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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While the Spring 2016 newsletter marked the 12th anniversary of the ISCB Student Council (SC), our latest Winter 2016/2017 Issue marks the change of the current Student Council’s Executive Team (ET) after two wonderful years of hard work. In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the momentous events of 2016.

The first article in our Winter Issue outlines inspiring developments and accomplishments of our Regional Student Groups (RSGs). RSGs, located across the world, are working actively to strengthen collaborative efforts within the sphere of computational biology and bioinformatics. The article provides a summary of productive approaches that RSGs are utilising to develop community of current and future bioinformaticians. Read the full article here.

The 12th annual Student Council Symposium (SCS), held in Orlando (Florida, USA) this year, turned out to be a huge success. The symposium was packed with valuable advice and great scientific content for both PhD students and early-career scientists. Let's have a look at the highlights of SCS 2016.

The third article in our latest issue highlights the 4th European Student Council Symposium (ESCS) that took place in The Hague, Netherlands. ESCS 2016 was part of the 15th European Conferences on Computational Biology, and had a great audience of PhD students and postdocs that presented research covering diverse topics within bioinformatics and systems biology. Get the full details of ESCS 2016 here.

Before passing the leadership torch to the recently elected ET, the SC's current ET has shared some of the recent accomplishments and activities of the SC such as an increase in the number of RSGs, a survey conducted among RSGs to obtain their feedback, our community forum, knowledge transfer, and our website. Read more about it here.

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Alexandre Borrel (@AlBorrel), Alexander Junge (@JungeAlexander), and Nazeefa Fatima (@NazeefaFatima)

We would like to thank to all delegates and people who helped us to organize the 2nd LA-SCS. It was an amazing experience, with excellent student talks and keynotes speakers. We really ejoyed your presence in Buenos Aires. Here you have a link with the booklet: LINK We hope to see you in the next Student Council Simposium in Prague. More information will be availiable soon...

The 2nd LA-SCS date is comming. As a reminder, when preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 1m wide x 1.20m high. Additionally, oral talks should not exceed 15 minutes (with questions) and must be in english.

The symposium will be held in the auditorium of IIB ("Instituto de investigaciones Biotecnológicas") in the National University of San Martin, Campus Miguelete, Buenos Aires. We update the information about transportation and how to reach the venue: http://lascs2016.iscbsc.org/lascs2016-venue

We're looking forward to see you soon in Buenos Aires..

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Upcoming Events

13th Student Council Symposium
Directly preceding ISMB/ECCB 2017
21 July 2017
Prague, Czech Republic

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