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ISCB News and Announcements

  • ECCB 2020, August 31 – Sept 08, 2020, Virtual Conference
  • RSG with DREAM 2020, Nov 16 - 19, 2020, Virtual ISCB Event
  • ISMB/ECCB 2021, July 25 - 29, 2021, Lyon, France
  • ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX 2020, Oct 28 – 29, 2020, Virtual Symposium
  • Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics PG Cert, King’s College London

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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Fifth RECOMB Satellite Conference on Bioinformatics Education (RECOMB-BE)

April 1, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

The Fifth Annual RECOMB Conference on Bioinformatics Education (RECOMB-BE) will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 1, 2014. RECOMB-BE 2014 will focus on bioinformatics education for undergraduate and graduate students, with a special emphasis on students in the life sciences.

  • ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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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

  •  ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

April 29 - May 1, 2014
Boston, MA

The 2014 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo plans to unite 2,500+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from 30+ countries. The Expo provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.

  • Early Registration Deadline: March 14, 2014
  • ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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CHI's Structure-Based Drug Design

May 21-22, 2014
Boston, MA

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Fourteenth Annual Structure-Based Drug Design event will showcase informative, high-quality case studies, innovative techniques, and strategies to move from computation to experiment, and finally, to drug. Top scientists from pharma and biotech will address how they are hitting epigenetic targets, provide updates on the newest wave of GPCRs and other membrane proteins, and discuss the latest in fragment-based drug design.

  • Early Registration Deadline: April 18, 2014
  •  ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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4th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis)

July 11-12, 2014
Boston, MA

The Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis) is the premier international and interdisciplinary event for all aspects of visualization in biology. The symposium brings together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics, and biology communities with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and engaging visualization researchers in problems in biological data visualization as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research.

  • Registration information available soon.

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HiTSeq 2014 High Throughput Sequencing Algorithms & Applications

July 11-12, 2014
Boston, MA

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Fourteenth Annual Structure-Based Drug Design event will showcase informative, high-quality case studies, innovative techniques, and strategies to move from computation to experiment, and finally, to drug. Top scientists from pharma and biotech will address how they are hitting epigenetic targets, provide updates on the newest wave of GPCRs and other membrane proteins, and discuss the latest in fragment-based drug design.

  • Early Registration Deadline: June 6, 2014

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InCoB2014 - 13th International Conference on Bioinformatics

Jul 31 - August 2, 2014
Sydney, Australia

InCoB has grown in its second decade to become one of the largest bioinformatics conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. This annual conference showcases the latest research and technologies in all areas of bioinformatics, and in recent years has been attended by practitioners from both biology fields and computing backgrounds in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Early Registration Deadline: June 1, 2014
  • ISCB members receive a 10% registration discount

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ECCB'14, the 13th European Conference on Computational Biology

September 7-10, 2014
Strasbourg, France

ECCB'14 is the key European computational biology event in 2014 gathering scientists working at the intersection of a broad range of disciplines including computer science, mathematics, biology, and medicine. New challenges are emerging today in these fields with the recent advances in low-cost ultra-fast sequencing, bio-imaging and big-data approaches. Databases and software are evolving especially rapidly. Nonetheless, new algorithms are still required to improve computing with massive biological or biomedical data. Indeed, multi-scale integrative analyses are struggling to deal with the enormous complexity of biological systems modeling and the "data deluge" that results from next-generation sequencing technologies.

  • Early Registration Deadline: August 1, 2014
  • ISCB members receive a 100 Euro registration discount

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Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2015

January 4-8, 2015
Koala Coast, HI

PSB 2015 will bring together top researchers from the US, the Asian Pacific nations, and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. PSB is a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling, and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology.

  • Early Registration Deadline: October 31, 2014
  • ISCB members receive a 50 USD registration discount

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


 

ISMB 2014: Highlights Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Highlights Track:
Closes February 28, 2014


Posters:
Closes March 14, 2014

Technology Track:
Closes April 25, 2014

Art and Science:
Closes May 9, 2014
ISMB Registration:
Registration for ISMB 2014 opens March 24, 2014
ISCB Room Block
Now Open!

Book early and SAVE!

Submit your research for presentation at ISMB 2014!

Boston, Massachusetts
July 11 – 15, 2014

Call for Highlights Track - ISMB 2014


Highlights Deadline: February 28, 2014

Present your research for The Highlights Track, ranked as one of the top three events at ISMB and continues to be one of the most popular conference tracks.

A group of experts will select the papers to be presented at the meeting considering the following:

  • the impact of the work on the field
  • the likelihood that the work will make a good presentation
  • the relevance to biomedical research


Highlights Track Chairs:
Burkhard Rost, Technical University Munich, Germany
Reinhard Schneider, University of Luxembourg

Authors will be notified of acceptance no later than Friday, April 4!

Mark your calendars for ISMB 2014 and join us in Boston!




Join your Colleagues at the Next Generation Sequencing Conference (NGS) 2014!

IMPORTANT DATES
Submissions Close
-->14 Mar 2014

Author Acceptance Notifications
-->06 Apr 2014

Early registration closes
-->28 Apr 2014

Online registration closes
-->26 May 2014
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES*
Early Registration - Valid until
28 April 2014         
ISCB Member Non-Member
Professional (including Postdoc) 205 375
Student 125 275

Early Registration - Valid AFTER
28 April 2014
ISCB Member Non-Member
Professional (including Postdoc) 255 425
Student 175 325
*All prices listed in Euro

June 2-4, 2014  
Barcelona, Spain

The NGS Conference will aim to encompass the associated computational challenges:

  • Novel algorithms, methods and pipelines
  • Comparative benchmarks of methods
  • Hardware developments specific to NGS
  • High performance computing in NGS       
  • Computation in portable NGS devices, micro- and nano-NGS devices
  • Computation during data acquisition

Register Now and Save!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • State of the art technologies, and technologies under development
  • Novel software and algorithms
  • Novel applications of NGS technologies in genomics and biology
  • Post genome sequencing analysis, including RNA analysis, transcription factor binding sites profiling, histone modifications, nucleosome positioning, copy number variation, genotyping, RNA structure, dynamics of transcription and translation, etc.
  • Research breakthroughs based on exhaustive applications of NGS.
  • Clinical and translational applications
  • Applications to agriculture and biotechnology
  • Societal implications: forensic law, sociology research, history, etc.
  • Economical impacts

Deadline: 14 March 2014

Submit your research now!




 

 

 

 

GLBIO 2014: Register Now!!

Join your colleagues at The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014!!

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 31, 2014:
Early Bird Registration Deadline

April 18, 2014:
Room Block Rate Deadline

MEMBER/NONMEMBER
REGISTRATION RATES
EARLY Registration - Valid until March 31, 2014
ISCB Member Non-Member
Industry $420 $640
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
$295 $495
Student $95 $195

REGULAR Registration - Starting
April 1, 2014
ISCB Member Non-Member
Industry $520 $740
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
$395 $595
Student $195 $295

Become an ISCB Member and SAVE!

Mark your calendar today and join us in Cincinnati at GLBIO 2014!

www.iscb.org/glbio2014

May 16 - 18, 2014
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati

GLBIO 2014 will feature dynamic Keynote Speakers and Tutorial sessions led by proven industry experts.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Gary Bader, PhDGary Bader, Associate Professor
The Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto
http://baderlab.org/GaryBader



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Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf, PhDTanya Y. Berger-Wolf, Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Illinois
http://compbio.cs.uic.edu/~tanya/



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Charles Brooks, PhDCharles Brooks, Warner-Lambert/Park-Davis
Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Biophysics
University of Michigan
http://brooks.chem.lsa.umich.edu/index.php?page=charles_l._brooks_iii&subdir=articles/group
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Michael Hawrylcz, PhDMichael Hawrylcz, Investigator
Allen Institute for Brian Science
www.alleninstitute.org/about_us/staff/michael_hawrylycz.html




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TUTORIAL SPEAKERS

GLBIO 2014 will feature dynamic tutorial sessions led by proven industry experts on Friday, May 16.

Sorin Draghici, Wayne State University
Topic: Advanced Gene Network

Anil Jegga, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati
Topic: Advanced Gene Network

Jarek Meller, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati
Topic: An Introduction to Bioinformatics

Isaac Neuhaus, University of California at San Francisco
Topic: Visualization Web Interface - Javascript for Programmers

Larsson Omberg, Sage Bionetworks
Topic: An Introduction to Sage Synapys Platform


 

Inside ISCB - The Latest News & Announcements

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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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The NGS Conference The NGS Conference
Barcelona, Spain
June 22 - 24, 2014
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Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Intelligent Systems for Molecular
Biology 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
July 11 - 15, 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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Become an ISCB member and SAVE!

The ISCB 2013 Annual Report!
Through the amazing work of volunteers, ISCB is able to continue to be the world's largest international society for computational biology, bringing its members a plethora of opportunities to network and present their science.  The 2013 Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of this great organization.
 
ISCB Officer and Board of Directors Nominations - Now Open!
ISCB encourages its members to submit nominations for open ISCB Officer positions, Board of Directors, and Student Council Leadership.  Nominations will be accepted for Board of Directors until April 18 and ISCB Officers and Student Council Leadership until May 30.  Self nominations will not be accepted.  Learn more at www.iscb.org/leadership-nominations-and-elections.

ISCB Name Myers and Pe'er 2014 Award Winners
ISCB announced its 201 Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist and Overton Prize award winner - Eugene (Gene) Myers and Dana Pe'er.
 
Captivating Program to be presented at CSHALS
There is still time to join us for the 7th Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences.  Four stellar keynote speakers, a tutorial on Enterprise and Scientific Data Sharing using Callimachus, four technology talks, and 18 paper presentations including poster viewing round out the two and half day program.
 
ISCB Student Council Continues their Article Series in PLOS Computational Biology
Beginning in August 2013, the ISCB Student Council has been writing monthly articles for the ISCB Society Pages in PLOS Computational Biology.  The most recent article, Building the Future of Bioinformatics through Student-Facilitated Conferencing, Kayisha Ramdayal, Miranda D. Stobbe, Tarun Mishra, Magali Michaut, January 30, 2014, explores the importance of conference training for students in non-pressure settings.

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) Continues to Build a Stimulating Program
The upcoming GLBIO 2014 presents a stimulating, strong program.  With six pre-conference tutorials, a professional development session, an education panel, and talks and posters highlighting recent scientific work, this conference is a must add to your plans for 2014.  Expecting nearly 300 attendees, GLBIO is an excellent opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn!
 
ISCB Community News
The Community news feature on the ISCB website contains the latest information from the computational biology community.  Browse the page for more information about relative conference, current tools, and FASEB news.
 
Next Generation Sequencing Conference to be Held in Barcelona, Spain
The Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2014 (NGS 2014) is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.  This Three-day conference (two-day main meeting with one day tutorial) will bring together some of the best researchers from around the world, honor the late Fred Sanger, and provide opportunities for presentation of YOUR latest research developments.  Submit your paper or poster today!   


Submit your Research for the Next Generation Sequencing Conference (NGS) 2014!

IMPORTANT DATES
Early registration opens
-->14 Feb 2014

Submissions Close
-->14 Mar 2014

Author Acceptance
Notifications
-->06 Apr 2014

Early registration closes
-->28 Apr 2014

Online registration closes
-->26 May 2014
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES*
Early Registration - Valid until
28 April 2014         
ISCB Member Non-Member
Professional (including Postdoc) 205 375
Student 125 275

Early Registration - Valid AFTER
28 April 2014
ISCB Member Non-Member
Professional (including Postdoc) 255 425
Student 175 325
*All prices listed in Euro

June 2-4, 2014  
Barcelona, Spain

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

NGS2014 invites submissions for paper presentations and posters.

Papers reporting on original research in all areas of high-throughput sequencing are sought. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • State of the art technologies, and technologies under development
  • Novel software and algorithms
  • Novel applications of NGS technologies in genomics and biology
  • Post genome sequencing analysis, including RNA analysis, transcription factor binding sites profiling, histone modifications, nucleosome positioning, copy number variation, genotyping, RNA structure, dynamics of transcription and translation, etc.
  • Research breakthroughs based on exhaustive applications of NGS.
  • Clinical and translational applications
  • Applications to agriculture and biotechnology
  • Societal implications: forensic law, sociology research, history, etc.
  • Economical impacts

Submit your research now!

Deadline: 14 March 2014





 

 

 

 

CSHALS 2014: View the Program!

IMPORTANT DATES
February 07, 2014 Early Registration Closes
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
ISCB MEMBER REGISTRATION FEES Until
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 08 –
Feb 28, 2014
Student $200 $300
Post Doc $325 $425
Academic/Non-profit/Government $375 $475
Corporate $575 $675

NON MEMBER REGISTRATION FEES Until
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 08 –
Feb 28, 2014
Student $300 $400
Post Doc $475 $575
Academic/Non-profit/Government $575 $675
Corporate $775 $875

Become a Member and SAVE!


REVERE HOTEL – Conference Hotel


Register now and join us in Boston!

Captivating Program to be Presented at CSHALS!
February 26 - 28, 2014
Boston, MA

There is still time to join us for the 7th Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences, CSHALS.

Four stellar keynote speakers, a tutorial on Enterprise and Scientific Data Sharing using Callimachus, four technology talks, and 18 paper presentations including poster viewing round out the two and half day program.

Join some of the leading researcher in the semantics tools arena to network, collaborate, and learn!


*Travel fellowship may still be available


REGISTER NOW to take advantage of discount prices.

Conference registration discounts and discount rate at host hotel end Friday, February 7!! ACT NOW!!









 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars for NGS 2014 - Now Accepting Papers and Poster Submissions

KEY DATES

Paper/oral and Poster
Submissions Open
-->27 Jan 2014

Submissions Close
-->14 Mar 2014

Author Acceptance
Notifications
-->06 Apr 2014

Early registration opens
-->10 Feb 2014

Early registration closes
-->28 Apr 2014

Online registration closes
-->26 May 2014

www.iscb.org/ngs2014

The Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2014 (NGS 2014) is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. This three-day conference (two-day main meeting with one day tutorial) will bring together some of the best researchers from around the world, honor the late Fred Sanger, and provide opportunities for presentation of YOUR latest research developments. Sizeable space will be dedicated to emerging and future trends in high-throughput sequencing and their associated computational challenges.


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gene Myers and Dana Pe'er Named 2014 ISCB Award Winners

Eugene (Gene) Myers
Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award and Overton Prize. Eugene (Gene) Myers of the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics is this year's winner of the Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award, and Dana Pe'er of Columbia University is the recipient of the Overton Prize.

The ISCB Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award honors respected leaders in computational biology and bioinformatics for their significant contributions to these fields through research, education, and service. Gene Myers is being honored as the 2014 winner for his outstanding contributions to the bioinformatics community, particularly for his work on sequence comparison algorithms, whole-genome shotgun sequencing methods, and for his recent endeavors in developing software and microscopic devices for bioimage informatics.

Since 2012, Myers has been a Director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden and the Klaus-Tschira Chair of the Systems Biology Center. Myers has also held professorships at the University of Arizona and the University of California at Berkeley, was a vice president at Celera Genomics during the human genome sequencing effort, and was a group leader at the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute prior to moving to Dresden. Myers has published numerous papers on bioimaging and bioinformatics, and is a co-author of the manuscript first describing the BLAST algorithm, which is one of the most highly cited scientific publications of all time. Myers has served on numerous editorial boards of leading journals and has been the recipient of several honors, including election to the National Academy of Engineering (2003), the ACM Kannellakis Prize (2002), and the International Max Planck Research Prize (2004).
 

Dana Pe'er
Overton Prize

ISCB instituted the Overton Prize in 2001 to honor the untimely loss of G. Christian Overton, a pioneer in the field of bioinformatics research and founding member of the ISCB Board of Directors. The Overton Prize recognizes early- or mid-career scientists who are emerging leaders in computational biology and bioinformatics that are recognized for their accomplishments in these fields through research, education, and service. Dana Pe'er is being awarded the 2014 Overton Prize for her cutting-edge research that applies computational methods to complex data to understand the organization and function of molecular networks in cells at a holistic systems level.

Pe'er is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. She has published several high-impact papers that exemplify her ability to tackle a wide array of biological questions using computational approaches. Her studies on cancer genomics have provided insight into malignancy and have created a framework for future studies that may lead to personalized cancer therapies. Pe’er serves on the editorial board of Cell, and has received several prestigious awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, NIH Directors New Innovator Award, NSF CAREER Award, Stand Up To Cancer Innovative Research Grant and a Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering.

ISCB will present the Senior Scientist Award and Overton Prize Award at its 22nd Annual Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference (ISMB), which takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, July 11-15, 2014.  Myers and Pe’er will present their work in keynote talks at ISMB 2014.

Full bibliographical articles profiling the award recipients will be available in the ISMB 2014 focus issue of the ISCB newsletter later this year, as well as the ISCB Society Pages in PLOS Computational Biology and OUP Bioinformatics.


 

GLBIO 2014 Call for Papers & Registration OPEN

IMPORTANT DATES:
January 29, 2014:
Call for Presentations Closes

February 28, 2014:
Acceptance Notifications

March 31, 2014:
Early Bird Registration Deadline

April 18, 2014:
Room Block Rate Deadline

MEMBER/NONMEMBER
REGISTRATION RATES
EARLY Registration - Valid until March 31, 2014
ISCB Member Non-Member
Industry $420 $640
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
$295 $495
Student $95 $195

REGULAR Registration - Starting April 1, 2014 ISCB Member Non-Member
Industry $520 $740
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
$395 $595
Student $195 $295

Become an ISCB Member and SAVE!

Mark your calendars for the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014!

May 16 - 18, 2014
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati

Interested in being a part of an elite and dynamic program? Call for original papers, highlights papers, and posters presentations is now open for submission.

Submit your research today!

Presentations in the following areas are particularly encouraged for all submissions:

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

Register and find out more about this exciting and unique gathering of industry experts and collegiate giants.

Mark your calendar today and join us in Cincinnati at GLBIO 2014!