Recent publications from Student Councils around the world

Assis Geraldo J, Silva F, Horacio ECA, Leao A, Brayan A, Fernandes G, Da Rocha Coimbra N. (2018) Highlights of the 2nd Brazilian student council symposium, organized by ISCB Regional Student Group Brazil. PeerJ Preprints 6:e26521v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.26521v1

Abstract: This report summarizes the scientific content and activities of the second edition of the Brazilian Student Council Symposium organized by the Regional Student Group Brazil (RSG-Brazil), a branch of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The event were held preceding the thirteen AB3C Conference (13th X-meeting 2017) in São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, on October 4, 2017. The 2nd BR-SCS was attended by 78 delegates from all student level (undergraduate, graduate and post-docs students) and consisted of two keynote presentations, eight students oral presentations and 15 posters presentation. (https://peerj.com/preprints/26521)

 

Cravero F, Landaburu LU, Moreyra NN, Fenoy E, Padilla Franzotti CL, Lanzarotti E, Parra RG, Palopoli N, Monzon AM. (2018) 2nd Argentine Symposium of Young Bioinformatics Researchers (2SAJIB) organized by the ISCB-SC RSG-Argentina. PeerJ Preprints 6:e3504v2 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3504v2

Abstract: The 2nd Argentine Symposium of Young Bioinformatics Researchers (2SAJIB, according to its acronym in Spanish) took place on November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. SAJIB is the main annual student-based activity in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Argentina and one of the largest in Latin America. Here we summarize the main activities and outcomes from the 2nd SAJIB that gathered together young students and researchers from all over the country and featured recognized Principal Investigators both from the local and international scenes. (https://peerj.com/preprints/3504)

 

Candice Nancy Rafael, Jon Ambler, Antoinette Niehaus, James Ross, Ozlem Tastan Bishop (2018)  Establishment of “The South African Bioinformatics Student Council” and Activity Highlights. EMBNET.journal  v. 23, p. e903, feb. 2018. ISSN 2226-6089. http://dx.doi.org/10.14806/ej.23.0.903

Abstract: The South African Bioinformatics Student Council (SASBiSC) in bioinformatics has been set up to increase the visibility of bioinformatics as well as to filter information to students within the field regarding job, funding and workshop opportunities as they arise. This is a short description of the process of setting up a national Student Council for Bioinformatics in South Africa, affiliating to the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). We also report two examples of activities that were carried out over the last two years that are: 1) participation in the SciFest Africa; and 2) the organisation of the first Bioinformatics Student Symposium.  We hope that our experience and methods for the creation of SASBiSC and of collaborative communities can be useful to others who might want to do the same. (http://journal.embnet.org/index.php/embnetjournal/article/view/903)

 

Rafael CN, Ashano E, Moosa Y, Shome S, DeBlasio D (2017) Highlights of the second ISCB Student Council Symposium in Africa. F1000Research 2017, 6 (ISCB Comm J):2183 doi:10.12688/f1000research.13463.1

Abstract: Student Council Symposiums (SCSs) have been found to be very useful for students and young researchers. This is especially true given that the events are held directly before large international conferences, giving attendees a chance to gain exposure and have a warm up to the social nuances involved in attending such a meeting. This was the second SCS held in Africa in conjunction with the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology’s (ASBCB) biennial meeting. This symposium was organised by students within the society inside Africa and was held on the 10th of October 2017 in Entebbe, Uganda.(https://f1000research.com/articles/6-2183/v1)

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BIOINFORMATICS IN THE PUB – February 2018

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Please join us for the  bioinformatics in the pub meeting, a friendly gathering around food and drinks of PhD students, Post-Docs and young bioinformaticians, Tuesday 27.02.18 7pm at The Pearl

Registration is non-mandatory but appreciated for booking tables: https://doodle.com/poll/2ewmg6cz29d364s4

Please help us spread the word to other bioinformaticians in Lausanne.

Best,

On Behalf of the International Society for Computational Biology Regional Student Group of Switzerland (ISCB-RSG-Switzerland)

Amel

Career Opportunities: Bioinformatician at UNIL

Introduction

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) hosts 14’100 students and nearly 3’800 collaborators, professors, and researchers. Ideally situated at the banks of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, its campus brings together more than 120 nationalities and is embedded in the larger, regional, vibrant life science research cluster.

Presentation

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated bioinformatician who will take a central role in providing core computational support for Lausanne- and Geneva-based research groups belonging to the NCCR RNA & Disease network (50%), and for in-house demands at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at the University of Lausanne (50%).

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.05.2018 or to be agreed

Contract length : one year, can be renewed thereafter

Activity rate : 100%, part time employment possible

Workplace : University of Lausanne, Dorigny, Switzerland

Your responsibilities

The bioinformatician’s main tasks will lie in providing support and discussion for experimental design, and in the analysis of various kinds of high-throughput sequencing data.

Your qualifications

Requirements:

  • Education and experience. Relevant qualifications (preferably doctorate) and/or relevant experience in HTS data analysis.
  • Knowledge and skills. Biology: a good understanding and keen interest in biological questions. Informatics: Current knowledge of latest software and design standards; ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications; knowledge of and ability to select, adapt and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Other requirements. Excellent communication (English) and interpersonal skills and multitasking capabilities; ability to work on several projects in parallel.

What the position offers you

He/she will be located at the CIG and embedded in an environment that is both close to experimental labs and rich in bioinformatics expertise and resources, such as the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the Vital-IT high-performance computing center.

He/she will be involved in exchanges with other bioinformatics support sites of the NCCR in Basel, Bern, and Zürich (see www.nccr-rna-and-disease.ch) and actively participate in scientific events of the NCCR (e.g. annual retreat, Swiss RNA Workshop) and of the CIG/SIB. He/she may be involved in training researchers bioinformatics skills.

Contact for further information

Prof. David Gatfield

Email: david.gatfield@unil.ch

Phone number: 0041 21 692 39 94

Your application

To apply, please submit your motivation letter, CV (including degrees and list of scientific publications), and contact details for 2 or more referees, in Word or PDF. Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

Deadline: 31.03.2018

Job description

Click here to open the job description. (PDF)

Additional information

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

 

Original announcement: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=universitdP&site=VjItZWhoWmlWYW8yU1F5YUFxNFBpQ05IUT09?&career_job_req_id=13461&career_ns=job_listing&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH

Bioinformatics in the Pub – January 2018

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Please join us for the  first bioinformatics in the pub of this year, a friendly gathering around food and drinks of PhD students, Post-Docs and young bioinformaticians, Tuesday 30.01.18 7pm at The Pearl

Registration is non-mandatory but appreciated for booking tables: https://doodle.com/poll/69akgxq4retq93mk

Please help us spread the word to other bioinformaticians in Lausanne.

Best,

On Behalf of the International Society for Computational Biology Regional Student Group of Switzerland (ISCB-RSG-Switzerland)

Amel

Bioinformatics in the pub – November 2017

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Dear All,

please join us for bioinformatics in the pub, a friendly gathering around food and drinks of PhD students, postdocs and young bioinformaticians.

This month it will be on Wednesday 29.11.17 7pm at The Pearl.  Registration is non-mandatory but appreciated for booking tables: https://doodle.com/poll/5fbvm96xqf8z4is6

Please help us spread the word to other bioinformaticians in Lausanne.

Best,

On Behalf of the International Society for Computational Biology Regional Student Group of Switzerland (ISCB-RSG-Switzerland)

Amel

We are recruiting!

We are recruiting new members for the regional section of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council (SC). Join us for a short discussion if you are interested in participating in our organisation. To keep it brief, we summarized various questions you might have below.

Where and when?
In the 14th November at the foyer of the Genopode building (close to the UNIL-Sorge metro station) from 17:30 to 19:00.

What do we do?
We are organising various types of events to enhance the scientific exchange and communicate science to various audiences with focus on bioinformatics. Especially, our aim is to strengthen the scientific network between PhDs, postdocs and PIs.

What do we need?
We are looking for active and interested people that are willing to help in their spare time with various organisational tasks. The only thing required is to be open and constructive.

Who are we?
We are PhD students and postdocs from UNIL and EPFL, covering a broad range of cultural backgrounds and scientific expertise in bioinformatics. We also welcome Master students.

What does it bring you?
Scientific exchange, communication and organisational skills are increasingly important in a scientific career and joining our organisation will help you to get hands on experience. In 2019, Basel will host the ECCB/ISCB conference. As part of this event we will play a major role as the local representation of ISCB student council. This will be a great opportunity for you to be included in the organization of a major conference.

If you are interested in more details about past events and our structure, please check our website or our facebook page.

Best Regards,

On behalf of the committee,
Amel Bekkar

LS2 “PIs of Tomorrow” session – call for applicants 2018

Two announcements that we received by e-mail, that may be of interest to our followers:

About the PIs of Tomorrow (from https://annual-meeting.ls2.ch/pis-of-tomorrow)

The special session “PIs of tomorrow” will be held next year at the upcoming Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) Annual Meeting (February 12-13 2018, University of Lausanne). This session offers an opportunity to postdocs and senior researchers interested in pursuing an academic career to present a talk similar in format to a professorship application interview. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations and provide feedback in a one-on-one session afterwards.

Please refer to the attached instructions to enter the competition to be one of the five speakers selected from all applications. For the 2018 addition, one additional slot will be given to the best Postdoc talk at the Life Sciences Postdoc Day ’17.

Applications must be received by November 1st, 2017.  If you are selected, your travel and accommodation fees will be paid by the LS2 organization.

About the Life Sciences Switzerland (from https://annual-meeting.ls2.ch/)

The next edition of the LS2 Annual Meeting in Lausanne will take place on February 12 and 13, 2018 with the topicMetabolism & Signaling in the Life Sciences”. The LS2 Annual Meeting is the biggest meeting in the life sciences in Switzerland. It brings together Swiss Life Scientists, as well as researchers and industry partners. 
The meeting will consist of:
  • 4 excellent international plenary speakers (Beth Levine, Skip Virgin, Andrea Ballabio, Tamotsu Yoshimori)
  • 10 exciting scientific symposia with invited speakers and speakers selected from abstracts covering a broad range of life science topics: Molecular & Cell. Biosciences (x2) – Neurosciences – Virology/Proteomics – Physiology – Systems Biology – Autophagy/Cell Death – Experimental Pharmacology – Bioinformatics – Physics of Biology
  • A large Poster session mixed with an industry exhibition
  • Science Policy Panel discussion on CRISPR/Cas9
  • Science Crowdfunding evening event
  • Two Career Roundtables about Non-Academic Careers
  • The award ceremonies of the Lelio Orci Award and Friedrich-Miescher-Award
Further information can be found at: www.annual-meeting.ls2.ch
The registration deadline is November 30, 2017! Special prices exist for BSc, MSc, and members of LS2!
All invited speakers are listed in the detailed program on: https://annual-meeting.ls2.ch/program.

Bioinformatics in the Pub – October 2017

Dear all,

Please join us for bioinformatics in the pub, a friendly gathering around food and drinks of PhD students, Post-Docs and young bioinformaticians.

This month it will be on Tuesday 24.10.17 7pm at McCarthy

Registration is non-mandatory but appreciated for booking tables: https://doodle.com/poll/yfc78rbf8mqu64xq

Please help us spread the word to other bioinformaticians in Lausanne.

 

Best,

On Behalf of the International Society for Computational Biology Regional Student Group of Switzerland (ISCB-RSG-Switzerland)

Bioinformatics in the pub – Sept/2017

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Dear all,

Please join us for bioinformatics in the pub, a friendly gathering around food and drinks of PhD students, Post-Docs and young bioinformaticians, Wednesday 20.09.17 7pm at Les Brasseurs.

Registration is non-mandatory but appreciated for booking tables: https://doodle.com/poll/v3vsdv5bidys5tzr

Please help us spread the word to other bioinformaticiasn in Lausanne.

Best,

On Behalf of the International Society for Computational Biology  Regional Student Group of Switzerland (ISCB-RSG-Switzerland)

Elsa Guillot

Bioinformatics in the pub

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The ISCB-RSG is an association supporting students and young researcher in computational biology and bioinformatics. We aim at connecting bioinformaticians from different places around Switzerland.

Please join us a for the first bioinformatics in the pub, a friendly gathering around food and drinks of PhD students, Post-Docs and young bioinformaticians, Thursday 29.06.17 at 7pm at Brasserie du Chateau.

Registration is non-mandatory but appreciated for booking tables: https://doodle.com/poll/tisfs9h8id6e5g9y

To be informed about future similar events please join our mailing list by replying to this message or follow us on twitter @rsg_switzerland
Best regards,

On Behalf of the International Society for Computational Biology Regional Student Group of Switzerland.
ISCB-RSG-Swiss

Elsa Guillot