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Heading to Dublin for ISMB/ECCB 2015? Swing by Booth 1 and say hello to PLOS!

Many of the journal’s academic editors will be in attendance, and PLOS Computational Biology staff Gary Beardmore and Bethany Coates will be manning the booth, alongside Catherine Nancarrow, Senior Managing Editor, and Mei-Yan Leung, Product Marketing Manager. They’re keen to answer your questions, talk about your research, and hear your thoughts on Open Access and the journal’s role in the community.

We will also be running a live blog, with guest bloggers relating their experiences of ISMB/ECCB 2015 and interviewing some of the speakers. If you are interested in taking part, please e-mail or drop by Booth 1.

PLOS/Kifayathullah Liakath-Ali
PLOS/Kifayathullah Liakath-Ali

We will have special PLOS Computational Biology 10th Anniversary t-shirts available from the booth, featuring a design by this year’s winner Kifayathullah Liakath-Ali. Numbers are limited however, so come early to snag one before they’re gone!

Keep an eye out for PLOS Computational Biology editors across the conference and follow us on Twitter for live updates on events in which they are involved. Here are some to get you started:


Friday 10th July

Sunday 12th July

  • Michael Levitt gives a keynote presentation on the Birth & Future of Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecules
  • Francis Oulette, Gabrielle Rustici, Annette McGrath, and Dave Clements host a workshop on Experience Exchange: Focus on NGS Course.

Monday 13th July

  • Donna Slonim presents her paper ‘Finding Novel Molecular Connections between Developmental Processes and Disease’.
  • Marc Marti-Renom presents a special session on ‘Assessing the limits of restraint-based 3D modelling of genomes and genomic domains’.
  • Later in the day Philip Bourne and Niklas Blomberg talk data with their special session on ‘Elixir – Towards unifying a computational biology ecosystem’.
  • Steven Brenner will lead one of ISMB’s theme presentations on ‘Widespread degradation of transcripts by splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) includes ultraconserved targets whose regulation by alternative splicing and NMD is conserved between kingdoms’.

Tuesday 14th July

  • David Searls will be giving a special presentation on ‘James Joyce’s Ulysses: A bioinformatics perspective.


There’s still time to register for ISMB/ECCB 2015 online if you’ve not yet done so. We look forward to seeing you in Dublin!



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