The ISCB Student Council and its RSGs are supported by various committees in their activities. There are currently five active committees:

Outreach and Volunteer Committee

The Outreach and Volunteer Committee of the Student Council is responsible for keeping the members of the ISCB and the Student Council up to date on our work. Beyond that, the Outreach and Volunteer Committee the committee plans and implements all activities related to membership recruitment, and the promotion of the Student Council outside the ISCB.

Committee Chairs

Alexander Junge, Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Alexandre Borrel, Department of Chemistry, Bioinformatics Research Center, North Carolina State University, USA


Susanne Hermans, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany Numrah Fadra, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA
Nazeefa Fatima, Executive Team Advisor



Education and Internships Committee

The Education and Internship Committee's core task is to promote educational initiatives among Student Council and Regional Student Group members by setting up a global student network that brings together students to discuss and learn.

We aim to provide a forum where computational biology and bioinformatics students worldwide will be able to freely voice their opinions on education issues. We plan to address relevant issues by presenting them to educators and education policy makers either directly or through committees of the ISCB.

In addition, the Education and Internship Committee is compiling collections of educational and career resources for students at different stages of their career. Further responsibilities of the committee include the operation of the Student Council internship program, and organization of career-related events at conferences and/or symposiums.

Committee Chair


Emre Guney, Centre for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, USA



Anupama Jigisha, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland Farzana Rahman, University of South Wales, UK (Executive Team Advisor)
Alberto Santos, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Nazeefa Fatima

Pandurang Kolekar, Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore, India


Finance Committee

The Finance committee creates and maintains the budget to support the activities of the Student Council, for example, the Student Council Symposium, funding opportunities for Regional Student Groups (RSGs), and general operations. The committee is also responsible for recruiting sponsors, grants, and other funding opportunities.

Committee Chair

Aishwarya Alex Namasivayam, Bioinformatics Core, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg (Executive Team Advisor)


Lisanna Paladin,ESCS, PhD Student in Biomedical Sciences at University of Padova, Italy Fernanda Dos Santos, LASCS, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Daria Romanovskaya,SCS, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia


RSG Committee

The Regional Student Group Committee was set up in 2008 by the Student Council to oversee and coordinate the activities of RSGs across the world. The committee serves as a channel for communication between the Student Council and the RSGs. 

RSG leaders interested in joining the RSG Committee, please contact

Committee Chair

Committee Co-chair

Sayane Shome, Iowa State University, USA (Executive Team Advisor) Ashwani, UT South Western Medical Center (RSG Asia)

Vice Chairs

Candice Rafael, Research Unit for Bioinformatics (RUBi), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (RSG Africa) Alexander M. MonzonNational University of Quilmes, Argentina (RSG Latin America)
Bart CuypersMolecular Parasitology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium & Advanced Database Research and Modeling group (ADReM), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium (RSG Europe)  Ben SiranosianBroad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA​ (RSG-USA)


Web Committee

The main task of our committee is to maintain and develop the web infrastructure of the Student Council including the ISCB Student Council portal and the Student Council symposium websites.

Committee Chairs

Spencer Krieger, University of Arizona, USA Alexander M. Monzon,  National University of Quilmes, Argentina


Aziz Khan, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), University of Oslo, Norway Nagarajan Raju, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Dan DeBlasio, Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (Executive Team Advisor) Nazeefa Fatima
Pieter Meysman, University of Antwerp, Belgium Mehedi Hassan, University of South Wales, UK



Upcoming Events

Student Council Symposium 2018
Directly preceding ISMB 2018
6 July 2018
Chicago, USA

European Student Council Symposium 2018
Directly preceding ECCB 2018
8 September 2018
Athens, Greece

Latin American Student Council Symposium 2018
Directly preceding ISCB LA 2018
6 November 2018
Viña del Mar, Chile

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