Category Archives: Community

OBF Travel Fellowship Program

We are very pleased to announce our new Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Travel Fellowship program. The program is designed to enable people, whether long-standing members of our community or newcomers, to participate in eligible events for which costs would otherwise … Continue reading

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Apply for OBF Membership online

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) is pleased to announce that we’ve finally entered the 21st century and upgraded our membership form from paper (yep!) to an online form. Membership in the OBF is free, and is open to anyone who has attended … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.66 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.66 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). This release of Biopython supports Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5, although support for Python … Continue reading

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BOSC 2015 Panel – increasing diversity

Every year, BOSC includes a panel discussion that offers all attendees the chance to engage in conversation with the panelists and each other. The theme of the BOSC 2015 panel would be “Open Source, Open Door: increasing diversity in the bioinformatics open source community”. Our complete list of panellists is as follows… Continue reading

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Public OBF Board of Directors Meeting

The next public Board of Directors Meeting of the OBF will take place on May 12th, 2015, at 17:00 UTC (1pm EDT, 10am PDT, 19:00 CEST, see World Clock). The developing agenda for the meeting is posted, as are the dial-in … Continue reading

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Open Source, Open Door: increasing diversity in the bioinformatics open source community

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) has always been about community. Our goal this year is to welcome even greater participation, opening the door even wider to participants who have historically been underrepresented in the world of open source bioinformatics and, therefore, at BOSC. Continue reading

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BOSC 2015 Keynote Speakers

Announcing the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2015: Holly Bik and Ewan Birney. Continue reading

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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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