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Don't miss the hybrid bioinformatics conference of the year - experience it in-person or virtually.

Registration is still open and includes exclusive access to on-demand content.  
All content presented live will be archived for on-demand viewing. Wether in-person or virtual, you will never miss a thing with your exclusive access to the content well beyond the conference days!  And that is a feat in itself as we know with more than 500 talks in ten concurrent sessions it’s hard to see live all the science that one may want to see.

Start planning your ISMB 2022 experience today - review the COSI tracks, programme and register today.

Looking for summer event for your lab?  Check out the ISCB Laboratory Member Rate: Available to ISCB Member Institutions or Labs. This is a new ISCB membership type effective March, 2021. See ISCB membership categories at: https://www.iscb.org/become-a-member

**Laboratory Rate: Available to a group or lab where the lead registrant is an ISCB member. The additional 7 group registrants are not required to be members of ISCB. This registration category includes ISCB membership for any combination of up to 7 students or postdocs as part of the group.

ISCB is committed to sustainable environmental practices within its organizational operations as we plan and execute Society’s programs. You can help our efforts by taking the ISCB Green Pledge. Participants will be recognized during the conference and automatically entered into a prize drawing.

Attending Virtually? You can still support our environmentally sustainable efforts by pledging the virtual ISCB Green Pledge! Participants will be recognized during the conference on the virtual platform.
Whether you are joining us in-person in Madison or virtual, don’t miss out on the incredible scientific programme, starting with the distinguished keynote lineup:

Tanya Berger-Wolf

Presentation Title: Imageomics: Images as the Source of Information about Life 

Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT

ISCB Overton Prize Keynote: Po-Ru Loh

Presentation Title: Haplotype-informed discovery of hidden genetic variants influencing human traits

Monday, July 11, 2022 at 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Aïda Ouangraoua


Presentation Title: Gene evolution at transcript level: challenges and existing solutions

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist Award Keynote: Ron Shamir

Presentation Title: Integration, modularity and network analysis for understanding disease

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

ISCB Innovator Award Keynote: Núria López-Bigas

Presentation Title: Comprehensive identification of cancer driver mutations

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT


Register to Attend!

Registration deadline: ONGOING
Acquire new knowledgenew toolsnew contacts... Over 600 talks and 800 posters! Register today and experience the endless possibilities of ISMB 2022 in-person or virtual!

HOT OFF THE PRESS...The ISMB 2022 Scientific Programme.

Click on the track areas to learn more about the science coming to an in-person experience OR virtual platform near you!


Book Your Stay & SAVE!

Disounted Hotel deadline:  Friday June 17

ISMB 2022 discounted rates expire June 17!

ISMB 2022 Housing available at: 


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Plan your ISMB 2022 experience today - register for a Tutorial!

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Regardless of how you plan to attend, book your registration today!  Tutorials are booking up - reserve your spot before you miss out:

In-person Tutorials (All times CDT):

Virtual Tutorials: (All times CDT) Presented through the ISMB conference platform:

JUNE 2022
Book your hotel by FRIDAY,
June 17 & SAVE
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Are you ready?  Register Today!
Conference Registration
Our scientific programme is taking shape with 700+ talks and posters!  

Join us for this exciting hybrid conference.  ISCB Members receive a conference registration discount.  Not a member, no problem! You can become a member prior to registering to save or choose membership as part of our nonmember registration package.  
Register to Attend
Register for a Tutorial
June 30
ISMB 2022 will hold a series of in-person and virtual tutorials prior to the start of ISMB 2022 - details on the tutorial program are available at:  https://www.iscb.org/ismb2022-program/tutorials

NoteYou must be registered for the ISMB 2022 conference to attend a Tutorial.

In-person Tutorials: (All times CDT)

Virtual Tutorials: (All times CDT) Presented through the ISMB conference platform

Register for a Tutorial
Book your Room in Madison & SAVE
Special rates are available until June 10, 2022!

Book your hotel early to ensure you don’t miss out.

ISMB 2022 Housing available at: 

Conference Hotels
ISMB Sustainable Conference Travel Award (SCTA) 
Submit your entry!
The pandemic has shown the scientific community the benefits and limitations of virtual conferences.

As travel and gathering restrictions are eased, ISMB 2022 will be celebrated as an in-person conference. However, there is a growing concern about how to make travel and attendance more sustainable and respectful for the planet.

The ISMB Sustainable Conference Travel Award aims to promote sustainable travel to scientific meetings by rewarding delegates who show environmentally friendly travel to attend the ISMB2022 Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Do you have a plan for more sustainable travel to the Madison ISMB2022 conference?

ISMB 2022 Sustainable Conference Travel Award
ISCB Green Pledge
Sign the Pledge!
ISCB is committed to sustainable environmental practices within its organizational operations as we plan and execute Society’s programs. You can help our efforts by taking the ISCB Green Pledge. To pledge your commitment, sign the pledge form, download the ISCB Green Pledge, and track your progress as you attend this conference. Participants will be recognized during the conference and automatically entered into a prize drawing.

Attending Virtually? You can still support our environmentally sustainable efforts by pledging the virtual ISCB Green Pledge! Participants will be recognized during the conference on the virtual platform.
Sign the ISCB Green Pledge

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

COSI Series Webinars:

June 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT - Network-based dynamic modeling of biological systems: toward understanding and control by Reka Albert, Pennsylvania State University - Hosted by SysMod

June 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT - Reconstructing the mutational histories of healthy and cancer genomes by Maria Secrier, University College London - Hosted by TransMed
Upcoming Practical Training and Tutorials:

There are no tutorials scheduled at the moment, check back regularly or suggest a presentation.
To propose a talk for an ISCBacademy Webinar click here.

ISCBacademy is complimentary to ALL ISCB members!  Join Today!
Register Today!
FINAL CALL for Workshop and Tutorial Submissions! 
Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2022

We invite scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high-quality proposals for tutorials, workshops or mini-courses (tutorial program) to take place virtually or in-person as part of at the ISCB-Latin America SoIBio BioNetMX 2022.

Workshop & Tutorial Submissions
Other Submission Opportunities:
Mark your calendars!
Paper Submissions - Deadline: 28 July, 2022
Abstract Submission - Deadline: 14 September, 2022
Poster Submissions - Deadline: 30 September, 2022
Conference Information
Welcome to ISCB Nucleus, the center for Science, Training, and Networking.

From cell life to groups of family and friends, the Nucleus of anything is its core and central part around which everything is gathered. As such, ISCB offers access into its core through ISCB Nucleus.  Inside ISCB Nucleus, you will find all the archived ISCBacademy webinars and trainings from 2020 – present, as well as live upcoming webinar sessions and training.  You will also find a section where our Communities of Special Interest (COSIs) and Affiliated Regional Groups are featured.  Finally, within the Collaboration Hub you can engage in online dialogue within community specific forums or in the global news feed.  You can network and connect with fellow researchers through our people search, and (coming soon) have impromptu live meet ups. 
This ever evolving and expanding platform is a member benefit, giving ISCB members full access to content that is stored within. New content an features will be added as we work to meet the needs of our audience.  ISCB Nucleus also welcomes those outside of our membership to come and engage.  For the best browsing experience, we recommend using Chrome.

To get started:

  • Check your inbox for an email from ISCB Nucleus with your "Magic Link" to log into the platform hosted on JUNO.  Please make sure to double check spam and junk inboxes to ensure  you do not miss the email with instructions. An example of the email can be found below.
  • If you don't see an email, you can easily generate a new Magic Link by clicking the Login button at iscb.junolive.co/Nucleus/Welcome. Enter your email and an email and a new email will be sent to you with your "New Magic Link."
  • Click the link and follow the instructions provided to create your profile and begin experiences ISCB Nucleus.
To access the Mobile App:

1. Download from your app store.
2. Click the Magic Link button to access event site.
To access the Desktop App:
1. Click the Magic Link button to access event site.

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GIW XXXI ISCB-Asia V Opens Call for Papers

GIW ISCB-Asia has a rich history as a conference to present and discuss research in computational biology and computational aspects of genomics.  Both theoretical and application oriented research is welcome.

This call is for original research.  Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed for oral presentation at the conference. Any co-author (registered for the conference) can present an accepted submission.  A person may be co-author of multiple submissions, but can only present one of them. 
We will also recommend those manuscripts for publication in one of the journals listed below.  Which journal depends on the nature and strength of the manuscript.  Authors are encouraged to let us know their preferences and may opt-out if unhappy with our recommendation.  Publication charges vary by journal and are the responsibility of the authors.

Based on past experience, we expect that most research presented at the conference will be published within a few months of the conference.  But please be aware that journals reserve the right to do further review or even reject recommended manuscripts.

Journals which have agreed to work with us include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics Advances
  • Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • GigaScience
  • GigaByte

Bioinformatics and GigaScience are highly competitive so at most only a few manuscripts will be published in those journals.  The Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and BMC Bioinformatics, are well established journals which have published many articles from GIW and ISCB-Asia in the past.  Bioinformatics Advances and GigaByte are new journals with strong organizational support.  We believe they have a bright future.

Submission site: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=giwiscbasia2022

Submission deadline: August 17, 2022

GIW XXXI/ISCB-Asia V will be held (in-person or virtually) in Tainan, Taiwan from Dec. 12 to 14, 2022. 

Learn More / Submit A Paper