Category Archives: OBF

General Open Bioinformatics News

BOSC 2015 call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the 16th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2015), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB/ECCB 2015. Continue reading

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Sadly OBF not accepted for GSoC 2015

Last year’s Google Summer of Code 2014 was very productive for the OBF with six students working on Bio* and related bioinformatics projects. We applied to be part of GSoC 2015, but unfortunately this year were not accepted. Continue reading

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OBF Google Summer of Code 2014 Wrap-up

In 2014, OBF had six students in the Google Summer of Code 2014™ (GSoC) program mentored under its umbrella of Bio* and related open-source bioinformatics community projects: Loris Cro (Bioruby) with mentors Francesco Strozzi and Raoul Bonnal; Evan Parker (Biopython) … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.65 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.65 are now available. The most visible change is that the Biopython sequence objects now use string comparison, rather than Python’s object comparison. Continue reading

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BOSC 2015 will be in Dublin with ISMB/ECCB 2015

We have asked you, and you have spoken! 59 past and/or future BOSC attendees participated in our survey, answering questions about what they liked at BOSC 2014, what changes they’d like to see, and — most importantly — what they thought about the proposal … Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 video recording

We aim to video record all the talks at BOSC 2014, and the panel discussion, to be made freely available online after the conference. Continue reading

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OBF Mailing List Outage

This is a belated notice that the OBF mailing lists are down due to a server failure. Posting a tweet is easier than writing a blog post, please follow @OBF_news for updates. We have a complete back up and running … Continue reading

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