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ISCB President Election Results for the Term Beginning January 21, 2012

Burkhard Rost has been reelected as ISCB President through the ISCB President-elect online elections that took place from July 5-19, 2011.

Every other year ISCB members elect the next President-elect, a position with a one-year term that upon completion automatically converts into a two-year term as President. This year two highly esteemed and experienced candidates accepted their nominations to stand for election. Both found strong support in the membership vote and on August 18, 2011 the Board ratified Rost’s re-election based on the vote count. We are indebted to both candidates for their willingness to serve ISCB and its global membership over many years.

Professor Burkhard Rost has been a member of the ISCB Board of Directors since 2002 and an Officer of ISCB since 2005, when he was elected to a two-year term as Vice President. In 2006 he was also elected to serve concurrently as President-elect, and took office as President in 2007. He has since won three additional President-elect elections, thus securing his presidency until January 2015.

Thank you to all members who participated by voting in this election!

Note: Click on Burkhard’s name above to link to his nomination and candidate statement. 

For additional information on ISCB’s annual nominations and elections procedures please see http://www.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 15, 2012, for terms beginning in January of 2013.

Blogging at #ISMB / #ECCB11


Beginning on July 15 a designated blog tech team will trigger the creation of a new blog on the FriendFeed (http://friendfeed.com/ismbeccb2011) platform shortly before the start of the first presentation in the conference schedule. The feed link will be posted into our online program schedule for all subscribers to easily find.


Anyone can then join that feed to participate in real-time blogging of the talk with colleagues that might be seated on the opposite side of the aisle, or the opposite side of the globe!


Additional details are available here.


Twitter users can use the hashtag #ISMB (preferably together with #ECCB11) to post updates related to the ISMB/ECCB 2011 conference. More information about hashtags can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag#Hash_tags.