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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

ISCB Announces Results of the Officer Elections

The Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is pleased to announce the results of the recent officer elections. Members of the society elected the following as incoming officers beginning January 2014:

  • President-elect – Alfonso Valencia, Ph.D., Spanish National Cancer Research Centre. Valencia is an ISCB Fellow and has been involved with the leadership of the organization since its international expansion in 2002.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors, is the chair of the Fellows Committee and Awards Committee, and has been involved in other various leadership roles throughout his volunteer tenure. Valencia brings with him a long list of accolades and management experience.  He will serve as President-elect starting 21 January 2014 and will serve as President beginning in 2015 for a three-year term.
  • Vice President – Thomas Lengauer, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Informatics. Lengauer has been involved with ISCB since the late 1990s.  He is a current member of the Board of Directors and was a key organizer of ISMB 1999 (Heidelberg) and ISMB 2007 (Vienna). Lengauer is also involved and a co-founder of RECOMB and ECCB. He will serve as vice president starting 21 January 2014 for a three-year term.

This year's election also included ISCB Student Council leadership. The ISCB Board of Directors is pleased to announce the elected young professionals who will lead the ISCB Student Council (SC) in 2014.

  •     Chair -  Darbha Anupama Jigisha, University of Geneva and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  •     Vice Chair - Umesh Nandal, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam
  •     Treasurer - Esmeralda Vicedo, Technical University of Munich
  •     Secretary - Tomas Di Domenico, University of Padova, Italy
  •     Student Council Representative to ISCB Board of Directors - Avinash Kumar Shanmugam, University of Michigan.

For additional information on ISCB's annual nominations and elections procedures please see http://iscb.org/iscb-leadership-a-staff-/officers-and-board-directors/nomination-election-procedures.

The next call for nominations of directors, officers and student council leaders will open February 2014, for terms beginning in January of 2015.


 

Mark Your Calendars: ROCKY 2013 Registration Opens August 10th!

 

Important Dates
August 9 Early Abstract Submission Opens
August 10 Registration & Housing Opens
October 10 Abstract Submission Deadline
November 5 MARC Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
November 15 Early Registration Deadline
November 15 Academic Retreat Sign-up Deadline
November 20 Housing Cut off Deadline

NON MEMBER REGISTRATION FEES
Aug 10
- Nov 15
After
Nov 16
Student $285 $360
Postdoc $380 $455
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government
$585 $660
Corporate $680 $755

ISCB MEMBER REGISTRATION FEES
Aug 10
- Nov 15
After
Nov 16
Student $185 $260
Postdoc $220 $295
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
$365 $440
Corporate $460 $535

Become a Member and SAVE!

For further details,
visit www.iscb.org/rocky2013

Plan an off-site retreat, bring your colleagues to Rocky and SAVE.  Check out the Academic Retreat!

Registration Opens: August 10!

Join us in Colorado for the ROCKY 2013 Conference!

The Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference is in its 11th year in the beautiful mountains of Aspen/Snowmass.  The conference brings together scientists and students from around the world for three days of 10-minute flash talks, plenty of time for networking and forming collaborations, and of course, time for some world-class skiing.  This conference is a wonderful opportunity for groups from the same lab to hold a retreat in conjunction with Rocky.  Many students have had the opportunity to give their first live presentation at Rocky and we encourage all to submit an abstract to give a presentation.

Mark Your Calendars: December 12 - 14, 2013!

 

Scheduled Keynote Speakers:

Gary Bader, PhD

Associate Professor University of Toronto, Canada


Kirk E. Jordan, PhD

 
IBM Distinguished Engineer,
Emerging Solutions Executive & Assoc. Program Director
Computational Science Center, IBM T.J. Watson Research
Member, IBM Academy of Technology  



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Submit an Abstract for RECOMB/ISCB 2013 Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Deadline: Sept 13

DREAM Challenges Deadline: Sept 15

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 11

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

Become an ISCB member and SAVE!

Visit RECOMB/ISCB 2013 for the latest conference and DREAM8 Challenges information

Submit an Abstract!

Don't miss your chance to be considered for oral presentations and/or poster presentations!

This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion and current research direction, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation.

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

If your abstract is accepted, it will be included in an abstract booklet that will be distributed to all conference participants. The abstract booklet will also include abstracts of full-length papers accepted in our partner journals Genome Research, G3: Gene / Genome / Genetics and the Journal of Computational Biology.

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

Register now and join us in Toronto!

Conference: November 8 - 12, 2013


 

Final hours to vote for the future leaders of ISCB!


Voting will close in a few hours, don't miss your chance to cast your ballot!

Voting is now open for ISCB Officer positions – President Elect and Vice President, as well as Student Council Leaders position –  Representative to the ISCB Board of Directors, Student Council Chair, Student Council Vice-Chair, Student Council Secretary, and Student Council Treasurer.

Please go to www.iscb.org/elections now to read the candidate statements and cast your ballot. (Logging in to your membership account is required to verify your membership status, as only members can vote in the Society elections, but your ballot is 100% anonymous.)

A voting station is also available at ISMB/EBBC at the ISCB Booth.

Use your voice and vote for tomorrow's leaders!


ISCB 2013 Student Travel Fellowship Campaign

When you need to connect with colleagues in computational biology, where do you go? If you're like most in our Society, you attend an ISCB conference.

Why?  Because you know you will receive the latest news on scientific methods and discoveries from leaders in our field. And you also know that you'll meet new colleagues from around the world that will spark ideas for future research and collaboration.

Your membership has helped make ISCB the leading society for bioinformatics and computational biology. We are so grateful to you for supporting our scientific community. Thanks to you, our Society works to advance our field in over 70 countries, whether through conferences, publications, policy, education or training.

ISCB is your scientific society. We exist to serve you and advance computational biology and bioinformatics.  As you know, the future of our science depends on current students, the next generation of academic and industry scientists.

Each year, ISCB travel fellowships make it possible for approximately 75-100 students and postdocs to attend our conferences. Now is a crucial time. Government grants for travel fellowships are decreasing. Our student members are counting on your support. How were you helped when you were a student?  Are you in a position to help others?

Your gift is extremely important to ISCB because it will provide resources that will make an immediate impact, resources that will help students actively participate in and benefit from a committed community of scientists.

Your gift of $5, $25, $50, $100 or $500 can make all the difference…to our postdocs, our graduate students, and undergraduates. And if you'd like, you can name a travel fellowship with a $2,000 contribution. Your gift at this amount will fully support one young investigator to experience an ISCB conference.

As bioinformatics and computational biology progress, your Society is committed to helping students grow and thrive in our field. Please help to make this possible with your contribution. To make a donation, or learn more about giving opportunities, visit www.iscb.org/iscb-support-iscb.

Thank you so much for supporting our future leaders.

Sincerely,

Burkhard Rost
ISCB President

Reinhard Schneider
ISCB Treasurer and Chair, Fundraising Committee


 

July 12, 2013: On-site Registration Available for ISMB/ECCB 2013!

IMPORTANT DATES
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)  

ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT After July 5, 2013
Student €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€725.90
Corporate €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT After July 5, 2013
Student €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€975.80
Corporate €1035.30

Become an ISCB member and SAVE!


It's not too late to attend the premier annual computational biology conference!

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!

This year, ISMB/ECCB is comprised of 225 talks spanning 13 different topic areas, as well as 800 posters.

Register on-site to hear incredible science in Berlin!


On-site Registration Available
July 18th!

 

REGISTER NOW!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!

 

 

 

 











 

 

 


 

 

 

Register now for ISMB/ECCB 2013 - Online Registration Closes July 5th!

IMPORTANT DATES
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes 
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)  

ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After July 5, 2013
Student €487.90 €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€666.40 €725.90
Corporate €725.90 €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After
July 5, 2013
Student €618.80 €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€916.30 €975.80
Corporate €975.80 €1035.30

Become an ISCB member and SAVE!

With 1300 confirmed registrations, you don't want to be the one left wishing you were there!

Don't miss your chance to collaborate with scientists representing more than 42 countries from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields!

This year, ISMB/ECCB offers 225 talks spanning 13 different topic areas, as well as 800 posters.

Browse through the updated conference schedule.

REGISTER NOW and join us in Berlin for three full days of incredible science!

Online Registration closes 5PM, Pacific Time, July 5th!

REGISTER NOW and SAVE!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!

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ISMB/ECCB Registration Discount Deadline July 5 - Register now and Save

IMPORTANT DATES
Join us for a Bavarian Dinner and Entertainment at Hofbräu München in Berlin!

Monday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tickets still available! 
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes 
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC
(3p.m. - 6p.m.)  

ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After July 5, 2013
Student €487.90 €547.40
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€666.40 €725.90
Corporate €725.90 €785.40

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT June 8, 2013 - July 5, 2013 After
July 5, 2013
Student €618.80 €678.30
Academic/
Non-profit/
Government/
Postdoc
€916.30 €975.80
Corporate €975.80 €1035.30

Become an ISCB member and SAVE!

Top 3 Reasons 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 – See the latest in software relevant to the bioinformatics / molecular biology community 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 July 5!

REGISTER NOW!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!

 

 

 

 











 

 

 


 

 

 

2013 RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory & Systems Genomics with DREAM Challenges - Call for Papers!

The DREAM8 Challenges are Open for Participation!

Important Dates:

Paper Deadline: June 28

Abstract Deadline: Sept 13

DREAM Challenges Deadline: Sept 15

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 11


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

 


Become an ISCB member and SAVE!

CALL FOR PAPERS!

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!

Submissions due June 28!

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

REGISTRATION OPEN

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

Conference: November 8 - 12, 2013

Visit RECOMB/ISCB 2013 for the latest information


 

There is Still Time to Register for ISMB/ECCB 2013!

Looking for networking and culture tied into one?

Join us for a Bavarian Dinner and Entertainment at Hofbräu München in Berlin!

Monday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tickets still available for purchase!
Important Dates
  • July 5, 2013 - Online Registration Closes
  • July 18, 2013 - Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC (3p.m. - 6p.m)
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


With nearly 1300 confirmed registrations, you don't want to be the one left wishing you were there!

This year, ISMB/ECCB offers 225 talks spanning 13 different topic areas, as well as 800 posters.

Each day of ISMB/ECCB is structured to challenge your ability to learn new methods, meet new people, enjoy the host city, and then repeat all of these for at least two more days – or more if you are also participating in a pre- or post-conference SIG, Tutorial, or Satellite Meeting.

Don't miss your opportunity to hear incredible science presentations! Check out the Proceedings papers in the following areas:

  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Bioimaging & Data Visualization
  • Databases, Ontologies & Text Mining
  • Disease Models & Epidemiology
  • Evolution & Comparative Genomics
  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics
  • Metabolic Networks
  • Population Genomics
  • Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks
  • Protein Structure & Function
  • RNA Bioinformatics
  • Sequence Analysis

Online Registration closes July 5th!


REGISTER NOW!

Conference July 21 – 23

SIGs & Sessions July 19 – 20

See you in Berlin!


Meeting Discounts

Star Alliance is offering discounts on air travel to the meeting.

Visit www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2013-general-info/ismbeccb2013-air-travel for details.