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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for Thursday February 18, 2021!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

February 18, 2021 at 01:00PM EST  Responsibilities for the Stewardship of Indigenous Data in Open Science by Stephanie Russo Carroll, University of Arizona.  Hosted by ISCB

As big data, open data, and open science advance to increase access to complex and large datasets for innovation, discovery, and decision-making, Indigenous Peoples’ rights to control and access their data within these data environments remain limited. Indigenous Data Sovereignty focuses on the protection of Indigenous rights and interests in the control and governance of Indigenous data. Indigenous data interests stretch across diverse disciplinary fields connecting community data governance ambitions with institutional and individual responsibilities in practice. Given this reach, a range of initiatives have been developed to strategically build new capabilities for strengthening control and governance of Indigenous data. These initiatives draw on a variety of methods and tactics across law, policy, ethics, and infrastructure. Applying these new tools and mechanisms in open science shifts Indigenous Peoples from invisibility within data ecosystems to vibrant contributors to open science.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
 
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ISMB/ECCB 2021 Virtual Conference,  July 26 - 30, 2021


Dear Colleagues/Members,

With focus on everyone’s safety, the ISCB and ECCB leaderships have decided to move the ISMB/ECCB 2021 conference to a 100% virtual event. Capitalizing on the successes from last year and improving our platform in response to your suggestions, ISMB/ECCB 2021 will bridge time zones, enabling our global community to gather, share, network, and learn all from the comfort of your choosing.

Since its inception in 2004, the ISMB/ECCB conference alliance has become synonymous with collaboration, fostering fresh dialogue, and providing innumerable learning opportunities. Moving the conference to a virtual interface will not change what attendees have come to expect from this conference. The virtual interface will only enhance the attendee experience and ensure that more of you can enjoy it.

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.

Here is what to expect in the virtual environment:

  • Training workshops and tutorials
  • Student Council Symposium
  • Live and on-demand sessions to benefit attendees from all time zones
  • 500+ expected scientific talks
  • Live question and answer feature to engage with the speaker during sessions
  • Live chat feature to engage with other participants within your session room
  • Dedicated time for research presentation within the Research Exchange Forum (formally Poster Hall)
  • Ability to serendipitously make new connections when utilizing the attendee profile and match maker features
  • Schedule one-on-one time with speakers, poster presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors to learn more about their work, products, or services
  • Exclusive access to the ISMB/ECCB 2021 on-demand repository of talks and poster presentations for viewing at your leisure after conference dates


As you can imagine these state-of-the-art platform services do not come for free. ISCB has, however, subsidized the registration fees and retained the tiered pricing structure that was introduced last year to ensure affordable access for everyone.

ISMB/ECCB 2021 ISCB Member Registration Rates (in USD)  
ISCB Professional Member - High Income Country $230.00
ISCB Postdoc Member - High Income Country $180.00
ISCB Student Member - High Income Country $130.00
ISCB Professional Member - Middle-Low Income Country $105.00
ISCB Postdoc Member - Middle-Low Income Country $80.00
ISCB Student Member - Middle-Low Income Country $80.00
ISCB Professional Member - Low Income Country $80.00
ISCB Postdoc Member - Low Income Country $55.00
ISCB Student Member - Low Income Country $55.00


The fees include full access to the online virtual platform of the conference as well as exclusive access to all of the content until Oct 31, 2021. From November 2021, the talks, with the appropriate permissions, will be available for free at ISCBtv.


If you are unable to afford the participation fee for ISMB/ECCB 2021 and hold an active ISCB membership, you can apply for a registration fellowship award that will cover the cost of the registration fees. Due to these continued unprecedented times, we will be opening up these awards to anyone who is an active ISCB member with priority going to members in low-income countries and students and postdoctoral fellows.

Though we realize nothing replaces trying to run across a convention center between sessions, ISCB is making every effort to create a virtual experience that mirrors an in-person experience with less sore feet at the end of the day. We hope that the rates above are attractive to you and that you will decide to join us.   The ISMB/ECCB 2021 call for abstracts in the COSI tracks, COVID track, general research track, and technology track is now open.  Submit your research by May 6, 2021, to be considered for oral presentation. 

Thank you for your continued support of ISCB and we look forward to “seeing” you July 26-30 for ISMB/ECCB 2021, the premier virtual event of the year!

Sincerely,

Christine Orengo
ISCB President   
Torsten Schwede
ECCB Steering Committee Chair  
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 
Submit your research today and become a part
ISMB/ECCB 2021, the premier virtual event of the year:

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!
 
 
SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19 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!
 
 
TECHNOLOGY TRACK 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!
 
 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Opportunities to be a part of this engaging conference remain - Submit your research today!
 
 

Abstracts for Oral Presentation and Posters
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Late Breaking Posters
Deadline: April 26, 2021

GLBIO 2021 welcomes submissions of Abstracts for Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation, and Late Breaking Posters.

A wide definition and inclusion of bioinformatics/computational biology will be considered, and topics of interest include the following:

  • Algorithms & Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics Education
  • Biostatistics
  • Cheminformatics
  • Clinical & Health Informatics
  • Databases, Ontologies & Biocuration
  • Disease Models & Molecular Medicine
  • Epidemiology & Biodiversity
  • Evolutionary, Comparative Genomics & Phylogenetics
  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • Genome Informatics
  • Image Analysis
  • Macromolecular Structure & Function
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiome Informatics
  • Network Biology
  • Proteomics & Metabolomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Modeling
  • Text Mining & Natural Language Processing
  • Visualization  
 
SUBMISSIONS
 
 
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
 
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 

 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for Thursday February 11, 2021!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

February 11, 2021 -  Responsibilities for the Stewardship of Indigenous Data in Open Science by Stephanie Russo Carroll, University of Arizona.  Hosted by ISCB

As big data, open data, and open science advance to increase access to complex and large datasets for innovation, discovery, and decision-making, Indigenous Peoples’ rights to control and access their data within these data environments remain limited. Indigenous Data Sovereignty focuses on the protection of Indigenous rights and interests in the control and governance of Indigenous data. Indigenous data interests stretch across diverse disciplinary fields connecting community data governance ambitions with institutional and individual responsibilities in practice. Given this reach, a range of initiatives have been developed to strategically build new capabilities for strengthening control and governance of Indigenous data. These initiatives draw on a variety of methods and tactics across law, policy, ethics, and infrastructure. Applying these new tools and mechanisms in open science shifts Indigenous Peoples from invisibility within data ecosystems to vibrant contributors to open science.

Hosted by:

The International Society for Computational Biology

 
 
Register for an ISCB Webinar
 

 

 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Be a part of this dynamic conference!
 
FULL PAPER Submission Deadline FEBRUARY 5th!!!
 

Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021.

SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021. Authors of papers and oral abstracts that are accepted to the conference will present their work at the conference (longer talks for full papers, shorter talks for the abstracts). Accepted full papers will be considered for inclusion in a PLOS special collection devoted to GLBIO 2021. Individual papers in the PLOS collection will appear in PLOS Computational Biology or PLOS One, according to the authors’ preference.
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 
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
 
EXCITING KEYNOTE LINE-UP
 
 
 

GLBIO 2021 -  May 10-13, 2021
 
Be a part of this dynamic conference!
 

Time remains! Submit your research today.

Submission Deadline
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021.

SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Submissions are invited for full papers, oral presentation abstracts, and posters at the 14th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2021. Authors of papers and oral abstracts that are accepted to the conference will present their work at the conference (longer talks for full papers, shorter talks for the abstracts). Accepted full papers will be considered for inclusion in a PLOS special collection devoted to GLBIO 2021. Individual papers in the PLOS collection will appear in PLOS Computational Biology or PLOS One, according to the authors’ preference.
 
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 
 
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
 
EXCITING KEYNOTE LINE-UP
 
 
 

 ISCB Posterpalooza - March 10, 2021
 
Mark your calendars for March 10, 2021!
 
ISCB's first ever 24hr Twitter takeover
 
 

ISCB's Posterpalooza
When: March 10, 2021
Where: Twitter!

Providing a platform to present research and a forum to network and collaborate are two key aims of ISCB. With these aims in mind, we are piloting a new program - ISCB Posterpalooza. ISCB Posterpalooza is a 24hour event based on a Twitter take-over concept. On March 10, 2021, starting at 9 AM EST, ISCB will take over twitter by flooding the twitter-sphere with posters related to bioinformatics and computational biology using #compbiotakeover and #ISCBposterpalooza. The submitted research for the event will also be part of an online repository with video presentations. Presenting authors will be given an assigned table via ISCB virtual networking platform to discuss the poster with interested members of the community.

Are you an ISCB member? Register today for FREE!

More details and registration information

For questions about ISCB Posterpalooza please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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PARTICIPATE AS A NON-PRESENTER
 
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 ISCBacademy Webinar Series
 
Mark your calendars for Tomorrow, January 28, 2021!
 
Please use the link below to find more information or to register for:
 

January 28, 2021 SaGePhy: A Phylogenetic Simulation Framework for Gene and Subgene Evolution by Soumya Kundu, University of Connecticut.  Hosted by EvolCompGen COSI and SMBE

SaGePhy (pronounced sage-phy) is a software package for improved phylogenetic simulation of gene and subgene evolution. SaGePhy can be used to generate species trees, gene trees, and subgene or (protein) domain trees using a probabilistic birth–death process that allows for gene and subgene duplication, horizontal gene and subgene transfer, and gene and subgene loss. SaGePhy implements a range of important features not generally found in other phylogenetic simulation frameworks; these include the ability to simulate (i) subgene or domain level events inside one or more gene families, (ii) both additive and replacing horizontal gene and subgene/domain transfers, (iii) distance-biased horizontal transfers, and (iv) probabilistic sampling of species tree and gene tree nodes, respectively, for gene- and domain-family birth. SaGePhy therefore makes it possible to perform more realistic simulation of gene and subgene/domain evolution..

Hosted by:

EvolCompGen SMBE
 
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ISMB/ECCB 2021

Final Call for Proceedings & Special Sessions

 

Time remains! Submit your research before it's too late.

 

Call for Special Sessions
Deadline: January 28, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 features a Special Sessions track for emerging research areas that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations). In its structure, each session(s) provides a more in-depth look at the subject matter presented.

Submit your proposal today!

SPECIAL SESSIONS SUBMISSIONS
 
 
Call for Proceedings
Deadline: January 28, 2021

ISMB/ECCB 2021 invites submissions of full papers (not abstracts) consisting of new, non-published work, reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.

Submit today!

 
PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSIONS
 
 
 
Eduardo Rocha, Genomes and Genetics, Institut Pasteur, France Eduardo Rocha
Genomes and Genetics
Institut Pasteur
France
   
Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez, FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation, Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology, Universidad Catolica de Chile Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez
FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation
Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology
Universidad Catolica de Chile
 
EXCITING KEYNOTE LINE-UP
 
 

The ISCB leadership, ECCB leadership, and ISMB/ECCB 2021 Steering Committee continue to monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic, always keeping the health and safety of our membership and community at the top of our minds. At this time, we remain optimistic that we will have the opportunity to gather together in Lyon, France in July 2021. We understand that many of you may still be concerned about traveling under travel restrictions. Thus we are offering to our community the ability to attend the ISMB/ECCB 2021 conference either in person or virtually. Continue reading...

A NOTE FROM LEADERSHIP
 
 
 

ISCB Buzz: Latest Important News, Events & Announcements!
Check out the buzz around ISCB!
Christine Orengo, ISCB President, Takes the Helm

It is an exciting time in ISCB’s history as we welcome our first female president, Christine Orengo. Elected by the members in 2019, Christine will serve in the presidential role for the next three years. Thank you, Thomas Lengauer, for your leadership and stewardship over the last three years. ISCB would also like to thank the following outgoing Officers and Members of the Board of Directors:

Thomas Lengauer, President
Scott Markel, Secretary
Bonnie Berger, Vice President
Francisco Melo Ledermann, Director
Nicola Mulder, Director
Predrag Radivojac, Director

Thank you for your service to the Society!
ISMB ECCB 2021
 
ISMB/ECCB 2021 Call for Special Sessions & Proceedings!

Submissions Deadline: January 28

ISMB/ECCB 2021 features a Special Sessions track for emerging research areas that will run throughout the conference in parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations). In its structure, each session(s) provides a more in-depth look at the subject matter presented. Submit your Special Session.

Proceedings submission is open for full papers (not abstracts) consisting of new, non-published work, reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields. 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 for Proceedings.
 
ISMB/ECCB 2021 SUBMISSIONS
 
Mark your calendars for the upcoming ISCB Posterpalooza:

March 10, 2021 - 24hr twitter takeover

Mark your calendars for the upcoming ISCB Posterpalooza
 
Learn More and Register
 
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COSI ISCBacademy Scientific Program Coordinator
ISCB seeks applications from student and postdoctoral fellows wishing to serve in the volunteer role of COSI ISCBacademy Scientific Program Coordinator. Continue reading. . .

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ISCB Academy Webinars:
ISCB Academy Webinars:

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The ISCB Competency Framework: what is it and how does it support bioinformatics education and training?
by Cath Brooksbank
January 26, 2021 at 9:00AM EST

SaGePhy: A Phylogenetic Simulation Framework for Gene and Subgene Evolution
by Soumya Kundu
January 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST


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GLBIO 2021
GLBIO 2021

Call for Submissions

Full Paper
Submission Deadline

February 1, 2021


Abstract & Poster
Submission Deadline:

March 1, 2021

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ISCB COVID-19 Section

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  SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2021
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SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2021
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The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is supporting bioinformatics excellence through the Bioinformatics Awards. The deadline for submissions is arriving quickly and it is therefore the last chance to participate. They represent a great chance to boost your career or that of your colleagues, make new contacts and get substantial benefits


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