Introduction

About the RSG-Brazil

The RSG-Brazil is a student organization affiliated to the International Society for Computational Biology, with the aim to develop the bioinformatics and computational biology research field in Brazil, by fostering innovation, teamwork and also, building network opportunities between the industria and the academia

Wait, what is the ISCB?

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. ISCB communicates the significance of our science to the larger scientific community, governments, and the public at large. It serves a global membership by impacting government and scientific policies, providing high quality publications and meetings, and through distribution of valuable information about training, education, employment and relevant news from related fields. ISCB membership offers many benefits including reduced conference registration fees to several high impact events and reduced subscription prices for a selection of journals of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

The annual meeting of the ISCB is Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB). Over the past sixteen years the ISMB conference has grown to become the largest bioinformatics conference in the world. The ISMB conferences provide a multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics. ISMB brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, and statistics. Its principal focus is on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems.

For more information about ISCB please visit: http://www.iscb.org

Okay! What about the ISCB-SC?

The ISCB Student Council (SC) is a section of ISCB dedicated to facilitating opportunities of development for students and young researchers in the field of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. ISCB- SC was the vision of Manuel Corpas and was officially approved by ISCB Board of Directors (BoD) during ISMB 2004.

The declared mission of the ISCB Student Council is to promote the development of the next generation of Computational Biologists through provision of scientific events, networking opportunities, soft skill training, educational resources and career advice. To best suit local needs, the Student Council has taken up the initiative of establishing Regional Student Groups (RSGs). We see these regional groups of students as local windows to global opportunities. All RSGs function in close collaborations with the Student Council catering needs-based solution to their members. See 1.3 below for further details.

The annual meeting of the SC is the Student Council Symposium (SCS), which is held in conjunction with ISMB. The SCS is a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants get the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

For more information about the SC please visit the official ISCB Student Council website: http://www.iscbsc.org

I got it! What is the RSG-Brazil, again?

The RSG-Brazil is a vibrant student group made brazilian students and students who share the passion for bioinformatics and computational biology research field. The RSG-Brazil is organized into committees, each of them with their own tasks and responsibilities, designed to provide students support and resources. The RSG-BRAZIL is part of the ISCB-SC and also, we work closely with the AB3C - Brazilian Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biologists directors, to achieve our goals.

Mission statements

The mission of the RSG-Brazil is to promote the development of the next-generation of bioinformaticians and computational biologists among Brazil, through provision of scientific events, networking opportunities, trainings and workshops, providing educational resources and career advice, while attempting to influence policy processes affecting science and education. Also, to foster innovation, teamwork and building network opportunities between the industria and the academia.

Internal Organization

The standing committees on the RSG-BRAZIL include the Education, Fundraising, Web and, Outreach and Volunteers. You can meet the people behind the RSG-Brazil here.

Committees

Outreach committee

Our mission is to keep the Brazilian community up to date on our work and build a bridge between our group with other RSGs initiatives using our social networks.

Committee Chairs

  • Paulo Burke - Bioinformatics Graduate Program - USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Liliane Conteville - René Rachou Institute - Friocruz Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Members

  • Pamela Marinho - Bioinformatics Graduate Program - UFMG - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Volunteer Committee

  • Marcus Braga - Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, UFPA, Belém, Brazil
  • Anthony Brayan - Bioinformatics Graduate Program, USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Renato Augusto Correia dos Santos - Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, UNICAMP, Brazil
  • Fernanda Caroline dos Santos - Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, UFMG, Brazil
  • Fernando Rossi - Bioinformatics Graduate Program - USP, Brazil
  • Aniele Leao - Department of Bioprocess Engineering and BIotechnology, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil

Website Committee

Our mission is maintain and develop the website of the RSG-Brazil, promoting the activities and informations related to our members.

Committee Chair

  • Neli Da Fonseca - Bioinformatics Graduate Program, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Members

  • Francislon Silva - René Rachou Institute - Friocruz Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Finance Committee

Our mission is create and maintain the budget to support the activities of the RSG-Brazil funding opportunities for the organization of conferences, courses and general operations. This committee is also responsible for recruiting sponsors, grants, and other funding opportunities.

Committee Chair

  • Raquel Riyuzo - Bioinformatics Graduate Program, USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Members

  • Juliana Assis - René Rachou Institute - Friocruz Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Executive Team

The ISCB Regional Student Group Brazil is led by an Executive Team composed of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and AB3C Board of Directors Representative. The Executive Team is elected by the RSG-Brazil membership body for two-years term. In case you haven't had an opportunity to meet our talented and dedicated student leaders, we would like to introduce them to you:

  • Juliana Assis - René Rachou Institute - Friocruz Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - AB3C Board of Directors Representative
  • Elvira Horácio - René Rachou Institute - Friocruz Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Secretary
  • Deyvid Amgarten - Bioinformatics Graduate Program, USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil - vice-chair
  • Nilson Da Rocha Coimbra - Bioinformatics Graduate Program, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Chair

Alumni

The RSG-Brazil is a outstanding society being developed in Brazil since 2009. Bellow, we present the former members who started this initiative.

RSG-Brazil - 2015-2017

  • Aniele Leao - Former chair
  • Juliana Assis - Former Secretary
  • Francislon Silva - Former webmaster
  • Gabriel Fernandes - Faculty Adviser

RSG-Brazil - 2009-2011

  • Priscila Grynberg - Former chair
  • Patrícia de Cássia Ruy - Former Secretary
  • Raul Torrieri - Former scientific committee chair
  • Pedro Marcus Pereira Vidigal - Former webmaster
  • Guilherme Corrêa de Oliveira - Faculty Adviser

*Note: In between 2011-2015 the RSG-Brazil was deactivated.