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 invite all young researchers and students in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics to join our ongoing discussions in our community open forum. We encourage you to discuss new innovations in the field, as well as upcoming events. Further we provide regional boards to discuss ongoing trends and learn about SC Regional Student Group activities in your area.

You can now also find the latest community board posts on the Student Council webpage in the right bar!

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http://community.iscbsc.org/

The ISCB Student Council Symposium-Africa (SCS-Africa) in its first edition, was organized on the marge of the ISCB/ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference 2015. The symposium aimed to gather young students and researchers from around the African continent, in the goal to share their research work and interest as well as networking at a students level. The symposium opening session started with a wonderfull lecture from our keynote speaker Manuel Corpas TGAC Norwich UK on developing next-generation computational biologist in Africa through RSGs. The symposium gathered 24 young students and researchers from 4 corners of the continent and gave 7 of them the chance to present their research. The symposium was a platform for a training session on cloud computing for computational biology given by Yassine Souilmi ISCB Student Council vice-chair for Africa. The symposium was concluded by a networking and social event supported by Oxford University Press, where the best oral presentation award (through attendees votes) was attributed to Mohamed Alibi from the Pasteur Institut of Tunis for his presentation on "Globus deployment as transfert solution for the H3Abionet Nodes”.

"I attended the SCS in tanzania and I was one of the luckiest having the chance to present my work and winning the best oral presentation award, I found it really exiting meeting other students from all over Africa, sharing their ideas and showing their work. It was also a great opportunity to explore other domain in the field of computational biology." 
Mohamed Alibi

Our Acknowledgments go to Chinmay Kumar Dwibedi and Avinash Kumar Shanmugam from the ISCB Student Council, Diane Kovats from the ISCB, Dr. Nicola Mulder and Sumir Punji from the ASBCB and the H3Abionet Project, Pr. Said Amzazi president of the University Mohamed V Morocco, Peter Tonellato from Harvard Medical School, Hassan Ghazal H3Abionet Moroccan Node Coordinator and University Mohamed First Oujda Morocco.

We are pleased to announce that the call is now open for the submission of abstracts to the 11th ISCB Student Council Symposium, to be held on the 10 of July 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, 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, 12 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 8, 2015: Abstract submission deadline

May 20, 2015: Acceptance notifications

May 25, 2015: Travel fellowship deadline

June 4, 2015: Travel fellowship acceptance notification

July 10, 2015: Student Council Symposium

To learn more please visit http://symposium.iscbsc.org/scs-abstract-guidelines.

For updates and news, keep an eye on symposium website http://symposium.iscbsc.org/ . We look forward to receiving your abstract.

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13th Student Council Symposium
Directly preceding ISMB/ECCB 2017
21 July 2017
Prague, Czech Republic

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