ISCB-RSGs African Student Symposium

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Regional Student Groups in Africa (RSGs Africa) organize the ISCB-RSGs African Student Symposium to be held on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 on the marge of the ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Key Dates

January, 2015

Registration

December 8, 2014

Abstract Submission

February 10, 2015

Travel Fellowship
Deadline

February 10, 2015

Abstract Submission
Deadline

February 15, 2015

Acceptance Notification

March 1, 2015

Registration deadline

March 8, 2015

SCS Africa Date

SCS-Africa a great success!

The ISCB Student Council Symposium-Africa (SCS-Africa) in its first edition, was organized on the marge of the ISCB/ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference 2015. The symposium aimed to gather young students and researchers from around the African continent, in the goal to share their research work and interest as well as networking at a students level. The symposium opening session started with a wonderfull lecture from our keynote speaker Manuel Corpas TGAC Norwich UK on developing next-generation computational biologist in Africa through RSGs. The symposium gathered 24 young students and researchers from 4 corners of the continent and gave 7 of them the chance to present their research. The symposium was a platform for a training session on cloud computing for computational biology given by Yassine Souilmi ISCB Student Council vice-chair for Africa. The symposium was concluded by a networking and social event supported by Oxford University Press, where the best oral presentation award (through attendees votes) was attributed to Mohamed Alibi from the Pasteur Institut of Tunis for his presentation on "Globus deployment as transfert solution for the H3Abionet Nodes”.

"I attended the SCS in tanzania and I was one of the luckiest having the chance to present my work and winning the best oral presentation award, I found it really exiting meeting other students from all over Africa, sharing their ideas and showing their work. It was also a great opportunity to explore other domain in the field of computational biology." 
Mohamed Alibi

Our Acknowledgments go to Chinmay Kumar Dwibedi and Avinash Kumar Shanmugam from the ISCB Student Council, Diane Kovats from the ISCB, Dr. Nicola Mulder and Sumir Punji from the ASBCB and the H3Abionet Project, Pr. Said Amzazi president of the University Mohamed V Morocco, Peter Tonellato from Harvard Medical School, Hassan Ghazal H3Abionet Moroccan Node Coordinator and University Mohamed First Oujda Morocco.

Announcing the ISCB-RSGs African Student Symposium!

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Regional Student Groups in Africa (RSGs Africa) are organizing the ISCB-RSGs African Student Symposium to be held on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 on the marge of the ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The aim of the symposium is to get a chance to know colleagues working on the computational biology area in order to create networks and to have collaborations and opportunities that can improve bioinformatics research in Africa.

The symposium is mainly designed for students working on the computational biology field that want to share their experience in the field and interact with their colleagues in Africa. The program will include oral presentations and poster session. Students or postdoc are invited to submit abstracts to be presented as an oral presentation or at the poster session during the symposium.

The organizers are looking forward to welcome you all in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.