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 of our network, have astounded us with their dynamic events and initiatives. Special accolades to the SCS2023, ASCS2023, and LA-SCS2023 teams - your dedication has been the cornerstone of our success. Thank you for your exemplary leadership and hard work!

This past year, we've deeply felt the need to reconnect physically, which has been both rewarding and essential. Behind the scenes, we're enhancing our platforms to nurture these connections. You might have already joined the lively discussions on our new Slack workspace, a perfect complement to our Basecamp for organizational matters. We're also refining our communication channels, including newsletters and event summaries, to keep you abreast of our global community's inspiring efforts. If you're not yet part of these platforms, please join us by reaching out to

Looking ahead to 2024, we are filled with optimism and excitement. Your involvement is the key to our community's success. We eagerly anticipate your participation in our upcoming events, be they virtual or in-person:

  • SCS2024: July 12 in Montréal, Canada (preceding ISMB2024).
  • ESCS2024: September 16 (preliminary date), in Turku, Finland (preceding ECCB2024)
  • A-SCS2024: will be held in Tokyo, Japan (date TBA)
  • LA-SCS2024: will be held in Medellin, Colombia (date TBA)

Should you have any inquiries or suggestions, feel free to contact us at, drop a message on Slack or Basecamp, or reach out to your familiar contacts within the Executive Team. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our socials (; ) for more updates!

Here's to a year of collaboration, innovation, and community. Together, let's make 2024 a remarkable journey 🥳 🥳

Warm regards,

Gabriel Olguin
Wim Cuypers
Ana Isabel Castillo Orozco
Pradeep Eranti
Yesid Cuesta-Astroz
Wisdom Akurugu
R. Gonzalo Parra