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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In July 2014 the International Society for Computational Biology 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 of “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 organising 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!

When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 1m wide x 1.50m high.

The LA Student Council Symposium committee in collaboration with the Argentinian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (A2B2C) have organized a workshop the day before of the LA-SCS 2016. For more information visit DataViz Workshop

Data Visualisation Methods and Tools - A Practical Guide

Speaker: Seán O’Donoghue

Date: November 18th, 2016.

Place: Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM)


Upcoming Events

Latin America Student Council Symposium 2016
Directly preceding ISCB-LA 2016
19 November 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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ISCB Student Council Shop

Official Shop


Did you always want to get your own personal Student Council coffee mug or T-shirt? You can now buy these and many other Student Council-branded items in the ISCB Student Council Shop. Even better: At the same time you will be supporting our work! More ...