Join us for CoFest 2024!

June 14th, 2024 by

This year will mark the 15th edition of the BOSC-associated CollaborationFest, or CoFest for short. At these events, participants work […]

BOSC 2024 Review Committee

April 12th, 2024 by

BOSC is an entirely volunteer-run event. We have an organizing committee of 8 people (see, and we are assisted […]

Gemma Turon’s ISCBAcademy talk available on video

March 26th, 2024 by

Gemma Turon, PhD spoke at an ISCBacademy webinar on March 5, 2024. Her talk was entitled “Ersilia, open source AI/ML […]

Early Poster Acceptance Round 2024

February 18th, 2024 by

Abstract submission for BOSC 2024 is now open! Since some people can’t get conference travel approval from their institution until […]

ISCBacademy: Gemma Turon on open source AI/ML for (antimicrobial) drug discovery

February 8th, 2024 by

Gemma Turon, PhD (CEO and co-founder at Ersilia Open Source Initiative) will present on March 5 BOSC and the OBF […]

Community comment period open for potential BOSC 2024 keynotes

January 19th, 2024 by

We asked our community to nominate potential BOSC keynote speakers, and we were pleased with the great suggestions! In the […]

Nominate a keynote speaker for BOSC!

January 10th, 2024 by

We are seeking a diverse list of potential BOSC keynote speakers. We invite you, our community, to nominate people you […]

BOSC CollaborationFest 2023 Report

September 29th, 2023 by

BOSC CoFest 2023 was organized in Lyon, as a satellite event of BOSC. CoFest is a free hackathon-style event, where participants gather in small groups to exchange ideas and work together on bioinformatics projects including but not limited to hacking.

ISCBacademy webinar Oct 3

September 18th, 2023 by

Sierra Moxon to speak about “LinkML: an open data modeling framework, grounded with ontologies” [If you missed the webinar, the […]

BOSC 2023 Report

August 14th, 2023 by

The 24th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2023, took place as part of ISMB/ECCB 2023 in Lyon, France, and […]

Spotlight on diversity: Jenea Adams

July 10th, 2023 by

Diversity, inclusion and accessibility (also known as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, DEI) are a major part of BOSC’s mission and […]

Hannah Wei webinar video now available

March 17th, 2023 by

On March 14, 2023, we held a webinar (hosted by ISCBacademy) about “Re-Thinking the Patient’s Role in a Learning Health […]

BOSC Early Poster Acceptance

March 9th, 2023 by

If you submit your abstract to BOSC by March 31, we will let you know by April 6 whether it has been accepted or not for (at least) a poster. (The regular abstract submission deadline is April 20, and authors who submit in that round will be informed of poster/talk acceptance on May 11.)

ISCBacademy webinar on Patient-Led Research

March 7th, 2023 by

Hannah Wei, co-founder and technologist at the Patient-Led Research Collaborative, will speak at a webinar on March 14 at 15:00 UTC on “Re-Thinking the Patient’s Role in a Learning Health System.”

Comment period on potential BOSC 2023 keynote speakers is now open

February 10th, 2023 by

We asked the community to nominate potential BOSC keynote speakers, and we were pleased with all the great suggestions! Now […]

Nominate a keynote speaker for BOSC 2023!

February 2nd, 2023 by

BOSC usually includes two or three keynotes. We want these invited speakers to be prominent individuals or emerging leaders who […]

Crowdsourced highlights from BOSC 2022

August 16th, 2022 by

Going home after attending BOSC was a little bittersweet. It’s my favorite conference because it brings together such a welcoming […]

Festus Nyasimi: Journey to the ISMB/BOSC 2022 conference

August 1st, 2022 by

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