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  • 5th International Society for Computational Biology Latin America, SOIBIO and EMBnet Joint Bioinformatics Conference 2018 (ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018)
  • ISMB/ECCB 2019, Basel, Switzerland, July 21 - July 25

ISMB 2018
ISMB 2018 Call for Abstracts!
Want to present your research at ISMB 2018?
Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 5, 2018

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.

First, review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work. (During the submission process you may also select other COSIs where your work may also be suitable for presentation.)

Talks and posters are organized according to scientific topics which are covered by the COSIs. Please note, abstracts are not limited to COSI topics and if the topic of your submission falls outside the listed COSIs you can choose the "General Computational Biology" area. Your abstract should convey a scientific result and should not be an advertisement for any commercial software package - this type of abstract should be submitted into the technology track.

Submit My Research to ISMB 2018

 

ISMB 2018 Community of Special Interest (COSI) Tracks

Abstract Submission Key Dates
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
Thursday, April 5, 2018 CAMDA Intention To Submit Deadline
Friday, April 6, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Open
Sunday, April 15, 2018 CAMDA FDA opt-in deadline
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Talk, Talk and Poster Acceptance Notifications
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Deadline
Sunday, May 13, 2018 CAMDA Extended Abstracts deadline
Friday, May 18, 2018 Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
Sunday, May 20, 2018 CAMDA Acceptance Notification

 

Learn more about
Abstract Submissions
ISMB 2018
Schedule at a Glance

 

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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




Save the Date for ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018!
Mark your calendars for the fifth International Society for Computational Biology Latin America, SOIBIO and EMBnet Joint Bioinformatics Conference 2018 for November 5 - 9 in Viña del Mar, Chile.


Want to present your research at ISMB 2018?

We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation. review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work.


ECCB 2018
Call for Proceedings, Highlights, Elixir- Applications, Applications and Posters. There is still time!  Submit your research today! 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.


ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections
Call for nominations for Treasurer and Vice President, and for Board of Directors. Student Council Leadership positions for Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and representative to the Board of Directors.
Only members can nominate; self-nominations are not allowed.


2018 Essay Contest Now Open - Deadline: March 30, 2018
The Lasker Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine, and the role of biomedical research in our society today.  The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences. For all contest information, visit
www.laskerfoundation.org/programs/lasker-foundation-essay-contest/


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.
 

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.


ISCB Membership:

Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

     
     

Save the Date for ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018!

     
     

ISMB 2018

ISMB 2018 Call for Abstracts!

Want to present your research at ISMB 2018? We invite abstracts for research that is topical to bioinformatics and computational biology, which is new or in progress (unpublished, formally Late-Breaking Research) or has been published after January 1, 2017 (previously Highlights Track) for consideration for oral and/or poster presentation.

First, review the Communities of Special Interest (COSI) Track information and submit to the COSI that most accurately reflects the area of the work. (During the submission process you may also select other COSIs where your work may also be suitable for presentation.)

Talks and posters are organized according to scientific topics which are covered by the COSIs. Please note, abstracts are not limited to COSI topics and if the topic of your submission falls outside the listed COSIs you can choose the "General Computational Biology" area. Your abstract should convey a scientific result and should not be an advertisement for any commercial software package - this type of abstract should be submitted into the technology track.

Submit My Research to ISMB 2018

 

ISMB 2018 Community of Special Interest (COSI) Tracks

Abstract Submission Key Dates
Thursday, April 5, 2018 CAMDA Intention To Submit Deadline
Friday, April 6, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Open
Sunday, April 15, 2018 CAMDA FDA opt-in deadline
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Talk, Talk and Poster Acceptance Notifications
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Late Poster Submissions Deadline
Sunday, May 13, 2018 CAMDA Extended Abstracts deadline
Friday, May 18, 2018 Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
Sunday, May 20, 2018 CAMDA Acceptance Notification

 

Learn more about
Abstract Submissions
ISMB 2018
Schedule at a Glance

 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

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's 2017 Annual Report
Read about the exciting accomplishments and established initiatives from 2017. The ISCB Annual Report summarizes contributions and activities of the ISCB’s elected leaders, committee members, volunteers, and staff during 2017. Grateful acknowledgment goes to the many members named in this report, and the many more left unnamed, whose generosity of time and selfless effort have been essential to advancing the mission of ISCB.


ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections
Call for nominations for Treasurer and Vice President, and for Board of Directors. Student Council Leadership positions for Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and representative to the Board of Directors.
Only members can nominate; self-nominations are not allowed.


2018 Essay Contest Now Open - Deadline: March 30, 2018
The Lasker Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine, and the role of biomedical research in our society today.  The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences. For all contest information, visit
www.laskerfoundation.org/programs/lasker-foundation-essay-contest/


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.
 

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!


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/


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.


ISCB Membership:

Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

     
     

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
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!
 
Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI) 2018
Cambridge, USA
Mar 28, 2018 through Mar 30, 2018


VIZBI 2018 will feature talks from 21 world-leading researchers showcasing visualizations transforming how life scientists view data, and driving key advances in molecular biology, systems biology, biomedical science, and ecology.
ISCB Member Discount: 15%
 
3rd European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics: Biomedical Big Data Supporting Precisions Medicine
Spain
Apr 16, 2018 through Apr 17, 2018

This meeting follows on from the success of the European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics (ECTB) series hold in 2016 at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and in 2017 at the European Bioinformatics Institute, UK. As in past editions, the 2018 meeting will bring together scientists, developers, and entrepreneurs who are interested in translating genomics and bioinformatics research into healthcare tools and services.
ISCB Member Discount: 50 Euro
 
RECOMB 2018
France
Apr 21, 2018 through Apr 24, 2018

RECOMB 2018 is the 22nd in a series of well-established scientific conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, statistical and biological sciences. It has traditionally welcomed abstracts that represent a methodological advance. The conference features keynote talks by preeminent scientists in life sciences, proceeding presentations of peer-reviewed research papers in computational biology, and poster sessions on the latest research progress
ISCB Member Discount: 10%
 
Chicago Genomics and Data Science Hackathon
Chicago, USA
Jun 11, 2018 through Jun 13, 2018

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.
ISCB Member Discount: none
 
Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC)
Portland, USA
Jun 25, 2018 through Jun 30, 2018

GCCBOSC 2018 will be held 25-30 June in Portland, Oregon, United States. This brings the 2018 Galaxy Community Conference and the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference together into a unified week-long event. If you work in open source life science or data-intensive biomedical research, then there is no better place than GCCBOSC 2018 to present your work and to learn from others.
ISCB Member Discount: none
 
ECCB 2018
Greece
Sep 08, 2018 through Sep 12, 2018

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.
ISCB Member Discount: 15%
 
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2019
Kohala Coast, USA

Jan 03, 2019 through Jan 07, 2019

The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2019 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. 2019 marks the 24th anniversary of PSB. PSB 2018 will be held January 3-7, 2019 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii.
ISCB Member Discount: 50 USD

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

The Nomination Period for ISCB Officers and Board of Directors is Open!

Nomination Period for ISCB Officers and Board of Directors

Call for ISCB Board of Directors Nominations Deadline: April 23, 2018
Call for ISCB Officer Nominations Deadline: May 21, 2018

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is encouraging members to submit nominations for the Society’s leadership - Board of Directors, Student Council, 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.

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.


     
     

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Call for Excellence in Science Award Nominations
FASEB is seeking nominations for our 2019 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by women in biological science who have accomplished scientific work of lasting impact and have contributed substantially to training the next generation of scientists.  Women who are members of one or more FASEB Member Societies are eligible for nomination. Nomination forms must be submitted by 11:59 pm/ET on March 1, 2018.
 

NGS 2018 Call for Submissions - Late Breaking Research

Submit your Late Breaking Research 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.
- Late Breaking Deadline:  February 21, 2018!


ISCB Leadership Nominations and Elections
Call for nominations for Treasurer and Vice President, and for Board of Directors. Student Council Leadership positions for Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and representative to the Board of Directors.
Only members can nominate; self-nominations are not allowed.


VIZBI 2018:  Early Registration Deadline February 23, 2018!
The 9th international conference on Visualizing Biological Data bridges bioinformatics, data visualization, human-computer interaction and design. It is aimed at scientists, technologists, and the creative community who develop or work with tools for the visualization of biological data, and features keynotes from Kim Goodwin (PatientsLikeMe, USA), Anders Ynnerman (Linköping U., Swed.) and Drew Berry (Water and Eliza Health Institute, Aus).  
ISCB Member Discount:  15%