While the Spring 2016 newsletter marked the 12th anniversary of the ISCB Student Council (SC), our latest Winter 2016/2017 Issue marks the change of the current Student Council’s Executive Team (ET) after two wonderful years of hard work. In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the momentous events of 2016.

The first article in our Winter Issue outlines inspiring developments and accomplishments of our Regional Student Groups (RSGs). RSGs, located across the world, are working actively to strengthen collaborative efforts within the sphere of computational biology and bioinformatics. The article provides a summary of productive approaches that RSGs are utilising to develop community of current and future bioinformaticians. Read the full article here.

The 12th annual Student Council Symposium (SCS), held in Orlando (Florida, USA) this year, turned out to be a huge success. The symposium was packed with valuable advice and great scientific content for both PhD students and early-career scientists. Let's have a look at the highlights of SCS 2016.

The third article in our latest issue highlights the 4th European Student Council Symposium (ESCS) that took place in The Hague, Netherlands. ESCS 2016 was part of the 15th European Conferences on Computational Biology, and had a great audience of PhD students and postdocs that presented research covering diverse topics within bioinformatics and systems biology. Get the full details of ESCS 2016 here.

Before passing the leadership torch to the recently elected ET, the SC's current ET has shared some of the recent accomplishments and activities of the SC such as an increase in the number of RSGs, a survey conducted among RSGs to obtain their feedback, our community forum, knowledge transfer, and our website. Read more about it here.

Written by:

Alexandre Borrel (@AlBorrel), Alexander Junge (@JungeAlexander), and Nazeefa Fatima (@NazeefaFatima)

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

Latin American Student Council Symposium 2018
Directly preceding ISCB LA 2018
6 November 2018
Viña del Mar, Chile

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