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July 12, 2013: On-site Registration Available for ISMB/ECCB 2013!

IMPORTANT DATES
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)  

ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT After July 5, 2013
Student €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€725.90
Corporate €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT After July 5, 2013
Student €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€975.80
Corporate €1035.30

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It's not too late to attend the premier annual computational biology conference!

Don't miss your opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with over 1500 scientists from around the world!

ISMB/ECCB 2013 will offer a strong scientific program and the broadest scope of any international computational biology/ bioinformatics conference!

This year, ISMB/ECCB is comprised of 225 talks spanning 13 different topic areas, as well as 800 posters.

Register on-site to hear incredible science in Berlin!


On-site Registration Available
July 18th!

 

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Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

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Register now for ISMB/ECCB 2013 - Online Registration Closes July 5th!

IMPORTANT DATES
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes 
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)  

ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After July 5, 2013
Student €487.90 €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€666.40 €725.90
Corporate €725.90 €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After
July 5, 2013
Student €618.80 €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€916.30 €975.80
Corporate €975.80 €1035.30

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With 1300 confirmed registrations, you don't want to be the one left wishing you were there!

Don't miss your chance to collaborate with scientists representing more than 42 countries from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields!

This year, ISMB/ECCB offers 225 talks spanning 13 different topic areas, as well as 800 posters.

Browse through the updated conference schedule.

REGISTER NOW and join us in Berlin for three full days of incredible science!

Online Registration closes 5PM, Pacific Time, July 5th!

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Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!

Visit www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2013 for more details

 

 

 











 

 

 


 

 

 

ISMB/ECCB Registration Discount Deadline July 5 - Register now and Save

IMPORTANT DATES
Join us for a Bavarian Dinner and Entertainment at Hofbräu München in Berlin!

Monday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tickets still available! 
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes 
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)  

ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After July 5, 2013
Student €487.90 €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€666.40 €725.90
Corporate €725.90 €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After
July 5, 2013
Student €618.80 €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€916.30 €975.80
Corporate €975.80 €1035.30

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Premier Comp. Bio. Conference of the Year!

The Science – Choose from scientific sessions, over 750 posters, and tutorials representing a multidisciplinary forum for the dissemination of the latest developments in computational biology/bioinformatics. -View Full Program-

Networking – Meet and collaborate with over 1,500 scientists representing more than 42 countries from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields.

Training & Professional Development – See the latest in software relevant to the bioinformatics / molecular biology community in our Technology Track. Attend the JPI meeting for those transitioning from Post Doc to Junior PI or the Student Council Symposiums.  If you are looking to enhance your knowledge or skills in a specific area, explore the Special Interest Group meetings and workshops being offered.

ISMB/ECCB is the premier international computation biology meeting worldwide, and is sure to be the year's most important computational biology event globally!

Early Registration Deadline July 5!

REGISTER NOW!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

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2013 RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory & Systems Genomics with DREAM Challenges - Call for Papers!

The DREAM8 Challenges are Open for Participation!

Important Dates:

Paper Deadline: June 28

Abstract Deadline: Sept 13

DREAM Challenges Deadline: Sept 15

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 11


Early Registration
May 6 - October 11
ISCB Member
Non-Member
Academic/Government/
Corporate
$425
$625
Student/Post Doc
$300
$400

Regular Registration
October 12 -
November 5
ISCB
Member
Non-Member
Academic/Government/
Corporate
$575
$775
Student/Post Doc
$450
$550

 


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CALL FOR PAPERS!

Don't miss your opportunity to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation!

Submissions due June 28!

Conference topics include:

  • Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules
  • Chromatin state establishment, maintenance, and role in development
  • Post-transcriptional regulation and small regulatory RNAs
  • Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Phosphorylation, metabolic fluxes, systematic phenotyping
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Approaches for aggregation of results arising from different methodologies
  • Translational systems biology

REGISTRATION OPEN

Plan to attend one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the areas of regulatory genomics and systems biology.

Conference: November 8 - 12, 2013

Visit RECOMB/ISCB 2013 for the latest information


 

There is Still Time to Register for ISMB/ECCB 2013!

Looking for networking and culture tied into one?

Join us for a Bavarian Dinner and Entertainment at Hofbräu München in Berlin!

Monday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tickets still available for purchase!
Important Dates
  • July 5, 2013 - Online Registration Closes
  • July 18, 2013 - Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC (3p.m. - 6p.m)
Become an ISCB member and SAVE!
ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7, 2013 June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After July 5, 2013
Student €368.90 €487.90 €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€547.40 €666.40 €725.90
Corporate €606.90 €725.90 €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7, 2013 June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After
July 5, 2013
Student €499.80 €618.80 €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€797.30 €916.30 €975.80
Corporate €856.80 €975.80 €1035.30


With nearly 1300 confirmed registrations, you don't want to be the one left wishing you were there!

This year, ISMB/ECCB offers 225 talks spanning 13 different topic areas, as well as 800 posters.

Each day of ISMB/ECCB is structured to challenge your ability to learn new methods, meet new people, enjoy the host city, and then repeat all of these for at least two more days – or more if you are also participating in a pre- or post-conference SIG, Tutorial, or Satellite Meeting.

Don't miss your opportunity to hear incredible science presentations! Check out the Proceedings papers in the following areas:

  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Bioimaging & Data Visualization
  • Databases, Ontologies & Text Mining
  • Disease Models & Epidemiology
  • Evolution & Comparative Genomics
  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics
  • Metabolic Networks
  • Population Genomics
  • Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks
  • Protein Structure & Function
  • RNA Bioinformatics
  • Sequence Analysis

Online Registration closes July 5th!


REGISTER NOW!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!


Meeting Discounts

Star Alliance is offering discounts on air travel to the meeting.

Visit www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2013-general-info/ismbeccb2013-air-travel for details.









 

 

 

Upcoming Key Dates for ISCB Affiliated Conferences

Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues,

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

Registration discounts are available for ISCB members.

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CAGI 2013 Conference
July 17 - 18, 2013

Berlin, Germany

The Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation, CAGI, is a community experiment to objectively assess computational methods for predicting phenotypic impacts of genomic variation and to inform future research directions. The aim of this CAGI Conference is to disseminate the results of the most recent CAGI experiment and assess our collective ability to make accurate and meaningful predictions of phenotypes from genomic information. CAGI assessors and selected predictors will give the majority of the talks at the conference, with significant time allocated for discussions.

  • Early registration through: June 21, 2013
  • ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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InCoB2013 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics
September 20-22, 2013

Taicang, China

This 12th annual InCoB Conference has an overall objective to provide a platform for experts and budding bioinformaticians to discuss and exchange ideas and thoughts on the development of bioinformatics in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Early Registration discount deadline: July 15, 2013
  • ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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IEEE BioVis 2013
October 13-14, 2013

Atlanta, GA

3rd Annual conference on Biological Data Visualization, the premier international and interdisciplinary event in the field of Biological Data Visualization.

• ISCB members receive a registration discount

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NETTAB 2013 on Semantic Social & Mobile Applications for Bioinformatics & Biomedical Laboratories
October 16 - 18, 2013

Lido of Venice, Italy

The 13th NETTAB, a series of international workshops on Network Tools and Applications in Biology aimed at presenting and discussing emerging ICT technologies whose adoption in support of biology could be of particular interest. In the NETTAB 2013 workshop, mobile and/or social and/or semantic solutions for bioinformatics and laboratory informatics problems will be explored.

  • Registration available: September 13, 2013
  • ISCB members receive a 30 Euro registration discount

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Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics
November 3 - 7, 2013

Recife, Brazil

The Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, an international conference which covers all aspects of Bioinformatics and Computational biology. BSB is organized by the special interest group in Computational Biology of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).

  • ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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4th Annual PhD Symposium in Computational Biology & Innovation
December 5 - 6, 2013

Dublin, Ireland

4th Annual PhD Symposium in Computational Biology & Innovation, aims at bringing together different research areas of computational biology and provide an opportunity for students to showcase their work in an interdisciplinary scientific environment. In addition, this event is an opportunity for students to make their research known to leading companies in the field and for the companies to have a chance to get to know the next generation of young Computational Biologists.

  • Registration available: July 1, 2013
  • ISCB members receive a 15% registration discount

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Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
Jan 3-7, 2014

The Big Island of Hawaii

The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2014, 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.

  • Registration available: August 1, 2014
  • ISCB members receive a US $50 registration discount

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We look forward to seeing you at some of these conferences and events, enjoying a member benefit discount!


 

TBC/ISCB - Asia 2013
The 3rd Annual Translational Bioinformatics Conference

Important Dates
June 17, 2013 Paper submissions due
July 18, 2013 Notification of paper acceptance

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEES  ON or BEFORE Aug 9 Aug 10 - Sept 13 After Sept 14
Student          $300 $400 $500
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
$400 $500 $600
Corporate $700 $850 $1000

ISCB MEMBER REGISTRATION FEES ON or BEFORE
Aug 9
Aug 10 - Sept 13
Student $240 $320
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
$320 $400
Corporate $600 $750

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TBC 2013 provides a general forum for disseminating the latest research in genomics, bioinformatics, translational research, and medical informatics

Submit high-quality original research papers in any aspect of translational bioinformatics

CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for Paper submission: June 17!

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Next Generation Sequencing for Personal Genomics, Cancer Genomics and Metagenomics
  • Rare and common variants of human genome
  • Epigenomics, non-coding RNAs, and DNA methylation analyses
  • Genome-Phenome-Envirome Network Analysis
  • Microarray analysis and functional genomics for diseases
  • Biomarkers, Drug Discovery and Pharmacogenomics
  • Biomedical Text/Data Mining and Visualization
  • Network Biology/Medicine and Pathway/Regulation analysis
  • Biomedical Intelligence, Clinical Informatics, and Health Record
  • Semantic Biology/Medicine and Biomedical Ontologies

Conference Dates: October 02 - 04, 2013

Location: Seoul, Korea

 











ISMB/ECCB 2013 Program Highlights

Important Dates
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)

ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7, 2013 June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After July 5, 2013
Student €368.90 €487.90 €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€547.40 €666.40 €725.90
Corporate €606.90 €725.90 €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7, 2013 June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After
July 5, 2013
Student €499.80 €618.80 €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€797.30 €916.30 €975.80
Corporate €856.80 €975.80 €1035.30

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There is still time to register for ISMB/ECCB 2013!

Do you have an idea or topic for a meeting to discuss with your fellow colleagues?

ISMB/ECCB 2013 offers a number of "spontaneous" open meetings to foster colleague interaction on topics of mutual interest in a relaxed atmosphere.

Submit a topic for a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) meeting!

Don't miss your opportunity to hear incredible science presentations!  Check out the Highlights Track!

Highlights Track Presentations will be in the following areas:

  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Bioimaging & Data Visualization
  • Databases & Ontologies
  • Disease Models & Epidemiology
  • Evolution & Comparative Genomics
  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics
  • Population Genomics
  • Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks
  • Protein Structure & Function
  • Sequence Analysis

Online Registration closes July 5th!  Don't miss your chance to join us in Berlin for 3 full days of incredible science!

REGISTER NOW!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!

Attendee Discounts Still Available on Air Travel

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20% depending on fare and class of travel booked.

Participating airlines for ISMB/ECCB 2013 are:

Adria Airways Aegean   Airlines
Air Canada Air China
Air New Zealand ANA
Asiana Airlines Austrian Airlines
Brussels Airlines Copa Airlines
Croatia Airlines EgyptAir
Ethiopian Airlines LOT Polish Airlines
Lufthansa*   (Lead airline) Scandinavian Airlines
Singapore Airlines South African Airways
SWISS International Air Lines TAP Portugal
Turkish Airlines THAI
United US Airways


Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus/delegates

  • Under "Delegates Login" enter conventions code LH52S13
  • The online booking tool opens in a separate window*

For full details visit the ISMB/ECCB 2013 Air Travel page at:

www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2013-general-info/ismbeccb2013-air-travel

Brought to you by the Star Alliance Network.


DREAM8 Challenges Now Open - Submit your work to RECOMB/ISCB Regulatory & Systems Genomics Conference

DREAM8 Challenges are Now Open for Participation!  

During the "Challenge season" spanning from June 10 to September 15, 2013, Sage Bionetworks and DREAM will run the three Challenges described below.  
  1. HPN-DREAM Breast Cancer Network Inference Challenge - Infer the signaling networks in breast cancer cell lines
  2. NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge – Predict individual response to environmental and pharmaceutical chemicals
  3. The Whole-Cell Parameter Estimation DREAM Challenge: Infer the kinetic parameters underlying biological processes in whole cell models
Best performers in the DREAM8 Challenges will be invited to present at the DREAM conference (November 8-12, Toronto, Canada) with travel expenses covered by the Sage/DREAM organizers.

To sign up for a Challenge and access the data sets and descriptions of the DREAM8 Challenges, please go to www.synapse.org/#!Challenges:DREAM8

To learn more about the DREAM project and Sage Bionetworks please go to http://sagebase.org/challenges-overview/

CALL FOR PAPERS!

Submit your work today!

Don't miss your opportunity to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation! Presentations will be selected from among the submitted papers and abstracts.

Register now and join a distinguished listing of Keynote Speakers!

DREAM Challenges

Trey Ideker, Ph.D.
Doug Lauffenburger, Ph.D.
 
Systems Biology
Brenda Andrews, Ph.D.
Levi A. Garraway, Ph.D.
Peter Jackson, Ph.D.
Galit Lahav, Ph.D.
Tony Pawson, Ph.D.
Bernhard Palsson, Ph.D.
Olivier Pourquié, Ph.D.
Peter Sorger, Ph.D.
 
Regulatory Genomics
Ziv Bar-Joseph, Ph.D.
Emmanouil (Manolis) Dermitzakis, Ph.D.
Brenton R. Graveley, Ph.D.
Jason D. Lieb, Ph.D.
Aviv Regev, Ph.D.
Jussi Taipale, Ph.D.
 
Important Dates:

Paper Deadline: June 28

Abstract Deadline: Sept 13

DREAM Challenges Deadline: Sept 15

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 11

Register Now and SAVE!
     


 

Call for ISCB Leadership Nominations


THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR OFFICERS AND STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERSHIP

CLOSES MONDAY, JUNE 10!

 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is encouraging members to submit nominations for the Society's Officer positions of President-elect and Vice President; and the Student Council Leadership positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Representative to the ISCB Board. 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 below, please be sure to submit your nomination(s). Details of the positions, procedures and timeline are available on the ISCB website at: www.iscb.org/leadership-nominations-and-elections.

In order to be eligible to be an Officer candidate, a person must be an ISCB member in good standing, must have served as a Director for at least one (1) year at any time during the history of the Society leading up to the start date of becoming an Officer (first term Board members, therefore, meet the eligibility requirements for election to an Officer position), and be willing to perform the duties as stated in the Executive Officer Responsibilities.  He/she must pledge to make every reasonable effort to attend the weekly Executive Committee teleconferences, the bi-monthly Board of Director teleconferences, and, at their own expense, the face-to-face Annual Board Meeting held in conjunction with the ISMB conference.

Nominations for Society Officers and Student Council Leaders will be accepted through June 10, 2013.

Election of the Officers and Student Council Leaders will take place via online voting by the membership in July 2013, including availability to a dedicated voting booth at the ISMB conference.

We are looking forward to an active participation by the ISCB membership in the nominations and election process, and we thank you in advance for your qualified nominations.

Respectfully,

Scott Markel and Anna Tramontano
Co-Chairs, ISCB Nominations Committee