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The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events and Announcements

Don't Miss These Deadlines:

ISCB-LA SoIBio EMBnet 2018:  Call for Late-breaking Abstracts!
Deadline: September 15, 2018
ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 is accepting submissions for late-breaking posters for consideration for presentation at the conference until September 15. Original research, including significant works-in- progress, are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.  Submit your research!


GLBIO 2019: Call for Special Sessions!
Deadline: September 17, 2018
The program chairs of the Great Lakes Bioinformatics (GLBIO) conference in 2019 invite proposals for special sessions. The topic and structure of the sessions can vary but should be of interest to a substantial component of the bioinformatics research community. Submit your proposal today!


Upcoming Conferences -- Mark Your Calendars!

ECCB 2018 ASHG 2018 ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 ROCKY 2018 RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece
ASHG/IGES/ISCB Joint Symposium 2018
Oct 16, 2018
San Diego, USA
ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018
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




ISCB Science Award nominations and 2019 competitions are open!

Annually, ISCB recognizes four scientist through its Awards program, as well as hosts a variety of computational science related competitions.  lSCB Science Award nominations and 2019 competitions are open!  Nominate a Deserving Scientist Today for One of Four ISCB Annual Awards and participate in our competitions.


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



Launch of All of Us Research Program
Enrollment for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program is officially open! The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. The program’s goal is to enroll 1 million or more volunteers, and oversample communities that have been underrepresented in research to make the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.


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.


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

     
     

ISCB-LA SoIBio EMBnet 2018
Call for Late-breaking Abstracts!

ISCB-LA SoIBio EMBnet 2018

  SEPTEMBER 2018
  15
  SUBMIT A LATE-BREAKING POSTER ABSTRACT
  KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS
  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
  CONFERENCE INFORMATION
  PROGRAM
SCHEDULE
  CABANA
TRAVEL
FELLOWSHIPS
  KEY DATES
  ABOUT SoIBio
  ABOUT EMBNet
  JOIN ISCB


ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 is accepting submissions for late-breaking posters for consideration for presentation at the conference until September 15. Original research, including significant works-in- progress, are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.

Submission Topics:

  • Algorithms & Machine Learning
  • Big Data Storage, Management and Processing
  • Bioinformatics Education
  • Biostatistics
  • Cheminformatics
  • Clinical & Health Informatics
  • Data Science
  • Databases, Ontologies & Biocuration
  • Disease Models & Molecular Medicine
  • Epidemiology & Biodiversity
  • Evolutionary & Comparative Genomics
  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • General Computational Biology - novel techniques and intersection with other fields
  • Genome Informatics
  • Image Analysis
  • Informatics of infectious disease
  • Metagenomics & Microbiome Informatics
  • Macromolecular Structure & Function
  • Network Biology
  • Phylogenetics/Phylogenomics
  • Proteomics & Metabolomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Modeling
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Text Mining & Natural Language Processing
  • Visualisation

     
     

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events and Announcements


Upcoming Conferences -- Mark Your Calendars!

ECCB 2018 ASHG 2018 ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 ROCKY 2018 RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece
ASHG/IGES/ISCB Joint Symposium 2018
Oct 16, 2018
San Diego, USA
ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018
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




Funding opportunity for U.S. scientists in Informatics: September 1, 2018
The PhRMA Foundation’s mission is to support young U.S. scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants. 2019 funding opportunities are available at pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, starter grant and sabbatical levels. The goal of the Informatics Program is to promote the use and development of informatics in an integrative approach towards the understanding of human biological and disease processes. Informatics awards will support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates cutting-edge information technology with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences.


ECCB 2018 Early Bird Registration Closing July 31!
On 8-12 September 2018 the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will organise the seventeenth edition of the European Conference on Computational Biology in association with the ELIXIR. The ECCB 2018 will take place in the historic city of Athens in Greece. It is the main computational biology event in Europe and will welcome scientists working in a variety of disciplines, including bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, medicine, and systems biology. Participating in ECCB 2018 will be the perfect opportunity to keep pace with cutting edge research, and to network with members of ECCB community. Register today!



2018 ISMB Award Winners!

ISMB 2018 - There is ONE Place!  Watch & listen to learn more!
Congratulations!




ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018: Call for Abstracts: Deadline August 31
There is still time to submit your research to this dynamic conference and help shape the incredible science! We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published (after January 1, 2017, previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation. Research may be presented as both a talk and a poster or just a poster.



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

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



Launch of All of Us Research Program
Enrollment for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program is officially open! The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. The program’s goal is to enroll 1 million or more volunteers, and oversample communities that have been underrepresented in research to make the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.


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.


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

     
     

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events and Announcements


Upcoming Conferences -- Mark Your Calendars!

ECCB 2018 ASHG 2018 ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 ROCKY 2018 RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece
ASHG/IGES/ISCB Joint Symposium 2018
Oct 16, 2018
San Diego, USA
ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018
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




ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 Call for Abstracts: Deadline August 13
There is still time to submit your research to this dynamic conference and help shape the incredible science!  We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published (after January 1, 2017, previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.  Research may be presented as both a talk and a poster or just a poster.


NEW THIS YEAR:  ASHG/IGES/ISCB Joint Symposium!

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



Funding opportunity for U.S. Scientists in Informatics
Deadline:  September 1, 2018
The PhRMA Foundation’s mission is to support young U.S. scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants. 2019 funding opportunities are available at pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, starter grant and sabbatical levels. The goal of the Informatics Program is to promote the use and development of informatics in an integrative approach towards the understanding of human biological and disease processes. Informatics awards will support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates cutting-edge information technology with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences.


Launch of All of Us Research Program
Enrollment for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program is officially open! The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. The program’s goal is to enroll 1 million or more volunteers, and oversample communities that have been underrepresented in research to make the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.


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.


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

     
     

ISCB-LA SoIBio EMBnet 2018
Call for Abstract Submissions for Oral and/or Poster Presentation!

ISCB-LA SoIBio EMBnet 2018

  AUGUST 2018
  13
  SUBMIT AN
ABSTRACT
  KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS
  PROGRAM
SCHEDULE
  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
  LEARN MORE
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
   


ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 invites abstract submissions reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.

Abstract Submission Deadline - August 13!

Submissions are encouraged to report on advances in algorithm development and optimization, data structures, data visualization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, text mining, statistical inference, database and ontology development, image analysis, citizen and open science, etc. to analyze all types of biological data.

Submit your abstract today to be a part of this engaging conference!

     
     

 
 
 



GLBIO 2019: Call for Special Sessions!


     

 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

The Polls are Open - Vote Today!
 



Read through the candidate statements  at www.iscb.org/elections and cast your ballot today!

Vote Today!
Logging on to your membership account is required to verify your membership status but your ballot is 100% anonymous.  If you are not a member and want to help shape the future of the society sign up to be a member today!
 

Voting will close on July 10!  
 
Help shape the future of ISCB – Vote today! 

     
     

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

LGBTQ+ STEM Day July 5

ISCB is pleased to support the first annual LGBTQ+ STEM Day, July 5, a day of recognition for those in our community who may continue to struggle to openly be themselves and a day to help raise awareness and increase support for those working in STEM who are LGBTQ+. Organized by oStem, Pride in Stem, House of Stem and InterEngeering,LGBTQ+ STEM day will have formal events around the world. ISCB will be participating in a virtual nature using our social media outlets and the hashtag #LGBTSTEMDay. Join us in the discussion. There’s no such thing as too small a gesture to promote and support LGBTQ+ people in STEM. You can start by following and contributing to the #LGBTSTEMday hashtag on social media — share stories, images and videos of yourself or your role models — and help boost the visibility of other LGBTQ+ people in science, tech, engineering, and maths.

WHY IT MATTERS
• Less than 60 percent of LGBTQ+ people in STEM are out
• Research shows that one in Three US Physicists have been advised to remain in the closet
• 50 percent of Trans/Gender Non-conforming people were harassed in their department
• LGB students are 10 percent less likely to enter a STEM career than heterosexual peers

WHAT YOU CAN DO
You can help by following and contributing to the #LGBTSTEMDay hashtag on social media. Retweet and comment. Share stories, images and videos of yourself or your LGBTQ+ role models.

Help us boost the visibility and work of LGBTQ+ people in STEM.

Learn more about LGBTQ+ STEM Day at http://prideinstem.org/lgbtstemday/

LGBTQ+ STEM Day July 5



ISCB-LA SoIBio EMBnet 2018
Call for Papers!

  JULY 2018
  02
  SUBMIT A
PAPER
  KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS
  PROGRAM
SCHEDULE
  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
  LEARN MORE
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
   


ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 invites paper submissions reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.

Paper Submission Deadline - July 2!.

Submissions are encouraged to report on advances in algorithm development and optimization, data structures, data visualization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, text mining, statistical inference, database and ontology development, image analysis, citizen and open science, etc. to analyze all types of biological data.

*Selected papers will also have the option to have their papers published in BMC Genomics or BMC Bioinformatics at their own expense.*

Submit your high quality paper for consideration!