RSGs

About

In 2006, the Student Council conceptualized 'Regional Student Groups (RSGs)' with the aim to promote interaction among students pursuing research in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Over the past few years, SC has successfully established 26 RSGs globally and the number is on a steady rise. Presently, the RSGs comprise of more than 1500 members across the world. RSGs conduct regional events and meetings to promote the professional development of students. RSGs also aim to serve as a bridge between the local industry and academia by providing career opportunities for the students.

Initiatives

RSG-Funding program

Thanks to an allocation of funds from the ISCB, the Student Council is providing funding support to selected proposals for events or initiatives from RSGs.There are 3 deadline-based calls throughout the year inviting proposals from RSGs to organise events at their local regions of operation.

11 proposals have been submitted in first call of 2016 out of which 9 events have been funded.The second call is underway.

Spotlight RSGs

Two RSGs are selected as “Spotlight RSG of the year” based on the previous year’s performance.The leaders of these RSGs will be rewarded with a complimentary ISCB membership for a one-year period and they will also receive certificates of appreciation from the ISCB.Last year,RSG-North Africa and RSG-Turkey were awarded as “Spotlight RSGs of the year 2015”.

RSG Leader’s Fellowship for developing nations

2 RSG Leaders from developing countries are awarded fellowship of max 1000 USD to attend ISMB, the major annual meeting of ISCB.

ISCB Community Board

RSGs are encouraged to have public community conversations on community.iscbsc.org.

 

Active RSGs in 2023

RSG name Contact Website
RSG-Chile rsg-chile@iscbsc.org http://rsg-chile.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Germany rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://rsg-germany.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Morocco rsg-chair@iscbsc.org https://twitter.com/rsg_morocco
RSG-Netherlands rsg-netherlands@iscbsc.org http://www.youngcb.nl/
RSG-Nigeria rsg-nigeria@iscbsc.org http://www.rsg-nigeria.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Pakistan rsg-pakistan@iscbsc.org http://rsg-pakistan.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Venezuela rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://www.rsg-venezuela.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Belgium rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://rsg-belgium.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Switzerland rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://rsg-switzerland.iscbsc.org/
RSG-United Kingdom rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://rsg-uk.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Denmark contact@cbiovikings.org https://www.cbiovikings.org/
RSG-Ecuador rsg-ecuador@iscbsc.org https://rsg-ecuador.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Mexico rsg-mexico@iscbsc.org http://rsg-mexico.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Sweden rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://rsg-sweden.iscbsc.org/
RSG-South Africa (SASBi?) rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://sasbistudents.weebly.com/
RSG-South Eastern USA rsg-chair@iscbsc.org http://rsg-se-usa.iscbsc.org/
RSG Argentina rsg-argentina@iscbsc.org https://rsg-argentina.netlify.app/
RSG-Australia rsg-australia@iscbsc.org http://rsg-australia.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Bangladesh rsg-bangladesh@iscbsc.org http://rsg-bangladesh.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Brazil rsg-brazil@iscbsc.org http://rsg-brazil.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Colombia rsg-colombia@iscbsc.org http://rsg-colombia.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Finland rsg-finland@iscbsc.org
RSG-France rsg-france@iscbsc.org https://jebif.fr/
RSG-India rsg-india@iscbsc.org http://rsg-india.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Italy rsg-italy@iscbsc.org http://rsg-italy.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Luxembourg rsg-luxembourg@iscbsc.org http://www.rsg-luxembourg.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Northern Africa rsg-northernafrica@iscbsc.org http://rsg-northafrica.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Norway rsg-norway@iscbsc.org https://rsg-norway.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Peru rsg-peru@iscbsc.org http://rsg-peru.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Spain rsg-spain@iscbsc.org http://www.rsg-spain.iscbsc.org/
RSG-Turkey rsg-turkey@iscbsc.org https://rsgturkey.com/en/
RSG-Uruguay rsg-uruguay@iscbsc.org https://rsg-uruguay.iscbsc.org/

Starting an RSG

Interested in starting a RSG in your region? We will be glad to help you set up one! Please read our RSG Startup Kit.

Thanks to an allocation of funds from the ISCB, the Student Council is providing funding support to selected proposals for events or initiatives from RSGs. You can find more details here. Before you decide to submit a proposal, please contact rsg@iscbsc.org.

In case you have any questions please write to us at rsg@iscbsc.org.