The 15th Annual MCBIOS Conference
March 29 - 31, 2018
Genomics and Big Data
600 Russell Street,
Starkville, MS, 39759
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 Call for Participation
The Conference Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for either a poster or oral presentation. Abstracts are limited to 300 words in length.  Following the conference, participants presenting either a poster or a talk will be eligible to submit a full manuscript for publication in the Conference Proceedings. As in previous years, we plan to publish the proceedings in BMC Bioinformatics, a highly-ranked open-access journal.
Important Dates
Conference and workshop registration opens: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Student/Postdoc awards application deadline: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Oral abstract deadline: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Poster abstract deadline: Sunday, February 20, 2018

Oral presentation acceptance: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Poster acceptance: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Travel Stipend acceptance: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Early registration ends: February 21, 2018
 $375 Professionals
$250 for Post Doctoral Fellows
$175 for Students
Active members of International Society for Computational Biology: ISCB are eligible for 20% registration discount*

Hotel Information

Hotel reservations must be made separately from registration.
Please call 662-338-3116 for reservations. Ask for MidSouth Biology pricing.
Rooms booked after March 5th, 2018 may not get the conference rate
For more information on accommodations click here.



There will be two distinct award categories for Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow attendees:
1) MCBIOS-JMP Young Scientist Excellence Award
2) Best Poster Award
Please indicate your choice to enter this presentation competition during abstract submission.
You must be present at the award  ceremony to receive the award.


Travel Stipends
Students who are submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation are invited to apply for a stipend which will defray conference registration and lodging at the conference hotel for March 29rd and 30th.  Students with institutional support are not eligible for these allowances. Any additional accommodation and expenses will be the responsibility of the attendee. Awardees will be reimbursed after the conference. Abstracts to be considered for Travel Stipends must be submitted no later than February 18th, 2018


Will be provided after  the Annual Conference
Please email with your ISCB membership number to get reimbursement after registration.

Poster Size
Limitation: 48 inches wide  by 36 inches high (122 cm x 91 cm)