Poster Chair: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Poster Submissions are Closed

The organizers of ISMB/ECCB 2013 invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster.

Monday, November 19, 2012 Call for Posters Opens

Friday, March 22, 2013
Poster Submission Deadline

Friday, April 12, 2013 Poster Acceptance Notification

ISMB/ECCB 2013 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. We are soliciting high-quality research posters in any aspect of computational biology.

Posters are intended to convey a scientific result and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. There will be a separate space for Industry Posters in the exhibition area - to learn more about Industry Posters contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A poster that is judged by the conference organizers to be an advertisement will be subject to removal without notice.

Posters submitted may cover any area of computational biology. We also encourage submission of purely experimental work and experimental posters should be submitted to the category (noted below) most accurately reflecting the area of this work and will be displayed accordingly. Posters must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2012.

Submitted posters  will be reviewed by the poster selection committee and notification of acceptance will be provided to the corresponding author no later than Monday, April 12, 2013.

Oral Poster Selection

A select number of accepted posters will receive an opportunity to complete a short oral presentation (approximately 8 minutes) during the conference parallel tracks in addition to their poster being displayed during the poster sessions. Posters nominated by at least one of the judges for oral presentation in the first round of review, will automatically be reviewed by additional members of the review panel. Posters amassing the largest number of recommendations will be selected for presentation. Late Posters will not be evaluated for oral poster presentation track. Additional details on this special Oral Poster Presentation track will be provided to directly to selected authors (May 3, 2013) in the Oral Presentation Track (OPT).


Poster Fees - Late Posters Only

Those delegates considering submitting a poster for consideration to ISMB are encouraged to do so as part of the early Call for Posters submission process closing March 22, 2013. Posters submitted after this date as part of the Call for Late Poster submission process (opening March 25, 2013) will pay a non-refundable Late Poster Fee of $50 during the submission process. 

Posters submitted and accepted as part of the Call for Late Poster are NOT eligible to apply for Conference Travel Fellowship Support.


Submission Guidelines

Poster authors submitting by March 22, 2013 may be eligible to apply for a Conference Travel Fellowships. All poster abstracts must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline: Friday, March 22, 2013 (You have until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). Space for posters is limited, and while we will make every effort to accommodate all interested groups, we advise you to submit your poster well before the deadline. 

Posters submitted by the March 22, 2013 deadline will be notified of acceptance by Monday, April 12, 2013. You must submit a 250 word poster abstract that will be included in the electronic conference program and posted on the conference web site. The abstract should not contain your title/position or any personal information (e.g. affiliation). There is a maximum of one poster per presenting author. The presenting author of a poster must be registered delegate and be available at the poster session to which their poster is assigned. Any author may submit to various conference tracks in addition to submitting a poster for review.

Posters will be on display from Sunday, July 21 through Tuesday, July 23.  Poster Sessions with Authors will be held over the lunch break on Monday, July 22 (odd numbered posters) and Tuesday, July 23 (even numbered posters). Authors should be prepared in advanced to be available to present on their assigned day. Please note due to the large number of posters we are unable to accept special requests for presentation dates.

The conference organizers will not offer tables for laptop computer demos during the poster session. If you would like to demonstrate your software, you are encouraged to submit an application for Technology Track. All abstracts will be considered a "personal communication" to the conference attendees. Abstracts will not be published in the proceedings, but will appear in the electronic program (USB) and on the conference website.

Submitted posters will be reviewed and categorized into the following general areas:

Bioinformatics of Disease and Treatment
 - Computational approaches to the study of disease predisposition, progression and treatment
Computational aspects
 - Only TECHNICAL posters should be included here
Comparative Genomics
 - The study of the relationship of genome structure and function across different biological species or strains
Education *New for 2013*
- The examination of how different models of learning and educational programming in bioinformatics (e.g. tutorials, workshops, courses and e-learning) can be used to impact the understanding and use of bioinformatics across different audiences.
 - The study of heritable changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence
Functional Genomics
 - The study of whole organism level gene and protein quantities, functions and interactions
Genome Organization and Annotation
 - The annotation of genome components' functions and spatial localizations
Genetic Variation Analysis
 - Detection, qualification, and annotation of genetic variants and their effects
- The study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples
Pathogen informatics
- The study of viral/microbial/phage genomes with respect to host-pathogen interactions
Population Genetics, Variation and Evolution
- The study of allele variance and distribution and their change under the influence of evolutionary processes
Protein Structure and Function Prediction and Analysis
- Computational approaches to the prediction and annotation of protein structure, function, and their relationships
- The study of proteins structures and functions, often via protein purification and mass spectrometry techniques
Sequence Analysis
- The analysis of DNA, RNA or peptide sequences to understand their features, function, structure, or evolution
Systems Biology and Networks
- The study of complex component interactions within biological systems


Institutional Research.

Public Institutions (Not for profit) are able to submit their research findings as part of the call for posters. This will be displayed with in the topic area of Institutional Research


Individuals may choose to submit a poster presenting a review of a specific field or technique. These submissions do not need to contain original work from the author and are intended to be an introduction for individuals not familiar with the field or technique. These review are not meant to be advertisements (e.g. it is not acceptable that the poster is an advertisement for a book or other type of commercial publication)


Posters Display Schedule:


0.95 m (wide) x 1.30 m (high).
Odd Numbered posters:
  • Set-up timeframe: Sunday, July 21, 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Author poster presentations: Monday, July 22, 12:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
  • Removal timeframe: July 22, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.*
Even Numbered posters:
  • Set-up timeframe: Monday, July 22, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
  • Author poster presentations: Tuesday, July 23, 12:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
  • Removal timeframe: July 23, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
* Posters that are not removed by the designated time may be taken down by the organizers and discarded. Please be sure to remove your poster within the stated timeframe

Delegate Posters Viewing Schedule

Odd Numbered posters:
On display Sunday, July 21, 10:00 a.m. through Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Monday, July 22: 12:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Even Numbered posters:
On display Monday, July 22, 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, July 23, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Tuesday, July 23: 12:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Poster Display Size: When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 0.95 m (wide) x 1.30 m (high). The organizers will provided double side tape for fastening the poster to the board.

There will be one (1) posters per side on the each poster board. View a diagram of the the poster board in pdf format here.
View an image of the poster board here.


All questions pertaining to the ISMB/ECCB 2013 posters should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.