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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. Source


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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.


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.


Karp P.D.,International Society for Computational Biology | Karp P.D.,SRI International | Berger B.,International Society for Computational Biology | Berger B.,Massachusetts Institute of Technology | And 11 more authors.
PLoS Computational Biology | 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). © 2015 Karp et al. Source


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.

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