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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NIBLSE Undergraduate Bioinformatics Survey

Want to Improve Undergraduate Bioinformatics Education?

The Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE) is an NSF Research Coordination Network for Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) devoted to establishing bioinformatics as essential to the undergraduate life sciences curriculum. Please take (and share!) this brief survey we have developed (https://goo.gl/H2XkrU) about how bioinformatics should be included in the life sciences curriculum.

We invite you to read more about our activities and other ways to contribute and provide feedback at our project website (https://qubeshub.org/groups/niblse) or by contacting the PI at the address above.
URL: https://goo.gl/H2XkrU

Contact Person: Mark Pauley (mpauley@unomaha.edu)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Call for Submissions to Workshop on Computational Biology at ICML 2016

We invite submissions to the Workshop on Computational Biology to be held in conjunction with ICML 2016 conference in New York City, NY.

*Important Dates
Deadline for submissions : May 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance : May 10, 2016
Workshop date : June 24th 2016

All novel Computational Biology approaches are of interest to the workshop. We welcome original extended abstracts that present recently published work as well as preliminary ideas. Extended abstracts should not exceed 4 pages in length (plus 1 optional page for references) and should be in pdf format (one column, font size 12). The submission need not be anonymized. If the abstract concerns previously published work, please cite the original paper in the workshop submission.

All accepted contributions shall be presented at the poster session. Awards for Best Poster Presentations will be sponsored by Google.
In addition, a set of best submissions will also have the opportunity to present their work as Contributed Talks, and will receive Travel Awards sponsored by IBM Research.

Accepted abstracts will have the option of being published on the workshop website. For authors who do not wish their abstracts to be posted online or become citable, please mention this in the workshop submission.
Submissions should be made through the EasyChair system.

*Invited Speakers
Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University
Jennifer Listgarten, Microsoft Research
Christina Leslie, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

All participants must register for Workshops at the ICML 2016 website .

For workshop-related queries please contact:

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Organizing Committee:
Dana Pe'er
Elham Azizi
Sandhya Prabhakaran
Olga Troyanskaya
Edoardo Airoldi
Volker Roth
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/compbioworkshopicml2016

Contact Person: Elham Azizi (icml2016compbio@gmail.com)