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ISCB: Past–Present Perspective for the International Society for Computational Biology

Burkhard Rost
Bioinformatics (2014) 30 (1): 143-145 doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt669

Since its establishment in 1997, International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) has contributed importantly toward advancing the understanding of living systems through computation. The ISCB represents nearly 3000 members working in 470 countries. It has doubled the number of members since 2007. At the same time, the number of meetings organized by the ISCB has increased from two in 2007 to eight in 2013, and the society has cemented many lasting alliances with regional societies and specialist groups. ISCB is ready to grow into a challenging and promising future. The progress over the past 7 years has resulted from the vision, and possibly more importantly, the passion and hard working dedication of many individuals.

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ISCB/SPRINGER Series in Computational Biology

Andreas Dress, Michal Linial, Olga Troyanskaya, and Martin Vingron
Bioinformatics (2014) 30 (1): 146-147 doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt670

Sponsored by ISCB, the Computational Biology series publish the latest high-quality research devoted to specific issues in computer-assisted analysis of biological data. The main emphasis is on current scientific developments and innovative techniques in computational biology (bioinformatics), bringing to light methods from mathematics, statistics and computer science that directly address biological problems currently under investigation.

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The International Society of Computational Biology presents: the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, May 16–18, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jim Cavalcoli, Lonnie Welch, Bruce Aronow, Sorin Draghici, and Daisuke Kihara
Bioinformatics (2014) 30 (1): 148-149 first published online December 3, 2013 doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt673

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium (GLBC) is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO), to be held May 16–18, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH. GLBIO 2014 will be hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati.

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International Society for Computational Biology Honors Goncalo Abecasis with Top Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Award for 2013

Christiana N. Fogg and Diane E. Kovats
Bioinformatics (2013) 29 (12): 1586-1587 Doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt251

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB; http://www.iscb.org) honors a scientist each year for their outstanding achievements. The ISCB Overton Prize honors an early or mid-career scientist who has already made significant and enduring contributions to the field of computational biology. Dr Goncalo Abecasis of the University of Michigan is the 2013 recipient of the Overton Prize.

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