Wisdom Akurugu

Diversity & inclusion chair My motivation to join the Student Council finds root in the words of Hellen Keller….”Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”….and I dare TO say we can LEARN and POSITIVELY IMPACT HUMANITY so much together.  In other words, my motivation to join the council is TO …

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R. Gonzalo Parra

Vice chair Science is much more than smart people doing experiments on a bench or a computer. To advance, science needs committed individuals that invest their effort and time to gather the community together and delineate specific actions to foster scientific advance and collaboration under the light of ethics and moral values to protect all …

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Pradeep Eranti

RSG committee Chair My motivation to join the ISCB Student Council is to be part of this truly global and enthusiastic community of early career researchers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and help other like-minded students to expand their network, learn and grow together. As an Executive Team member and RSG committee chair, I look …

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Yesid Cuesta-Astroz

Treasurer Throughout my scientific career, I have been involved in public engagement activities through the divulgation of computational biology promoting training, symposiums, and conferences worldwide. These activities have brought me great experiences and opportunities to consolidate a network of young researchers in bioinformatics supported by ISCB Student Council. Therefore, I must thank this organization for …

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Wim Cuypers

Vice chair Working with the ISCB Student Council has been a truly rewarding experience for me. As part of the web team, I’ve had the privilege to interact with a fantastic community of individuals who share a common passion for advancing the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Being part of the ISCBSC feels like …

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Ana Isabel Castillo Orozco

Secretary Nowadays, we live in exciting times where bioinformatics and computational biology evolve every day to resolve biological questions that have been difficult to research in the past. However, there is still a lot of work to ensure and promote the development of these fields and make them accessible across the globe. Being part of …

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Newsletter January 2024

Dear ISCB Student Council (SC) Community, As we bid farewell to 2023, we reflect on a year vibrant with events, transformations, and growth. The ISCB SC Executive Team has been inspired by the unprecedented energy and resilience our community has shown, a testament to our collective spirit post-COVID-19. Our Regional Student Groups (RSGs), the heartbeat …

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The 5th Latin American Student Council Symposium (LA-SCS) is scheduled for September 2023. More info: https://lascs2023.iscbsc.org/ Updates: https://twitter.com/IscbLascs


Past event: SCS 2023 The ISCB Student Council Symposium is our flagship hybrid conference for early career researchers in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. This forum offers an exceptional platform for participants to showcase research to a global audience, create connections within the computational biology community. The event will precede ISMB/ECCB 2023 on July, 23, 2023, in Lyon (France) and online! …

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Gabriel J. Olguín-Orellana

Chair As a researcher and communicator, my motivation is to promote science as a discipline to understand the universe and as a tool to empower the new generations in the construction of a sustainable future focused on cultural enrichment and both personal and collective well-being. To achieve these aims, I trust that we can work …

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