Directly preceding Tutorials' Day of ISMB/ECCB 2009
27 June 2009 @ Stockholm International Fairs



The ISCB Student Council is organizing the 5th ISCB Student Council Symposium to be held on Saturday, June 27th, directly preceding the Tutorials' Day of ISMB/ECCB 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The 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

22 Feb, 2009

Submission Opens

17 April, 2009

Submission Closes
Travel Fellowship Deadline

10 May, 2009


27 June, 2009


29 June - July 2, 2009

Career Central

30 June, 2009

Open Business meeting



July 6

We are happy to announce the winners of the Best Presentation and Best Poster Awards:

Best Presentation Award Winner: Nils Gehlenborg
Best Poster Award Winner: Jose Caldas
Best Poster Award Runner Up: Inken Wohlers and Nikolay Samusik

Congratulations to the award winners and many thanks to our sponsor Oxford Journals for making these awards possible.

Statistics update

May 18

We have 123 attendees registered for the Symposium as of today. Of the 101 abstracts submitted, 8 abstracts were accepted for oral presentations and 92 for poster presentation. We have also awarded 9 travel fellowships from the 50 applications. Congratulations to the awardees and authors!! You can still register for 75 euros at ISMB/ECCB 2009 registration website.

Resume submission system online

May 15

We are launching this new service for all job seekers starting this year. You can upload your resume here. All resumes will be provided to interested academic and industry employers by the Student Council.

Abstracts in BMC Bioinformatics

Apr 27

Abstracts from submissions selected for student presentations and best posters will be invited for publication in BMC Bioinformatics.