ISCB Student Council: Next Generation Computational Biologists

Welcome to the ISCB Student Council, the student organization of the International Society for Computational Biology.

Our mission is to promote the development of the next generation of computational biologists. We achieve our goal through provision of scientific events, networking opportunities, soft-skills training, educational resources and career advice, while attempting to influence policy processes affecting science and education.

The Student Council website is a resource for the global computational biology student community and we offer many features that allow you to get in touch with your peers and to find out about events and initiatives for computational biology students - no matter where in the world you are. If you have questions or comments don't hesitate to contact us.

Read on below for the latest news on everything Student Council-related.

Stories from the road: Trials and tribulations of the ISCB Student Council

 Vignesh GP

In July 2014 the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Over its ten years of operation, the Student Council has grown to over 2000 members thanks, in a large part, to its constituent of innovative and enthusiastic volunteers. These volunteers have worked hard to uphold the Student Council’s mission of “promoting the development of the next generation of computational biologists”. While many of the volunteers have not received any direct recognition for their contributions, each and every one of the Student Council members will attest that the reward lies in the skills and experience gained in being part of organising an event or activity.

However, to ensure that both the efforts of these student volunteers did not go unnoticed, and that their collective experiences could be shared with others, the Student Council put together a series of article documenting various aspects of the Student Council initiatives that PLOS Computational Biology is publishing in conjunction with ISCB. Many of the articles are now published and have been launched as a PLOS Collection.

Internship at EMBL-EBI, UK: Assessing the consistency of protein domain assignments across orthologous families using InterPro.

The ISCB Student Council is pleased to announce a 3-month internship position with Bateman group at EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK. The internship, slated for May or June 2014, is available to undergraduate students from developing nations. Students in computational biology or related areas are welcome to apply.

We recommend reading our FAQs at the end of this page which may answer your questions regarding this position.

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