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The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements!


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

NGS 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017) Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2018
January 3 - 7, 2018
The Big Island of Hawaii
NGS 2018
April 9 – 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
RECOMB 2018
April 21 – 24, 2018
Paris
ISMB 2018
July 6 – 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
ECCB 2018
Sept 8 – 12, 2018
Athens, Greece


ISCB Art in Science
The ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form. ISCB invites submission to the 2018 ISCB Art in Science competition. All interested members (hereafter referred to as "artists") may submit images that have been generated as part of a research project and other creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. Learn more at www.iscb.org/iscb-art-in-science-competition.


ISCB Wikipedia Competition: December 31, 2017
ISCB's 6th annual international competition to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any aspect of computational biology is open for submissions. A key component of the ISCB's mission to further the scientific understanding of living systems through computation is to communicate this knowledge to the public at large. Wikipedia has become an important way to communicate all types of science to the public and Wikidata plays an increasingly growing role in that. The ISCB aims to further its mission by increasing the quality of Wikipedia and Wikidata coverage of Computational biology, and by improving accessibility to this information via Wikipedia and its sister sites. The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups. Claim an article and submit by December 31, 2017!


Announcing the Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research


Awarding two prizes of $150,000 for transformative ideas.

The Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research will award $150,000 prizes to two young investigators under the age of 35 that are applying innovative research concepts and disruptive technologies to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases.

A rigorous and competitive global search will be undertaken to identify the most innovative projects by young scientists across a broad spectrum of scientific fields.

Learn more at www.humanvaccinesproject.org/michelsonprizes.


RECOMB 2018 will be held in beautiful Paris, April, 21 - 24, 2018

RECOMB 2018 is the 22nd in a series of well-established scientific conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, statistical and biological sciences. It has traditionally welcomed abstracts that represent a methodological advance. 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. We will soon be accepting both Highlight Track and Poster Presentation abstracts (see http://recomb2018.fr/key-dates/).


ECCB Now Accepting Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, and SIGs

The ECCB 2018 program committee invites proposals for one or two day workshops or special interest group meetings (SIGs), as well as tutorials.

Proposals are expected to provide participants with an informal setting to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to share practical experiences on a range of focused or emerging topics in bioinformatics.

Each workshop/SIG should provide an interesting perspective on the cutting edge of a selected research field. Workshops may include any form of presentation such as talks or panel discussions.


ISMB 2018 to feature 17 Communities of Special Interest

ISMB 2018 provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics/computational biology, fostering fresh dialogues and perspectives to learn about and shape the future of the field. With intensified community involvement form the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs), ISMB is the leading conference in the field, with the strongest scientific and technical program that showcases the best international developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.

The 2018 ISMB COSIs tracks are:

  • 3DSIG: Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics
  • Bio-Ontologies
  • BioVis: Biological Data Visualization
  • CAMDA: Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis
  • CompMS: Computational Mass Spectrometry
  • Education: Computational Biology Education
  • Evolution and Comparative Genomics
  • Function: Protein Function Annotation
  • HitSeq: High-throughput Sequencing
  • MICROBIOME
  • MLCSB: Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology
  • NetBio: Network Biology
  • RegGen: Regulatory Genomics
  • RNA: Computational RNA Biology
  • SysMod: Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
  • TransMed: Translational Medical Informatics
  • VarI: Variant Interpretation


Abstract submissions for consideration for talk or poster for the above COSIs and General Computational Biology - Novel techniques in emerging areas and intersecting field - will open February 1, 2018.


CAMDA 2018 Data Analysis Contest

Present your best methods and analysis in the open-ended competition for the CAMDA Trophy! Choose any of: The MetaSUB Forensics Challenge (urban microbiome fingerprints and mystery samples!), the CMap Drug Safety Challenge (clinical toxicity results and gene expression responses to hundreds of drugs, opt into an FDA meta-analysis!), the Cancer Data Integration Challenge (demonstrate robust data integration for both Breast Cancer and Neuroblastoma!). Proceedings published open access, fully indexed at Biology Direct (register intent by 05 April, abstracts 13 May, full papers 30 Sept) and Bioinformatics (submit method papers by 29 Jan). Best presentation prizes & travel fellowships. Join us 07-08 July at ISMB in Chicago, www.camda.info!


Giving Back Never Felt So Good!

Your generous support to ISCB enables us to:

Provide financial support for bright young scientists to attend and present their research at conferences

Advance our education and training programs that deliver important computational biology resources

Build a global community dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation

Learn more about our giving program at www.iscb.org/support-iscb


NGS 2018 Call for Submissions

The Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2018 (NGS 2018) is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. Submission of both original and previously published research are now being accepted for either oral or poster presentation.

The conference has an open invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, specifically high-throughput sequencing, to submit high quality proposals for tutorials at NGS 2018. Deadline is February 2, 2018.


OUP Open Access Discount!

ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges. ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members. The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member. Not a member? Join today!


ISCB Journal Subscription Discounts
- New Titles Added

All ISCB members interested in subscribing to print or online issues of traditional subscription-based journals receive a discount on subscriptions to the journals highlighted below. Student members are entitled to additional discounts, when available. To subscribe, log into My ISCB and select the Subscribe to Journal menu item located on the left-hand menu. Take advantage of this DISCOUNT and order your journal TODAY!


ISCB Career Center

The ISCB Career Center - Connecting you to your career! It is the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your resume. Job posting and resume upload is complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.


ISCB Membership:

Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

     
     

ECCB 2018, Athens, Greece, 8-12 September
 

ECCB 2018 to be held in Athens, Greece,
8-12 September

The Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will organize the seventeenth edition of the European Conference on Computational Biology in association with the ELIXIR.

It is one of the main computational event in 2018 and will welcome scientists working in a variety of disciplines, including bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, medicine, and systems biology. Participating in ECCB 2018 will be the perfect opportunity to keep pace with cutting edge research, and to network with members of ECCB community.

Now Accepting Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, and SIGs

The ECCB 2018 program commitee invites proposals for one or two day workshops or special interest group meetings (SIGs).

Proposals are expected to provide participants with an informal setting to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to share practical experiences on a range of focused or emerging topics in bioinformatics.

Each workshop/SIG should provide an interesting perspective on the cutting edge of a selected research field. Workshops may include any form of presentation such as talks or panel discussions.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS/SIGs KEY DATES CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

ECCB 2018
17th European Conference on Computational Biology
September 8-12, 2018
Athens, Greece - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center





 

ISMB 2018
Call for Proceedings!

ISMB 2018

   
  JANUARY 2018
  29
  PROCEEDINGS
  SPECIAL SESSIONS
  KEYNOTE
PRESENTATIONS
  CONFERENCE INFORMATION
  BOOK YOUR HOTEL
  EXHIBITORS & SPONSORS
  JOIN ISCB
 
     
     


ISMB 2018 invites proceedings submissions reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.
 
Submission topic areas:

Studies of Phenotypes and Clinical Applications
Comparative and Functional Genomics
Bioinformatics Education
Genomic Variation Analysis
Bioinformatics of Microbes and Microbiomes
Population Genomics and Molecular Evolution
Macromolecular Sequence, Structure, and Function
Systems Biology and Networks
Genome Privacy and Security
General Computational Biology

Submissions are encouraged to report on advances in algorithm development and optimization, data structures, data visualization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, text mining, statistical inference, database and ontology development, image analysis, citizen and open science, etc. to analyze all types of biological data.

Submit now to ISMB 2018!


 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements!


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017) NGS 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics
Conference
(Rocky 2017)

Dec 7 - 9, 2017
Aspen/Snowmass, CO
NGS 2018
April 9 – 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
ISMB 2018
July 6 - 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 



ISCB Wikipedia Competition: December 31, 2017
ISCB's  6th annual international competition to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any aspect of computational biology is open for submissions. A key component of the ISCB's mission to further the scientific understanding of living systems through computation is to communicate this knowledge to the public at large. Wikipedia has become an important way to communicate all types of science to the public and Wikidata plays an increasingly growing role in that. The ISCB aims to further its mission by increasing the quality of Wikipedia and Wikidata coverage of Computational biology, and by improving accessibility to this information via Wikipedia and its sister sites. The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups. Claim an article and submit by December 31, 2017!


ISMB 2018 Proceedings and Special Sessions Submissions Now Open

ISMB brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields. Its principal focus is on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems.  

ISMB is now accepting proceeding submissions - deadline January 29, 2018 - and special session submissions - deadline January 30, 2018.

Submit today and join us in Chicago to connect, engage, and inspire!


NGS 2018 Call for Submissions

The Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2018 (NGS 2018) is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. Submission of both original and previously published research are now being accepted for either oral or poster presentation.

The conference has an open invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, specifically high-throughput sequencing, to submit high quality proposals for tutorials at NGS 2018. Deadline is February 2, 2018.

OUP Open Access Discount!

ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges.  ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members.  The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member.  Not a member? Join today!


ISCB Art in Science
The ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form. ISCB invites submission to the 2018 ISCB Art in Science competition. All interested members (hereafter referred to as "artists") may submit images that have been generated as part of a research project and other creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. Learn more at www.iscb.org/iscb-art-in-science-competition.


ISCB Career Center
The ISCB Career Center - Connecting you to your career! It is the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your resume. Job posting and resume upload is complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.


ISCB Membership:
Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!


     
     

 

NGS 2018

  CALL FOR
SUBMISSIONS
  CALL FOR
WORKSHOPS
  KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS
  KEY DATES
  SPONSORSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES
  TRAVEL AND
ACCOMMODATION
  JOIN ISCB
 
 
 
     
     

SUBMIT YOUR WORK
TODAY!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS
JANUARY 29, 2018!


Topics include:

  • State of the art technologies, and technologies under development
  • Novel software and algorithms
  • Reproducibility
  • Novel applications of NGS technologies in genomics and biology
  • Genomic and transcriptomic analyses, 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 and economic implications: forensic law, sociology research, history, etc.
  • Economical impacts




ISMB 2018
Call for Special Sessions!

ISMB 2018

   
  JANUARY 2018
  30
  SPECIAL SESSIONS
  CONFERENCE INFORMATION
  BOOK YOUR HOTEL
  KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS
  EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
  JOIN ISCB
 
     
     


Submit today to ISMB 2018's Special Sessions track for emerging research areas!

Special Sessions introduce the ISCB community and ISMB delegates to relevant 'hot' topics that are not already covered in the COSI tracks.

Some topics include:

3D genomics
Biological imaging and image analysis
Data compression and storage
Metagenomics
Mathematical and computational medicine
RNA structure
New sequencing technologies

We encourage submissions that deal with the Society-Computational Biology interface. We encourage you to submit a proposal on an area that you deem as important to the computational biology community and may impact the future of the field.

Submit now to ISMB 2018!


 

ISMB 2018
Call for Proceedings!

ISMB 2018

   
  JANUARY 2018
  29
  PROCEEDINGS
  SPECIAL SESSIONS
  KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS
  CONFERENCE INFORMATION
  BOOK YOUR HOTEL
  EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
  JOIN ISCB
 
     
     


ISMB 2018 invites proceedings submissions reporting theoretical, computational, and statistical advances in computational biology and its intersections with other fields.
 
Submission topic areas:

Studies of Phenotypes and Clinical Applications
Comparative and Functional Genomics
Bioinformatics Education
Genomic Variation Analysis
Bioinformatics of Microbes and Microbiomes
Population Genomics and Molecular Evolution
Macromolecular Sequence, Structure, and Function
Systems Biology and Networks
Genome Privacy and Security
General Computational Biology

Submissions are encouraged to report on advances in algorithm development and optimization, data structures, data visualization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, text mining, statistical inference, database and ontology development, image analysis, citizen and open science, etc. to analyze all types of biological data.

Submit now to ISMB 2018!


 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements!


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017) NGS 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics
Conference
(Rocky 2017)

Dec 7 - 9, 2017
Aspen/Snowmass, CO
NGS 2018
April 9 – 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
ISMB 2018
July 6 - 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

 













Save the Date for ISMB 2018:
 
July 6 - 10, 2018
ISMB brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields. Its principal focus is on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems. Join us in Chicago to connect, engage, and inspire!


Recognize Achievement & Distinguished Science!:  December 04, 2017
Nominate a deserving scientist today for one of four ISCB Awards or Nominate a Fellow to honor those that have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.


OUP Open Access Discount!
ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges.  ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members.  The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member.  Not a member? Join today!


ISCB Career Center
The ISCB Career Center - Connecting you to your career! It is the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your resume. Job posting and resume upload is complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.


ISCB Membership:
Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


ISCB Journal Subscription Discounts: All ISCB members interested in subscribing to print or online issues of traditional subscription-based journals receive a discount on subscriptions to the journals highlighted below. Student members are entitled to additional discounts. To subscribe, log into My ISCB and select the Subscribe to Journal menu item located on the left-hand menu. Take advantage of this DISCOUNT and order your journal TODAY!

Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!


     
     

 

RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics
 
Final hours to register online --- Don't miss this line-up of incredible science!
 
DREAM CHALLENGES
   
Joel Dudley, PhD
Icahn School
of Medicine
at Mount Sinai
New York, USA
Henry Rodriguez
PhD, MS, MBA
National Cancer
Institute, NIH
Maryland, USA
         
 
SYSTEMS IMMUNOLOGY SPECIAL SESSION
   
  Nir Hacohen, PhD
Massachusetts
General Hospital
Massachusetts, USA
Dana Pe'er, PhD
Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center
New York, USA
Jedd Wolchok
MD, PhD

Ludwig Center
for Cancer
Immunotherapy
New York, USA
 
         
 
REGULATORY GENOMICS & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
Jef Boeke, PhD
NYU School
of Medicine
New York, USA
Manolis Kellis, PhD
Broad Institute
of MIT
and Harvard
Massachusetts, USA
Erez Lieberman-Aiden, PhD
Baylor College
of Medicine
& Rice University
Texas, USA
Debora Marks, PhD
Harvard
Medical School
Massachusetts, USA
Laxmi Parida, PhD
IBM Research
New York, USA
         
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Start Planning Now!

View the Conference Program!

**New this year: The RSG 2017 conference program includes a broad interest special session on systems biology methods in immunology. The objective is to complement the regular program and provide a focused discussion on a new or emerging topic of particular interest to the community. The aim of the special session is provide an overview of the current technology and also to highlight challenges and future directions in the field of systems immunology. We are particularly interested in applications to cancer immunology and immunotherapy.
 
REGISTRATION CONFERENCE PROGRAM
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS CONFERENCE INFORMATION

RSG with DREAM | November 19 - 21, 2017 | New York, NY

     
     




 

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

ISCB Buzz: Latest News, Events & Announcements!


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

RECOMB/ISCB Conference Regulatory and Systems Genomics with DREAM Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017) NGS 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2017)
RECOMB/ISCB
Conference Regulatory &
Systems
Genomics

with DREAM

November 19 - 21, 2017
New York, NY
Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics
Conference
(Rocky 2017)

Dec 7 - 9, 2017
Aspen/Snowmass, CO
NGS 2018
April 9 – 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
ISMB 2018
July 6 - 10, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

 
















Save the Date for ISMB 2018:
 
July 6 - 10, 2018
ISMB brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields. Its principal focus is on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems. Join us in Chicago to connect, engage, and inspire!


RFI: Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health & Biomedicine:   Deadline November 01, 2017
On behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks community input on new data science research initiatives that could address key challenges currently faced by researchers, clinicians, administrators, and others, in all areas of biomedical, social/behavioral and health-related research.


OUP Open Access Discount!
ISCB works closely with OUP Bioinformatics to reduce open access charges.  ISCB is pleased to announce that OUP Bioinformatics will now offer a 15% discount on open access charges for all ISCB members.  The discount will be applied after acceptance and requires author noting that he/she is an ISCB member.  Not a member? Join today!

Hot off the E-press:
The ISCB Fall Newsletter
Just released - the Fall Newsletter is here.  Read through the exciting updates from within the scientific community and society updates!  


ISCB Career Center
The ISCB Career Center - Connecting you to your career! It is the place to post a job, search for a job, or upload your resume. Job posting and resume upload is complimentary for members. Nonmember may also participate for a nominal fee.


ISCB Membership:
Not yet a member of ISCB? Don't keep missing out on conference discounts, access to incredible science and so much more! Click here for all membership benefits and further details!


ISCB Journal Subscription Discounts: All ISCB members interested in subscribing to print or online issues of traditional subscription-based journals receive a discount on subscriptions to the journals highlighted below. Student members are entitled to additional discounts. To subscribe, log into My ISCB and select the Subscribe to Journal menu item located on the left-hand menu. Take advantage of this DISCOUNT and order your journal TODAY!

Shop while you Support ISCB on AmazonSmile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ISCB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ISCB!

Dear Members and Colleagues,

It has been brought to our attention that someone is posing as ISCB president Alfonso Valencia and trying to solicit money by using other ISCB member names. These emails look very convincing and concerning. These emails are NOT REALDO NOT CALL the number.  DO NOT respond to the email.  

The most recent email address they are using is "Dr. Alfonso Valencia” <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.  If you receive an email from this address, please  report it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISCB has taken action to report these emails and has blocked the sender from our @iscb.org system.  

These scammer will continue to get creative and create new fake email addresses.  Unfortunately, there is very little we can do to prevent this from happening.  ISCB adheres to it privacy policy at all times and communicated with our members using only official iscb.org email addresses.

This is a public service announcement.  Feel free to contact us directly with inquires.