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ISCB Congratulates the 2018 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. During the 2009 inaugural year of the program, the ISCB Board of Directors unanimously conferred Fellows status on the seven winners-to-date of the ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award. Since 2010, ISCB has sought Fellows nominations from our members, with eligibility restrictions based on membership, and selection criteria focused most heavily on the significance of scientific contributions to our field and to ISCB. We were pleased to receive many excellent nominations this year, and the Fellows Selection Committee members carefully considered each one. Ultimately, eight nominees were elected as this year's newest Fellows.

Patricia C. Babbitt, Univ. of California, San Francisco, for her pioneering contributions to our understanding of sequence-structure-function connections in enzymes, and to our ability to computationally annotate and predict those connections.
Terry Gaasterland, University of California San Diego, for her service to ISCB since 1996 and her influence in the field of computational biology collecting and annotating pathways (originally through a tool called Magpie).
Hanah Margalit, Hebrew University, as a research pioneer in the field, demonstrating excellence in teaching and research which led to many "firsts" in various subfields of bioinformatics, from structural biology to small-RNAs.
Yves Moreau, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven R & D, as one of the top-most formative leaders in computational biology in Europe. Having a background in engineering, he has made important and a broad range of contributions to the analysis of microarray data, to disease gene prioritization and to the analysis of genomics variants in the context of rare genetic diseases.
Bernard M.E. Moret, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, for mathematical theory and algorithms for comparative genomics and methods for understanding genome evolution, as well as his leadership in the computational biology research community.
William Pearson, University of Virginia, in recognition for his development, distribution, and continuous improvements to FASTA and other similarity search methods, as well as his teaching of the biological and computational foundations of sequence analysis for more than 25 years.
Mona Singh, Princeton University, for being one of the first to bring machine learning and sophisticated algorithmic techniques to computational biology and making seminal contributions to a large number of the most important and topical challenges in the field, from protein folding to protein-protein interactions to systems biology.
Mike Steel, Canterbury University, Christchurch New Zealand, for outstanding contributions to mathematical and computational phylogenetics, and for service to the academic evolutionary biology research community.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to computational biology and bioinformatics at the Society’s annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) in Chicago, Illinois, July 6 – 10, 2018. They will receive a certificate and a pin as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

 
The elected individuals will be part of the ISCB fellow class that increases now to 67 members (www.iscb.org/iscb-fellows).
 
The outcome of this year’s election is presented with great pride. “ISCB Fellows represent research and service excellence within the computational biology and bioinformatics community,” stated Thomas Lengauer, ISCB President. Each of these very accomplished researchers have made exceptional contributions to ISCB’s mission to advance the scientific understanding of living systems through computation.”
 
According to Bonnie Berger, 2018 ISCB Fellows Selection Committee, Chair, “the ISCB Fellows represent the full range of our field, from contributions that are fundamental to computation to those that reveal novel biology through computationally-minded analyses. We hope to continue to emphasize diversity of research, gender, and geography next year.”
 
Congratulations, 2018 Class of Fellows!

     
     

 

NGS 2018

 
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Submit your Late Breaking Research today!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS
FEBRUARY 21, 2018!

NGS 2018 invites submissions of Late Breaking abstracts or posters.

Late Breaking topics include:

• State of the art technologies,
and technologies under development
• Novel software and algorithms
• Reproducibility
• Novel applications of NGS technologies
in genomics and biology
• Genomic and transcriptomic analyses,
including RNA analysis,
transcription factor binding sites profiling,
histone modifications, nucleosome positioning,
copy number variation, genotyping, RNA structure,
dynamics of transcription and translation, etc.
• Research breakthroughs based on
exhaustive applications of NGS.
• Clinical and translational applications
• Applications to agriculture and biotechnology
• Societal and economic implications:
forensic law, sociology research, history, etc.
• Economical impacts


ISMB 2018
Call for Abstracts!

Beware ISMB 2018 Conference Hotel Room Scam
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The Time is Here: ISMB 2018 Abstract Submissions are OPEN!

Become a part of this premier conference and submit to the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track that most accurately reflects the area of the work:

3DSIG: Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics
Bio-Ontologies
BioVis: Biological Data Visualization
CAMDA: Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis
CompMS: Computational Mass Spectrometry
Education: Computational Biology Education
Evolution and Comparative Genomics
Function: Protein Function Annotation
HitSeq: High-throughput Sequencing
MICROBIOME
MLCSB: Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology
NetBio: Network Biology
RegGen: Regulatory Genomics
RNA: Computational RNA Biology
SysMod: Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
TransMed: Translational Medical Informatics
VarI: Variant Interpretation


The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Dear Members and Colleagues,

For those of you interested in attending the ISMB 2018 conference in Chicago,  please be aware of a potential scam being perpetrated by the company below:

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The number they are calling from is 888-511-7396 and they are representing themselves as the Hyatt Regency Chicago offering discounted room rates. They will pressure into making your room reservation and then charge you immediately for their services.
This company is not to be used.  They are not endorsed by or affiliated with the conference.

onPeak is the only official hotel provider associated for the conference. Hotel reservations can be secured online or by calling them directly - more information can be found at www.iscb.org/ismb2018-accommodation.  onPeak will not call you to solicit reservations.

Be aware that other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip beyond the group noted above, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the ISMB 2018. Entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences. Contact ISCB immediately if you are contacted (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

     
     

 

ISMB 2018
Final Call for Proceedings and Special Sessions

ISMB 2018


Join us in Chicago to connect, engage, and inspire --- Submit your research TODAY!

JANUARY 2018   JANUARY 2018
29   30
PROCEEDINGS   SPECIAL SESSIONS


ISMB 2018 invites submissions on relevant topics to the Proceedings track or submit to the Special Sessions and introduce the ISCB community and ISMB delegates to relevant 'hot' topics that are not already covered in the
COSI tracks:

3DSIG: Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics
Bio-Ontologies
BioVis: Biological Data Visualization
CAMDA: Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis
CompMS: Computational Mass Spectrometry
Education: Computational Biology Education
Evolution and Comparative Genomics
Function: Protein Function Annotation
HitSeq: High-throughput Sequencing
MICROBIOME
MLCSB: Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology
NetBio: Network Biology
RegGen: Regulatory Genomics
RNA: Computational RNA Biology
SysMod: Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
TransMed: Translational Medical Informatics
VarI: Variant Interpretation

Become a part of this premier conference and submit your research today

ISMB 2018
     
     

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Recognize Achievement and Distinguished Science!

Nominations for the 2018 ISCB Awards and Fellows Class is now open!


ISCB Fellows --- Deadline: 04 December


Nominate a Fellow to honor those that have distinguished themselves through
outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.



ISCB Annual Awards --- Deadline: 04 December

Nominate a deserving scientist today for one of four ISCB Annual Awards:

ISCB Overton Prize Award
ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist
ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
ISCB Innovator Award

     
     

 

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
SUBMIT YOUR WORK
TODAY!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS
JANUARY 29, 2018!

NGS 2018 invites the submission of abstracts, either original, unpublished research or research that has been published recently in a high-impact journal.

Topics include:

  • State of the art technologies,
    and technologies under development
  • Novel software and algorithms
  • Reproducibility
  • Novel applications of NGS technologies
    in genomics and biology
  • Genomic and transcriptomic analyses,
    including RNA analysis,
    transcription factor binding sites profiling,
    histone modifications, nucleosome positioning,
    copy number variation, genotyping, RNA structure,
    dynamics of transcription and translation, etc.
  • Research breakthroughs based on
    exhaustive applications of NGS.
  • Clinical and translational applications
  • Applications to agriculture and biotechnology
  • Societal and economic implications:
    forensic law, sociology research, history, etc.
  • Economical impacts

 

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ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events and Announcements!


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

NGS 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017) Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
NGS 2018
April 9 – 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
RECOMB 2018
April 21 – 24, 2018
Paris
ISMB 2018
July 6 – 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece




ISCB Art in Science
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.
 

NGS 2018 Call for Submissions - Talks and Tutorials
Submit your work to The Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2018 (NGS 2018), a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.
- Call for Submissions Deadline: January 29, 2018!
- Call for Workshops Deadline: February 2, 2018!


FASEB Seeks Nominations for Excellence in Science Award
FASEB is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Science Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  In addition to receiving a $10,000 unrestricted research grant, awardees present a special Excellence in Science Award Lecture at a FASEB member society annual meeting.  FASEB encourages nominations of women whose career achievements include excellence in research, leadership, and mentorship. Nominees must be current members of at least one of FASEB’s member societies to be eligible.


New FASEB Webinars Highlight Advocacy Skill Building and Science Policy Topics

FASEB is hosting a new series of webinars to help researchers and others in the scientific community enhance their advocacy skills and stay current on relevant science policy topics.  Each 60-minute webinar will share information about FASEB public affairs initiatives and promote opportunities for enhanced collaboration with member societies. The webinars also introduce non-FASEB members to the federation’s public affairs activities. Advanced registration is required for all webinars. 


Call for Predictors: the Fifth Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation

The Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI), is a community experiment with the primary goals of determining the effectiveness of computational methods for predicting the phenotypic consequences of human genetic variation, and advancing genome interpretation methods. Participants are provided with genotypes and asked to predict the corresponding phenotypes, usually related to genetic disease or cancer. The fifth CAGI experiment has begun. Fourteen challenges have been posted.  More details on CAGI are available at https://genomeinterpretation.org/

PhRMA Foundation Alert: Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Funding to Advance Value Assessment

The PhRMA Foundation announced today the recipients of $1.3 million in funding for the development of transformative strategies to better assess the value of medicines and health care services while improving patient outcomes and reducing inefficiency in health care. Funding will establish two national value-assessment Centers of Excellence and support the work of several researchers focused on value-based health care. The awards were announced as the latest in the Foundation's new Value Assessment Initiative.


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. This event is for researchers, including students and postdocs, who have already engaged in the use of large datasets or in the development of pipelines for analyses from high-throughput experiments. Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers, mathematicians, or librarians.The event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon and willing to travel to Chicago. Please note that this follows directly on the heels of the ISMB 2018 meeting.  For more information, visit https://ncbi-hackathons.github.io.


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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ISMB 2018
Call for Special Sessions!

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There is still time -
Submit to ISMB 2018's Special Sessions track for emerging research areas!

Special Sessions introduce the ISCB community and ISMB delegates to relevant 'hot' topics that are not already covered in the COSI tracks.


Some topics include:

3D genomics
Biological imaging and image analysis
Data compression and storage
Metagenomics
Mathematical and computational medicine
RNA structure
New sequencing technologies

We encourage submissions that deal with the Society-Computational Biology interface. We encourage you to submit a proposal on an area that you deem as important to the computational biology community and may impact the future of the field.

Submit now to ISMB 2018!


 

ISMB 2018
Call for Proceedings!

ISMB 2018

 

   
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ISMB 2018 - Call for Proceedings!

There is still time  - Submit your research today!
 
Proceedings Submission topic areas:

Studies of Phenotypes and Clinical Applications
Comparative and Functional Genomics
Bioinformatics Education
Genomic Variation Analysis
Bioinformatics of Microbes and Microbiomes
Population Genomics and Molecular Evolution
Macromolecular Sequence, Structure, and Function
Systems Biology and Networks
Genome Privacy and Security
General Computational Biology

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 now to ISMB 2018!