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Thursday, June 30, 2016

ECCB 2016: Detailed programme schedule online

The detailed programme schedule for the ECCB 2016 main conference is now available online! Speakers who have been selected for a talk can find their allotted time slot.

Don't miss this opportunity to join over a thousand scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders in a variety of disciplines, including bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, medicine, and systems biology at the fifteenth European Conference on Computational Biology!

Call for posters
22 July 2016 Extended submission deadline for posters

Call for travel fellowships
7 July 2016 Travel fellowship application closed
18 July 2016 Travel fellowship application notification
29 July 2016 Deadline early bird registration

Registration deadlines
29 July 2016 Early bird registration deadline
19 August 2016 Deadline online registration
URL: http://www.eccb2016.org

Contact Person: ECCB 2016 (eccb@congressbydesign.com)

Bright Minds Battling Dark Diseases

San Diego is home to world-class biomedical scientists focused on cutting-edge projects touted by president

URL: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/25/bright-minds-cancer-microbiome-brain-mesa-torrey/

Contact Person: Nadine Costello (ncostello@iscb.org)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Elaborate Email and Phone Scam Using ISCB Members

Dear Members and Community,

ISCB recently learned of an elaborate email and phone scam. It appears that someone has created a fake email address in ISCB President Alfonso Valencia's name, which looks very close to Alfonso's real address, and has been sending emails to ISCB members. Within the email, they reference other ISCB members to make it appear real. In addition to the emails, they are also calling members posing as the member in need stated in the email.

Know this email is not real and is a very sophisticated scam. We have removed all emails which appeared online in our committee, advisory council, and past board of directors pages. Members will still be able to connect with other members using the ISCB Member Directory, which is a password protected directory for ISCB Members only. Please note that the directory may not contain all members as members have to opt-in to being part of the platform.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

For your reference, the email may look like the following -

Hello Dr.William.How are you?Our friend Dr.Jhong Bhak and ISCB
member from South Korea are on the way now to Seattle to attend her sister
funeral.As far as I know,they are on the way to United States and they
have some problem in the Philippine airport.Kindly call them at
011639064176763 or +639064176763 and please help them in any possible
way and I will call you as soon as possible.At this time,its midnight here
in Australia and I have a flight to catch later this morning back to
Spain... I will call you as soon I will arrive in my office.Thank
you very much in advance and God Bless.

In Prayers,
Dr. Alfonso Valencia
ISCB President
International Society for Computational Biology
Structural and Computational Biology Programme
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)
Madrid, Spain
URL: http://

Contact Person: Diane Kovats (dkovats@iscb.org)

BD Biosciences Grant for Infectious Diseases Research on Trialect

We have a posting on Trialect (https://app.trialect.com/) soliciting applications for BD Biosciences Grant for Infectious Diseases Research. Through the grant program, BD Biosciences works to support innovation in research and development, helping to define the next generation of scientific breakthroughs. Annually, 14 scientists are awarded. The application process is simple. The program is currently open to scientists and research labs in the US, in the Member States of the European Union and in Andorra, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City State. We are reaching out to see if your fellows or junior investigators are interested. The details can be perused at: BD Bio Infectious Diseases Grant (https://app.trialect.com/4085/display)
URL: https://app.trialect.com/4085/display

Contact Person: Support (Support@trialect.com)