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Blogging at #ismb2010

Beginning on July 9 a designated blog tech team will trigger the creation of a new blog on the FriendFeed (http://friendfeed.com/ismb2010) 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 #ismb2010 to post updates related to the ISMB 2010 conference. More information about hashtags can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag#Hash_tags.

ISCB Honors Six Members as New Fellows

This month the ISCB Fellows Committee named six members as Fellows of ISCB. Five were selected from among nominations submitted by our membership, plus the 2010 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award winner, who is automatically bestowed the honor. These distinguished members will be recognized for their contributions to accelerating the pace of computational biology and bioinformatics during the ISMB 2010 conference in Boston. All Fellows will receive a certificate and a pin as a symbol of the inspiring accomplishments that have earned them this distinction.

The 2010 Class of Fellows is:

  • Russ B. Altman, Stanford University, USA
  • Lawrence Hunter, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA
  • Eugene Myers, Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Janelia Farm Research Center, Ashburn, USA
  • Chris Sander, 2010 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award winner,
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
  • Gary Stormo, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre and Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute, Madrid, Spain

For more information about the ISCB Fellows Program, including past Fellows, please see www.iscb.org/iscb-fellows