Meet our new Travel Fellowship Review Chair: Farah Zaib Khan

Farah presents CWLProv at GCCBOSC 2018

The next round of our OBF Travel Fellowships just ended on the 15th of December! This round we have introduced a Review Chair coming from the midst of our community that will help us in reviewing the applications. The role will be filled by Farah Zaib Khan, one of our OBF Travel Fellowship alumni. Farah has successfully applied for the Fellowship twice before. Thanks in part to this support, she has become a central community member both of the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference and the Open Bioinformatics Foundation itself.

Farah recently completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne, Australia. The OBF travel fellowship helped her interact with the Bioinformatics community during BOSC 2017 and GCCBOSC 2018 where she actively participated in the Codefests and other activities to shape her PhD work. Her PhD research is about the provenance and interoperability of bioinformatics workflows. The funding and support provided by OBF is acknowledged in the article recently submitted by her for publication.

We are happy to see that the Travel Fellowships help students and Early Career Researchers to participate and grow within the Open Bioinformatics community, as well as helping to increase the diversity of participants in Open Bioinformatics events.

2 thoughts on “Meet our new Travel Fellowship Review Chair: Farah Zaib Khan”

  1. peter says:

    I love biojava but in our country I have not met any biologist or computer scientist who understands biojava.
    Please I would like to attend any coding workshop from OBF.

    I am a developer,with strong background in biotechnology (degree) and I use Netbeans for my projects.
    Any assistant, mentorship and tutorial support offered to me will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you.
    Peter Margaret

    1. Yo Yehudi says:

      Hi Peter,

      Sorry for the delay replying to this! The OBF doesn’t do any training directly for BioJava, but you might be able to ask the BioJava team for advice directly. If you visit they have a mailing list (look for the mail item at the bottom of the page) you could try contacting. I hope that helps!! ✨

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