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  • Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics PG Cert, King’s College London

ISCB to Offer New Member Benefit!

IMPORTANT DATES:

RECOMB/ISCB Reg Sys:
Online Registration Deadline: Nov 5

ROCKY:Early Registration Deadline: Nov 15

CSHALS: Call for Presentations: Now Open

GLBIO: Registration Opens: Dec 1

Member Benefits

Member Discounts

Introducing an Exciting New ISCB Member Benefit

F1000Prime


As we continue to expand our member benefits and special offers, ISCB is pleased to now provide to its members complimentary and full access to Faculty of 1000's F1000Prime.  This special offer will expire on 30 April 2014, after which you may subscribe to the service at a 30% discount.

Accessing the complimentary access is easy.  Simply use this link and sign in with the email address associated with your ISCB membership.

More about F1000Prime

F1000Prime is an in-depth directory of top articles in biology and medicine, as recommended by a Faculty of over 5,000 expert scientists and clinical researchers. The service covers over 40 disciplines and more than 3,700 journals, including many papers in genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology.  Articles are rated and expert commentaries explain their importance.

F1000Prime helps life scientists and clinicians find important papers in the rapidly-growing literature. It combines the readability of short expert commentary with the scope bibliographic database searching and precision of self-learning software that adapts to an individual's research interests.

We hope you enjoy this new ISCB member benefit. If you have any feedback on F1000Prime or questions about activating your subscription please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

IMPORTANT DATES
November 5 MARC Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
November 15 Early Registration Deadline
November 15 Academic Retreat Sign-up Deadline
November 20 Housing Cut off Deadline

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEES Aug 10
- Nov 15
After
Nov 16
Student $185 $260
Post Doc $220 $295
Academic/Non-profit/Government $365 $440
Corporate $460 $535

   
NON MEMBER REGISTRATION FEES Aug 10
- Nov 15
After
Nov 16
Student $285 $360
Post Doc $380 $455
Academic/Non-profit/Government $585 $660
Corporate $680 $755

Become a Member and SAVE!

For further details, visit www.iscb.org/rocky2013

ROCKY 2013 MARC TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

11th Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado, USA
December 12 - 14, 2013
Thursday, 12 December 09:00 to Saturday, 14 December 13:00

FASEB will provide two categories of MARC travel fellowships for the Rocky 2013 Conference.
 
Deadline: November 5th!
 
1. Faculty/Mentors and Students Travel Award: Each award provides funding for one faculty member/mentor and up to two students or post- baccalaureates from a minority institution to participate in one of the selected national meetings or conferences. The faculty/mentor must nominate up to two students and/or post-baccalaureates who are pursuing research careers in a life sciences discipline. The application packet must be submitted by the Faculty/Mentor listed on the application form. We do not accept Faculty/Mentor and Students Travel Award applications from students.
 
2. Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Award: Each award provides funding for one underrepresented minority* graduate/ undergraduate student, post-baccalaureate or postdoctoral fellow who is 1st author and has been selected to give an oral or poster presentation at one of the selected national meetings or conferences.

Meeting location:  Viceroy Hotel Snowmass.

Early Registration Deadline: November 15!

Science, networking, learning, and skiing all rolled up into one great conference - join us for Rocky 2013!


 

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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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 20% 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 Now Open
  • 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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9th International Conference on Bioinformatics at Georgia Tech and Emory University

November 7-9, 2013
Atlanta, GA

The 9th Biennual International Conference on Bioinformatics bringing together leading researchers in genomics, bioinformatics and genome biology.  The conference will feature the prestigious Margaret O. Dayhoff lecture, the third since its inauguration in 2009.

  • Registration Now Open
  • ** Early Registration Closes: October 15, 2013 **
  • ISCB members receive a $50 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 Now Open
  • 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, 2013
  • ISCB members receive a US $50 registration discount

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EMBO Conference Series: VISUALIZING BIOLOGICAL DATA (VIZBI)

March 5 – 7, 2014

Germany - Heidelberg

 

The second EMBO Conference on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI) 2014, and the 5th international meeting on this topic - will be held from the 5th to the 7th of March 2014 at EMBL-Heidelberg in Germany. VIZBI brings together scientists, illustrators, and designers actively using or developing computational visualization to study a diverse range of biological data.

  • 15% ISCB member discount
  • Paper submissions being accepted until 15 Feb 2014

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RECOMB 2014
April 2-5, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

RECOMB 2014 is the eighteenth in a series of well-established scientific conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, statistical and biological sciences. 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

  • Registration Opens: February 25, 2014
  • ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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

 


 

Inside ISCB - The Latest News & Announcements

Awards, Deadlines & Areas of Interest

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges
Toronto, Canada
November 8 - 12, 2013
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Rocky 2013 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference
Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado, USA
December 12 - 14, 2013
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Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
February 26 - 28, 2014

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Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
May 16 - 18, 2014
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Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Intelligent Systems for Molecular
Biology 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
July 11 - 15, 2014

The Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology
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The NGS Conference The NGS Conference
Barcelona, Spain
June 22 - 24, 2014
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ISCB Latin America ISCB Latin America Conference on Bioinformatics
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 22 - 24, 2014
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ISCB Congratulates Karplus, Levitt, Warshell for the 2013 Nobel Prize
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) celebrates the recognition of Professors Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel with the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
 
ISCB Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Awards
Submit your nomination today for the 2014 Overton Prize and Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist
 
ISMB Submission Opportunities
Be a part of ISMB 2014 in Boston! View the many submission opportunities available for the world's largest annual computational biology conference.
 
ECCB 2014 Announcements
Call for tutorials and workshops is now open!
Deadline for submissions: January 24, 2014
 
The 2013 ISCB Annual Report
Volunteers are the lifeline of ISCB. Celebrate their accomplishments in the 2012 Annual Report.
 
Newsletter
Click through the exciting updates and learn more about some of the ISCB initiatives in the 2013 Summer Newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Early Registration Deadline Oct. 18 for RECOMB/ISCB Regulatory & Systems Genomics Conference!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 18


Discounted Room Block Ends: Oct 15

On-line Registration Closes: Nov 5

On-site Registration Opens: Nov 8
EARLY REGISTRATION
May 6 - October 18 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

Become an ISCB member and SAVE!


Why you should attend the RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenge!

One of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the areas of regulatory genomics and systems biology!

The Science - Choose from 16 keynote speaker presentations, posters and scientific sessions representing the latest findings and developments in Regulatory Genomics, Systems Biology and DREAM reverse engineering challenges. -View Agenda-

Networking - Meet and collaborate with your colleagues to foster discussion about current research directions and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation.

Early Bird Registration closes: October 18!

Register Now and SAVE!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
November 8 - 12, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ISCB CELEBRATES KARPLUS, LEVITT, WARSHEL FOR 2013 NOBEL PRIZE 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) celebrates the recognition of Professors Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel with the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Karplus, affiliated with the Université de Strasbourg and Harvard University, Levitt of Stanford University, and Warshel of the University of Southern California were recognized “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.”

Karplus, Levitt, and Warshel developed computer models in the 1970s that were seminal to the formation of computational systems that can simulate and predict chemical processes.  These computer models were uniquely powerful because they were able to apply both quantum physics, which was needed for understanding atomic-level reactions, and classical Newtonian physics, which was essential to modeling the structures of large macro-molecules crucial for life.

Genomes contain the blueprint for all parts of life’s machinery.  Proteins comprise this essential machinery, and are formed by the assembly of amino acids into chains.  In water, many proteins rapidly collapse from  stretched out chains into unique three-dimensional (3D) structures through a process referred to as protein folding. The intricate details of these 3D structures are required for proteins to function.  The methods developed by Karplus, Levitt and Warshel have been vital to understanding how proteins fold and function, and their work has also provided essential foundations for the field of computational biology. The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry affirms the coming of age of a field that bridges the material and life sciences.

Since the 1970s, Levitt has continuously been a strong pillar, visionary, and supporter of the growing field of computational biology. Like his co-laureates, Karplus and Warshel, he succeeded in the quest to move from the atomic and subatomic phenomena involved in chemical reactions to providing computational methods that are able to predict static and dynamical aspects of 3D structure for protein molecules with thousands to millions of atoms.

Levitt’s research has been essential to establishing the legitimacy and validity of computational biology, and he is a respected scientist within the ISCB community.  In 2009, at ISMB/ECCB in Stockholm, Sweden, the 3Dsig: Structural Bioinformatics & Computational Biophysics Satellite Meeting hosted Levitt as the EMBO Plenary Lecture where he gave an illuminating talk on the protien universe.

Levitt is an inspiring role model within the computational biology community who advocates for the good that science can bring to society. His enthusiasm and humility persist in the face of this recognition, as he stated in his own words, “The Nobel is recognition and it's fun to get it, and it's good for the university, it's good for Israel and it's good for our science. Levitt also told Associated Press, “It’s sort of nice in more general terms to see that computational science, computational biology is being recognized.” He added, “It’s become a very large field and it’s always in some ways been the poor sister, or the ugly sister, to experimental biology.”

ISCB is grateful to all three laureates for all that they did to strengthen the field of computational biology and is looking forward to their continued contributions to excellence in science.

About ISCB:
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) - www.iscb.org - has been the first and continues to be the only society representing computational biology and bioinformatics on a worldwide scale.  ISCB serves a global community of over 3,000 scientists dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. It convenes the world’s experts and future leaders in top conferences, is the host of the Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB) Conference, and partners with publications that promote discovery and expand access to computational biology and bioinformatics. It delivers valuable information about training, education, employment, and relevant news. ISCB also provides an influential voice on government and scientific policies that are important to its members and benefit the public.

About 3Dsig: Structural Bioinformatics & Computational Biophysics:
3Dsig, a Satellite Meeting of the ISMB conference, focused on structural bioinformatics and computational biophysics and has become the largest meeting in this growing field.

In addition to keynotes, our diverse program will include talks selected from submitted abstracts, our traditional after dinner speaker, daily discussion on important topics to this community and hybrid laptop/poster sessions. Simply put, 3DSIG is the most comprehensive conference in the field and should not be missed by anyone using macromolecular structure to computationally unravel the mysteries of living systems.

Over the years, 3DSig has brought the leaders of the field of Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics in an ideal environment for personal contacts and discussions. For more information about 3Dsig, please visit our website http://bcb.med.usherbrooke.ca/3dsig.

Contact:
Diane E. Kovats, Executive Director
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RECOMB 2014: The 18th International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology -- DEADLINE EXTENSION

April 2-5, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Submission open: September 2, 2013
 
Submission deadline: October 19, 2013
 
Submission entrywww.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=recomb2014
 
Conference website:  www.compbio.cmu.edu/recomb/

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Dear RECOMB community,

Due to the continuing US government shutdown, which affects some of the research groups, we have decided to extend the deadline for paper submissions to Oct 19, 23:59 PST.

**This extension is valid for regular RECOMB papers only**

Papers that are submitted in parallel to PLoS Computational Biology must adhere to the original deadline (Oct 15, 23:59 GMT, note the different time zone).

There will be no further extensions to the deadline.

Full details on manuscript preparation and submission procedures can be found on the conference website.

Best Regards,

Roded Sharan, Program Chair

Russell Schwartz and Panagiotis Benos, Conference Chairs


 

CALL FOR ANNUAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS!

2014 Overton Prize and 2014 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award

Nomination deadline: December 2, 2013

www.iscb.org/iscb-awards

ISCB's annual awards are the most prestigious international awards designated exclusively to researchers in the field of computational biology/bioinformatics, and you are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Overton Prize and the 2014 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award.

The Overton Prize is awarded to an early career scientist, generally within ten years post-degree, and the Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award is in recognition of highly significant, long-term career achievement. The winners of both awards will deliver keynote talks at ISCB's annual meeting, ISMB 2014 in Boston, Mass. USA.

Nominations from all regions of the world are encouraged, and the selection of award winners will be made by an international panel of current and past members of the ISCB Board of Directors. The nomination form, list of past winners with links to their bios, and a link to the full policies and procedures of these ISCB awards, are all accessed at the above URL.

Please consider nominating your highly accomplished peers and senior researchers who have helped to advance our field in significant and meaningful ways, and then proceed to the nomination form to ensure they are considered for these prestigious awards.

Thank you,

Bonnie Berger

Chair, ISCB Awards Committee


RECOMB/ISCB 2013 Conference on Regulatory & Systems Genomics with DREAM Challenges - Early Registration Deadline: October 11!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 11


Discounted Room Block Ends: Oct 15

On-line Registration Closes: Nov 5

On-site Registration Opens: Nov 8
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

Become an ISCB member and SAVE!

Register Now and SAVE!!

Join your colleagues at the RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory & Systems Genomics with DREAM Challenges, a premier annual meeting for computational and experimental scientists in the following areas:

  • Regulatory Genomics
  • Systems Biology
  • DREAM reverse engineering challenges

Don't miss your opportunity to hear 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.

**New: Check out the Agenda at a Glance!**

Register now and join us in Toronto!

Conference: November 8 - 12, 2013
 
Visit RECOMB/ISCB 2013 for the latest conference and DREAM8 Challenges information 


 

ROCKY 2013 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 10!

IMPORTANT DATES
October 10 Abstract Submission Deadline
November 5 MARC Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
November 15 Early Registration Deadline
November 15 Academic Retreat Sign-up Deadline
November 20 Housing Cut off Deadline

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEES Aug 10
- Nov 15
After
Nov 16
Student $185 $260
Post Doc $220 $295
Academic/Non-profit/Government $365 $440
Corporate $460 $535

   
NON MEMBER REGISTRATION FEES Aug 10
- Nov 15
After
Nov 16
Student $285 $360
Post Doc $380 $455
Academic/Non-profit/Government $585 $660
Corporate $680 $755

Become a Member and SAVE!

For further details, visit www.iscb.org/rocky2013

11th Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

December 12 - 14, 2013
Viceroy Hotel
Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
Submission Deadline: October 10!

Don't miss your opportunity to submit an abstract and present your findings in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.

Registration Now Open

Make your plans today to attend the Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference!

Now in its 11th year, held in the beautiful mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, this conference brings together scientists and students from around the world for three days of science, networking, and world-class skiing.

Rocky also provides is a wonderful opportunity for groups from the same lab to hold a retreat in conjunction with Rocky.

Make your plans today to attend the Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference.


Meeting location: Viceroy Hotel Snowmass.

Register now and join us in Colorado!