A year back, I have been lucky to be a part of the team which started the virtual seminar series program at ISCB-Student Council(https://iscbsc.org/) in November 2019(before the COVID-19 lockdowns began). The intention has been to provide a platform for early-career computational biology researchers and enthusiasts to present their work as virtual seminars.
Until now, we have had three calls asking for abstract submissions from students(undergraduates to postdoctoral scholars; high schoolers are also encouraged !)all across the world. We have a good number of submissions from students worldwide, and surprisingly it seems we have touched every continent(except Antarctica, of course…
Proteins form an integral part of biological systems, as they carry out the actual functional processes such as facilitating metabolism, transporting molecules from one location to another, DNA (genetic material responsible for passing biological information from one generation to other) replication, and transmitting signals in cells. The role of the protein is decided based on different structural features (such as domains, motifs etc.), which in turn, are determined based on the protein’s amino acid composition and protein folding processes (Figure 2).
Scientists are not only creative and innovative in order to find answers to the universe’s questions, but can be creative in the way they present them as well! Examples of this creativity were shown during the poster session on the first day of ISMB when a few participants took the initiative of presenting their posters in a ‘unique’ way. While the research of one poster was presented as a ‘comic-book’ style dialogue conversation between two people, another participant decided to take an alternative route of painting the poster instead of getting it printed ;). Manjusha Chintalapati et al, from Max…
Warm Greetings from the summer of the United States!
I am attending ISMB 2016 in Orlando, Florida. I am enthusiastic to be a part of the conference, and looking forward to share my experiences with you all. I am a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program at Iowa State University, USA under the guidance of Dr. Robert Jernigan. I am also currently serving as RSG-Committee Chair at ISCB-Student Council.
My area of research interests includes development of computational models for better understanding of protein structures and their functions. I am excited with my role as a live blogger for PLOS Comp Biol and looking forward to sharing my reports from ISMB 2016. See you at Disney world, Orlando!
Graduate student,BCB program,Iowa StateU; RSG Committee Chair and Executive team member,ISCB-SC.