International Society for Computational Biology

La Jolla, CA, United States

International Society for Computational Biology

La Jolla, CA, United States
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Lister A.L.,Northumbria University | Datta R.S.,University of California at Berkeley | Hofmann O.,Harvard University | Krause R.,Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics | And 3 more authors.
PLoS Computational Biology | Year: 2010

In last year's report on microblogging ISMB 2008 [1], the authors anticipated that new methods of using the Web and of reporting the conference would make live blogging even easier (http://www.bork. embl.de/∼jensen/ ismb2008/keynotes.php. html). This year, the ISMB/ECCB 2009 Web site contained all of the features of the mock-up, farmore live bloggers participated than last year, and there was increased coverage of talks and special sessions.We, in turn, look forward to the new technologies appearing on the horizon (such as Google Wave), and how both tools and bloggers will make next year's conference an even greater success. In summary, conference organizers found that microblogging added value for all conference attendees, and allowed attendees to follow the thoughts of others as well as to follow presentations that conflicted with others they wished to see. The usefulness of live blogging extends beyond the duration of the conference, remaining accessible long after the conference has closed. © 2010 Lister et al.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Genetic Mechanisms | Award Amount: 3.78K | Year: 2016

The inaugural Youth Bioinformatics Symposium willbe held in the greater Washington, D.C. in June 2016. This novel workshop run by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), is focused on introducing secondary school (8-11th grade) students to computational biology and bioinformatics. Questionnaire will be distributed to gauge the level of interest in bioinformatics and database searches before and after the symposium, and the experiences of the organizers will be summarized in an SOP that will be provided to the future organizers and volunteers.


The symposium will be opened by keynote speaker, former president of ISCB. There will be three workshops: on biomedical data mining, on protein 3-D modeling, and a mini-science fair activity. Sequence database searches using the BLAST suite of programs are now part of AP Biology curriculum, and students will get a hands-on introduction into the field.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCES IN BIO INFORMATICS | Award Amount: 35.00K | Year: 2013

The International Society for Computational Biology is awarded a grant to support student and early-career researcher participation in the annual meeting on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in Berlin, Germany, July 21-23, 2013. The conference holds thematic sessions for invited presentations, tutorial programs on related subjects, and special interest group workshops. Cutting-edge bioinformatics areas presented at the conference include bio-imaging and visualization, databases and ontologies, evolution and comparative genomics, gene regulation and transcriptomics, mass spectrometry and proteomics, population genomics, protein interaction, and molecular networks and structure.

This award will assist students and postdoctoral researchers, particularly under-represented minorities, at a critical but resource-limited stage in their careers by partially funding the travel and expenses associated with attending the conference. Through their participation, these students will have the opportunity to be exposed to leading edge research and methods, gain introductions to international and world-renown keynote speakers and senior level scientists, seek out prospective postdoctoral and collaborative opportunities, and meet their peers from all over the world. Results will be disseminated as published proceedings indexed in MEDLINE and Current Contents, and video recordings of selected presentations will be available online.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Genetic Mechanisms | Award Amount: 10.80K | Year: 2014

Since 2012, high school Advanced Placement Biology exam includes molecular evolution and suggests using open-access NCBI BLAST engine for sequence database search to illustrate principles of gene evolution and its applications in biotechnology. BLAST has many other uses in school curriculum. The goal of the proposed workshop is to give teachers, including those working at schools serving high numbers of students from categories underrepresented in STEM, an understanding of the functionality of the sequence databases and methods of their search.

Pairing the proposed workshop with ISMB 2014 will provide teachers with an opportunity to interact with researchers to discuss the science, techniques, and posters from the Bioinformatics Education Special Interest Group, which will be displayed at the conference on the day of the workshop.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCES IN BIO INFORMATICS | Award Amount: 30.50K | Year: 2011

The International Society for Computational Biology is awarded a grant to support student and select presenter participation in the annual meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. The conference will be held in Vienna, Austria, July 17-13, 2011. The conference will hold thematic sessions for invited presentations, tutorial programs on related subjects, and special interest group workshops. Biological areas presented at the conference will include bio-imaging and visualization, databases and ontologies, evolution and comparative genomics, gene regulation and transcriptomics, mass spectrometry and proteomics, population genomics, protein interaction, and molecular networks and structure.

Results will be disseminated as published proceedings indexed in MEDLINE and Current Contents, and video recordings of selected presentations will be available online. This award will support participation of US students and under-represented minorities in an important forum for presenting research and ideas at the intersection of biology and computer science.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCES IN BIO INFORMATICS | Award Amount: 40.00K | Year: 2014

Funds will support student training at the 2014 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 11-15, 2014. The ISMB conference is the largest and most high profile annual meeting of scientists working in computational biology and bioinformatics. The program presents the latest research methods and results developed through the application of computer programming to the study of biological sciences. A broad range of sub-disciplines covering the field is represented at the meeting. Each year novel research output using cutting-edge technologies is presented. The conference serves as a forum for the presentation of novel algorithmic methods and new ways to apply bioinformatics tools to the most important current challenges in biology and the biomedical sciences.The conference has a rigorous focus on computation and methodology coupled with outstanding biology. Leading experts conduct training sessions at ISMB and provide participants with opportunities to learn new tools and techniques not easily gained elsewhere. Students have opportunities to interact with senior scientists on the forefront of technology development. Students and scientists return to their labs from ISMB equipped to apply what they have learned, advance their own research efforts, and initiate investigations in new areas.

Students will gain the latest skills in bioinformatics and computational biology. Individuals trained in the latest techniques in these fields are in extremely high demand in a diverse range of research centers and industries including pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, consumer products, biotech, software, hardware, and service companies. Bioinformatics skills have become integral to the analysis of the large volumes of biomedical and agricultural data currently being generated in the life sciences, and to understanding complex biological systems. ISMB has become a forum for reviewing the state-of-the-art advances in the many fields of the growing discipline of computational biology, for introducing new directions, and for announcing technological breakthroughs. ISMB and ISCB continue to contribute to the advancement of biology and build the bridges necessary to support research developments in life sciences. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.iscb.org/ismb2014.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCES IN BIO INFORMATICS | Award Amount: 50.00K | Year: 2010

The International Society for Computational Biology is awarded a grant to support student and select presenter participation in the annual meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. The conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 9-13, 2010. The conference will hold thematic sessions for invited presentations, tutorial programs on related subjects, and special interest group workshops. Biological areas presented at the conference will include molecular structure, genomics, molecular sequence analysis, evolution and phylogenetics, molecular interactions, metabolic pathways, regulatory networks, developmental control, molecular biology generally and human health. Results will be disseminated as published proceedints indext in MEDLINE and Current Contents, and video recordings of selected presentations will be available online at http://www.iscb.org/ismb2010.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCES IN BIO INFORMATICS | Award Amount: 30.00K | Year: 2012

The International Society for Computational Biology is awarded a grant to support student and early-career researcher participation in the annual meeting on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in Long Beach, CA, July 15-17. The conference holds thematic sessions for invited presentations, tutorial programs on related subjects, and special interest group workshops. Cutting-edge bioinformatics areas presented at the conference include bio-imaging and visualization, databases and ontologies, evolution and comparative genomics, gene regulation and transcriptomics, mass spectrometry and proteomics, population genomics, protein interaction, and molecular networks and structure.

This award will assist students and postdoctoral researchers, particularly under-represented minorities, at a critical but resource-limited stage in their careers by partially funding the travel and expenses associated with attending the conference. Through their participation, these students will have the opportunity to be exposed to leading edge research and methods, gain introductions to international and world-renown keynote speakers and senior level scientists, seek out prospective postdoctoral and collaborative opportunities, and meet their peers from all over the world. Results will be disseminated as published proceedings indexed in MEDLINE and Current Contents, and video recordings of selected presentations will be available online.


PubMed | Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard University and 4 more.
Type: | Journal: F1000Research | Year: 2015

Speed is of the essence in combating Ebola; thus, computational approaches should form a significant component of Ebola research. As for the development of any modern drug, computational biology is uniquely positioned to contribute through comparative analysis of the genome sequences of Ebola strains as well as 3-D protein modeling. Other computational approaches to Ebola may include large-scale docking studies of Ebola proteins with human proteins and with small-molecule libraries, computational modeling of the spread of the virus, computational mining of the Ebola literature, and creation of a curated Ebola database. Taken together, such computational efforts could significantly accelerate traditional scientific approaches. In recognition of the need for important and immediate solutions from the field of computational biology against Ebola, the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) announces a prize for an important computational advance in fighting the Ebola virus. ISCB will confer the ISCB Fight against Ebola Award, along with a prize of US$2,000, at its July 2016 annual meeting (ISCB Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2016, Orlando, Florida).


PubMed | Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops, International Society for Computational Biology, The Genome Analysis Center, ITICO and 6 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: PLoS computational biology | Year: 2015

In recent years, high-throughput technologies have brought big data to the life sciences. The march of progress has been rapid, leaving in its wake a demand for courses in data analysis, data stewardship, computing fundamentals, etc., a need that universities have not yet been able to satisfy--paradoxically, many are actually closing niche bioinformatics courses at a time of critical need. The impact of this is being felt across continents, as many students and early-stage researchers are being left without appropriate skills to manage, analyse, and interpret their data with confidence. This situation has galvanised a group of scientists to address the problems on an international scale. For the first time, bioinformatics educators and trainers across the globe have come together to address common needs, rising above institutional and international boundaries to cooperate in sharing bioinformatics training expertise, experience, and resources, aiming to put ad hoc training practices on a more professional footing for the benefit of all.

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