Category Archives: General

BOSC 2014 Keynote Speakers

Thanks to those who participated in the BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition! Our winner is Manuel Corpas, who correctly surmised Philip Bourne: @OBF_BOSC #BOSC2014 it would make sense to have @pebourne as keynote, now that he is Director of Data Science … Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition

We’re pleased to officially confirm that one of the two keynote speakers for the 15th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014, in Boston) will be C. Titus Brown, as he announced on Twitter recently – but can you guess the second keynote speaker? Continue reading

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OBF Board meeting 13 Nov

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) will be holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012, at 11.30am EST (8.30am PST, 17:30 CET, 16:30 UTC/GMT). The meeting will be held online or over conference call. We will … Continue reading

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OBF is now an SPI-associated project

I am very pleased to announce that as of the SPI’s Board meeting that took place yesterday, O|B|F is now an SPI-associated project. Continue reading

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OBF Annual Meeting 2011

The annual Board of Directors Meeting of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation will take place on November 8, 2011. As in previous years, it will be held by conference call, estimated to be about 2 hrs long. Continue reading

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BioPerl 1.6.9 released

BioPerl 1.6.9 is now available in CPAN.  In this release: Refactored Bio::Species/Bio::Tree New SeqIO modules (gbxml, msout, mbsout) Updates for perl 5.12 Bio::Assembly support for SAM/BAM, Newbler, ace output Bio::DB::SeqFeature updates PAML updated to work with v. 4.4d lots of … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.54 released

The Biopython team is proud to announce Biopython 1.54, a new stable release of the Biopython library. Biopython 1.54 comes five months after our last release and brings new features, tweaks to some established functions and the usual collection of … Continue reading

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BioPerl has moved to GitHub

BioPerl has migrated to git and GitHub!  We have also set up a mirror set of several key repositories at the great public git hosting site repo.or.cz. If you are a current BioPerl developer (had a previous account for direct access … Continue reading

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Reminder: BOSC Abstract Deadline April 15

Just a friendly reminder that abstracts for BOSC 2010 are due next Thursday, April 15.  See the BOSC web site at http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2010 for details.  Submissions will only be accepted electronically at http://events.open-bio.org/BOSC2010/openconf.php. Graduate students, don’t forget we are offering $250 … Continue reading

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BOSC 2010 Request for Input

The BOSC organizing committee is soliciting input on the planning of BOSC 2010 so that we can make it a successful and productive conference for the O|B|F community. You may send your suggestions to the bosc@open-bio.org e-mail address or add suggestions to the BOSC 2010 talk/discussion wiki page at: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Talk:BOSC_2010. Please respond to the questions in this post by January 8, 2010.
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