailed Scientific Programme to see the
     daily schedules for each COSI track, and the special sessions!


Still haven’t registered for ISMB 2024?

Now is the perfect time to secure your spot and join us for what promises to be an enriching and information-filled event!

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We look forward to seeing you in Montréal for five exciting days
of learning and collaboration!


Check out the Abridged Agenda here:

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Do you know a middle or high school student interested in bioinformatics?

Join us for the 2024 Youth Bioinformatics Symposium!


ISCB will host the 2024 Youth Bioinformatics Symposium (YBS), exploring computational biology through a hybrid event on Friday, July 12, 2024.

Middle and high school students interested in computational biology are invited to register for this symposium and participate in our one-day programme including:

  • A keynote talk from BF Francis Oullette from Origin Bioinformatics Canada.

  • Two exclusive tutorials:

    • Jumpstart Your Python Journey: Introduction to Python in Science and Biology

    • Finding and Analyzing Genetic Data to Study Evolution: Multi-Sequence Alignments and Phylogenetics

  • A student challenge delving into bioinformatics solutions for environmental challenges and sustainability.

YBS is a unique, one-day event that provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to come together and learn more about the exciting fields of computational biology and bioinformatics!

 Click the button below to register or learn more!

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Have you registered for social events at ISMB 2024?


If you haven’t registered for ISMB 2024, you’ll have the opportunity to include social events taking place during ISMB 2024 during your registration. Take a peek a the social events page linked below to see what’s happening!

For the early birds who’ve already registered, you’re going to want to check out the ISMB Social Events page, too, to see what events have been added so you don’t miss out!

Here’s a short list of some of the events taking place during the conference:

  • Success circles: A. unique take on traditional thought-leader sessions, designed to foster meaningful connections and facilitate knowledge sharing among attendees.

  • Serene stretch symposium: Daily morning yoga sessions to help you feel energized before a busy conference day!

  • Women in Computation Biology Meet-Up: A chance to meet, mingle, and build connections with fellow leading women in the field!

  • COSI-specific social events:

    • CAMDA’s cocktail style dinner and drinks with hot and cold dishes at Marché des Éclusiers.

    • The CompMS social event at 3 Brasseurs.

    • iRNA’s three-course sit down dinner at Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises.


Register for social events today to network, connect, and enjoy the social side of ISMB!

ISMB 2024 Social Events

Adding a social event if you’re already registered:

If you want to add one (or three!) of the handful of social events to your conference activities, you can do so from your registration confirmation page using the “Modify Registration” button.

To access this button:

  1. From your ISMB confirmation email (subject: ISMB 2024 Registration Confirmation), click the link that says “Click here to review or modify your registration.”
  2. After clicking the link, you will be brought to your ISMB 2024 Booking Confirmation (Receipt/Invoice) page.
  3. Below the map showing the conference location, you will see the “Modify Registration” button. Click this button to be taken to the page to modify/update your registration.
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Unlock Your Research Potential

with Bioinformatics Advances!

Bioinformatics Advances is the fully open access, peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Computational Biology, published jointly with Oxford University Press.

When you publish in Bioinformatics Advances, your work is sure to reach your target audience—plus if you’re an ISCB member, you’ll receive a 20% discount on the open access charge.

Here are a handful of other benefits to publishing in the journal:

Author-centric focus: The Bioinformatics Advances team provides quality feedback, engages in attentive dialogue during review stages, and offers suggestions for improvement even if a paper is rejected.

Efficient processing: Reviews are thorough yet swift, with a 28-day average time to the first decision.

Streamlined submission: Authors can save time by submitting manuscripts and metadata directly from bioRxiv, selecting Bioinformatics Advances from the list of affiliate partners.

Open access benefits: Bioinformatics Advances offers increased visibility, accessibility, and citation potential for authors, along with compliance with funding agency policies.

Read and Publish agreements: Oxford University Press has agreements with institutions and consortia, allowing authors from participating institutions to publish open access at no charge.

Impactful research: The research published in Bioinformatics Advances significantly impacts and grows the field of bioinformatics and computational biology.

Click here to find out more about submitting to the journal!


Are You on X?

 To keep up to date on the research being shared within the virtual pages of Bioinformatics Advances, be sure to follow along on X!

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Do you know about the ISCB Career Center?

You can use it to post a job, find a job, or post a CV!

Check out our quick guide below for more info

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Last Call:

Dependent Care Grant Deadline for ISMB 2024 is

May 31, 2024

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What is it?

ISCB is offering Dependent Care grants in the amount of $600 USD to as many eligible candidates as allowed by available funding to be used toward expenses that will facilitate the member’s attendance at ISMB 2024.

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Career stage (undergraduate student/graduate student/postdoctoral researcher/non-tenured faculty/tenured faculty/unemployed).

  • Age of dependents, if applicable.

  • Description of role as caregiver for a dependent adult, child, or relative; or needs for personal assistance.

  • A brief justification of the need for this award and how the award will be used (300 words max).

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Registration for the first Asia and Pacific Bioinformatics Joint Conference is open.

From now until July 31st, register to take advantage of early bird registration rates!

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🗓️ Important Dates for APBJC 2024

Abstract submission
Submission deadline: July 7th
Acceptance notifications: by July 28th

Late breaking abstracts (Poster only)
Submission period: July 30th - August 7th

Early bird registration: May 10th - July 31st
Regular rate registration: starting August 1st

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