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.).
Bart Cuypers & Ben Siranosian
SCS2016 Chair and Co-chair