August news from the ISB Print
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Saturday, 04 September 2010 13:37

The ISB Executive Committee announces:

4th International Biocuration Conference : October 11-14, 2010, Tokyo, Japan

The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, August 31, 2010. The abstract submission form is here:

Visit the Biocuration 2010 website to view the conference program, the list of invited speakers, and to register.

Biocuration 2010: Conference sponsorship from the ISB

The International Society for Biocuration would like to encourage students and new curators (with less than 5 years of experience) to attend the Biocuration 2010 conference. The ISB will sponsor the registration fees for 5 students and 5 curators. To apply, please send a request to the ISB before September 6th 2010, including the abstract of your poster or presentation, to the International Society for Biocuration at: intsocbio@gmail

Note that you must be an ISB member to apply for sponsorship.

2010 election of the ISB Executive Committee

Candidates will be announced in early September for the next election of the ISB Executive Committee. Details about the electoral process are available here:

Membership renewals

Please continue to support the ISB by renewing your membership for 2010/2011.   Note that you must be an active ISB member to vote in the upcoming election.  

From the ISB Executive Committee

·        Social bookmarking of papers

We would like to collect an exhaustive list of papers on biocuration. To do this, please help us keep the Biocuration-related Connotea tags up to date:

    * biocuration
    * text mining
    * semantic annotation

·        ISB Executive Committee meetings

The ISB Executive committee meets monthly. Minutes from the ISB Executive committee meetings are posted on the ISB website . The last meeting was held on August 16th, 2010.