It features a short summary of the main highlights of the meeting and extended version of the eight abstracts accepted for publication.
We would like to take this opportunity to again thank everyone who made ESCS possible. We are greatly indebted to ECCB 2014 conference chairs Marie-Dominique Devignes and Yves Moreau for giving us the opportunity to have the 3rd European Student Council Symposium in Strasbourg. We are especially thankful for the logistical support and invaluable advice of the ECCB organizing committee; specifically the Workshops and Tutorials chairs Olivier Poch and Mario Albrecht, and our ECCB intermediary Magali Michaut. We deeply appreciate their continued support of the ISCB Student Council and the symposium. Further, we would like to acknowledge the support of the ISCB Board of Directors and their trust in our vision. The Student Council would also like to thank our keynote speakers; Dr. Martens, Dr. de Ridder and Dr. Jensen, for volunteering their time to contribute to the success of the symposium and to promote the next generation of computational biologists. Furthermore, we would like to thank everyone on the organizing committee, without them, there would have been no symposium. Also we would like to thank the SCS2014 chairs, Farzana Rahman and Tomas Di Domenico, for the synergetic symposium collaboration. In addition, we would like to thank the BMC Bioinformatics editorial office for their help in publishing this report. We are also extremely grateful for the financial support that we received from our sponsors. This year ESCS was supported by GdrBIM, IMGT, Syngenta, Novartis, BASF and Roche. Without their support many of the opportunities that we offered to the delegates at the 3rd European Student Council Symposium would not have been possible.