Student Council Symposium 2016 Announced

We are happy to officially announce the Student Council Symposium 2016 (SCS2016) on July 8, 2016 at ISMB2016 in Orlando, Florida. The program will be similar to SCS2015 last year - there will an ice-breaking event, 2 keynotes, oral sessions and a poster session. However, to give students even more opportunity to communicate orally about their work, we will also include a session of flash presentations. These fast-paced, 5 minute presentations are designed to redirect interested attendees to your poster and network.

There will also be a social event at a nearby watering hole following the symposium. We feel this is a great way to network and get to know attendees of SCS2016 in a more casual setting, especially if you are staying for the rest of ISMB.

This year, again, we will have a stunningly nice location at the Swan and Dolphin hotel in Disney World. According the ISMB website, ISMB attendees will even get a discount for the park! Unsurprisingly, Orlando is called "The Theme Park Capital of the World" since it contains 5 of the 10 most visited theme parks the world (7/10 in North-America) and 4 of the most visited water parks in the US.

Hereby, we announce the key dates (see left). Abstract submission opens February 1 and closes April 22. We hope you will submit plenty of abstracts for talks and posters, as only you can make this event a success. Please check out this website regularly as more information will become available soon (keynotes, travel fellowships, the program, etc.).

Warm Regards,

Bart Cuypers & Ben Siranosian

SCS2016 Chair and Co-chair