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ISCB News and Announcements

ISCB Dependent Care Grants Now Available

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 offers Dependent Care grants in the amount of $600 USD to as many eligible candidates as allowed by available funding to be used towards expenses that will facilitate the member’s attendance at ISMB 2024.

Submission Deadline: May 30, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: June 7, 2024
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Funding for this grant is proudly provided by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)


Showcase Your Knowledge: Demonstrate your mastery and present the latest advancements in your field to a diverse, engaged audience.

We invite you to contribute to our tutorial program by submitting your proposal.

Why Should You Lead a Tutorial?
Showcase your knowledge and skills to a diverse audience of professionals and students eager to learn.

  • Gain recognition as a thought leader in your field.
  • Showcase your knowledge and skills to a diverse audience.
  • Drive innovation and inspire the next generation of computational biologists.

Deadline for Tutorial Proposals: Monday, April 15

Submit a Tutorial Proposal
ISCBacademy Tutorial Program Information

Abstract deadline is April 19!

Dear *|FNAME|*,


Do you have new research to share? Do you want to be one step closer to achieving your goals?


Get ready to open opportunities by participating in THE international conference on computational biology and bioinformatics!


The abstract deadline for ISMB 2024 is just around the corner, on April 19. Why wait? Submit your work today.


But what’s in it for you?


Experience talking publicly


Reach global audience


Share your new research


See reactions and get feedback


Brainstorm new ideas


Create connections


Learn about other tech innovations


⚖️ Choose to present in person or virtually


It’s not too late to submit!

Learn more about submissions

If you do decide to join in person, we are convinced you’ll enjoy the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada, where this year’s conference will be held from July 12-16.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!


We look forward to welcoming you to ISMB 2024 for an inspiring and enriching experience!


Hope to see you there,

The ISMB Team

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ISCB Open Call for Leadership Nominations for ISCB Board of Directors, Vice President, Treasurer, and Student Council Executive Team! 

ISCB Board of Directors Nominations Deadline: April 18, 2024

ISCB Officer (Vice President and Treasurer) and Student COuncil Executive Team Nominations Deadline: May 30, 2024


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 2024 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: https://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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISCB Collaborative, Co-sponsored, and Affiliated Events Calendar


28th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2024)

Apr 29, 2024 - May 02, 2024
Cambridge, MA, USA
ISCB Member Discount: 15 percent

The Gary Stormo Symposium on Computational Biology

May 21, 2024
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

8th Brazilian Student Council Symposium - Bioinformatics Training and Education

June 11 - 14, 2024
Salvador, Brazil

11th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering

July 15 - July 17, 2024
Hotel Lopesan, Gran Canaria, Spain
ISCB Member Discount: 15 percent

20th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications

July 19 - July 21, 2024
Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China
ISCB Member Discount: 15%

European Conference on Computational Biology  - ECCB2024

September 16 - 20, 2024
Finland - Turku
ISCB Member Discount: 15 percent

Asia & Pacific Bioinformatics Joint Conference

October 22 - 25, 2024
Okinawa, Japan
ISCB Member Discount: $100 USD

PSB (Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing) 2025

January 04 - 08, 2025
Hawaii - Kohala Coast, Big Island, United States
ISCB Member Discount: $50 USD

Interested in applying for the ISCB Collaborative Conferences Program?

ISCB welcomes conference applications in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics to the Collaborative Conferences program. Organizers and co‐organizers must hold an advanced doctoral degree and should have experience organizing a scientific program, as organizers and co‐organizers are responsible for all scientific aspects of the conference. 

ISCB offers several different application options for consideration.

Learn more at https://www.iscb.org/affiliate-conference-form


Eager to showcase your latest findings in bioinformatics? Don't miss the chance to present at ISMB 2024 by submitting your abstract today. Join us in advancing the frontiers of computational biology - submit now!

ISMB 2024 provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in computational biology, fosters fresh dialogues and perspectives to learn about and shape the future of the field. ISMB is conducted over a five-day period. The heart of our scientific programme is the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs). Participants can look forward to a rich scientific programme organized to engage, inspire, and elevate.

ECCB 2024 Call for Submissions

ECCB2024 invites proposals for full manuscripts for proceedings publications and talks, as well as abstracts for scientific talks and posters in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. All submissions should fall under one of the six scientific themes of the ECCB2024 conference:

  • Genomes
  • Proteins
  • Systems biology and multiomics
  • Single-cell omics
  • Microbiomes and planetary health
  • Digital health

The theme assigned will be used to streamline the review processes and to group the conference presentations in appropriate thematic sessions.  The authors should indicate the preferred theme in the submission form. The ECCB2024 Programme Committee will determine to which theme a submission is assigned, considering the authors’ preferences.



Submission Deadlines

4 April 2024 at 23.59 EET (UTC/GMT +2)

Highlight talks and posters
23 April 2024

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Two Scientifically Rich Conferences

One final chance to save!

The early discount code ends at midnight, March 30 to save on conference registration fees for the
Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, May 13-16 in Pittsburgh, PA and
ISMB 2024, July 12-16 in Montreal, Canada

Don't miss your chance to be a part of these two enriching conferences. 
Learn more about GLBIO 2024
Learn more about ISMB 2024

You can shape the scientific programme!

Do you hold the keys to revolutionary discoveries ready to inspire the scientific world?

 ISCB-LATAM SOiBiO CCBCOL 2024 invites scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit research papers and abstracts to be considered for presentation. 

The time is now to showcase your work and contribute to the cutting-edge dialogue of our community!

We are ecstatic to declare that submissions are OPEN!

Don't miss this opportunity to make your mark on the forefront of scientific innovation. Submit your research papers and abstracts today!

Early-decision Abstract Submissions Deadline: Monday, August 5, 2024
Paper Submissions Deadline: Thursday, July 25, 2024
Abstract & Paper Submissions

Attention Bioinformatics Educators and Experts! Submit your tutorial proposals today and make a lasting impact on the community!

Tutorial Submissions Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2024

Join us in fostering learning, collaboration, and training in the field of bioinformatics!
Tutorial Submissions
Keynote Speakers
Conference Information

Don't Wait Any Longer!

The submission deadline for late-breaking abstracts is fast approaching on April 14, 2024. Seize this opportunity to represent your institution on the GLBIO stage. Plus, register before March 30, 2024, and enjoy a 10% discount on your registration fee, along with risk-free access—cancel anytime for $0!

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The 16th GLBIO conference promises to be an enriching experience, featuring oral presentations, poster sessions, keynote speakers, and tutorials. Hosted at the University of Pittsburgh, this event is dedicated to fostering collaboration and networking in computational biology.

We eagerly anticipate your participation and contributions to GLBIO 2024. Together, let's push the boundaries of scientific discovery and advancement.