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May 04 08 The 4th ISCB Student Council Symposium is coming up! (Nils Gehlenborg)
May 31 07 Room Sharing for the 3rd ISCB Student Council Symposium. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Feb 28 07 Information about the 3rd ISCB Student Council Symposium now available. Revised layout. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Aug 04 06 Added agenda for Student Council activities at ISMB 2006. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Jun 28 06 Newsletter #3 has been added. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Apr 29 06 I added this todo list, not sure if helpful or not? (John Cumbers)
Apr 27 06 Mailing list for non-ISCB members, sign up now! (Sanne Abeln)
Apr 27 06 Added information about the 2nd ISCB Student Council Symposium. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Apr 16 06 Contact information updated. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Apr 14 06 Minutes Friday 14th April are online (John Cumbers)
Mar 30 06 We are looking for volunteers to help us with several new projects. (Sanne Abeln, Nils Gehlenborg)
Mar 27 06 Newsletter #2 has been added. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Mar 24 06 Please see Local for guidelines on local affiliated organisations.(Sanne Abeln)
Feb 25 06 Please see Resources for the Student Council Symposium pages. (Nils Gehlenborg)
Feb 25 06 We've added a section for our meeting minutes. (John Cumbers)
Feb 13 06 Please contribute your protocols and how-tos to the Resources page! (Nils Gehlenborg)
Feb 13 06 Committee chairs please create a simple page for your committee. See the Marketing Committee's page for an example and feel free to copy! (Nils Gehlenborg)
Feb 08 06 Call for new volunteers:setting up regional groups (Sanne Abeln)
Feb 08 06 How to help with the new Wiki (John Cumbers)

Our Mission

To become the most dynamic and international network of young researchers in the broader disciplines of the field of Computational Biology. The Student Council (SC) continually thrives to provide opportunities for networking, career enhancement and skills development for those who aspire to become the next generation of Computational Biology Leaders.

If you are a new bird in the field, let me say that the SC is a platform which will open your career horizons, you will network with some of the brightest and most highly motivated students world wide, meet with some of top high-impact-factor researchers, and give a touch of distinction to your career development strategy!

Elected Roles


The SC Chair is someone who is able to inspire a shared vision, envisioning the future and sets goals to achieve the desired results. The SC leader ensures all members know the SC goals and are contributing to their achievement. S/he makes sure that the subcommittees are functioning well, experiments and takes risks by implementing innovative programs.

Vice Chair

Acts as a represenative of the Chair and achieves day to day control of the subcommittees. S/he possesses a strong discipline/communication with subcommitee chairs and carries out structured updates of subcommittee heads through monthly meetings. the Vice Chair also informs Chairs of their responsability.


The secreary understands the fundamental technique of completing minutes, being concise without omitting important information. S/he must take a physical roll at every teleconference or any other meeting and knowing the % of attendance for for organising voting motions/proceadures. S/he is responsible for maintaining an accurate active SC-Leaders list.

Representative to Board of Directors (must be elected)

The BoD Rep communicates he SC's activities to the BoD and provides written achievements via email of the SC progress. The BoD Rep is also the person who speaks to the BoD on behalf of the SC and participates of all BoD teleconferences.

How to be part of the premier network in the field?

As always, we are also looking for new driven, highly motivated, ambitious students who aspire one day to become an SC Leader, or even the SC Chair. Parthi, our current chair joined the SC leadership last year, so time spent here is not a constraint to become a leader. And of course, please tell your student friends if you think they might be highly motivated to participate in the SC!

The simplest way to become an SC leader is to help with one of the New Projects. If you want to hear more about our current opportunities, or simply have fresh ideas that you would like us to work on, do not hesitate, just send an email now to and we will attend your enquiry with pleasure. We sincerely wish you a year full of exciting discovery and scientific accomplishment, and I hope to meet you personally at any of the events the SC is organising during 2006.

The Student Council Leadership Team