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Why You Should Attend ISMB/ECCB 2013: Early Registration Deadline June 7

IMPORTANT DATES
June 7, 2013  Early Registration Discount Cut-off date
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes 
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)  

Early Registration Deadline: July 7
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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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 – Learn the latest techniques 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 June 7!

REGISTER NOW!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!


A special thank you to our generous sponsors!

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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


 

ISMB/ECCB 2013 - Early Registration Deadline June 7!

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


Early Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!

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!

 

REVIEW THE PROGRAM



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Early Registration Deadline is June 7!

 


 

ISMB/ECCB 2013 July 21 - 23

Berlin, Germany






A special thank you to our generous sponsors!

SBV Improver     Kobic      Cray      Genentech      Star Alliance      Biobase       DFG


 

 

 

ISMB/ECCB 2013 - Participate in SIGs, JPI and More!

Early Registration Deadline: July 7
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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Don't miss your opportunity to participate in these exciting events during ISMB/ECCB 2013!

Junior Principal Investigators Meeting (JPI) - Transitioning from Post Doc to PI? Register now for the Junior PI Meeting!

Special Internet Group Meetings (SIGs) - Are you interested in gaining a deeper perspective on new developments in a field of study at a one- or two-day focused workshop? Browse through the list and register now for a SIG!

Special Sessions - Gain deeper knowledge and attend scientific presentations that take place during the meeting aimed to introduce the scientific community to relevant scientific issues and topics. Register now for a Special Session!

Tutorials Program - Specialized two half day presentations focusing on relevant scientific material to precede the conference scientific program. Read about the topics and register now for a tutorial!

Student Council Symposium 2013 - Are you a student, Post Doc or young researcher interested in building a network within the Computational Biology community? Register now for the Student Council Symposium (SCS)!

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See you in Berlin!

 

SIGS & SESSIONS: July 19 - 20

CONFERENCE: July 21 - 23







 

 

 

The Sixth Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory & Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Deadline: June 28

Abstract Deadline: Sept 13

DREAM Challenges Deadline: Sept 15

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 11
REGISTRATION
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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Visit RECOMB/ISCB 2013
for the latest information

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE DREAM CHALLENGES

Submissions now being accepted!

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.

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

Register now and save!

November 8 - 12, 2013


 

Register Today for ISMB/ECCB 2013 and SAVE!

Join us at ISMB/ECCB 2013

The world's largest bioinformatics and computational biology conference!

IMPORTANT DATES
June 7, 2013 Early Registration Discount Cut-off date
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC (3p.m. - 6p.m.)

MEMBER PRICING
All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7 June 8 - July 5 After July 5
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 PRICING
All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7 June 8 - July 5 After July 5
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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Don't miss this opportunity to experience the ground-breaking science to be presented in Berlin!


Gil Ast
Title: How Chromatin organization and epigenetics talk
with alternative splicing

Lior Pachter
Title: TBA

Gary Stormo
Title: Searching for Signals in Sequences

Carole Goble
Title: Results may vary: what is reproducible? why do open science and who gets the credit?

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July 19 - 23, 2013

Register now and join us in Berlin!

ISMB/ECCB 2013 will be held at the ICC Berlin, July 19 - 23.

To learn more about the ICC Berlin visit here.

Main entrance: Neue Kantstraße / Ecke Messedamm D-14057 Berlin

The mailing address:
Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22 14055 Berlin
www.icc-berlin.de/en/



Deadline Extended for ISMB/ECCB 2013 Art & Science Works!

Show Us the Beauty of Computational Biology!

Microscope images, photographs of gels, scatter plots, network graphs and phylogenetic trees - even visual aids for problem-solving! Show us the art!

The deadline for the ISMB/ECCB 2013 Art & Science Exhibition has been extended to May 24th.

The organizers invite all interested conference attendees to submit such images and videos that have been generated as part of a research project. They are also soliciting images and videos resulting from creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. All cover images produced by researchers for scientific journals are welcome as well.


Images of past submissions can be seen here. Get inspired!

A cash award may be given for the winning image as voted by conference attendees!

< Submit your material here >

Participate in this exciting event to surprise and inspire us, to open our eyes and minds!


The ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference will be held July 21-23 at the ICC Berlin, Germany.

Register now to attend !

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

Sincerely,

Burkhard Rost, Anna Tramontano, Martin Vingron, Conference Co-chairs, ISMB/ECCB 2013


 

Submission Deadlines for MLSB, JPI and CAMDA

MLSB, JPI and CAMDA abstracts are still being accepted: visit ISMB/ECCB 2013 SIGs & SMs for details.

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Machine Learning in Systems Biology (MLSB) at ISMB/ECCB 2013

July 19-20, Berlin, Germany

Submit Abstracts by May 5!

The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in machine learning methods and their applications to systems biology (i.e., complex biological and medical questions) by bringing together method developers and experimentalists. We encourage submissions bringing forward methods for discovering complex structures (e.g. interaction networks, molecule structures) and methods supporting genome-wide data analysis.

Conference website:  www.mlsb.cc
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Junior PI Meeting (JPI) at ISMB/ECCB 2013

July 20, Berlin, Germany

The submission deadline is now May 10th!

 

Transitioning from Post-doc to (junior) PI is a major step in the scientific career ladder bringing new challenges to the scientist. Key among these challenges is moving from a single project-based responsibility to being responsible for the projects of students, technicians, and postdocs. In this meeting we aim to bring together scientists who have recently started or wish to start their own research group. This meeting will serve as a platform for building a community of junior PIs within the broader field of Computational Biology.

The total number of delegates will be capped at 50, so don't wait to submit your abstract!  Submission details here.

Organizers: Jeroen de Ridder, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; Venkata P. Satagopam, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Manuel Corpas, The Genome Analysis Centre, UK; Magali Michaut, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands; Yana Bromberg, Rutgers University, USA; Nils Gehlenborg, Harvard Medical School, USA; Geoff Macintyre, University of Melbourne, Australia.


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Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis (CAMDA2013) , a Satellite Meeting at ISMB/ECCB 2013

July 19-20,  Berlin, Germany

Submit Abstracts by May 20!

CAMDA focuses on innovative methods to analyze massive data sets from life sciences. Over two days, researchers from bioinformatics, computer sciences, statistics, genetics, molecular biology, and other fields present novel approaches to analyze Big Data. Extracting usable knowledge from Big Data is an extremely pressing topic which requires advanced data mining, machine learning, statistical, and data management techniques that are presented at CAMDA.

The conference consists of keynotes, oral presentations, and a poster session where participants can present their work. As in last years, the prestigious CAMDA prize will be awarded for the best presentation. The contest presentations are complemented by high profile keynotes from:

 - Atul Butte, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
 - Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
 - Jun Wang, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Shenzhen, China

We solicit submissions, which should include key results, figures, and tables.   All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book.

- Abstract submission deadline for oral presentation / 20 May 2013
- Abstract submission deadline for poster presentation / 25 May 2013
- Notification of accepted contributions / 30 May 2013

The organizers and chairs of CAMDA 2013: Joaquin Dopazo, CIPF, Spain; Sepp Hochreiter, Johannes Kepler University, Austria; David Kreil, Boku University, Austria; Simon Lin, Marshfield Clinic, U.S.A.   Local organizer:  Djork-Arné Clevert, Johannes Kepler University, Austria.


Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    •     Conference website: www.camda.info


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 The ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference will be July 21-23 at the ICC Berlin, Germany.

Register HERE to Attend


 

ISCB Fellows Nominations - deadline April 30th -  Nominate now!

Dear ISCB Member,

Nominations for the 2013 ISCB Class of Fellows will close on April 30th.  Since 2009, the leadership of ISCB has been honoring our most distinctive members as Fellows and this is your chance to name our 2013 Class of Fellows.   If you know of an ideal candidate that you believe has earned his or her place among ISCB's Fellows through exceptional and exemplary contributions to the field of computational biology/bioinformatics, please nominate today.

Information about the ISCB Fellows program and selection criteria can be found at www.iscb.org/iscb-fellows

The online nomination form is available at www.iscb.org/fellow-nomination (as only members can nominate, login is required)


Not an ISCB member?   Join Today!


Thank you for your considerate nomination!

Sincerely,

Alfonso Valencia, Chair, ISCB Fellows Committee


 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

Join us for the 6th Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on

Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with Dream Challenge
 

November 8-12, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This conference is one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the areas of regulatory genomics and systems biology. The conference will 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. It will feature keynote presentations, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

Submit your full-length papers and abstracts (abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations or posters). Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the meeting. The call for participation in the DREAM8 Challenges will begin on May 15, 2013.


We invite you to take advantage of these unique opportunities.

Click here for full details for submitting papers and abstracts.

 

*** The deadline for full length paper submissions is June 28. ***

*** The deadline for abstracts is September 13. ***

*** The deadline for DREAM8 Challenges is September 15. ***


See a preliminary listing of keynote speakers here.

Conference registration opens May 6, 2013!

 

We hope that you will consider submitting a paper or abstract, and look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!

Best regards,

Brenda J. Andrews, University of Toronto
Andrea Califano, Columbia University
Tim Hughes, University of Toronto
Manolis Kellis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM Computational Biology Center