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ISCB Annual Awards & Competitions


Annually, ISCB recognizes four scientist through its Awards program, as well as hosts a variety of computational science related competitions.?

The 2021 Annual Awards Nominations period has is now open. Submit your nomination to one of these important awards today.? Nominations close on Dec. 2, 2020.
The award winners will be announced in Spring 2021.

ISCB Overton Prize Award
ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist
The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and a member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died unexpectedly in 2000. The annual prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes a member of the computational biology community who is more than two decades post-degree and has made major contributions to the field of computational biology.
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ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
ISCB Innovator Award
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.

Nominees must be members of ISCB!
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to a leading scientist, 10-20 years post-degree, who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and continues to forge new directions.
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ISCB Art in Science Competition
ISCB Wikipedia/Wikidata Competition
As part of the annual exhibition at ISMB, the ISCB Art in Science Competition is a way to show the beauty of science in art form, especially topics related to Computational and Molecular Biology. All interested members may submit images that have been generated as part of a research project and other creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods.
Wikipedia has become an important way to communicate all types of science to the public and Wikidata plays an increasingly growing role in that. ISCB aims to further its mission by increasing the quality of Wikipedia and Wikidata coverage of Computational biology, and by improving accessibility to this information via Wikipedia and its sister sites.? ?The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups.
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Nominations from all regions of the world are submitted annually, and the selection of award winners is made by an international panel of current and past ISCB Board members.

The complete award nominations policies and procedures can be viewed here.