Sunday, July 25, 2021
July 25–30, 2021
The annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) is the flagship meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The 2021 conference is the 29th ISMB conference, which has grown to become the world's largest bioinformatics and computational biology conference. Joining forces with the European Conference on Computational Biology (20th Annual Conference) ISMB/ECCB 2021 will be the year's most important computational biology event globally. The conference will be held as a virtual conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bioinformatics and computational biology, an interdisciplinary field, combines biology, computer science, information engineering, mathematics and statistics to analyze and interpret biological data. Powered by a technological revolution, the life sciences currently generate massive datasets that require unique expertise in handling, processing and transferring information; in addition to the biological expertise. At the start of the data revolution in biology, experts in computation and biology came together to work collaborative to turn data into discoveries. Computational skills have become integral to the analysis of the large volumes of biomedical and agricultural data currently being generated in the life sciences, and to understanding complex biological systems. Conferences like ISMB/ECCB play a critical role in the dissemination of research findings and information sharing. Enabling researchers to gather, learn, and collaborate will lead to the acceleration of science and the opportunity to make advances towards cures for disease, novel drug development, and personalized healthcare.