International Society for Computational Biology


Did you always want to get your own personal Student Council coffee mug or T-shirt? You can now buy these and other Student Council-branded items and at the same time support our work!

Visit our CafePress Shop

Our Products in Action

Have a look at the photos below to get an an idea of what the actual products look like. If you have great photos of a product from our shop that you would like to share, please send us a message.

The "20 Characters" Series

At the Art & Science Exhibition at ISMB/ECCB 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden, the image "Twenty Characters" was voted the best contribution. The artist, Kristian Rother, has kindly agreed to let the Student Council use his piece and derivated works on selected items in our shop.

The chemical structures of the amino acids were used to construct a set of 20 characters as an alternative one-letter-code. All important properties, like charges, aromaticity and sidechain size are represented in the symbols. Therefore, this character set allows perceiving similarity on a chemical level more directly than the Latin characters commonly used.




Supporting Our Work

With every purchase you make in the Student Council Shop you are making a little contribution to support our work: 100% of the proceeds from the shop will go directly to fund our community activities.
How does this work? CafePress is charging a base price for all items, and we add a small markup to this base price. Depending on the product you buy, the markup is currently between $1 and $4 US Dollar. This is not much, but we think this is a great way for us to supplement our budget and for you to show your support for the Student Council.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to have a great experience in our shop and we hopefully are answering all your questions below. If you want more information about CafePress, please see their Customer Service and About pages.

  • I don't live in the United States, does CafePress deliver to my country? No worries, CafePress ships to most international locations.
  • How can I tell you about a great idea for a new product? Please send us a message describing your idea and we will consider it.
  • Is the Student Council or the ISCB selling these items? No. When you are making a purchase in our shop you are doing business with CafePress. CafePress will bill you, produce your item "on demand" in their production facility and ship it to your door. This means that the Student Council and the ISCB do not have any influence on the quality of the products, shipping fees, delivery times, and billing issues. We only provide the designs that printed on the items available in our shop.
  • Is shopping at CafePress safe? While we cannot guarantee for anything, we have good reasons to believe that CafePress is a trustworthy company. They have been in business for over 10 years, hundreds of employees and many thousands of customers. The payments made through their website are protected by common industry standards to ensure that your information is safe.
  • Can I return items if they do not fit, or if there is a problem with the quality? Yes, absolutely. Please have a look at the CafePress Return Policy.
  • I have a question that is not answered here or on the CafePress website, can you help me? Please send us a message and we will do our best to answer your question. Make sure you select the "Shop" category to send your message straight to the shop manager.