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Now in its fifteenth year, the RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics with DREAM Challenges, is one of the premier annual meetings in the fields of regulatory genomics, systems biology, and network visualization. This multidisciplinary conference brings together both computational and experimental researchers from across the world to discuss recent discoveries about genomic and molecular regulatory networks as well as innovative, integrative methods for developing a systems-level understanding of biological activity.

RSGDREAM 2023 will be a dual channel distribution conference, offering both in-person and virtual attendance.  We hope you join us at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, USA.  If you are unable, we hope you consider joining virtually on the conference's robust platform.

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Call for submissions is now open for:

Oral Abstract and Poster Submission Deadline:  27 September, 2023
Late Breaking Posters Deadline:  25 October, 2023

Submit your work today to this prestigious and illuminating conference!  Check out the Featured Topic Areas for RSGDREAM 2023 here.

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The GIW 2023 and ISCB-Asia VI conference will bring together leading experts in the fields of bioinformatics computational biology, health informatics and biomedical data science to discuss and present the latest research in these areas. This conference will the ultimate platform for researchers, academics, and professionals to share their knowledge and experience for the advancement of the field.

Special Focus: This year, the conference will have a special focus on high performance computing as well as a focus on women in science and young scientists.

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Call for Submissions:

Become a part of this prestigious conference, unveil new horizons, and submit your research for abstract submissions. View the categories. 

Deadline: 15 August 2023 

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ISCB Congratulates the 2023 Class of Fellows
The ISCB Fellows program was created to honor members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Begun in 2009, 2023 marks the 14th anniversary of the program. Each year, ISCB seeks Fellows’ nominations from our members who meet the eligibility criteria for significant scientific and leadership contributions to the field of computational biology and bioinformatics.
This year we received many outstanding nominations, each considered carefully by the Fellows Selection Committee members. We are pleased to announce the fifteen nominees elected to be this year's Fellows.
Bissan Al-Lazikani, UT MD Anderson Cancer Centre

Honored for the development of canSAR.ai, a resource for capturing protein structure and drug information on proteins implicated in cancer. Her research success has brought computational biology strongly into clinical translation and pharmaceutical innovation. 
Ana Conesa, Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (CSIC)

Recognized as a key contributor in the field of functional genomics, gene expression and multi-omics analysis by developing bioinformatics tools widely used by biologists and bioinformaticians. She has pioneered the field of long reads transcriptomics, developing more than 20 tools used by tens of thousands scientists world-wide.
Lenore Cowen, Tufts University

For seminal contributions to the design of algorithms leading to many ‚Äúfirsts‚ÄĚ in our field, from systems biology to protein structure and function to coral biology, as well as to ISCB itself.¬†
Arne Elofsson, Stockholm University

Honored for his many important contributions to the field of protein structure prediction. Among his many contributions are widely used prediction programs such as Pcons (automatic structure prediction), TOPCONS and OCTOPUS (membrane protein topology prediction), ProQ (assesses the quality of a protein structure) and studies of protein-protein interactions and evolution of protein structure.
Oliver¬†Kohlbacher,¬†University of T√ľbingen

Recognized for his work in computational mass spectrometry, personalized cancer immunotherapy, and the integrative analysis of multi-omics data, which resulted in important advances in several scientific fields, and spearheaded the creation of a cohesive community of researchers in computational mass spectrometry and proteomics.
Heng Li, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medicine School

Recognized for his influential tools for the processing of sequence data and his dedication to open-source software, including the detailed documentation which has permitted numerous researchers to learn and build from his work.
Luay Nakhleh, Rice University

A central contributor to computational phylogenetics, including gene/genome phylogenetics as well as cancer phylogenetics, and is one of the world leaders in the field of phylogenetic networks.
Francis Ouellette, Bioinformatics.ca

Recognized for his exemplary Computational Biology community leadership in Canada and worldwide. He was instrumental in establishing bioinformatics education and research momentum in Canada, which has, in turn, shaped education models. He is a strong computational biologist and a dedicated champion of open science across bioinformatics and education. He has given a lifelong voice for equity, diversity, inclusion and openness in all life sciences.
Shoba Ranganathan, Macquarie University

For her pivotal work in connecting global bioinformatics communities specially in Australia, Singapore, and the Asia-Pacific region which led to critical improvements in bioinformatics education, training, infrastructure and research.  She was also named the awardee of the 2023 ISCB Outstanding Service Award. 
Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University
For bringing sophisticated algorithmic techniques to diverse areas of computational biology, enabling progress on a large number of the most important and topical problems in this field, from human genome sequencing to immunology to computational genetics, genomics and biophysics, and henceforth to cancer genomics and somatic evolution.
Roded Sharan, Tel Aviv University

A  researcher in algorithmic bioinformatics who pioneered key methods in network biology, developed leading tools for gene expression and regulation analysis, advanced the methodology of cancer mutational signatures and had major innovations in medical bioinformatics.
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Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Munich Computational Health Center

Pioneer in the fields of artificial intelligence in biomedicine and computational health research with major impact and contributions in the field of single cell genomics. His latest work includes the first integrated Single-Cell Atlas of the Human Lung.
Cathy Wu, University of Delaware

Recognized as a longtime leader in the field of bioinformatics, most notable for accomplishments is her leadership of the Protein Information Resource (PIR), the UniProt Consortium, and the Protein Ontology Consortium.
Jinbo Xu, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

For the discovery of computational methods and development of software programs that have revolutionized protein structure prediction. 
Jinghui Zhang, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
For the development and application of innovative computational methods, which led genomic analysis of paediatric cancers defining the landscapes of more than 20 cancer subtypes, discovering novel targets, mutational processes, germline predisposition mutations and therapy-related clonal haematopoiesis, accelerating research and genomic data sharing to advance the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of pediatric cancers and survivors. 
ISCB will be honoring the 2023 Class of Fellows during the ISMB/ECCB 2023 conference.

Congratulations, 2023 Class of ISCB Fellows!

Register Today & Secure Your Spot at the Cutting-Edge ISMB/ECCB 2023! 

The conference’s rigorous focus on computation and methodology coupled with outstanding biology is a must attend event of the year!  From the Distinguished Keynote Speakers to the Proceeding Track Presentations and so much more, ISMB/ECCB 2023 will spike your curiosity and deliver the latest research in the field.
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ISCB is committed to sustainable environmental practices within its organizational operations as we plan and execute Society’s programs. You can help our efforts by taking the ISCB Green Pledge. To pledge your commitment, sign the pledge form, download the ISCB Green Pledge, and track your progress as you attend this conference. Participants will be recognized during the conference and automatically entered into a prize drawing.
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Sustainable Conference Travel Award

The ISMB/ECCB 2023 Sustainable Conference Travel Award aims to promote sustainable travel to scientific meetings by rewarding delegates who show environmentally friendly travel to attend the ISMB/ECCB 2023 Conference in Lyon, France.  Submit your entry by describing how you are planning to make your trip different and more sustainable.
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ISCB Dependent Care Award - Deadline June 15

ISCB recognizes that many of our members have personal care responsibilities that can present a challenge to attending scientific conferences, and hence interfere with career advancement. We also recognize that you know best how to care for your own dependents and what their needs are. Accordingly, ISCB will make available up to $600 to at least 10 eligible candidates (and as many eligible candidates as allowed by available funding) to be used towards expenses that will facilitate the member’s attendance at ISMB/ECCB 2023.
ISCB Dependent-care award to attend ISMB/ECCB 2023
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The GIW 2023 and ISCB-Asia VI conference will bring together leading experts in the fields of bioinformatics computational biology, health informatics and biomedical data science to discuss and present the latest research in these areas. The conference will also feature workshops, tutorials, keynote lectures and panel discussions. This conference is a great platform for researchers, academics and professionals to share their knowledge and experience for the advancement of the field. 

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Call for Submissions:

Become a part of this prestigious conference and submit your research for abstract submissions. 

Deadline: 15 August 2023 

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