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In Memory of Kamalakar-Rao Mettani


In February 2008, we were saddened to learn that we lost a valued member of our web development team, Kamalakar-Rao Mettani. Kamal was 31 years old and had just finished his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree at the University of Applied Science Heidelberg, in the department of Computer Science.

His thesis presented a thorough study of the previous ISCB website and a detailed proposal to increase member benefits by allowing for greater web-based community interactions. Kamal received the university's distinguished honor of best master of science thesis in 2007.

Kamal and his thesis were key to the redevelopment of the ISCB web site, and for several months after receiving his degree, right up until the time of his sudden death, he personally worked with the ISCB staff and leadership to implement his plan. As you look through the new layout and functionality, please know that Kamal's energy and talents are part of every piece of code and design.

We are all proud to have worked with someone who was as bright, conscientious, and professional as Kamal, and know he will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Therefore, as ISCB launches its new web presence, we dedicate this site to Kamalakar-Rao Mettani.

Most Sincerely,
The International Society for Computational Biology

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Kamal receives his Master of Science Degree from Professor Gerd Moeckel
(SRH Heidelberg) and Dr. Reinhard Schneider (EMBL).

Kamal (pictured on the far right) joins his fellow graduates on stage.
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The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Excellence in Science Award 2009

‚ÄúRecognizing the Research Accomplishments of Women Scientists‚ÄĚ

~ CALL FOR NOMINATIONS ~

December 1, 2007 - March 4, 2008

****** Electronic Submissions Only ******

The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company to recognize outstanding achievement by women in biological science. All women who are members of one or more of the societies of FASEB are eligible for nomination. Nominations recognize a woman scientist whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.

Nominees are typically women who are relatively senior in their field and nationally known for their outstanding contributions in research, leadership, and mentorship. Recent winners include Mina Bissell, Frances Arnold, Elaine Fuchs, Marilyn Farquhar, Anita Roberts, and Janet Roussant.

The 2009 recipient will receive her award and present an Excellence in Science Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB Member Society. The award includes a $10,000 unrestricted research grant funded by Eli Lilly and Company, travel expenses, complimentary meeting registration, and a plaque in recognition of the award.

Nomination Procedures:

Nominators and their candidates must be members of a FASEB Society. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

All Nominations must be submitted on the FASEB Excellence in Science Award website. Access to the site is located at: www.faseb.org/excellenceinscience. Documents must be uploaded individually in PDF format. Submissions must include all of the following documents:

1. Nomination Letter, setting forth in detail:

  • The contribution(s) to the field that represents the nominee‚Äôs outstanding achievement in science;
  • Leadership and mentorship;
  • Evidence of national recognition;
  • Honors and awards; and
  • Synopsis of selected bibliography

2. Full Curriculum Vitae - including all publications

  • 5 Reprints ‚Äď Exactly
  • 3 Letters of Support from Nominee‚Äôs peers‚Äď Minimum (maximum of 5)
  • 3 Trainee Recommendations - Exactly

For complete details go to: www.faseb.org/excellenceinscience

~ NOMINATION DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2008 ~

For questions, please contact:

Lin Stricker
Senior Executive Assistant
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3998

Tel. (301) 634-7092
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Rocky 2016: Call for Submissions!

Abstract (Oral & Poster) Submissions

Deadline: October 3, 2016


Submit your research today to become a part of this prestigious and unique conference!

Rocky 2016 will provide opportunities for short "flash" presentations (10 minute talks) and poster presentations on current projects from as many attendees as possible. Original presentations (including significant works-in-progress) are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.


PHOENIX, ARIZONA
NOV 6 - 9, 2016

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Now in its ninth year, the RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges and Cytoscape Workshop is one of the premier annual meetings in the fields of regulatory genomics, systems biology, and network visualization. This multidisciplinary conference brings together both computational and experimental researchers from across the world to discuss recent discoveries about genomic and molecular regulatory networks as well as innovative, integrative methods for developing a systems-level understanding of biological activity.


Don't Forget to Register for the Cytoscape Workshop!

Cytoscape is the most popular network visualization and analysis tool in biological sciences. This workshop will provide a general introduction to network biology studies and Cytoscape concepts, including a hands-on session aimed to bootstrap new and returning users.  For more information please visit the workshop tab on the website.


PHOENIX, ARIZONA
NOV 6 - 9, 2016

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RSG with DREAM 2016: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Submit your research today to be part of this vibrant conference!


Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation
Deadline: September 1, 2016

Poster Submissions
Deadline: September 16, 2016


Possible topics include:

  • Network visualization and analysis
  • Regulatory motifs and modules
  • Epigenomics and chromatin state
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Regulatory networks
  • Co-transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational regulation
  • Signal transduction networks
  • Genetic, molecular, and phenotypic variation and human disease
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Single-cell proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Machine learning methods for systems biology
  • Translational systems biology




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ISCB-Latin America 2016: Call for Submissions!


Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this vibrant conference - Submit your research today!

ORIGINAL RESEARCH FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Deadline: September 2, 2016

Abstracts selected for presentation will be invited to submit full papers to be published in the F1000Research ISCB Community Journal. Publications fees will be waived for accepted abstracts presented at the conference. - Submit for an Oral Presentation!

POSTERS
Deadline: September 16, 2016

Poster abstracts are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods covering a range of topics reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature. Accepted posters are displayed at the conference. Authors will be assigned a presentation time in one of two sessions.  - Submit a Poster!


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Be a part of Rocky 2016 -- Submit your research today!

Abstract (Oral & Poster) Submissions

Deadline: October 3, 2016


Submit your research today to become a part of this prestigious and unique conference!

Rocky 2016 will provide opportunities for short "flash" presentations (10 minute talks) and poster presentations on current projects from as many attendees as possible. Original presentations (including significant works-in-progress) are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.


GLBIO 2017

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MAY 15 - 17, 2017

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Submit a Special Session for GLBIO 2017 today!

The Program Chairs of the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) invite proposals for special sessions.

The topic and structure of the sessions can vary but should be of interest to a substantial component of the bioinformatics research community.

For example, sessions can be workshops, tutorials, or software schools, and can include invited speakers and/or contributed talks.

Session proposals are due on October 1, 2016.

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 Submit posters for presentation at ISCB-LA 2016

 

 
Submit posters for presentation at ISCB-LA 2016
The ISCB-LA 2016 welcomes the submission of abstracts for poster presentation. Poster abstracts are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods covering a range of topics reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature.
Submissions Deadline: September 16, 2016


Submit posters for presentation at RSG with DREAM Challenges & Cytoscape Workshop.
Submit posters for presentation at RSG with DREAM Challenges & Cytoscape Workshop.
This conference is designed 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.
Submissions Deadline: September 16, 2016



Submit an abstract to the Rocky 2016 Conference!
The Rocky 2016 Conference will provide opportunities for short "flash" presentations (10 minute talks) and poster presentations on current projects from as many attendees as possible. Original presentations (including significant works-in-progress) are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.
Submissions Deadline: October 3, 2016


ISCB Announces Results of the 2016 Officer and Student Council Leadership Elections





ISCB Announces Results of the 2016 Officer and Student Council Leadership Elections

The Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is pleased to announce the results of the recent officer elections. Members of the society elected the following as incoming officers beginning January 2017:

Thomas Lengauer, Department of Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbr√ľcken, GermanyPresident-Elect ‚Äď Thomas Lengauer, Department of Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbr√ľcken, Germany. Thomas Lengauer, Ph.D. (Computer Science, Stanford University, 1979), Dr. rer. nat. (Mathematics, Free University of Berlin, 1976), is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Adjunct Professor at Saarland University and the University of Bonn. He is a founding member of ISCB and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors, in which he served in all years except 2002 to 2005, and of the Executive Committee where he currently serves as Vice President. Lengauer has chaired the ISCB Awards Committee from 2005 to 2007, where he assisted in the development of a revised selection process. He was also Scientific Chair of ISMB 1999 (Heidelberg) and 2007 (Vienna), as well as an Area Chair in several ISMB conferences. Lengauer is a Fellow of our Society. He will be President-Elect from January 2017 to January 2018 and will become President of the Society in January 2018, serving a three-year term. His research interests and activities include structural bioinformatics, molecular docking and computational chemistry, computational epigenetics and bioinformatics for disease, especially, viral resistance analysis.

Janet Kelso, Bioinformatics Research Group Leader, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, GermanyVice President ‚Äď Janet Kelso, Bioinformatics Research Group Leader, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. Janet Kelso, Ph.D. (Bioinformatics, University of the Western Cape, 2003), is a Bioinformatics Research Group Leader and Minerva Professor of Bioinformatics at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. She is currently serving as a member of the ISCB Board of Directors (2005 - present), is the ISCB Conference Council Co-chair, has served on the ISMB Steering Committee since 2006, as well as an ISMB Conference Co-chair in 2014 and 2015. Kelso has played instrumental roles in the development of the ISCB conference series and served on the Executive Committee in both the position of Secretary (2006-2011) and Vice President (2011-2013). Kelso is a Fellow of our Society. She is also the Executive Co-editor for Bioinformatics, and serves on several other editorial boards. Kelso will serve her three-year term as Vice President starting in January 2017. Her research interests span questions in evolutionary and comparative genomics. She has participated in the development of methods for the analysis of ancient DNA and in the analysis of the genomes of archaic and early modern humans. Most recently her group has studied the functional implications of the admixture between humans and Neanderthals.


This year's election also included ISCB Student Council leadership. The ISCB Board of Directors is pleased to announce the elected young professionals who will lead the ISCB Student Council (SC) in 2017.

  • Chair ‚Äď Farzana Rahman, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
  • Vice Chair ‚Äď Nazeefa Fatima, University of Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
  • Treasurer ‚Äď Aishwarya Alex Namasivayam, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Secretary - R. Gonzalo Parra, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Student Council Representative to ISCB Board of Directors - Dan DeBlasio, Carnegie Mellon University, United States


For additional information on ISCB's annual nominations and elections procedures please see 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 2017, for terms beginning in January 2018.