Thomas Lengauer, director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, has been elected as the next president of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). He will take office as president-elect of the ISCB in January 2017 and will officially become president of the society in January 2018 taking over from current ISCB president Alfonso Valencia. Lengauer's term will end in January 2021. Lengauer will be the seventh president of the ISCB. He is a founding member of the society and currently serves as its vice president. He was named an ISCB fellow in 2015. He holds two doctoral degrees, one in mathematics from the Free University of Berlin, and one in computer science from Stanford University. His research interests lie in the field computational epigenomics, specifically, in understanding viral drug resistance. His lab has developed software that is used to select drug combinations for HIV patients.