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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Every year at its annual symposium, the ISCB Student Council organises 'Career Central' to present discussions, opinions and talks related to careers in bioinformatics. This year at ISMB/ECCB 2015, we are collaborating with the Junior PI group and COBE COSI on an AKES workshop dedicated to career development (AKES 06). This workshop will be of interest to a wide audience, from students and junior PIs, looking for new ways to build their careers, to senior faculty, looking for advice on how to mentor your students and get the best out of them.

The Student Council is proud to be organising the first session “Improving your elevator pitch” presented by Dr Mick Watson, Director of ARK-Genomics, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK. (@BioMickWatson).

Learn more about Mick Watson on his website (http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/mick-watson/) or at his blog ‘opiniomics' (https://biomickwatson.wordpress.com).

You’ve just bumped into the person who could decide your next career move. They are about to head to their next meeting and you have two minutes to convince them that your science is worthy. Can you do it?
In this session you will learn the theory behind how to deliver a great elevator pitch. You will then get the opportunity to put this theory to the test, honing and practicing your pitch with other audience members so that the next time you hop in an elevator, you will be ready.

Mark the date and time - July 11, 1:30pm. Hope to see you all there!

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!

Please join us at
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.

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Upcoming Events

SCS Africa 2017
Directly preceding ISCB Africa 2017
10 October 2017
Entebbe, Uganda

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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 ...