Since its founding in 1997, the International Society for Computational Biology, Inc. (ISCB) has emerged as the leading professional society for participants in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. This diverse group includes researchers, practitioners, technicians, students, and suppliers. ISCB serves its global membership community by:
- Collating and distributing information about research, education, careers, and funding opportunities
- Recognizing and rewarding outstanding scientific contributions;
- Providing affordable platforms to present research, as well as discounts for high-quality journals and books;
- Supporting topical and regional communities of interest;
- Offering opportunities for professional development and leadership;
- Providing a forum for networking and collaboration; and
- Promoting, representing, and advocating for the field using its influential voice in conversations with governments and the agencies responsible for scientific funding
ISCB envisions facilitating deeper connections amongst computational biologists by further developing the Society as a year-round hub of online activity. The ISCB COSIs and ISCBconnect web communities will allow members to share information, hold meetings, and discuss ideas “long distance” via virtual meeting places and virtual networks.
Communities of Special Interest (COSIs) are built around either major research themes within computational biology and bioinformatics, or important activities such as networks of training, mentoring, or financial support.
The global dispersion of computational biology and bioinformatics has inspired scientists everywhere to form regional groups, institutes and online networks. The ISCB Affiliates Program provides a link between the Society and these self-supporting organizations, with a focus on sharing news and information to help each organization grow and thrive. Visit https://www.iscb.org/iscb-affiliates-cosis for more information.
ISCB is dedicated to supporting rising generations of comptational biologists. With students and postdoctoral fellows constituting one-third of the registered membership, the ISCB Student Council (ISCB-SC) is committed to facilitating opportunities for these young researchers. ISCB-SC is organized and run completely by students and postdoctoral fellows and provides educational and networking activities during ISMB and ISCB-continent meetings, as well as other significant activities and events throughout the year. Visit www.iscbsc.org for more information.
Oxford University Press (OUP) Bioinformatics
Home of the ISMB Conference Biology Proceedings, Bioinformatics is the leading journal in its field and publishes the highest quality scientific papers and review articles of interest to academic and industrial researchers. Its main focus is on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Members enjoy a discount on subscriptions to the journal.
The ISCB Community Journal by F1000Research publishes a range of research formats in one centralized channel. Articles based upon the research presented at select official and affiliated conferences will be published using F1000Research’s immediate publication and transparent peer review model. This model allows publication without limitations on article size and type, or initial judgments on potential impact. ISCB members enjoy up to a $200 discount on publishing.
Sponsored by ISCB, the Computational Biology series publishes the very latest, high-quality research devoted to specific issues in computer-assisted analysis of biological data. The main emphasis is on current scientific developments and innovative techniques in computational biology (bioinformatics), bringing to light methods from mathematics, statistics and computer science that directly address biological problems currently under investigation. Members enjoy a 25% discount on books!