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This article is part of the supplement: Highlights from the Seventh International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Symposium 2011

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Highlights from the Student Council Symposium 2011 at the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and European Conference on Computational Biology

Priscila Grynberg1*, Thomas Abeel23, Pedro Lopes4, Geoff Macintyre5 and Lorena Pantano Rubiño6

Author Affiliations

1 Departamento de Biquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

2 VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Technologiepark 927, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium

3 Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

4 DETI/IEETA, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810 – 193 Aveiro, Portugal

5 NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

6 Department of Regulatory Genomics, Institut de Medicina Predictivai Personalitzada del Càncer, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain

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BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12(Suppl 11):A1  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-S11-A1

Published: 21 November 2011


The Student Council (SC) of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) organized their annual symposium in conjunction with the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference.

This meeting report summarizes the scientific content of the Student Council Symposium 2011 as well as other activities organized by the Student Council in the context of ISMB. The symposium was held in Vienna, Austria on July 15th 2011.