BOSC Abstract Parties!

April 9th, 2021 by

Are you thinking of writing an abstract for BOSC? We’re here to help! The BOSC Organizing Committee is holding two […]

Join us at BOSC 2021!

March 24th, 2021 by

BOSC 2021 will take place July 29-30, as part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 Online. Key Dates May 6, 2021 (11:59pm EDT): […]

Call for applications for OBF Event Fellowship, Round 1 of 2021

February 19th, 2021 by

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2021, round 1 is now open. The deadline for this round is 1 April 2021. Applications should be submitted via this Google Form.

BOSC 2021 will be part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 (online)

February 12th, 2021 by

BOSC is returning to ISMB in 2021, after a successful partnership with Galaxy for the first Bioinformatics Community Conference last […]

Planning an online vs. an in-person conference: which is harder?

September 1st, 2020 by

Online. By at least a factor of two. Our recent article entitled Lessons learnt from organizing a virtual conference discusses […]

A Software Engineer’s Experience at BCC 2020

August 16th, 2020 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Lessons learned from organizing a virtual conference (BCC2020)

August 13th, 2020 by

BCC2020 (the collaborative BOSC + GCC meeting) was held online, with over 800 people registered for some part of the […]

BCC2020 pre-conference open house

July 8th, 2020 by

After much discussion, the BCC2020 organizing committee has decided to hold the meeting on Remo.co, which is similar to Zoom […]

Help us make BCC2020 a rewarding online experience!

May 22nd, 2020 by

We’re old hands at organizing in-person BOSCs (some of us were involved in planning the very first BOSC, in 2000), […]

Announcing OBF (travel) fellowship awardees for 2020 round 1

May 8th, 2020 by

We are delighted to announce that four awardees, Gigi Kenneth, Armando Blondel Djiyou Djeuda, Edidiong Etuk and Pengfei Fan, have been selected to receive the OBF travel fellowship for 2020 round 1, to support their participation in virtual events.

BCC2020 (inc. BOSC 2020) abstracts due this week

May 3rd, 2020 by

We look forward to receiving lots of abstracts by the end of this week from people interested in presenting at […]

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

April 3rd, 2020 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation was shocked and saddened to learn that our colleague and collaborator James Taylor, a professor of […]

BOSC 2020 will be online

March 24th, 2020 by

The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference (BCC2020), which brings together the BOSC and Galaxy communities, will take place online–more info here. […]

OBF Travel Fellowship 2020: Round 1 and BCC 2020

February 17th, 2020 by

We are currently accepting applications for the first application round for the OBF Travel Fellowship 2020. Apply here.

Call for OBF Travel Fellowship is Open until 1 December 2019 

November 14th, 2019 by

The call for OBF travel fellowship to select the next round of awardees is officially open! Please submit your application […]

Computational biology without borders

October 15th, 2019 by

In this post, OBF Travel Fellowship awardee Aziz Khan discusses the importance of open source software and tools for scientific discovery in the current data-intensive century. He also shares his experiences at ISMB/ECCB and BOSC 2019 in Basel.

5 tips to promote ‘water cooler effects’ at informal discussion sessions

August 27th, 2019 by

In this post, Malvika Sharan discusses her top tips to organise informal discussion sessions that promotes water cooler effect. Such sessions are useful for collecting ideas, gaining perspectives, and engaging with others over serendipitous interactions based on topics of mutual interests.

Cordon Bleu Bioinformatics

August 25th, 2019 by

I attended the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2019) organized this year along with ISMB/ECCB in Basel, Switzerland from July […]