Meet the “PLOSSE” at ISMB 2014
Heading to the ISCB’s annual conference, ISMB 2014, July 11– 15, in Boston this year? Swing by Booth 409 and say hello to PLOS!
PLOS Computational Biology staff Clare Weaver and Chris Hall will be manning the booth, alongside PLOS ONE Associate Editor Renee Hoch and Mei Yan Leung, Product Marketing Manager. They’re keen to answer your questions and hear your thoughts on Open Access, the journals and exciting projects such as PLOS Computational Biology’s “Outside the Box”.
We’ll also be hosting “Meet PLOS” drop-in sessions on the evenings of Sunday 13th and Monday 14th July. In the same vein as previous years’ “Meet the Editor” sessions, these drop-ins are your opportunity to chat to editors across PLOS ONE and PLOS Computational Biology. Visit Booth 409 for more information on these events and to snag a free PLOS Computational Biology t-shirt before they’re all gone. This year’s shirt was designed by Ariel Afek who will be at ISMB presenting the work featured in his design.
Keep an eye out for PLOS Computational Biology editors across the conference and follow us on Twitter for live updates on events that they’re involved in. Here are some to get you started:
Friday 11th July
- The ISCB Student Council Symposium takes place
Sunday 13th July
- Christine Orengo and Lonnie Welch host a special session on “Communities of Special Interest”, which includes contributions from Hilmar Lapp and Fran Lewitter
- Celebrating Nobel prize winners Martin Karplus and Michael Levitt, and reflecting on their enormous impact on those they have mentored, Steven Brenner and Mark Gerstein take part in a Special Session, and Roland Dunbrack gives a Special Talk
- Teresa Przytycka presents her paper “Dissecting Cancer Heterogeneity with network based approach”
Monday 14th July
- Fran Lewitter is part of the organising committee for the workshop “The Online World of Bioinformatics Education” where David Searls will be speaking on MOOCs
- Steven Brenner presents his work on “Genome Leaks”
Tuesday 15th July
- Russ Altman delivers one of the ISCB 2014 Fellows Keynote speeches, “Informatics for understanding drug response at all scales”
- Quaid Morris discusses “Reconstructing Tumor Evolution” and Arne Elofsson presents his paper “Protein Expansion Is Primarily due to Indels in Intrinsically Disordered Regions.”
- Lonnie Welch leads the “Bioinformatics Curriculum Guidelines (An Open Forum of the Curriculum Task Force of the ISCB Education Committee)” event
There’s still time to register for ISMB 2014 online if you’ve not yet done so. We look forward to seeing you in Boston!