In Memoriam: Galaxy’s co-founder, James Taylor

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation was shocked and saddened to learn that our colleague and collaborator James Taylor, a professor of biology and computer science at Johns Hopkins University, died on April 2, 2020. James was one of the creators and PIs of the Galaxy Project, which is among the most widely used platforms in open bioinformatics. The Galaxy community has created a tribute page for James.

We have close ties to James and the Galaxy project via our flagship conference. BOSC, which was first held in partnership with the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC) in 2018, will again be co-hosted with GCC at the online Bioinformatics Community Conference (BCC2020) this July.

OBF joins many others in mourning the loss of a pillar of the bioinformatics community.

One thought on “In Memoriam: Galaxy’s co-founder, James Taylor”

  1. Tina Fletcher says:

    What happened so suddenly to an incredibly talented and knowledgeable person

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