Biopython projects chosen for Google Summer of Code

Congratulations to Nick Matzke and Eric Talevich who have had Biopython projects accepted for this year’s Google Summer of Code. Both projects were accepted as part of The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center’s (NESCent) involvement as a mentoring organisation with the program.

Nick will spend his summer working on modules that access locality data from biodiversity databases and incorporate this information in biogeographical and phylogenetic analyses (Nick’s abstract) while Eric will be building a parser for the emerging PhyloXML format for storing and sharing phylogenetic trees (Eric’s abstract).

Congratulations to Nick and Eric and to their mentors Stephen Smith and Brad Chapman (who has his own post on this topic) and thanks to Google and NESCent for their support of these projects.