Category Archives: OBF

General Open Bioinformatics News

Phyloinformatics Summer of Code supports OBF Travel Fellowship Program

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation is pleased to announce a gift of USD 18,125 from the Phyloinformatics Summer of Code toward the OBF travel fellowship program. The program, announced earlier this year on March 1, aims to increase diverse participation at … Continue reading

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BOSC CodeFest 2016

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is a two day meeting focused on open source bioinformatics. We aim to encourage and support a friendly, open and productive community that helps us work together to answer hard biological questions. We’ll get … Continue reading

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BOSC 2016 Keynote Speakers

We’re delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2016: Jennifer Gardy Dr. Jennifer Gardy is both a scientist and science communicator. She holds a PhD in Bioinformatics, and is an Assistant Professor of Population … Continue reading

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BOSC 2016 Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the 17th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2016), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB 2016. Dates: July 8-9, 2016 Location: Orlando, FL Web site: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2016 Email: bosc@open-bio.org BOSC announcements mailing list: http://lists.open-bio.org/mailman/listinfo/bosc-announce Twitter: @OBF_BOSC and @OBF_News Important Dates: … Continue reading

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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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BioRuby 1.5.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BioRuby 1.5.0. This new release includes support of recent Ruby versions (Ruby 2.0.0, 2.1 and 2.2),  improvement of codes, and bug fixes. Here is a brief summary of changes. Ruby 2.0.0, 2.1, … 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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