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The Polls are Open - Vote Today!

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

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Voting will close on July 10!  
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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.

• 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

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

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!



ECCB 2018, Athens, Greece, 8-12 September There is still time! Call for Poster Submissions!

NEW! Extended deadline for poster submission
(24 June)

Submit your research today to ECCB 2018!

Submissions are encouraged to report the development of new computational techniques and their application to Molecular and Systems Biology. Publication of the proceedings will result as an online supplement with Bioinformatics journal.

ECCB 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.

Want to save money? Join ISCB today and enjoy a 15% ISCB Member Discount!

ISMB 2018
ISMB 2018: Final Hours to Register Online!

ISMB 2018
  JUNE 2018

Did You Forget?  Register Today Before it's too Late!

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

- Explore the ISMB 2018 Scientific Program -

Engage & Connect

Science & Networking
Inspiring Research

Thought Provoking Posters

Ground-breaking & Innovative Talks

CompMS: Computational Mass Spectrometry

Shape the future, join us at ISMB 2018!




ECCB 2018

17th European Conference on Computational Biology,
8 – 12 September, 2018, Athens, Greece

ECCB 2018, Athens, Greece, 8-12 September
ECCB 2018, Athens, Greece, 8-12 September

Submission deadline for Posters - 24 June!

There’s still time to submit your research!!

Check out key dates for Posters


Registration is now open!

Available tracks: Posters

Submission topic areas:
  • DATA: Organization, management, categorization, integration, analysis of data, knowledge discovery
  • GENOME: Sequence analysis, alignment, evolution, phylogeny, genetics, epigenetics, 3D conformation
  • GENES: Expression, function, regulation, transcription, translation, geno-phenotype
  • PROTEINS: Structure, function, alterations, assemblies, interactions, design, proteomics
  • SYSTEMS: Systems biology, pathways, molecular networks, dynamics, signaling, multi-scale modeling

ECCB 2018, Athens, Greece, 8-12 September
ECCB 2018


SEPTEMBER 8-12, 2018



The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events and Announcements

Upcoming Conferences -- Mark Your Calendars!

ISMB 2018 ECCB 2018 ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 ROCKY 2018 RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM
ISMB 2018
July 6 – 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece
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

Save the Date: Chicago Genomics and Data Science Hackathon
From 11-13 July 2018, the NCBI will help out with a Data Science hackathon on the Northwestern School of Medicine Campus in Downtown Chicago! The hackathon will focus on genomics as well as general Data Science analyses including text, image and sequence processing.

There's Still Time - Register Today!  Online Registration Closes June 21
Read through the exciting scientific line-up heading to Chicago! -ISMB Program- Join us to connect, engage, and inspire!

VIZBI 2019 - Save the Date!
The 5th EMBO Workshop on Visualising Biological Data, which marks the 10th anniversary of VIZBI, will take place in Heidelberg, Germany, at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre from 13 to 15 March 2019. The full program and registration information for this ISCB Affiliated meeting will be announced shortly.

Looking for a Position in Bioinformatics?
Mark your calendars for the ISMB 2018 Career Fair on Monday, Jul 9th at 12PM in the Exhibit Hall! Meet with representatives from numerous companies and universities!  Join us to promote your university's degree programs or open positions within research laboratories! 

Mark Your Calendars!

The fifth CAGI (Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation) conference will be co-located with ISMB in Chicago from 5-7 July 2018.  We invite ISCB members to hear the latest assessment of computational methods for predicting phenotype information from genome variation. There is a 10% registration discount for ISCB members, and CAGI registration confers a $50 discount for ISMB registration. Space for observers is limited.  Learn more about CAGI at https://genomeinterpretation.org.
Register at https://genomeinterpretation.org/user/register.

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.

Calling Principal Investigators to Host Internships!
The ISCB Student Council (ISCB-SC) is currently soliciting principal investigators (PIs) to host internships through the SC’s Internships Program. The program connects students in developing nations with PIs in developed countries to gain hands-on short-term research experience. These internships benefit the intern as well as the host lab both scientifically but also culturally. The program launched in 2009 and is committed to providing computational biology training for students from developing nations and improving competencies in the field. If you’re interested in hosting an internship or would like to know more about the internships program you can read our recently published article in PLOS Computational Biology [1], visit internships.iscbsc.org.

ISCB Art in Science:  Deadline - June 23!
The ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form. ISCB invites submission to the 2018 ISCB Art in Science competition. All interested members (hereafter referred to as "artists") 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. Learn more at www.iscb.org/iscb-art-in-science-competition.

Missing GLBIO this year?
We are too but very excited for GLBIO 2019 in Madison. In the meantime, take a look at the GLBio PLOS ONE Collection (http://collections.plos.org/s/glbio) and we look forward to seeing you at ISMB 2018 in Chicago!

OUP Open Access Discount! 

ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges. ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members. The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member. Not a member? Join today!

ISCB Journal Subscription Discounts - New Titles Added
All ISCB members interested in subscribing to print or online issues of traditional subscription-based journals receive a discount on subscriptions to the journals highlighted below. Student members are entitled to additional discounts, when available. To subscribe, log into My ISCB and select the Subscribe to Journal menu item located on the left-hand menu. Take advantage of this DISCOUNT and order your journal TODAY!

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.

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 The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Call for the ISCB Art in
Science Competition!

Submission Deadline: June 23, 2018

The beauty of science in art form

The winning submission will be announced during ISMB 2018 at the ISCB Town Hall and presented with a $200 USD prize, as well as be the feature cover image for the ISCB Fall Newsletter.

Visit www.iscb.org/iscb-art-in-science-competition to submit your work today!

Online Submission System