Awards - ISMB 2016
Ian Lawson Van Toch Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Paper
Late Breaking Research Award sponsored by PLOS
University of California Berkeley Center for Computational Biology Outstanding Oral Poster Prize
PhRMA Foundation Awards
F1000Research Poster Award
RCSB PDB Poster Prize
The Outstanding Student Paper Award is given to the student who presents the most thought-provoking or original paper at the Conference, as judged by our panel of experts.
This award is given in memory of Ian Lawson Van Toch, a 23 year old Medical Biophysics graduate student at the University of Toronto who passed away in August 2007. Ian was fortunate to have already discovered his passion for computational biology and how it can - and will - lead to quantum breakthroughs in cancer research. This passion was sparked when Dr Igor Jurisica hired Ian to work in his lab at the Ontario Cancer Institute as a researcher during the summer of 2006. That introduction blossomed into a mentoring relationship that is so vital to helping young students launch their careers.
Our thanks go to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and IBM who have sponsored this award since 2008.
Past recipients of this special award include:
- ISMB 2016: Yaron Orenstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
- ISMB/ECCB 2015: Farhad Hormozdiari, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
- ISMB 2014: Andrey D. Prjibelski, St. Petersburg Academic University, Russia
- ISMB/ECCB 2013:Wyatt Clark, Indiana University, United States
- ISMB 2012: Deniz Yorukoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
- ISMB/ECCB 2011: Sara Berthoumieux, Inria, France
- ISMB 2010: Keren Yizhak, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- ISMB/ECCB 2009: Manfred Claassen, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- ISMB 2008: Lucas Ward, Columbia University, United States
ISMB 2016 is pleased to announce a Late Breaking Research Award sponsored by PLOS. A $500.00 prize will be awarded to the student or postdoctoral researcher deemed to present the most thought-provoking or original Late Breaking Research talk at the Conference as judged by our panel of experts. The accepted Late Breaking Research presentations are included in the Theme Presentation schedule
The UC Berkeley Center for Computational Biology is proud to recognize the most promising trainees as part of its mission to provide outstanding educational opportunities. A $500.00 prize will be awarded to two (2) presenters deemed to be outstanding in their oral presentation of their scientific posters at ISMB 2016.
The PhRMA Foundation provides fellowships and grants to young scientists pursuing research careers in the discipline of Informatics. The goal of the Informatics Program is to promote the use of informatics in an integrative approach to understanding biological and disease processes. Informatics awards support career development for scientists engaged in cutting-edge research in information technology and experimental validation, thus advancing the integration of molecular and clinical approaches into problems of pharmacological concern. Award winners are not necessarily ISMB presenters, and these awards are presented with no strings attached.
F1000Research will present five (5) poster awards for outstanding ISMB 2016 poster presentations. Prizes include a one year subscription to F1000Prime and access to the new F1000 Workspace, plus a free article submission to F1000Research (value $1000).
The RCSB and PDB Poster Prize will be awarded for the best student poster presentation in the category of Structure and Function Prediction. The award will consist of a related educational book.
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