The ISCB Student Council and its RSGs are supported by various committees in their activities. There are currently five active committees:
- Outreach and Volunteer Committee
- Education and Interships Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- RSG Committee
- Web Committee
The Outreach and Volunteer Committee of the Student Council is responsible for keeping the members of the ISCB and the Student Council up to date on our work. Beyond that, the Outreach and Volunteer Committee is planning and implementing all activities related to the promotion of the Student Council outside the ISCB and related to membership recruitment.
Nazeefa Fatima, Evolutionary Genetics Research Group, University of Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Alexander Junge, Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Susanne Hermans, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI), Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Pankhuri Wanjari, Bioinformatics Program, The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, USA
Melissa Woghiren, Computer Science Program, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Numrah Fadra, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
The Education and Internship Committee's core task is to promote educational initiatives among Student Council and Regional Student Group members by setting up a global student network which that brings together students to discuss and learn.
We aim to provide a forum where computational biology and bioinformatics students worldwide will be able to freely voice their opinions on education issues. We plan to address relevant issues by presenting them to educators and education policy makers either directly or through committees of the ISCB.
Beyond this the Education and Internship Committee is compiling collections of educational and career resources for students at different stages of their career. Further responsibilities of the committee include the operation of the Student Council internship program and organization of career-related events at conferences such as ISMB and ECCB.
Emre Guney, Centre for Complex Network Reseach, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Anupama Jigisha, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland
Alberto Santos, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Pandurang Kolekar, Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore, India
The Finance committee aims to create sufficient funds able to support the activities and growth of the Student Council. This includes events such as the Student Council Symposium and funding opportunities for Regional Student Groups and general operations. They are responsible for recruiting sponsors, grants and other funding opportunities. As well as creating and maintaining the budget.
Jakob Berg Jespersen, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA and Center for Biological Sequence analysis, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Ashley Mae Conard, Center for Computational and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology PhD Program, Brown University, USA
Nanne Aben, Computational Cancer Biology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alex Salazar, The Delft Bioinformatics Lab, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
The Regional Student Group Committee was set up in 2008 by the Student Council to oversee and coordinate the activities of RSGs across the world. The RSG Committee serves as a channel for communication between the Student Council and the RSGs.
RSG leaders interested in joining the RSG Committee please contact email@example.com.
Sayane Shome, Iowa State University
The main task of this committee is to maintain and develop the web infrastructure of the Student Council. At the moment we are developing and maintaining the ISCB Student Council portal and the Student Council symposium web site.
Dan DeBlasio, Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona, USA
Mehedi Hassan, University of South Wales
Stefan Naulaerts, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Nazeefa Fatima, Evolutionary Genetics Research group, University of Huddersfield