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 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.

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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.

Read more about the 'Stories from the road' article series and how it was put together on the PLOS blogs!

Every year at its annual symposium, the ISCB Student Council organises 'Career Central' to present discussions, opinions and talks related to careers in bioinformatics. This year at ISMB/ECCB 2015, we are collaborating with the Junior PI group and COBE COSI on an AKES workshop dedicated to career development (AKES 06). This workshop will be of interest to a wide audience, from students and junior PIs, looking for new ways to build their careers, to senior faculty, looking for advice on how to mentor your students and get the best out of them.

The Student Council is proud to be organising the first session “Improving your elevator pitch” presented by Dr Mick Watson, Director of ARK-Genomics, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK. (@BioMickWatson).

Learn more about Mick Watson on his website (http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/mick-watson/) or at his blog ‘opiniomics' (https://biomickwatson.wordpress.com).

You’ve just bumped into the person who could decide your next career move. They are about to head to their next meeting and you have two minutes to convince them that your science is worthy. Can you do it?
In this session you will learn the theory behind how to deliver a great elevator pitch. You will then get the opportunity to put this theory to the test, honing and practicing your pitch with other audience members so that the next time you hop in an elevator, you will be ready.

Mark the date and time - July 11, 1:30pm. Hope to see you all there!

We are pleased to invite all young researchers and students in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics to join our ongoing discussions in our community open forum. We encourage you to discuss new innovations in the field, as well as upcoming events. Further we provide regional boards to discuss ongoing trends and learn about SC Regional Student Group activities in your area.

You can now also find the latest community board posts on the Student Council webpage in the right bar!

Please join us at
http://community.iscbsc.org/

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Upcoming Events

Student Council Symposium 2015
Directly preceding ISMB/ECCB 2015
10 July 2015
The Convention Center Dublin, Ireland

Recent tweets

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RT @ISCB_RSG_UK: Excited to announce Dr. Mick Watson (@BioMickWatson) will be running a careers session at #RSGUK15 http://t.co/d92phrGbyl
RT @michaelhoffman: Just asked an outstanding female computational biologist for CV to nominate as @iscb fellow. Due 2 December. http://t.c…

ISCB Student Council Shop

Official Shop

 

Did you always want to get your own personal Student Council coffee mug or T-shirt? You can now buy these and many other Student Council-branded items in the ISCB Student Council Shop. Even better: At the same time you will be supporting our work! More ...