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GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Don't delay - Registration is closing fast!
 
Online Registration Deadline: May 03, 2021
 
GLBIO 2021: Register to Attend
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
 
 
Need more reasons to attend? Just take a moment to read through the program schedule to see what you would be missing!
 
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ISMB/ECCB 2021
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Upcoming ISMB/ECCB 2021 Submission Deadlines
Abstracts: May 6, 2021
Tech Track: May 13, 2021

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this premier virtual conference!
SUBMIT RESEARCH
 
ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021
Upcoming ISCB-Africa ASBCB Submission Deadlines
Late Breaking Poster deadline:  May 14, 2021
https://www.iscb.org/iscbafrica2021
SUBMIT RESEARCH
 
Upcoming GLBIO 2021 Submission Deadlines
Online Registration deadline:  May 03, 2021
www.iscb.org/glbio2021
SUBMIT RESEARCH
 
ISCB Announcements
 
ISCB Leadership Nominations & Elections 
Call for nominations for ISCB Officers and Student Council Executive Team.
Nominations Deadline: June 10, 2021
Nominate today!
 
ISCB Spring Newsletter
Hot off the E-press!  Read through the ISCB Spring Newsletter, the quarterly update from the Society and membership at large.
2021 Spring Newsletter
 
ISCB Sponsorship Program
ISCB Sponsorship Program
Reach out today to see first hand how ISCB can propel your organization forward.
You set the level, we execute your plan, you reap the rewards!
 
ISCB Student Wikipedia Competition 2020-2021
ISCB announces its 10th annual international competition to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any topic relating to ISCB’s Bioinformatics Core Competencies.  The competition is open to students and postdocs, either as individuals or as groups.
To learn more or enter the competition, click here.
 
ISCB Art in Science Competition 2021
Find the beauty of science through art!  ISCB members attending the ISMB/ECCB 2021 are encouraged to showcase the artistic side of science by submitting to The Art in Science Competition!
To learn more and submit your artwork, click here.
 
ISCB News
 
HPC-AI Challenge 2021
The International Society for Computational Biology is pleased to announce the HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) and National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore 2021 APAC HPC-AI Competition.  To become part of a team – register here.
 
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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
 
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 
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Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues,

Don't miss your chance to network, connect and collaborate with your colleagues at these ISCB affiliated conferences!

ISCB members enjoy discounts on all of our affiliated conference registration fees.

Renew your membership or join today, to instantly take advantage of this ISCB Member benefit!
 
 
Computational Genomics
Zoom
Apr 28, 2021 through Apr 28, 2021
Computational and data science technologies are changing the landscape of genetic and genomic research. With resources like cloud computing and big data storage, scientists are able to investigate complex questions and work towards ensuring genetic and genomic advances benefit all. This workshop will feature a series of speakers sharing their expertise through use cases and discussing the funding mechanisms to support research and training programs. Our keynote speaker and successive sessions will provide an overview of computational and data sciences with an outlook on where the fields are headed. Join us on Zoom for a day filled with informative sessions and networking opportunities on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 from 01:00 p.m. – 06:15- p.m. EST.

ISCB Member Discount: 100 percent
 
3rd Interdisciplinary Signaling Workshop
Hungary - Visegrad
Jul 19, 2021 through Jul 23, 2021
The aim of this workshop is to offer a cross-disciplinary platform, where key players of signalling research covering, amongst others, topics in modelling, imaging, network biology, precision medicine, protein interactions, and microbiome share experiences, challenges and solutions with early stage scientists (PhDs and postdocs).

ISCB Member Discount: 15 percent
 
RECOMB 2021
Italy - Padova
Aug 29, 2021 through Sep 01, 2021
RECOMB 2021 is the 25th edition of a series of algorithmic computational biology conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, statistical and biological sciences. The conference features keynote talks by preeminent scientists in life sciences, presentations of ground breaking research in computational biology, selected over the course of a highly-rigorous peer-review process, and poster sessions on the latest research progress.

ISCB Member Discount: None
 
3rd International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Oncology (ISMCO’21)
Virtual
Sep 26, 2021 through Sep 28, 2021
The purpose of the International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Oncology (ISMCO) is to provide a common interdisciplinary forum for mathematicians, scientists, engineers and clinical oncologists throughout the world to present and discuss their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in mathematical and computational oncology. In particular, ISMCO aspires to enable the forging of stronger relationships among mathematics and physical sciences, computer science, data science, engineering and oncology with the goal of developing new insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of malignancies.

ISCB Member Discount: 15 percent
 
 
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2022
United States - HI - Big Island of Hawaii
Jan 03, 2022 through Jan 07, 2022
The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2022 is an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. Papers and presentations are rigorously peer reviewed and are published in an archival proceedings volume. 2022 marks the 27th year of PSB. PSB 2022 will be held on January 3-7, 2022 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii.

ISCB Member Discount: 50 USD
 
 

ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021, June 07 - 10, 2021
Don't delay - Submit your research today!
 
ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2021, June 07 - 10, 2021
 
Call for Abstracts (Oral and Poster)

Submission Deadline: 19 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
 
 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
The University Minnesota is pleased to offer partial registration fellowships to high school and undergraduate students
to attend GLBIO 2021. The conference organizers are committed to providing support to as many eligible applicants as possible.

Travel fellowship consideration is based on criteria listed below. Special consideration will be given to first-time GLBIO attendees who are not necessarily presenting work at the conference, women, undergraduate or high school students, underrepresented minorities, or students with disabilities.

For more information about the travel fellowship and to apply, please visit www.iscb.org/glbio2021-general-info/glbio2021-fellowships.
Note, the deadline to apply is April 19th!
 
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
 
 
Submit your Late Breaking Poster & Register to Attend!
 
GLBIO 2021: Call for Late Breaking Posters
 
SUBMISSIONS
 
 
GLBIO 2021: Register to Attend
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
 
 
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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 
 
 
 
 

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