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ISMB/ECCB 2013- Highlights Submission Deadline this Friday!

Dear Colleague,

The ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference is just five months away and the opportunities to submit your best research work for presentation at the conference are closing soon.  

The deadline for submissions for the Highlights Track is this Friday, March 1st!

Additional upcoming submission opportunities/deadlines  include:


In addition to the above conference tracks several Special Interest Group and Satellite Meetings have open calls for participation, and we encourage you to visit the SIGs & Satellite Meetings page for links to the websites of each of these separate events.

The conference will be held July 21-23 at the ICC Berlin, Germany, and will feature two pre-conference days of science (July 19 & 20) which include Special Interest Group meetings (SIGs) , Satellite Meetings, and Student Council Symposium and new for 2013, a Jr. Principal Investigator meeting.

ISMB/ECCB 2013 Registration opens April 1, 2013.


We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

Sincerely,

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

The Next NGS Challenge 2013 - Last Call for Posters

 Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues,

The deadline for submitting Poster abstracts for The Next NGS Challenge, is

this Friday, March 1st!

Please consider submitting a poster (click here) and participating in this exciting conference.

Posters are intended to be a dynamic vehicle for communicating last or on-progress results. Poster sessions will be held from 17:00-19:00 h. on both Conference days and will be accompanied by light snacks and drinks to favor discussion and communication. Students are especially encouraged to present their work in this way.

The Next NGS Challenge Conference, a joint event of the EU COST Action SeqAhead, the EMBnet, the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) and the 7FP Project STATegra, is dedicated to the presentation of innovative computational approaches to the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.  The Conference will consist of keynote lectures, oral presentations and lively poster sessions.

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

Registration is open, with an early registration discount available until March 15, 2013.

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

 

We look forward to seeing you in Spain!

Ana Conesa, CIPF (Spain)

Chair,  The Next NGS Conference 2013

ISCB Africa ASBCB 2013 (Morocco) - Call for Papers and Posters Reopened!

Dear ISCB and ASBCB Members and Colleagues,

We have extended the time for submissions of papers and posters, for the upcoming ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics, being held in Morocco!  

Don't miss this opportunity to submit a paper or poster of your work! 

Submissions will be accepted through March 4th.

Paper/poster selection may be determined very close to the start of the conference, however, and financial support is not available.

Conference sessions will be organized within the topic areas listed below. Papers and posters may cover any area of computational biology, and any accepted papers covering an area other than those listed below will be woven into the agena at the most appropriate slots available:

  • Host/pathogen systems biology
  • Bioinformatics of human genetics
  • Molecular epidemiology and evolution
  • Functional, structural and comparative genomics
  • Database and resource development
  • Search and design of vaccines and drugs

The conference will take place March 13-15, 2013 at the Novotel City Center Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco.  Pre-conference workshops will be offered March 11-12 at the Institut Pasteur in Morocco.

Early registration rates will be available through March 1, 2013.

Register (click here) today to take advantage of these discounted rates.

ISCB Africa ASBCB 2013 Conference on Bioinformatics will feature a broad Bioinformatics scope that includes a special focus on infectious diseases relevant to Africa.

Keynote Speakers are

  • Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Next Generation Biotechnologies and society: New insights
  • Doumbia Seydou, University of Bamako, Mali., Bioinformatics for Public Health in Africa: Challenges and opportunities              
  • Jean-Michel Claverie, University of Mediterranée School of Medicine, Open questions about giant viruses 
  • Muntaser Ibrahim, University of Khartoum, Genome analysis under thrust of diversity
  • Alfonso Valencia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Cancer Genome Analysis

To view the entire program, visit http://www.iscb.org/iscbafrica2013-program/agenda

We look forward to seeing you in Casablanca!

 

Sincerely,

Alia Benkahla,  Conference Chair

Fouzia Radouani,  Conference Co-chair

ISMB/ECCB 2013 Upcoming Submission deadlines

The ISMB/ECCB 2013 is just five months away and the opportunities to submit your best research work for presentation at the conference will soon be coming to a close.  The conference will be held July 21-23 at the ICC Berlin, Germany, and will feature two pre-conference days of science (July 19 & 20) which include Special Interest Group meetings (SIGs) , Satellite Meetings, and Student Council Symposium and new for 2013, a Jr. Principal Investigator meeting.

Upcoming submission opportunities/deadlines for ISMB/ECCB 2013 include:

Highlights Track:  March 1

Late Breaking Research: March 15

Posters (including a new "Education" area) : March 22

Technology Track:  April 26

Art and Science Exhibition: May 13

 

In addition to the above conference tracks several Special Interest Group and Satellite Meetings have open calls for participation, and we encourage you to visit the SIGs & Satellite Meetings page for links to the websites of each of these separate events.

 

ISMB/ECCB 2013 Registration opens April 1, 2013.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

 

Sincerely,

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

ISCB Call for Leadership Nominations

The Nomination Period for officers is now open!

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; Board of Directors; 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: http://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.

In order to be eligible to be a Director candidate, a person must be an ISCB member in good standing, and must pledge to make every reasonable effort to attend the bi-monthly Board of Director teleconference meetings, and, at their own expense, the face-to-face Annual Board Meeting held in conjunction with the ISMB conference.

Nominations for Board of Directors will be accepted through April 12, 2013.

Nominations for Society Officers and Student Council Leaders will be accepted through June 9, 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

 

ISCB ASCBCB 2013

ISCB Africa ASBCB 2013 Relocated to Morocco

Dear ISCB and ASBCB Members and Colleagues,

Thank you for your patience as we worked to relocate the ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics.  The Conference Steering Committee and ISCB Leadership is pleased to report that we have successfully relocated the conference.

The conference will take place March 13-15, 2013 (original dates) at the Novotel City Center Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco.  Pre-conference workshops will be offered March 11-12 at the Institut Pasteur in Morocco.


Early registration rates will be available through March 1, 2013.

Register (click here) today to take advantage of these discounted rates.

ISCB Africa ASBCB 2013 Conference on Bioinformatics will feature a broad Bioinformatics scope that includes a special focus on infectious diseases relevant to Africa.

Keynote Speakers are

  • Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Next Generation Biotechnologies and society: New insights
  • Doumbia Seydou, University of Bamako, Mali., Bioinformatics for Public Health in Africa: Challenges and opportunities              
  • Alice Carolyn McHardy, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany, Computational methods for learning from (meta‐)genomes
  • Jean-Michel Claverie, University of Mediterranée School of Medicine, Open questions about giant viruses

  • Muntaser Ibrahim, University of Khartoum, Genome analysis under thrust of diversity

  • Alfonso Valencia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Cancer Genome Analysis


To view the entire program, visit www.iscb.org/iscbafrica2013-program/agenda

We look forward to seeing you in Casablanca!


Sincerely,

Alia Benkahla
ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference Chair

 Diane Kovats
Executive Director, ISCB

Don't Miss CSHALS 2013!

Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues,

Register Now for CSHALS 2013!  

Register online here:  >> REGISTER NOW <<

CSHALS 2013 is the premier event focused on the use of semantic technologies in the pharmaceutical industry, including hospitals/healthcare institutions and academic research labs.

The conference will be held February  27 - March 1, 2013 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA, USA.  CHSALS 2013 features two pre-conference tutorials, and over 20 presentations.  Leading keynote speakers include:

  • Olivier Bodenreider, Cognitive Science Branch, National Library of Medicine, United States
  • Stefan Decker, National University of Ireland, Galway, DERI, Ireland
  • Lynette Hirschman, The MITRE Corporation, United States
  • Edward H. Shortliffe, Arizona State University; Columbia University; and New York Academy of Medicine, United States


The full conference schedule is available here:  CSHALS 2013 Schedule.

The complete listing of poster presentations is available here:  CSHALS 2013 Presentations

Registration details, here: Register Now


We look forward to your participation and hope to be welcoming you to Cambridge/Boston!


Sincerely,

The CSHALS 2013 Organizing Committee

The Next NGS Challenge 2013 - Last Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations

Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues,

The deadline for submitting abstracts for Oral Presentations for The Next NGS Challenge, is


this Friday, February 15th!


Please consider submitting an abstract (click here) and participating in this exciting conference.


The Next NGS Challenge Conference, a joint event of the EU COST Action SeqAhead, the EMBnet, the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) and the 7FP Project STATegra, is dedicated to the presentation of innovative computational approaches to the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.

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

The Conference will consist of keynote lectures, oral presentations and lively poster sessions.  The  organizers invite submissions that describe novel applications of NGS, as well as bioinformatic algorithms for data processing and analysis.  Submissions dealing with efficient solutions to the management and storage of these large datasets are also welcomed.

Registration is open, with an early registration discount available until March 15, 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

ISCB Africa ASBCB 2013 - URGENT UPDATE

Dear ISCB and ASBCB Members and Colleagues,

Due to the current unrest in Tunisia, an executive decision has been made to relocate the ISCB Africa ASBCB 2013 Conference on Bioinformatics.  The Steering Committee is diligently working to find a new location. We will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will update you regarding the situation as soon as we can.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Yours sincerely,

Alia Benkahla
ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference Chair

Diane Kovats
Executive Director, ISCB

GLBIO 2013 - Registration and Travel Awards Info

Dear ISCB Members, Colleagues, and Past GLBIO Attendees:

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an ISCB annual event for the North American Great Lakes region, is quickly approaching!

The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods and development of long-term relationships and networking opportunities for researchers within the region, as well as from around the world. The 2013 program includes multiple opportunities for research presentation - tutorials and keynote addresses, selected original research presentations, highlights of published works, as well as flash presentations and posters. Your participation is encouraged!


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:

  • Ziv Bar-Joseph, Carnegie Mellon University (and recipient of the 2012 ISCB Overton Prize)
  • Jing Li, Case Western Reserve 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