Iddo Friedberg, BCB faculty member in the VMPM department, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB). Congratulations, Iddo !
He will serve a 3-year term beginning January, 2016. More info on the ISCB is here. The International Society for Computational Biology is a scholarly society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. The ISCB communicates the significance of our science to the larger scientific community, governments, and the public at large. The ISCB 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.
Dr. Friedberg joined Iowa State in June of 2015, and is an associate professor in VMPM. His areas of research interest include evolution of protein function; evolution of operons and gene neighborhoods; protein structure-function relationships; metagenomics, host-microbiome interactions, and computational protein function prediction.