Author Archives: Peter

Biopython 1.72 released

Dear Biopythoneers, I’m writing this in Portland at the GCC BOSC 2018 conference, where I will present the Biopython Project Update 2018 talk tomorrow. Yesterday during my airport layover in Iceland, I published the Biopython 1.72 release to our website … Continue reading

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Travel award recipients for April 2018

We had another great round of applications for the OBF Travel Fellowship this spring. After reviewing the applications, the OBF Board selected three recipients, who have all accepted the award. Congratulations to our spring 2018 recipients: Anisha Keshavan –  attended the eLife Innovation Sprint. Anisha … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.71 released

Dear Biopythoneers, Source distributions of Biopython 1.71 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website, and the release is also on the Python Package Index (PyPI) including pre-compiled Wheel Packages for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. This … Continue reading

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GCCBOSC 2018: A Bioinformatics Community Conference – Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce that abstract submission and early registration for GCCBOSC2018 are now open. This event brings our annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference and the Galaxy Community Conference together into a unified week-long event. If you work in open source life science or … Continue reading

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Mailing list consolidation

The OBF’s self-hosted mailman server is still struggling right now, so we are looking at migrating the active mailing lists to paid hosting, and as part of this consolidating down to ideally about a dozen mailing lists. Currently we have a … Continue reading

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Biopython on Podcast.__init__

Podcast.__init__ describes itself as “The Podcast About Python and the People Who Make It Great”, and the most recent episode is “Biopython with Peter Cock, Wibowo Arindrarto, and Tiago Antão (Episode 125)“. Listening to the finished podcast, interviewer Tobias Macey … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.70 released

Dear Biopythoneers, Source distributions of Biopython 1.70 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website, and the release is also on the Python Package Index (PyPI). Windows installers and/or wheels should be available later. (Update: Compiled wheel packages … Continue reading

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BOSC 2017 keynote speakers

We’re delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2017, and our first sponsors. But first a final reminder – today (Thursday 13 April 2017) is our deadline for submitting a full length talk abstract to … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.69 released

Dear Biopythoneers, Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.69 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website, and the release is also on the Python Package Index (PyPI).

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OBF Travel Fellowship – CWL week in London

This is a guest blog post from Anton Khodak, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program to attend a week long Common Workflow Language (CWL) workshop in London, November 2016. This was a natural continuation … Continue reading

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