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ISMB/ECCB 2013 - Participate in SIGs, JPI and More!

Early Registration Deadline: July 7
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

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Don't miss your opportunity to participate in these exciting events during ISMB/ECCB 2013!

Junior Principal Investigators Meeting (JPI) - Transitioning from Post Doc to PI? Register now for the Junior PI Meeting!

Special Internet Group Meetings (SIGs) - Are you interested in gaining a deeper perspective on new developments in a field of study at a one- or two-day focused workshop? Browse through the list and register now for a SIG!

Special Sessions - Gain deeper knowledge and attend scientific presentations that take place during the meeting aimed to introduce the scientific community to relevant scientific issues and topics. Register now for a Special Session!

Tutorials Program - Specialized two half day presentations focusing on relevant scientific material to precede the conference scientific program. Read about the topics and register now for a tutorial!

Student Council Symposium 2013 - Are you a student, Post Doc or young researcher interested in building a network within the Computational Biology community? Register now for the Student Council Symposium (SCS)!

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SIGS & SESSIONS: July 19 - 20

CONFERENCE: July 21 - 23







 

 

 

The Sixth Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory & Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Deadline: June 28

Abstract Deadline: Sept 13

DREAM Challenges Deadline: Sept 15

Early Bird Registration Ends: Oct 11
REGISTRATION
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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE DREAM CHALLENGES

Submissions now being accepted!

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!

Presentations will be selected from among the submitted papers and abstracts.

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

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November 8 - 12, 2013


 

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Join us at ISMB/ECCB 2013

The world's largest bioinformatics and computational biology conference!

IMPORTANT DATES
June 7, 2013 Early Registration Discount Cut-off date
July 5, 2013 Online Registration Closes
July 18, 2013 Late Registration available onsite Berlin ICC (3p.m. - 6p.m.)

MEMBER PRICING
All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7 June 8 - July 5 After July 5
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 PRICING
All prices in Euros (€) and include 19% German VAT ON or BEFORE June 7 June 8 - July 5 After July 5
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

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Don't miss this opportunity to experience the ground-breaking science to be presented in Berlin!


Gil Ast
Title: How Chromatin organization and epigenetics talk
with alternative splicing

Lior Pachter
Title: TBA

Gary Stormo
Title: Searching for Signals in Sequences

Carole Goble
Title: Results may vary: what is reproducible? why do open science and who gets the credit?

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July 19 - 23, 2013

Register now and join us in Berlin!

ISMB/ECCB 2013 will be held at the ICC Berlin, July 19 - 23.

To learn more about the ICC Berlin visit here.

Main entrance: Neue Kantstraße / Ecke Messedamm D-14057 Berlin

The mailing address:
Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22 14055 Berlin
www.icc-berlin.de/en/



Deadline Extended for ISMB/ECCB 2013 Art & Science Works!

Show Us the Beauty of Computational Biology!

Microscope images, photographs of gels, scatter plots, network graphs and phylogenetic trees - even visual aids for problem-solving! Show us the art!

The deadline for the ISMB/ECCB 2013 Art & Science Exhibition has been extended to May 24th.

The organizers invite all interested conference attendees to submit such images and videos that have been generated as part of a research project. They are also soliciting images and videos resulting from creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods. All cover images produced by researchers for scientific journals are welcome as well.


Images of past submissions can be seen here. Get inspired!

A cash award may be given for the winning image as voted by conference attendees!

< Submit your material here >

Participate in this exciting event to surprise and inspire us, to open our eyes and minds!


The ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference will be held July 21-23 at the ICC Berlin, Germany.

Register now to attend !

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

Sincerely,

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


 

Submission Deadlines for MLSB, JPI and CAMDA

MLSB, JPI and CAMDA abstracts are still being accepted: visit ISMB/ECCB 2013 SIGs & SMs for details.

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Machine Learning in Systems Biology (MLSB) at ISMB/ECCB 2013

July 19-20, Berlin, Germany

Submit Abstracts by May 5!

The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in machine learning methods and their applications to systems biology (i.e., complex biological and medical questions) by bringing together method developers and experimentalists. We encourage submissions bringing forward methods for discovering complex structures (e.g. interaction networks, molecule structures) and methods supporting genome-wide data analysis.

Conference website:  www.mlsb.cc
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Junior PI Meeting (JPI) at ISMB/ECCB 2013

July 20, Berlin, Germany

The submission deadline is now May 10th!

 

Transitioning from Post-doc to (junior) PI is a major step in the scientific career ladder bringing new challenges to the scientist. Key among these challenges is moving from a single project-based responsibility to being responsible for the projects of students, technicians, and postdocs. In this meeting we aim to bring together scientists who have recently started or wish to start their own research group. This meeting will serve as a platform for building a community of junior PIs within the broader field of Computational Biology.

The total number of delegates will be capped at 50, so don't wait to submit your abstract!  Submission details here.

Organizers: Jeroen de Ridder, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; Venkata P. Satagopam, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Manuel Corpas, The Genome Analysis Centre, UK; Magali Michaut, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands; Yana Bromberg, Rutgers University, USA; Nils Gehlenborg, Harvard Medical School, USA; Geoff Macintyre, University of Melbourne, Australia.


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Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis (CAMDA2013) , a Satellite Meeting at ISMB/ECCB 2013

July 19-20,  Berlin, Germany

Submit Abstracts by May 20!

CAMDA focuses on innovative methods to analyze massive data sets from life sciences. Over two days, researchers from bioinformatics, computer sciences, statistics, genetics, molecular biology, and other fields present novel approaches to analyze Big Data. Extracting usable knowledge from Big Data is an extremely pressing topic which requires advanced data mining, machine learning, statistical, and data management techniques that are presented at CAMDA.

The conference consists of keynotes, oral presentations, and a poster session where participants can present their work. As in last years, the prestigious CAMDA prize will be awarded for the best presentation. The contest presentations are complemented by high profile keynotes from:

 - Atul Butte, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
 - Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
 - Jun Wang, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Shenzhen, China

We solicit submissions, which should include key results, figures, and tables.   All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book.

- Abstract submission deadline for oral presentation / 20 May 2013
- Abstract submission deadline for poster presentation / 25 May 2013
- Notification of accepted contributions / 30 May 2013

The organizers and chairs of CAMDA 2013: Joaquin Dopazo, CIPF, Spain; Sepp Hochreiter, Johannes Kepler University, Austria; David Kreil, Boku University, Austria; Simon Lin, Marshfield Clinic, U.S.A.   Local organizer:  Djork-Arné Clevert, Johannes Kepler University, Austria.


Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    •     Conference website: www.camda.info


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 The ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference will be July 21-23 at the ICC Berlin, Germany.

Register HERE to Attend


 

CALL FOR PAPERS – RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

Join us for the 6th Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on

Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with Dream Challenge
 

November 8-12, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This conference is one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the areas of regulatory genomics and systems biology. The conference will 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. It will feature keynote presentations, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

Submit your full-length papers and abstracts (abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations or posters). Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the meeting. The call for participation in the DREAM8 Challenges will begin on May 15, 2013.


We invite you to take advantage of these unique opportunities.

Click here for full details for submitting papers and abstracts.

 

*** The deadline for full length paper submissions is June 28. ***

*** The deadline for abstracts is September 13. ***

*** The deadline for DREAM8 Challenges is September 15. ***


See a preliminary listing of keynote speakers here.

Conference registration opens May 6, 2013!

 

We hope that you will consider submitting a paper or abstract, and look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!

Best regards,

Brenda J. Andrews, University of Toronto
Andrea Califano, Columbia University
Tim Hughes, University of Toronto
Manolis Kellis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM Computational Biology Center


 

ISCB Fellows Nominations - deadline April 30th -  Nominate now!

Dear ISCB Member,

Nominations for the 2013 ISCB Class of Fellows will close on April 30th.  Since 2009, the leadership of ISCB has been honoring our most distinctive members as Fellows and this is your chance to name our 2013 Class of Fellows.   If you know of an ideal candidate that you believe has earned his or her place among ISCB's Fellows through exceptional and exemplary contributions to the field of computational biology/bioinformatics, please nominate today.

Information about the ISCB Fellows program and selection criteria can be found at www.iscb.org/iscb-fellows

The online nomination form is available at www.iscb.org/fellow-nomination (as only members can nominate, login is required)


Not an ISCB member?   Join Today!


Thank you for your considerate nomination!

Sincerely,

Alfonso Valencia, Chair, ISCB Fellows Committee


 

 

Regulatory Genomics Special Interest Group (RegGenSIG)
at ISMB 2013 July 20, 2013, Berlin, Germany

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


The RegGenSIG meeting focuses on bioinformatics for regulatory genomics, fostering a collaborative community wherein scientists convene to discuss difficult research problems in computational regulatory genomics.


CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS
To make an oral presentation at RegGenSIG, extended abstracts (2-3 pages) should be submitted by May 4, 2013 (extended deadline) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including "RegGen SIG 2013 - Abstract for oral presentation" in the subject line. Authors will be notified by May 18, 2013.

CALL FOR POSTERS
For poster presentations, authors should submit a 250 word abstract no later than May 18, 2013 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including "RegGen SIG 2013 - Abstract for poster presentation" in the subject line. Authors will be notified no later than May 25, 2013.

For more information, please visit "RenGenSIG".

The ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference will be held July 21-23 at the ICC Berlin, Germany.

Register HERE to Attend


 

ISCB Fellows Nominations - deadline April 30th -  Nominate now!

Dear ISCB Member,

Nominations for the 2013 ISCB Class of Fellows will close on April 30th.  Since 2009, the leadership of ISCB has been honoring our most distinctive members as Fellows and this is your chance to name our 2013 Class of Fellows.   If you know of an ideal candidate that you believe has earned his or her place among ISCB's Fellows through exceptional and exemplary contributions to the field of computational biology/bioinformatics, please nominate today.

Information about the ISCB Fellows program and selection criteria can be found at www.iscb.org/iscb-fellows

The online nomination form is available at www.iscb.org/fellow-nomination (as only members can nominate, login is required)


Not an ISCB member?   Join Today!


Thank you for your considerate nomination!

Sincerely,

Alfonso Valencia, Chair, ISCB Fellows Committee


 

 

 

 



GLBIO 2013 Early Bird Registration Deadline

Dear ISCB Members, Colleagues, and Past GLBIO Attendees:

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference is quickly approaching and NEW sessions have been added to the schedule (see below). Your participation is encouraged!

Early registration pricing is available through Wednesday, April 24th at:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-registration

If you did not receive a response regarding your poster submission, please check your spambox (from iscb.org). If you have questions regarding your poster submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Program Schedule for the GLBIO 2013 Conference is now posted:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-full-agenda.

The hotel reservation deadline is April 23, 2013. To obtain the conference rate of $141/night plus tax, reservations can be made following the links on the "Accommodations" page:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-accommodations.

NEW IN 2013, THE GLBIO CAREER FAIR!  Connecting employers with job seekers in computational biology and bioinformatics. Learn more about the Career Fair:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013

An Education Session is being offered on Wednesday, May 15. Educating Biologists and Bioinformatics Professionals for the Future - Are We Getting It Right?  Panel Co-Chairs: Guenter Tusch, Grand Valley State U, and Sarah Elgin, Washington U in St. Louis. www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-educ

"Birds of a Feather":  GLBIO 2013 will offer a number of 'spontaneous' open meetings for participants to meet and talk about topics of mutual interest. The "Birds-of-a-Feather" (BoF) meetings offer an opportunity for colleague interaction in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to submit a topic for discussion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to recruit as many (or as few) interested participants as desired by the topic leader. Additional details will be provided prior to the Conference.

A Group Hike is planned for Monday, May 13th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm through beautiful Schenley Park www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley. Hikers will meet at the Registration Desk at the GLBIO Conference and additional details will be provided.

This year's keynote presenters exemplify the diversity of the field within this region: Ivet Bahar of University of Pittsburgh; Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University (and recipient of the 2012 ISCB Overton Prize); Jing Li of Case Western Reserve University; and Isidore Rigoutsos of Thomas Jefferson University.

Tutorial topics and presenters will include:  Spatial Rule-based Modeling of Cellular Biochemistry with MCell/BioNetGen/CellBlender presented by James Faeder (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Exploring and Enabling Biomedical Data Analysis with Galaxy presented by Anton Nekrutenko (Penn State University) and Machine Learning in Biology presented by Seyoung Kim and Eric Xing (Carnegie Mellon 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