European Student Council Symposium 2014

The ISCB Student Council and its European Regional Student Groups are organizing the third European Student Council Symposium to be held on Saturday, September 6th at the Strasbourg Convention Center (PMC), during one of the Tutorials/Workshop Days of ECCB 2014 in Strasbourg, France.

The European Student Council Symposium is a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Key Dates

June 30, 2014

Symposium Submission
Closes

July 15, 2014

Acceptance Notifications

July 25, 2014

Late Poster Submission
Closes

July 29, 2014

Late Poster Acceptance
Notifications

September 6, 2014

European Student Council
Symposium

ESCS 2014 highlights

We are pleased to announce that the ESCS meeting highlights have been published as a BMC Bioinformatics supplement!
It features a short summary of the main highlights of the meeting and extended version of the eight abstracts accepted for publication.

We would like to take this opportunity to again thank everyone who made ESCS possible. We are greatly indebted to ECCB 2014 conference chairs Marie-Dominique Devignes and Yves Moreau for giving us the opportunity to have the 3rd European Student Council Symposium in Strasbourg. We are especially thankful for the logistical support and invaluable advice of the ECCB organizing committee; specifically the Workshops and Tutorials chairs Olivier Poch and Mario Albrecht, and our ECCB intermediary Magali Michaut. We deeply appreciate their continued support of the ISCB Student Council and the symposium. Further, we would like to acknowledge the support of the ISCB Board of Directors and their trust in our vision. The Student Council would also like to thank our keynote speakers; Dr. Martens, Dr. de Ridder and Dr. Jensen, for volunteering their time to contribute to the success of the symposium and to promote the next generation of computational biologists. Furthermore, we would like to thank everyone on the organizing committee, without them, there would have been no symposium. Also we would like to thank the SCS2014 chairs, Farzana Rahman and Tomas Di Domenico, for the synergetic symposium collaboration. In addition, we would like to thank the BMC Bioinformatics editorial office for their help in publishing this report. We are also extremely grateful for the financial support that we received from our sponsors. This year ESCS was supported by GdrBIM, IMGT, Syngenta, Novartis, BASF and Roche. Without their support many of the opportunities that we offered to the delegates at the 3rd European Student Council Symposium would not have been possible.
Tags: 

ESCS Travel Fellowships and Late Poster Submission

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the applications for travel fellowships and late poster submissions for the 3rd European Symposium of the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council are now open.

Information on travel fellowships can be found here.

Late poster submission information can be found here.

We welcome abstracts covering scientific studies as well as novel tools and applications in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. As in previous editions, awards will be given to outstanding posters.

Key dates
July 25th: Deadline for submission of travel fellowships & late posters
July 29th: Notification of acceptance for travel fellowships & late posters

We look forward to seeing you in Strasbourg!

Tags: 

ESCS Extended submission deadline

Due to popular demand, we have decided to extend the abstract submission deadline for the 3rd European Symposium of the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council until the 30th of June. We welcome abstracts covering scientific studies as well as novel tools and applications in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. As in previous editions, awards will be given to outstanding posters and presentations. All abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be published in a special issue of the BMC Bioinformatics journal.

We look forward to receiving your abstract!

Tags: 

Third ESCS keynote confirmed

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lars Juhl Jensen is the third confirmed keynote for ESCS 2014.

Lars Juhl Jensen started his research career in Søren Brunak’s group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), from which he in 2002 received the Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics for his work on non-homology based protein function prediction. During this time, he also developed methods for visualization of microbial genomes, pattern recognition in promoter regions, and microarray analysis. From 2003 to 2008, he was at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) where he worked on literature mining, integration of large-scale experimental datasets, and analysis of biological interaction networks. Since the beginning of 2009, he has continued this line of research as a professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the Panum Institute in Copenhagen and as a co-founder and scientific advisor of Intomics A/S. He is a co-author of more than 100 scientific publications that have in total received more than 7000 citations. He was awarded the Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize in 2003, his work on cell-cycle research was named “Break-through of the Year” in 2006 by the magazine Ingeniøren, his work on text mining won the first prize in the “Elsevier Grand Challenge: Knowledge Enhancement in the Life Sciences” in 2009, and he was awarded the Lundbeck Foundation Prize for Young Scientists in 2010.

Learn more about him here.

Tags: 

Second ESCS14 keynote confirmed

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeroen de Ridder is the second keynote for ESCS 2014! Dr. de Ridder received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology (TUD) in 2005. Subsequently, he started a PhD to work on pathway discovery in insertional mutagenesis data. This work was carried out in the Delft Bioinformatics lab (Reinders group, TUD) and at the Netherlands Cancer Insitute (Wessels group). His PhD work resulted in a statistical framework for the analysis of retroviral insertional mutagenesis data to identify cancer genes in mice and was used in the analysis of several mutagenesis datasets in collaboration with researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Hinxton, UK). More recently, he published a method for pathway inference from multimodel genomics data. During his PhD, Dr. de Ridder visited the Shmulevich lab at the Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle, USA), where he worked on multi-scale methods for genomic data analysis. In addition, Dr. de Ridder has been an active member of the national and international bioinformatics communities, first as member of the board of the Dutch Regional Student Group, co-initiated by NBIC, and later as the elected chair of the Student Council, an initiative of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). Dr. de Ridder currently holds a position as Assistant Professor in the Delft Bioinformatics Group.

Learn more about him here.

Tags: 

First ESCS2014 keynote confirmed

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lennart Martens is the first confirmed keynote for our symposium! Dr. Martens has been leading the Computational Omics and Systems Biology (CompOmics) Group at VIB and Ghent University, both in Ghent, Belgium, since October 2009. Prof. Martens obtained his Ph.D. in Sciences: Biotechnology from Ghent University, and afterwards served as PRIDE Group Coordinator at EMBL-EBI before returning to Ghent University and VIB in his current position.

You can found out more about him on his website.

Tags: 

ESCS 2014 Website online!

The European Student Council Symposium Website is now online. Our organising committee is working very hard to ensure that this edition of ESCS will be the best one yet. See you all in Strasbourg!

Tags: