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Birds of a Feather (BoF) - ISMB/ECCB 2017

 

BoF A1: The Computational Biology Education (CoBE) COSI BOF
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizers:

Fran Lewitter, Whitehead Institute (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Teresa Attwood, University of Manchester
Lonnie Welch, Ohio University

Presentation Overview:

A major goal of CoBE is to foster a collaborative community in which bioscientists can share bioinformatics education/training resources and experiences. Thus, we invite you to join us for an interactive discussion with the ISCB education committee, GOBLET and others to kickstart this community. Please come with your ideas.


BoF A2: JPI Career Development: "On Leadership and Management"
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

In this roundtable discussion, group leaders (established and new) will provide guidance on how to lead your team effectively, manage your people and your time to maximize productivity and quality of life.


BoF A3: ERC funding schemes
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Konstantina Topouridou, European Research Council Executive Agency (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

Presenting ERC funding schemes. There will be a panel discussion with ERC grantees.


BoF A4: Promoting gender diversity in Bioinformatics
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Malvika Sharan, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

One of the major concerns in scientific fields is the lack of gender diversity. In this BoF, using the format of unseminars (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003905), I would like to discuss various causes, challenges and possible solutions to combat this problem. Furthermore, I aim to increase awareness among the bioinformatics community on this issue.


BoF B1: JPI Career Development: "Becoming a Leader in the Open Data Movement"
Monday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

ISCB has long been a supporter of open data practices . Young investigators have a unique chance to propagate them. In this roundtable experienced leaders in the open data movement will share their advice on how to advance in your career while simultaneously sharing your work and data openly.


BoF B2: How to build your scientific network as an early career researcher.
Monday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Farzana Rahman, ISCB Student Council
Dan DeBlasio, ISCB Student Council (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Diane E Kovats, ISCB

Presentation Overview:

A session dedicated to addressing career-related needs and questions of young researchers in the area of computational biology. We will host inspiring talks and opinions from experts and lively discussions with the audience on career guidance, tips and skills. The ISCB Student Council and ISCB's Industry Advisory Council welcomes all curious minds to the event.