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  • 5th International Society for Computational Biology Latin America, SOIBIO and EMBnet Joint Bioinformatics Conference 2018 (ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018)

ISMB/ECCB 2017 - Growing Together, Celebrating 25 Years of ISMB!

   
 
 
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RSG with DREAM 2017:
Call for Submissions!


The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics invites abstracts for consideration for oral presentations or participation in a poster session.

Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation & Poster deadline: September 17, 2017

Late Breaking Poster Consideration deadline: October 9, 2017

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New this year!
Special Session on Systems Immunology

The RSG 2017 conference program will include 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.


 

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ISMB/ECCB 2017: Register Today & SAVE!!

Register Now for ISMB/ECCB 2017 and SAVE!

Early Registration Closes June 15!

Register today and find your community at ISMB/ECCB!

A themed ISMB/ECCB 2017 – The conference has been designed to make it easy for researchers sharing common interests to come together and listen to exciting new developments in their field. At the heart of the meeting are fourteen established communities (COSIs – Communities of Special Interest) reflecting most of the major research themes and training in computational biology!

Recruitment Opportunities – Connect with over 1,400 researchers, students, & postdocs from around the world!  Promote, Discuss, & Interview – Enjoy three-days of connecting all in one place!  Recruit – Engage  – Inform!

Experience it for yourself and register for ISMB/ECCB 2017!


 

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Call For Technology Talks!

Promote Your Innovative Tools, Methods, Service at ISMB/ECCB: Call for Tech Talks Closes 18 May!
 
1400+ attendees from 50+ countries

ISMB/ECCB attracts top international scientists and key decision makers in the life sciences from the world’s largest and most prestigious research institutions and companies.

55-minute session
• For-profit organization $2,000
• Not-for-profit Member $1500
• Not-for-profit Non-Member $1750

18 minute session
• For-profit organization $1250
• Not-for-profit Member $500
• Not-for-profit Non-Member $750

**Innovation Forum Members receive 50% off! Contact Andy Falter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information!


ISMB/ECCB 2017 - Growing Together, Celebrating 25 Years of ISMB!



   
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A themed ISMB/ECCB 2017 for better tracking of recent research developments and networking


The ISMB/ECCB 2017 conference has been designed to make it easy for researchers sharing common interests to come together and listen to exciting new developments in their field. At the heart of the meeting are fourteen established communities (COSIs – Communities of Special Interest) reflecting most of the major research themes and training in computational biology. These comprise:

  • 3DSIG – structural bioinformatics
  • Bioinfo-Core – core competencies in bioinformatics
  • BioOntologies – ontologies for medicine and life sciences
  • BioVis – visualization of biological data
  • BOSC - Bioinformatics Open Source Conference
  • COBE – Bioinformatics Education
  • CAMDA – analysis of heterogenous datasets
  • Function – methods for protein function annotation
  • HitSeq - high throughput sequencing algorithms and applications
  • IRB – computational and experimental aspects of research in RNA biology
  • NetBio – methods and tools for network biology
  • RegSys – computational methods for studying the regulation of genes and systems
  • SysMod – computational modelling of biological systems
  • TransMed – computational approaches in clinical and translational medicine
  • VariSIG – methods for understanding the impacts of genetic variation


Each day of the four-day conference includes COSI track presentations. A schedule overview is available here. In addition, a variety of workshops, special sessions and focused presentations on other important research area topics in computational biology are scheduled. Some of these are around new budding communities and include: Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation; Computational Immune Oncology; Machine Learning in Systems Biology; along with a Bioinformatics Core Workshop and Workshop on Education in Bioinformatics.

These newly organized community sessions (COSI tracks) include talks from ‘proceedings’ submissions, which will be published in a special issue of Bioinformatics, and other scientific talks on previously published research (Highlights) and exciting late-breaking unpublished research.

In essence the meeting will encompass all of the familiar themes and tracks, such as proceedings, highlight, or late breaking topics, that made ISMB/ECCB a pillar of the community in previous years, but will now offer an improved quality in the experience for you, the delegate. You now have the opportunity to listen to talks on the same theme, opportunities to engage in discussions and networking with other like-minded researchers, in a much more themed-focused program.

Experience it for yourself and register for ISMB/ECCB 2017! This is your chance to fully immerse yourself in an environment that facilitates connecting fellow researchers in your community and to find out about new emerging communities. We are confident that the changes to ISMB/ECCB 2017 will make it easier to follow exciting developments and make new friends and colleagues.

There is still an opportunity to present at the conference. Poster submissions deadline is May 15 and Technology Talk submissions are due May 18.

Looking forward to seeing you in Prague at ISMB/ECCB 2017!!

Sincerely,

Yves Moreau and Janet Thornton
ISMB/ECCB 2017 Conference Chairs


 ISMB/ECCB 2017 To Do List: Submit a Poster Today!

ISMB/ECCB 2017 To Do List: Submit a Poster Today!



GLBIO 2017

Join Us!

UNIV. of ILLINOIS
at CHICAGO

MAY 15 - 17, 2017

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Have you registered yet for GLBIO 2017 - There is still time!


Join your colleagues for 3 days of fostering long term collaborative relationships,
networking opportunities & top notch science within the domain of computational biology.

Online Reg Deadline:  May 01
Room Rate Deadline:  May 03

 


 







ISCB Supports National Institutes of Health Interim Research Products Policy Change


Open access to data, software and publications enables scientific progress and is a core and foundational principle of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). ISCB was delighted to learn of and fully supports The National Institution of Health’s policy, which allows investigators to cite their interim research products, such as preprints, and claim them as products of NIH funding.
 
Pre-print servers have emerged as a rapid and important means for molecular and computational biologists to make their data and discoveries widely available prior to publication in peer-reviewed journals. ISCB’s two affiliated journals, Bioinformatics and PLOS Computational Biology, have for years encouraged the submission of papers previously deposited in pre-print servers.
 
The availability of these data forms are the basis of our ability as computational biologists to mine and integrate data from several sources in order to make new discoveries. This principle forms the basis of our professional activity as Bioinformatians and Computational Biologists and underlies our Society’s mission to advance understanding of living systems through computation and to communicate scientific advances worldwide.
 
ISCB is pleased to learn that the National Institutes of Health also sees the great value of interim research products and therefore strongly supports the recent policy change.  ISCB will continue to encourage the deposition of papers in pre-print servers, in the same way that we support the deposition of software and data in the appropriate repositories prior to publication in peer-reviewed journals.
 
It is, however, still largely misunderstood how important this data is and ISCB will continue to work towards educating other funding agencies on this matter.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-050.html