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PLOS Computational Biology Community Going All Out to Cover #ISMB15 with the ISCB Student Council

Calling All Bloggers for ISMB/ECCB 2015

ISMB/ECCB 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, is fast approaching and we invite you to be involved in the live coverage of the event.

If you can’t make it to Dublin, follow our live collaborative blog coverage at http://plos.io/CBFieldReports

In previous years, ISMB has been way ahead of the social media curve with microblogging in 2008, one year before the launch of Flickr, one year after the launch (in the USA) of the Apple original iPhone 1, and just two years after Twitter was founded. Now at the last count, Twitter has averaged at 236 million users, three million blogs come online each month, and Tumblr owners publish approximately 27,778 new blog posts every minute. We all know that, in like-fashion, social media is a growing aspect of conferences, — read more in our Ten Simple Rules for Live Tweeting at Scientific Conferences, — and we think ISMB/ECCB 2015 is a great venue for progress.

How can you be involved?

We want you to take live blogging to ISMB/ECCB. If you are planning to attend the conference in Dublin and you blog or tweet, or even if you would like to try it for the first time, we want to hear from you — Everyone can get involved.

Our invitation extends to attendees from all backgrounds and experience who could contribute blog posts covering the conference. In addition we are looking for a number of ‘super bloggers’ who can commit to blogging two to three high-quality posts or who would be interested in interviewing certain speakers at the conference. If you are speaking at ISMB/ECCB and would like to be involved, please do also get in touch.

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For the “next generation computational biologists”

We will be working on this collaborative blog project with the  ISCB Student Council.

In acknowledgment of the time and effort of all who work with us, each contributor will receive a select PLOS Computational Biology 10th Anniversary t-shirt (only available at ISMB/ECCB 2015) and your work will be shared on the PLOS Comp Biology Field Reports  page [http://plos.io/CBFieldReports], making it easier for all to contribute and collaborate.

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Winning design for the PLOS Comp Biol 10th Anniversary T-shirt; get yours by blogging with us at ISMB15! PLOS/Kifayathullah Liakath-Ali

What are the next steps?

If you’re active on Twitter or the blogosphere and want to help us share the latest and greatest from ISMB/ECCB 2015 conference, please email us at ploscompbiol@plos.org with a bit about your background and how you’d like to contribute. See you in Dublin!

FOR MORE ON PLOS AT ISMB/ECCB 2015 read this post.

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