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 is returning to ISMB in 2021, after a successful partnership with Galaxy for the first Bioinformatics Community Conference last […]
Online. By at least a factor of two. Our recent article entitled Lessons learnt from organizing a virtual conference discusses […]
The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]
BCC2020 (the collaborative BOSC + GCC meeting) was held online, with over 800 people registered for some part of the […]
After much discussion, the BCC2020 organizing committee has decided to hold the meeting on Remo.co, which is similar to Zoom […]
We’re old hands at organizing in-person BOSCs (some of us were involved in planning the very first BOSC, in 2000), […]
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.
We look forward to receiving lots of abstracts by the end of this week from people interested in presenting at […]
The Open Bioinformatics Foundation was shocked and saddened to learn that our colleague and collaborator James Taylor, a professor of […]
The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference (BCC2020), which brings together the BOSC and Galaxy communities, will take place online–more info here. […]
We are currently accepting applications for the first application round for the OBF Travel Fellowship 2020. Apply here.
The call for OBF travel fellowship to select the next round of awardees is officially open! Please submit your application […]
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.
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.
I attended the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2019) organized this year along with ISMB/ECCB in Basel, Switzerland from July […]
As Europe experienced a record-breaking heat wave, BOSC 2019 attendees stayed cool in the Basel Congress Center (and many took […]
If you’d like the opportunity to present your work at BOSC 2019 (which will take place in Basel, Switzerland, on […]