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ISMB 2020
Submit your research

ISMB 2020 - July 13 - 16, 2020

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   ISMB 2020  July 13 - 16, 2020 


Call for Late Posters

Submission Deadline: May 28, 11:59 PM ET

3DSIGBio-OntologiesBIOINFO-COREBioVis
BOSC: Bioinformatics Open Source ConferenceCAMDA
CompMSEducationEvolution Comparative Genomics
FunctionHitSeqMLCSBMICROBIOMENetBio
RegSysiRNASysModTextMiningTransMed
VarI
General Computational Biology

Submit your research to be part of this dynamic virtual conference. Each accepted poster presenter will have their poster along with a recording of their presentation as part of the conference Poster Hall.  The Poster Hall will be open throughout the duration of the conference.  Scheduled poster presentations times will allow the author to interact with the participants. More details and submission criteria

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ISMB 2020 Registration Fees

Fees include full access to the online virtual platform of the conference as well as exclusive access to all of the content until Oct 31, 2020. From November 2020, the talks, with the appropriate permissions, will be available for free at ISCBtv. Register here.

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Make the Most of Your ISCB Membership
ISCB members receive exclusive registration discount for ISMB 2020.

If you are unable to afford the participation fee for ISMB 2020 and hold an active ISCB membership, you can submit for a fellowship award that will cover the cost of the registration fees. With these unprecedented times, we will be opening up these awards to anyone who is an active ISCB member with priority going to members in low-income countries and students and postdoctoral fellows.

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 International Society for Computational Biology
 
ISCB releases COVID-19 Section
 
You can still be part of the Virtual ISMB 2020 Conference. The conference is accepting submissions for COVID-19 Abstracts and Late Posters.
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic is both severely affecting our lives and impacting our science. ISCB responds to the respective challenges by offering its expertise to the scientific community and empowering scientific networking. The ISCB COVID-19 Section (https://www.iscb.org/covid19) offers four lines of this initiative:

  • ISCB COVID-19 Statements. Here you find statements on the ongoing pandemic that have been issued by ISCB.
  • ISCB COVID-19 Webinar collection. Here you find webinars specific to the topics of COVID-19 and Sars Cov-2 that are organized by ISCB. Mark your calendars for the first complimentary webinar on May 19!
  • ISCB COVID-19 Science collection. Here you find materials specific to the topics of COVID-19 and Sars Cov-2 that have been submitted by ISCB members. This collection has three subsections for (i) scientific articles, (ii) scientific data sets and, (iii) proposals of community science projects.
  • ISCB Tutorial collection. Here you find tutorials that present basic or advanced computational biology content for biologists and computational biologists in these times of increased digital education activity. The tutorials have been (i) presented at recent ISCB conferences and (ii) suggested by ISCB members.
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Call for Submissions

If you are a member of ISCB, we encourage you to submit entries to the Science collection and Tutorial collection. Your submission entails a pointer to the science content, a short description of background or purpose (two lines) and lists your name as submitter. Submission will be subjected to a basic check of scope and purpose.

You find the relevant submission forms here - https://www.iscb.org/covid19-submissions.
 
Call for Submissions
 
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Upcoming Webinar

A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing
By Nevan Krogan
May 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT!

Efforts to develop antiviral drugs versus COVID-19 or vaccines for its prevention have been hampered by limited knowledge of the molecular details of SARS-CoV-2 infection. This webinar will describe our efforts to address this challenge by expressing 26 of the 29 SARS-CoV-2 proteins in human cells and identifying the human proteins physically associated with each using affinity-purification mass spectrometry. Among 332 high-confidence SARS-CoV-2-human protein-protein interactions, we identified 66 druggable human proteins or host factors targeted by 69 compounds (29 FDA-approved drugs, 12 drugs in clinical trials, and 28 preclinical compounds). Within a subset of these, multiple viral assays identified two sets of pharmacological agents that displayed antiviral activity.

Registration is complimentary.

Register Here
 
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ISCB COVID-19 Section

 
More Information
 
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ISMB 2020 - July 13 - 16, 2020
Open Call for COVID-19 Abstracts & Late Posters
 
You can still be part of the Virtual ISMB 2020 Conference. The conference is accepting submissions for COVID-19 Abstracts and Late Posters.
 
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Call for COVID-19 Abstracts
Deadline: May 14, 2020

We invite abstracts for research that are topical to the current SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 pandemic for consideration for presentation during the ISMB 2020 conference.

More details and submission criteria

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Call for Late Posters
Deadline: May 28, 2020

Open call for late posters. Submit your research today. Each accepted poster presenter will have their poster along with a recording of their presentation as part of the conference Poster Hall. The Poster Hall will be open throughout the duration of the conference. Scheduled poster presentation times will allow the author to interact with the participants.

More details and submission criteria

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 ISMB 2020  July 13 - 16, 2020Join us for the

ISMB 2020 Virtual Conference

Registration is now open at:

https://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/registration_conference/ismb2020virtual

 
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ISMB 2020
Call for abstract submissions for oral and poster presentation consideration, Deadline April 30

ISMB 2020 - July 13 - 16, 2020

  APRIL 2020
  30
  ABSTRACT
SUBMISSIONS
  COVID-19
ABSTRACT
SUBMISSIONS
  TECH TRACK
SUBMISSIONS
  DISTINGUISHED
KEYNOTES
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Submit your research and become a part of the virtual ISMB 2020 conference!

Abstract Deadline: April 30, 11:59 PM ET

CAMDA Extended Deadline:
May 25


The ISMB 2020 scientific program is comprised of abstract submissions and organized thematically in partnership with the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs).  

Plan to submit your unpublished or published research to these tracks:

3DSIGBio-OntologiesBIOINFO-CORE •  BioVis
BOSC: Bioinformatics Open Source ConferenceCAMDA
CompMSEducationEvolution Comparative Genomics
FunctionHitSeqMLCSBMICROBIOMENetBio
RegSysiRNASysModTextMiningTransMed
VarIGeneral Computational Biology

*Can’t find your home COSI? Simply submit to the general computational biology track above for consideration.

All abstracts selected for oral presentation will be pre-recorded talks with live Q&A.  Those abstracts accepted as posters will be part of the virtual poster hall with a pre-recorded presentation of the poster.

The presenting author of the accepted abstracts must be registered to present and be able to attend the conference virtually.

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NEW: Call for SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 Abstracts

Submission Deadline: May 14, 11:59 PM ET

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to the current SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 pandemic for consideration for presentation during the ISMB 2020 conference. The conference will be held as a virtual conference. All authors of accepted abstracts must be registered to present and be able to attend the conference virtually.

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ISMB 2020 Registration Fees

Fees include full access to the online virtual platform of the conference as well as exclusive access to all of the content until Oct 31, 2020. From November 2020, the talks, with the appropriate permissions, will be available for free at ISCBtv.  Register here.

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Make the Most of Your ISCB Membership
ISCB members receive exclusive registration discount for ISMB 2020.

If you are unable to afford the participation fee for ISMB 2020 and hold an active ISCB membership, you can submit for a fellowship award that will cover the cost of the registration fees. With these unprecedented times, we will be opening up these awards to anyone who is an active ISCB member with priority going to members in low-income countries and students and postdoctoral fellows.

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ISMB 2020
Submit your research

ISMB 2020 - July 13 - 16, 2020

  MAY 2020
  14
  COVID-19
ABSTRACT
SUBMISSIONS
   
  LATE POSTER
SUBMISSIONS
   
  TECH TRACK
SUBMISSIONS
   
  REGISTER
TO ATTEND
   
  DISTINGUISHED
KEYNOTES
   
  CAREER CENTER
   
  EXHIBITORS
& SPONSORS
   
  JOIN ISCB
   


NEW: Call for SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 Abstracts

Submission Deadline: May 14, 11:59 PM ET

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to the current SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 pandemic for consideration for presentation during the ISMB 2020 conference. The conference will be held as a virtual conference.

*All authors of accepted abstracts must be registered to present and be able to attend the conference virtually.

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Call for Late Posters

Submissions Deadline: May 28, 11:59 PM ET

3DSIGBio-OntologiesBIOINFO-COREBioVis
BOSC: Bioinformatics Open Source ConferenceCAMDA
CompMSEducationEvolution Comparative Genomics
FunctionHitSeqMLCSBMICROBIOMENetBio
RegSysiRNASysModTextMiningTransMed
VarI
General Computational Biology

Each accepted poster presenter will have their poster along with a recording of their presentation as part of the virtual conference Poster Hall. The Poster Hall will be open throughout the duration of the conference. Scheduled poster presentation times will allow the author to interact with the participants. More information can be found here.

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ISMB 2020 Registration Fees

Fees include full access to the online virtual platform of the conference as well as exclusive access to all of the content until Oct 31, 2020. From November 2020, the talks, with the appropriate permissions, will be available for free at ISCBtv. Register here.

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Make the Most of Your ISCB Membership

ISCB members receive exclusive registration discount for ISMB 2020.

If you are unable to afford the participation fee for ISMB 2020 and hold an active ISCB membership, you can submit for a fellowship award that will cover the cost of the registration fees. With these unprecedented times, we will be opening up these awards to anyone who is an active ISCB member with priority going to members in low-income countries and students and postdoctoral fellows.

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ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements
 
 
ISMB 2020 Open Call for COVID-19 Abstracts and Late Posters

Call for SARS-Cov-2/COVID-19 Abstracts! NEW for 2020
Deadline: May 14, 2020
We invite abstracts for research that is topical to the current SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 pandemic for consideration for presentation during the ISMB 2020 conference.
 
Call for Late Posters
Deadline: May 28, 2020
Open call for late posters. Submit your research today. Each accepted poster presenter will have their poster along with a recording of their presentation as part of the conference Poster Hall. The Poster Hall will be open throughout the duration of the conference. Scheduled poster presentations times will allow the author to interact with the participants.
 ISMB 2020  July 13 - 16, 2020Join us for the

ISMB 2020 Virtual Conference

Registration is now open at:

https://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/registration_conference/ismb2020virtual
ISMB 2020 Fellowship Award Program
ISMB 2020 Fellowship Program is now accepting applicants. If you are unable to afford the participation fee for ISMB 2020 and hold an active ISCB membership, you can submit for a fellowship award that will cover the cost of the registration fees. With these unprecedented times, we will be opening up these awards to anyone who is an active ISCB member with priority going to members in low-income countries and students and postdoctoral fellows.
Call for Papers: Publish your software tools in the ISCB Community Journal
 
Call for Papers: Publish your software tools in the
ISCB Community Journal
Did you know you can publish an article describing new software tools you have created? Software tool articles cover all aspects of your software, from details of the code used and examples of data inputs, to tips for other researchers on maximizing the tool’s potential. Benefit from proper code syntax highlighting, interactive figures, Code Ocean capsules, and indexing through Scopus and PubMed to increase the visibility of your research. Find out more here and submit today to the ISCB Community Journal on F1000Research.
 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
In conjunction with the communities of special interest (COSIs), select presentations are invited to give a live-streamed talk about their research. Access to the webinar series is complimentary for ISCB members. Nonmember can join for a fee. Mark your calendar for these upcoming webinars.
Submit your nomination for an ISCB Officer!
ISCB Officer Nominations Deadline: May 31, 2020
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is encouraging members to submit nominations for the Society’s leadership - open Officer positions. Nominations are submitted at www.iscb.org/nominate (you must login to your membership record to access the nomination form). Self-nominations will not be accepted.
ISCB Art in Science Award
As part of the virtual ISMB 2020, the ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form, especially topics related to Computational and Molecular Biology. All interested members 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. Find the beauty of science through art! - Submit your artwork.
2019/2020 ISCB Wikipedia Competition
Submissions Deadline: May 15, 2020

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Computational Biology taskforce of WikiProject Molecular Biology announce the 9th ISCB Wikipedia Competition: the competition aims to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any aspect of computational biology. The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups.
Don't Miss! Important Deadlines below!
ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX 2020 | Oct 25 – 30, 2020 | Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexic Workshops deadline: May 25, 2020

Abstracts deadline: August 24, 2020
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ISCBacademy Webinar Series May 19, 2020 at 11:00AM EDT

May 26 at 11:00AM EDT

June 12, 2020 at 11:00AM EDT
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YRSG with DREAM 2020 | November 16-18, 2020 SAVE THE DATE!
November 16 - 18, 2020
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ROCKY 2020 | Dec 3 – 5, 2020 SAVE THE DATE!
December 03 - 05, 2020
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December 09 - 11, 2020
 
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ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements

ISMB 2020 - July 13 - 16, 2020

Final Days to Submit Your Research to ISMB 2020!

Call for Abstracts!
Deadline: April 30, 2020
(closes at 11:59 p.m. April 30, Eastern Time Zone)
*CAMDA Deadline: May 25, 2020
The ISMB 2020 scientific program is composed of abstract submissions, organized thematically in partnership with the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs). Plan to submit your unpublished or published research
More Opportunities to Submit Your Research to ISMB 2020:

Call for Tech Talks!
Deadline: May 7, 2020
Take this opportunity to showcase your latest software and/or hardware relevant to the bioinformatics/molecular biology community.

Call for SARS-Cov-2/COVID-19 Abstracts! NEW for 2020
Deadline: May 14, 2020
We invite abstracts for research that is topical to the current SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 pandemic for consideration for presentation during the ISMB 2020 conference.
News from the National Academy of Sciences
ISCB congratulates the following members on their election to the National Academy of Sciences:
Ivet Bahar
Bonnie Berger
Andrew McMahon

 ISMB 2020  July 13 - 16, 2020Join us for the

ISMB 2020 Virtual Conference

Registration is now open at:

https://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/registration_conference/ismb2020virtual
Submit your nomination for an ISCB Officer!
ISCB Officer Nominations Deadline: May 31, 2020
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is encouraging members to submit nominations for the Society’s leadership - open Officer positions. Nominations are submitted at www.iscb.org/nominate (you must login to your membership record to access the nomination form). Self-nominations will not be accepted.
ISCB Art in Science Award
As part of the virtual ISMB 2020, the ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form, especially topics related to Computational and Molecular Biology. All interested members 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. Find the beauty of science through art! - Submit your artwork.
2019/2020 ISCB Wikipedia Competition
Submissions Deadline: May 15, 2020

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Computational Biology taskforce of WikiProject Molecular Biology announce the 9th ISCB Wikipedia Competition: the competition aims to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any aspect of computational biology. The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups.
Don't Miss! Important Deadlines below!
ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX 2020 | Oct 25 – 30, 2020 | Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexic Articles deadline: May 01, 2020

Workshops deadline: May 25, 2020

Abstracts deadline: August 24, 2020
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ISCB Career Center - Post a Job ISCB Career Center - Find a Job
     
Members Corner
     
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 ISMB 2020  July 13 - 16, 2020

Final Days to Submit Your


Research to ISMB 2020

Deadline April 30


 ISMB 2020  July 13 - 16, 2020

You can be a part of this world class programme!

Plan to submit your unpublished or published research to these tracks:

3DSIGBio-OntologiesBIOINFO-CORE •  BioVis
BOSC: Bioinformatics Open Source ConferenceCAMDA
CompMSEducationEvolution Comparative Genomics
FunctionHitSeqMLCSBMICROBIOMENetBio
RegSysiRNASysModTextMiningTransMed
VarIGeneral Computational Biology
 

All abstracts selected for oral presentation will be pre-recorded talks with live Q&A.  Those abstracts accepted as posters will be part of the virtual poster hall with a pre-recorded presentation of the poster.

The presenting author of the accepted abstracts must be registered to present and be able to attend the conference virtually.


 
Submit Your Abstract!
 

 


     

 

 

Hot Off the e-Press

ISCB Spring 2020 Newsletter


ISCB Spring 2020 Newsletter


Featured in this Issue:

  • ISMB 2020 Virtual Conference, including programme highlights
  • ISCB Class of 2020 Fellows
  • ISCB Award Winners
  • Remembering Cyrus Chothia, Russ Doolittle and James Taylor

 
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A Message from the ISCB President, ISMB 2020

ISMB 2020 - July 12 - 16, 2020


Dear Colleagues/Members,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ISCB has decided to convert ISMB 2020 into a virtual on-line conference.

The conference will still foster fresh dialogues, collaboration, and learning opportunities as it has always done. Here is what to expect in the virtual environment:

  • Live and on-demand sessions to benefit attendees from all time zones
  • More than 500 expected scientific talks
  • Exclusive access to the ISMB 2020 on-demand repository of talks and poster presentations for viewing at your leisure after conference dates
  • Live question and answer feature to engage with the speaker during sessions
  • Live chat feature to engage with other participants within your session room
  • A networking café for video meet ups with colleagues, friends, or future collaborators
  • Opportunity to explore the virtual exhibit hall to chat & meet with exhibitors
  • Opportunity to explore the virtual poster hall (yes, all of those great poster presentations in one place!)
  • A virtual Career Fair
  • A virtual ISCB Town Hall


We ask for your understanding that these services will not come for free. After much deliberation, the Executive Committee of ISCB has developed the following fee structure for attending ISMB 2020.

ISMB 2020 Registration Rates (in USD)  
ISCB Professional Member - High Income $225.00
ISCB Postdoc Member - High Income $150.00
ISCB Student Member - High Income $100.00
ISCB Professional Member - Middle-Low Income $75.00
ISCB Postdoc Member - Middle-Low Income $50.00
ISCB Student Member - Middle-Low Income $50.00
ISCB Professional Member - Low Income
$50.00
ISCB Postdoc Member - Low Income  $25.00
ISCB Student Member - Low Income  $25.00



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonmember Rates which include 1-year complimentary membership 
Professional Nonmember - High Income $425.00
Postdoc Nonmember - High Income $280.00
Student Nonmember - High Income $185.00
Professional Nonmember - Middle-Low Income $120.00
Postdoc Nonmember - Middle-Low Income $75.00
Student Nonmember - Middle-Low Income $75.00
Professional Nonmember - Low Income $75.00
Postdoc Nonmember - Low Income $40.00
Student Nonmember - Low Income $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The fees include full access to the online virtual platform of the conference as well as exclusive access to all of the content until Oct 31, 2020. From November 2020, the talks, with the appropriate permissions, will be available for free at ISCBtv.

With these fees, ISCB expects to end the fiscal year of 2020 by investing 25% of its assets. The ISCB Executive Committee has deliberately decided on this investment in order to continue to fulfill the mission of the Society in terms of scientific networking and presentation of scientific results. Higher fees would possibly be easier on ISCB’s operating budget but would be less attractive to the attendees of the conference and likely reduce participation. Lower fees would overly strain the budget of ISCB, as a further loss would significantly cut into the possibilities of the Society to serve its members in the future.

If you are unable to afford the participation fee for ISMB 2020 and hold an active ISCB membership, you can submit for a fellowship award that will cover the cost of the registration fees. With these unprecedented times, we will be opening up these awards to anyone who is an active ISCB member with priority going to members in low-income countries and students and postdoctoral fellows.

We hope that ISCB’s offer of a virtual conference at these rates is attractive to you and that you will decide to participate (oral and poster presentation opportunities are still available via the open call for submissions). While this new format has been pressed on us by the pandemic, we also see it as an opportunity to test new ways of networking in our society which spans the whole globe – ways that may prove beneficial also for times after we have controlled the pandemic.

Thank you for your continued support of ISCB. We hope you "see" you in July at ISMB 2020, ISCB’s first virtual conference connecting the world.


Sincerely,

Thomas Lengauer
ISCB President