International Society for Computational Biology

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.

ESCS Travel Fellowships and Late Poster Submission

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the applications for travel fellowships and late poster submissions for the 3rd European Symposium of the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council are now open.

Information on travel fellowships can be found here.

Late poster submission information can be found here.

We welcome abstracts covering scientific studies as well as novel tools and applications in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. As in previous editions, awards will be given to outstanding posters.

Key dates
July 25th: Deadline for submission of travel fellowships & late posters
July 29th: Notification of acceptance for travel fellowships & late posters

We look forward to seeing you in Strasbourg!

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

Image Credit: Vignesh GP

In July 2014 the ISCB Student Council celebrated its 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 i.e. 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 organizing an event or activity.

However, to ensure that both the efforts of these student volunteers don't 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!

Extended abstract submission deadline - May 9th

We are pleased to announce that the call is now open for the submission of abstracts to the 10th ISCB Student Council Symposium, to be held on the 11 of July 2014 in Boston, USA, as a satellite meeting of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB).

The Student Council Symposium is a forum for students, post docs, and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience of young scientists, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

We encourage you to submit an abstract to showcase your work at the Symposium’s poster session. As the central part of our symposium, 10 abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation. Awards will be given to outstanding posters and presentations. Travel fellowships will be available and candidates with accepted abstracts will be invited to apply.

Important Dates:
May 9, 2014: Abstract submission deadline
May 16, 2014: Acceptance notifications
May 23, 2014: Travel fellowship deadline
June 4, 2014: Travel fellowship acceptance notification
July 11, 2014: Student Council Symposium

Submit your work at http://symposium.iscbsc.org/scs14-call .

For updates and news, keep an eye on symposium website http://symposium.iscbsc.org/ .

We look forward to receiving your abstract.