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  • Celebrating preLights’ first Birthday
  • Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics PG Cert, King’s College London
  • Celebrating preLights’ first Birthday
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  • Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics PG Cert, King’s College London
  • Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics PG Cert, King’s College London

Regulatory Genomics Special Interest Group (RegGenSIG)
at ISMB 2013 July 20, 2013, Berlin, Germany

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


The RegGenSIG meeting focuses on bioinformatics for regulatory genomics, fostering a collaborative community wherein scientists convene to discuss difficult research problems in computational regulatory genomics.


CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS
To make an oral presentation at RegGenSIG, extended abstracts (2-3 pages) should be submitted by May 4, 2013 (extended deadline) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including "RegGen SIG 2013 - Abstract for oral presentation" in the subject line. Authors will be notified by May 18, 2013.

CALL FOR POSTERS
For poster presentations, authors should submit a 250 word abstract no later than May 18, 2013 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including "RegGen SIG 2013 - Abstract for poster presentation" in the subject line. Authors will be notified no later than May 25, 2013.

For more information, please visit "RenGenSIG".

The ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference will be held 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


 

 

 

 



GLBIO 2013 Early Bird Registration Deadline

Dear ISCB Members, Colleagues, and Past GLBIO Attendees:

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference is quickly approaching and NEW sessions have been added to the schedule (see below). Your participation is encouraged!

Early registration pricing is available through Wednesday, April 24th at:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-registration

If you did not receive a response regarding your poster submission, please check your spambox (from iscb.org). If you have questions regarding your poster submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Program Schedule for the GLBIO 2013 Conference is now posted:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-full-agenda.

The hotel reservation deadline is April 23, 2013. To obtain the conference rate of $141/night plus tax, reservations can be made following the links on the "Accommodations" page:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-accommodations.

NEW IN 2013, THE GLBIO CAREER FAIR!  Connecting employers with job seekers in computational biology and bioinformatics. Learn more about the Career Fair:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013

An Education Session is being offered on Wednesday, May 15. Educating Biologists and Bioinformatics Professionals for the Future - Are We Getting It Right?  Panel Co-Chairs: Guenter Tusch, Grand Valley State U, and Sarah Elgin, Washington U in St. Louis. www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-educ

"Birds of a Feather":  GLBIO 2013 will offer a number of 'spontaneous' open meetings for participants to meet and talk about topics of mutual interest. The "Birds-of-a-Feather" (BoF) meetings offer an opportunity for colleague interaction in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to submit a topic for discussion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to recruit as many (or as few) interested participants as desired by the topic leader. Additional details will be provided prior to the Conference.

A Group Hike is planned for Monday, May 13th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm through beautiful Schenley Park www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley. Hikers will meet at the Registration Desk at the GLBIO Conference and additional details will be provided.

This year's keynote presenters exemplify the diversity of the field within this region: Ivet Bahar of University of Pittsburgh; Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University (and recipient of the 2012 ISCB Overton Prize); Jing Li of Case Western Reserve University; and Isidore Rigoutsos of Thomas Jefferson University.

Tutorial topics and presenters will include:  Spatial Rule-based Modeling of Cellular Biochemistry with MCell/BioNetGen/CellBlender presented by James Faeder (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Exploring and Enabling Biomedical Data Analysis with Galaxy presented by Anton Nekrutenko (Penn State University) and Machine Learning in Biology presented by Seyoung Kim and Eric Xing (Carnegie Mellon University).

We look forward to your participation! Please help spread the word by sharing this information with your colleagues and collaborators.

Sincerely,

Bruce Aronow, Elodie Ghedin, and Russell Schwartz

GLBIO 2013 Conference Chairs


 

Last Chance to Register Online for The Next NGS Challenge 2013

Don't miss your chance to attend the Next NGS Challenge - online registration closes this Thursday, April 25!


The Next NGS Challenge is a joint event of the EU COST Action SeqAhead, the EMBnet, the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) and the 7FP Project STATegra. The conference will consist of keynote lectures, contributed oral presentations and lively afternoon poster sessions.  There will be a pre-conference workshop sponsored by EMBnet.

The conference will be held in Valencia, Spain, on May 14-16, 2013.


Online registration for The Next NGS Challenge ends Thursday, April 25!

Don't miss this great conference and preceding workshop!

Register Now!


You can find further information at the Conference site: www.thenextngschallenge.org/.

We look forward to seeing you in Spain!

Ana Conesa, CIPF (Spain)

Chair,  The Next NGS Conference 2013


 

Extended Deadline! - Student Council Symposium 2013

 Dear ISCB Student Council members,

The submission deadline for abstracts for the Student Council Symposium 2013 has been extended!


The Submission Deadline is today, April 22 !

Submit your abstract here  >

The Student Council Symposium is a forum for students, post docs, and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

We encourage you to submit an abstract and to bring a poster showcasing your work at the Symposium's Poster session.  As a central part of the Symposium, ten abtracts will be selected for an oral presentation.  We accept abstracts covering both scientific studies as well as novel tools and appllications in th efield of computational biology and bioinformatics.

Travel fellowships will be available for accepted abstracts, and awards will be given to the best posters and presentations.

The Student Council Symposium will be held on July 19 in Berlin, immediately preceding ISMB/ECCB 2013.


An Early Registration discount is available until June 7th.

<   REGISTER NOW !   >

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

 

Sincerely,

Tomás Di Domenico, Chair
Tomasz Stokowy, Co-chair

Student Council Symposium 2013





The Next NGS Challenge 2013 - Coming Soon!

Don't miss your chance to attend the Next NGS Challenge, featuring the following outstanding program:

EMBnet Workshop - May 14

This workshop will consist of theoretical and practical sessions on the analysis of different types of next generation sequencing data. You will have the opportunity to work on:

Morning session, "RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data analysis" featured by Endre Barta (U. of Debrecen, Hungary) and Eija Korpelainen (CSC- IT Center for Science, Finland)

Afternoon session, " NGS and structural Biology" featured by Goran Neshich (EMBRAPA, Brazil), Jose R. Valverde (CNB-CSIC, Spain) and Gert Vried (CMBI, Hollandl).

Next NGS Challenge Conference - May 15 & 16

The conference includes two full days of programs, including presentations by the following keynote speakers:

  • Ivo Gut, National Centre for Genome Analysis (CNAG), Barcelona, Spain
    "High-Throughout DNA Analysis"
  • Karla Neugebauer, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology, Dresden, Germany - "The Role of Gene Architecture in Gene Expression"
  • Janet Kelso, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipig, Germany
    "Sequencing Ancient Genomes"
  • Leif Andersson, Uppsala University, Sweden
    "How domestic animal genomics can teach human medicine and evolutionary biology"
  • Michele Morgante, Istituto di Genomica Applicata (IGA), Paris , France
    "Structural variation and the plant pan genomes"


Online registration for The Next NGS Challenge ends Thursday, April 25!

Don't miss this great conference and preceding workshop!

Register Now!


The Next NGS Challenge is a joint event of the EU COST Action SeqAhead, the EMBnet, the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) and the 7FP Project STATegra.

The conference will be held in Valencia, Spain, on May 14-16, 2013.

You can find further information at the Conference site: www.thenextngschallenge.org/.

We look forward to seeing you in Spain!

Ana Conesa, CIPF (Spain)

Chair, The Next NGS Conference 2013

Please Nominate to the ISCB Class of Fellows!

ISCB Fellows Nominations - deadline April 30th

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 a member of ISCB 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


 

Register Now for ISMB/ECCB 2013!

Dear Colleague,

Registration is now open for ISMB/ECCB 2013 - the world's largest bioinformatics and computational biology conference attracting nearly 1500 attendees from around the world!  


Don't miss a chance to connect, network and learn!

Register NOW!

Early Registration discount available through June 7.

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


We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Sincerely,

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




ISMB/ECCB 2013 - Submission Deadlines Approaching

Dear Colleague,

Submission deadlines for Late Posters and Technology Track presentations for ISMB/ECCB 2013 are approaching.  The conference provides a multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics/computational biology.   Please consider sharing your work!

The Late Poster submission deadline is Friday, April 19.

<  learn about late poster submission here  >

Posters submitted may cover any area of computational biology or bioinformatics. We also encourage submission of purely experimental work and experimental posters should be submitted to the category most accurately reflecting the area of this work and will be displayed accordingly. Posters must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2012.

Technology Track submission deadline is Friday, April 26.

< learn about Technology Track submission here >

The Technology Track allow organizations to showcase their software and/or hardware relevant to the bioinformatics / molecular biology community.


Additional upcoming submission opportunities/deadlines:

Art & Science Exhibition:  May 13


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

ISMB/ECCB 2013 registration is open.

<   REGISTER NOW !   >

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.


Sincerely,

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





GLBIO 2013 - Program Schedule Now Available

Dear ISCB Members, Colleagues, and Past GLBIO Attendees:

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference is ISCB's annual event focused on providing an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods within the North American Great Lakes region. The conference fosters long-term relationships, provides networking opportunities for researchers from within the region, and creates a collaborative environment for participants from around the world. The 2013 program has been retooled with new elements that will increase the opportunities to present research at many different stages of development. GLBIO will kick off with tutorials and will include a full program of keynotes, selected original research presentations, highlights of published works, flash presentations and posters. Your participation is encouraged!

The Program Schedule for the GLBIO 2013 Conference is now posted: www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-full-agenda. Note that early registration pricing is available through April 24, 2013 at: www.iscb.org/glbio2013-register/

The hotel reservation deadline is April 23, 2013. To obtain the conference rate of $141/night plus tax, reservations can be made following the links on the "Accommodations" page: www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-accommodations.

"Birds of a Feather": GLBIO 2013 will offer a number of 'spontaneous' open meetings for participants to meet and talk about topics of mutual interest. The "Birds-of-a-Feather" (BoF) meetings offer an opportunity for colleague interaction in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to submit a topic for discussion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to recruit as many (or as few) interested participants as desired by the topic leader. Additional details will be provided prior to the Conference.

A Group Hike is planned for Monday, May 13th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm through beautiful Schenley Park www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley. Hikers will meet at the Registration Desk at the GLBIO Conference and additional details will be provided.

GLBIO topic areas include: Algorithm Development & Machine Learning; Databases and Ontologies; Text Mining & Natural Language Processing; Bioimage Analysis; Biological Networks; Chemical Biology; Clinical Informatics & Epidemiology; Disease Models & Molecular Medicine; Evolutionary, Comparative, and Meta-Genomics, Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics; Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics; Personalized Genetics and Genomics: Exome, Genome, Transcriptome; RNA & Protein: Structure, Modification, Localizations, Interaction, Function

This year's keynote presenters exemplify the diversity of the field within this region: Ivet Bahar of University of Pittsburgh; Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University (and recipient of the 2012 ISCB Overton Prize); Jing Li of Case Western Reserve University; and Isidore Rigoutsos of Thomas Jefferson University.

Tutorial topics and presenters will include: Spatial Rule-based Modeling of Cellular Biochemistry with MCell/BioNetGen/CellBlender presented by James Faeder (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Exploring and Enabling Biomedical Data Analysis with Galaxy presented by Anton Nekrutenko (Penn State University) and Machine Learning in Biology presented by Seyoung Kim and Eric Xing (Carnegie Mellon University).

We look forward to your participation! Please help spread the word by sharing this information with your colleagues and collaborators.

Sincerely,

Bruce Aronow, Elodie Ghedin, and Russell Schwartz

GLBIO 2013 Conference Chairs