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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We are pleased to announce that the call is now open for the submission of abstracts to the 3rd ISCB European Student Council Symposium on the 6th of Septermber in Strasbourg, France as a satellite meeting of the European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB)!

You can submit an abstract here.


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 .

For updates and news, keep an eye on symposium website .

We look forward to receiving your abstract.


Upcoming Events

Student Council Symposium 2018
Directly preceding ISMB 2018
6 July 2018
Chicago, USA

European Student Council Symposium 2018
Directly preceding ECCB 2018
8 September 2018
Athens, Greece

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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 ...