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I’m delighted to announce an open access publication in Nucleic Acids Research describing the FASTQ file format based on the conventions agreed by the OBF projects: The Sanger FASTQ file format for sequences with quality scores, and the Solexa/Illumina FASTQ … Continue reading
Two of the core BioPerl developers, Jason Stajich and Chris Fields, were interviewed by FLOSS Weekly. The interview is now available as an MP3 on the FLOSS Weekly website; several streaming versions (including podcast) are also available.
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of BioPerl 1.6.1, the latest release of BioPerl’s core code. You can grab it here: Via CPAN: http://search.cpan.org/~cjfields/BioPerl-1.6.1/ Via the BioPerl website: http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.bz2 http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.gz http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.zip The PPM for Windows should also finally … Continue reading
Alan Ruttenberg of Science Commons and Robert Hanmer of the Hillside Group have been confirmed as Keynote Speakers for BOSC 2009. For more information, see the BOSC 2009 web site at http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2009. Abstract acceptances went out today–stay tuned for the … Continue reading
Just to let you all know, Biopython is now on twitter. And in case you missed the OBF announcement last month, so is the O|B|F News feed (and BioPerl). You are welcome to follow us (all) on twitter. I’d also … Continue reading
A wiki page for collecting ideas, possible projects, prerequisites, possible solution approaches, mentors, other people or channels to contact for more information or to bounce ideas off of, etc. has been setup: http://open-bio.org/wiki/Google_Summer_Code_2009
Please forward as appropriate and forgive multiple postings. Call for Abstracts for the 2009 Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) 2009 An ISMB 2009 Special Interest Group (SIG) Date: June 27-28, 2009 Location: Stockholm, Sweden URL: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2009 Abstract submission via EasyChair: … Continue reading
Google is committed to run the Summer of Code program again this year. It will be for the 5th time. In broad strokes, the program funds what you might call remote summer internships for students to contribute to an open-source software … Continue reading
O|B|F News feed is now available in Twitter! You are welcome to follow us. Cheers, The O|B|F Admins.