The Student Council for the International Society for Computational Biology was established in 2004 to promote the development of computational biology among young scientists. The group runs events and programmes, as well as supporting the creation of Regional Student Groups.
As an official journal of the ISCB, PLOS Computational Biology is delighted to be publishing ‘Stories from the road: ISCB Student Council Collection’, a series of articles documenting the various activities of the ISCB student community and providing guidance to future generations of ISCB Student Council members. From the importance of creating a culture where networking is possible, to tips for workshopping ideas and problems, the series captures the experiences of young scientists.
“Collaborating with authors and contributors from dozens of countries around the globe has been an extremely interesting, challenging and rewarding experience,” says Thomas Abeel, one of the authors of the series. “Putting this series together has brought back some great memories, reinforced friendships and has re-taught some of the lessons we highlighted in these articles all over again.”
The collection’s primary authors and organisers were Thomas Abeel, Geoff Macintyre and Magali Michaut. Their own account of the council and the creation of the collection can be read here.
It is the journal’s hope that this collection will help spread some of the wisdom that the council has acquired over the course of a decade.