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ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021, June 07 - 10, 2021
 
Don't delay - Submit your research today!!
 
Call for Workshops and Tutorials Deadline:  TODAY 12 April
 
Open Call for Abstracts Deadline: 15 April
 
ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021, June 07 - 10, 2021
 
Final Call for Workshops and Tutorials!

Submission Deadline: 12 April

We invite scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high-quality proposals for tutorials, workshops or mini-courses (tutorial program) to take place virtually as part of ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021.
 
WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Call for Abstracts (Oral and Poster)

Submission Deadline: 15 April

ISCB-Africa ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference welcomes original research and previously published research submissions for oral presentation (flash talk) and/or poster presentation consideration.

Abstracts may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas of the ASBCB Communities of Special Interest (COSI) listed below:


  • Population Genomics in Africa (AfriPopGen): population genomics and variant interpretation relevant to African populations
  • Pathogen
  • Agricultural Bioinformatics
  • Metaomics: multi-omics approaches in agriculture, health and diseases, and environmental research with a focus on both the laboratory and bioinformatic techniques and developments within the meta-omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and metabolomics)
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Administration
  • General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
 
 
KEYNOTE & INVITED SPEAKERS
 
 

International Society for Computational Biology
 
Submit your nomination today for ISCB Officer & Board of Director Positions! 
 
ISCB Board of Directors Nominations Deadline: April 15, 2021
The Nomination Period for ISCB Officers and Board of Directors is Open!
ISCB Officer Nominations Deadline: June 10, 2021

ISCB is encouraging members to submit nominations for the Society’s leadership - Board of Directors and open Officer positions.  Nominations are submitted at www.iscb.org/nominate (you must login to your membership record to access the nomination form). In all cases, self-nominations will not be accepted.

The 2021 Officer positions to be elected are Treasurer and Vice President.  If you know of excellent candidates that meet the eligibility requirements, please be sure to submit your nomination(s). Details of the positions, procedures, requirements, and timeline are available on the ISCB website at: www.iscb.org/leadership-nominations-and-elections.

We are looking forward to an active participation by the ISCB membership in the nomination and election process, and we thank you in advance for your qualified nominations.

 

 

 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Submit your Late Breaking Poster & Register to Attend!
 
GLBIO 2021: Call for Late Breaking Posters
 
SUBMISSIONS
 
 
GLBIO 2021: Register to Attend
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
 
 
Join this stellar Keynote line-up!
 
Lorin Crawford, PhD Brown University, USA   Lorin Crawford, PhD
Brown University
United States of America
Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD,  University of Montreal, Canada   Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD
University of Montreal
Canada
Noelle Noyes, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Noelle Noyes, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
Michael Osterholm, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Michael Osterholm, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
 
 
Need more reasons to attend?  Just take a moment to read through the program schedule to see what you would be missing!
 
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
 
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 

ISMB/ECCB 2021

Submit your research today to ISMB/ECCB 2021,
the premier virtual event of the year!

 

Be a part of the science that makes up this world class event. Don't miss the new schedule-at-a-glance to see how this will be the top bioinformatics conference of 2021. Let ISMB/ECCB 2021 help you share your research with the world.

 
ISMB/ECCB 2021: Call for Submissions!
 

Abstracts Submission deadline
Deadline: May 6, 2021

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, 2020 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.

Submit your abstract today!

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Call for SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 Abstracts
Deadline: May 6, 2021

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to the current SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 pandemic for consideration for presentation during the ISMB/ECCB 2021 conference. The presenter should be identified during the submission process. Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to make the presentation themselves, and must register and pay to attend the conference.

Submit your SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 Abstract today!

SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Technology Track Submissions
Deadline: May 13, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 invites submissions to the Technology Track which allows organizations to showcase their software and/or hardware relevant to the bioinformatics / molecular biology community.

Submit today!
 
TECHNOLOGY TRACK SUBMISSIONS
 
 

Don't miss your chance to present research alongside this stellar line up of world class Keynote speakers!

 
Peer Bork, EMBL Heidelberg ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist Award Keynote
Peer Bork

EMBL Heidelberg 
 Ben Raphael, EMBL Heidelberg ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist Award Keynote
Ben Raphael
EMBL Heidelberg 
Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University ISCB Overton Prize Keynote
Barbara Engelhardt
Princeton University
Eduardo Rocha, Genomes and Genetics, Institut Pasteur, France Eduardo Rocha
Institut Pasteur
Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez, FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation, Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology, Universidad Catolica de Chile Rodrigo A. Gutierrez
Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology
Universidad Catolica de Chile
 
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 
 
 
 
 
 

 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Register today for Wednesday's Webinar at 2PM EDT!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

March 17, 2021 -  Recognising Indigenous Rights in Digital Sequence Information by Maui Hudson, University of Waikato. Hosted by ISCB

Indigenous concerns about genomic research have been strongly articulated over the past few years with accompanying suggestions about how to improve relationships with indigenous communities and the practice of research. Discussions are now moving towards how Indigenous rights can be recognised in the context of Digital Sequence Information including the recognition of provenance and sharing of protocols and permissions through labelling systems like Local Contexts.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
 
Register for an ISCB Webinar
 

 

 

ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021, June 07 - 10, 2021
 
Submit your research to this dynamic virtual event!
 
Call for Workshops and Tutorials Deadline: 12 April, 2021

Open Call for Abstracts Deadline:
15 April, 2021
 
ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021, June 07 - 10, 2021
 
Call for Workshops and Tutorials!

Submission Deadline: 12 April, 2021

We invite scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high-quality proposals for tutorials, workshops or mini-courses (tutorial program) to take place virtually as part of ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021.
 
WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Open Call for Abstracts (Oral and Poster)

Submission Deadline: 15 April, 2021

ISCB-Africa ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference welcomes original research and previously published research submissions for oral presentation (flash talk) and/or poster presentation consideration.

Abstracts may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas of the ASBCB Communities of Special Interest (COSI) listed below:


  • Population Genomics in Africa (AfriPopGen): population genomics and variant interpretation relevant to African populations
  • Pathogen
  • Agricultural Bioinformatics
  • Metaomics: multi-omics approaches in agriculture, health and diseases, and environmental research with a focus on both the laboratory and bioinformatic techniques and developments within the meta-omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and metabolomics)
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Administration
  • General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
 
 
INVITED SPEAKERS
 
 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Submit your Late Breaking Poster & Register to Attend!
 
 
Late Breaking Posters
Deadline: April 16, 2021
 
SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Online Registration
Deadline: April 30, 2021
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
 
 
Join this stellar Keynote line-up!
 
Lorin Crawford, PhD Brown University, USA   Lorin Crawford, PhD
Brown University
United States of America
Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD,  University of Montreal, Canada   Nadia El-Mabrouk, PhD
University of Montreal
Canada
Noelle Noyes, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Noelle Noyes, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
Michael Osterholm, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA   Michael Osterholm, PhD
University of Minnesota
United States of America
 
 
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
 
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 

ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021, June 07 - 10, 2021
 
Submit your research to this dynamic virtual event!
 
Call for Workshops and Tutorials Deadline: 12 April, 2021

Open Call for Abstracts Deadline:
15 April, 2021
 
 
Call for Workshops and Tutorials!

Submission Deadline: 12 April, 2021

We invite scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high-quality proposals for tutorials, workshops or mini-courses (tutorial program) to take place virtually as part of ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021.
 
WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Open Call for Abstracts (Oral and Poster)

Submission Deadline: 15 April, 2021

ISCB-Africa ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference welcomes original research and previously published research submissions for oral presentation (flash talk) and/or poster presentation consideration.

Abstracts may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas of the ASBCB Communities of Special Interest (COSI) listed below:


  • Population Genomics in Africa (AfriPopGen): population genomics and variant interpretation relevant to African populations
  • Pathogen
  • Agricultural Bioinformatics
  • Metaomics: multi-omics approaches in agriculture, health and diseases, and environmental research with a focus on both the laboratory and bioinformatic techniques and developments within the meta-omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and metabolomics)
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Administration
  • General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
 
 
INVITED SPEAKERS
 
 

International Society for Computational Biology
ISCB Congratulates the 2021 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, 2021 marks the 12th anniversary of the program. In early December of each year, ISCB has sought Fellow’s nominations from our members, with eligibility restrictions based on selection criteria focused most heavily on the significance of scientific contributions.

We were pleased to receive many outstanding nominations this year, and the Fellows Selection Committee members carefully considered each one. Ultimately, thirteen nominees were elected as this year's newest Fellows.

 
Atul Butte, University of California, San Francisco - ISCB 2021 Fellow  

Atul Butte, University of California, San Francisco
At the forefront of translational medicine informatics, including public data mining, integrative genomics and drug repurposing.




A. Keith Dunker, Indiana University School of Medicine, ISCB 2021 Fellow  

A. Keith Dunker, Indiana University School of Medicine
A pioneer of the development and application of statistical and computational methods to understand the prevalence, the patterns of evolution, and the functional repertoire of intrinsically disordered proteins across all domains of life.



Eran Halperin, University of California, Los Angeles, ISCB 2021 Fellow  

Eran Halperin, University of California, Los Angeles
Transformative work in the field of computational genomics through novel algorithms and theory that has enabled large-scale studies of genetic variation data.





Wolfgang Huber, European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL), ISCB 2021 Fellow  

Wolfgang Huber, European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL)
Co-founder of Bioconductor, which provides robust software that ensures use and fosters collaboration, and outstanding research in the meticulous modelling of stochastic and systematic sources of variation in a data generating technology and state-of-the-art statistical methods to infer parameters from data.


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Sorin Istrail, Brown University, ISCB 2021 Fellow  

Sorin Istrail, Brown University
Foundational contributions to computational biology, including physical mapping, protein folding, sequencing the human genome, haplotype phasing and assembly, and regulatory genomics, as well as launching the RECOMB conference and JCB.


Sorin Istrail, Brown University, ISCB 2021 Fellow   Christina Leslie, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Recognized as bringing rigorous statistical machine learning techniques to computational biology, including basic science and clinical settings, as well as major contributions to conferences and consortia.


Ming Li, University of Waterloo, ISCB 2021 Fellow   Ming Li, University of Waterloo
Fundamental, impactful contributions to computational biology and bioinformatics including linear approximation and optimized spaced seeds, and introducing deep learning to proteomics, significantly improving neoantigen de novo sequencing for cancer immunotherapy.


Nuria Lopez Bigas, Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona, ISCB 2021 Fellow   Nuria Lopez Bigas, Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona
Leading innovator in computational cancer biology who has been instrumental in understanding the effects of chemotherapeutics on cancer and optimizing treatments to support translational interpretation for clinical applications.


John Moult, University of Maryland, ISCB 2021 Fellow   John Moult, University of Maryland
Major contributions to protein fold prediction and impact of sequence variation on protein structure and function, as well as his organization of Critical Assessments, most notably CASP and also CAGI, to tackle grand challenges in biology.


Dana Pe'er, Memorial Sloan Kettering, ISCB 2021 Fellow   Dana Pe'er, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Extraordinary record of scientific accomplishments through combining rigorous foundational machine learning with a deep understanding of biology, including contributions that have revolutionized the space of molecular interaction inference and single cell analysis, with applications to cancer and other diseases.


Teresa Przytycka, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institute of Health, ISCB 2021 Fellow   Teresa Przytycka, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institute of Health
Recognized for her fundamental algorithmic contributions to a wide range of problems in computational systems biology, especially in network analysis, network-based approaches to uncover disease genes, network reconstruction, regulatory roles of DNA conformation dynamics and RNA aptamer analysis.


Eytan Ruppin, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, ISCB 2021 Fellow   Eytan Ruppin, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Numerous contributions to neuroscience (neural modeling of brain disorders), neural computing (reinforcement learning dynamics and language learning), computational systems biology and computational study of cancer metabolism, including his work on synthetic lethality (SL), leading to the discovery of the first metabolic SL drug target to treat cancer.


Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM Research, ISCB 2021 Fellow   Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM Research
Pioneer in the use of crowdsourcing in computational biology, providing a unique service to the community and creating resources and benchmarks that led to breakthroughs in network biology, cancer genomics and translational biomedicine; founder of the DREAM Challenges; and instrumental involvement in the growth of the Computational Biology Center at IBM, establishing the Systems Biology program, and creating the Nanobiotechnology program that leveraged the vast IBM resources in microelectronics for genomics research.


ISCB will be honoring the 2021 Class of Fellows during the ISMB/ECCB 2021 virtual conference.

Congratulations, 2021 Class of ISCB Fellows!