ISCBacademy webinar: Open Sourcing Ourselves – Together (Mad Price Ball)

September 10th, 2021 by

The first BOSC/OBF ISCBacademy webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 15:00 UTC / 11am EDT, and will feature Mad Price Ball of the Open Humans Foundation speaking about “Open Sourcing Ourselves – Together.”

Ariel Mundo Ortiz: My participation at BOSC 2021 sponsored by the BOSC-OBF Event Support

September 8th, 2021 by

The BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund was awarded to Ariel Mundo Ortiz, a researcher from the University of Arkansas, to […]

David Twesigomwe: My BOSC 2021 Experience

September 7th, 2021 by

The BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund was awarded to David Twesigomwe, a PhD student based at the Sydney Brenner Institute […]

Join us for BOSC 2021!

July 28th, 2021 by

BOSC 2021, which is a track (COSI) of ISMB/ECCB 2021, will take place online the 29th and 30th of July. […]

Birds of a Feather at BOSC 2021 (deadline June 25)

June 15th, 2021 by

Birds of a Feather (BoFs) are informal, self-organized meetups focused on specific topics. They are a great way to meet […]

BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund

June 11th, 2021 by

Thanks to funding from our sponsors, we are opening a special call for applications to the BOSC-OBF Event Support Fund. […]

BOSC late poster abstract deadline is June 3!

May 28th, 2021 by

There’s still a chance to submit your abstract in the Late Poster round, which closes June 3 at 11:59pm ET! […]

Introducing the BOSC 2021 Organizing Committee!

May 9th, 2021 by

BOSC is organized entirely by volunteers. We are lucky to have these amazing people on the Organizing Committee this year! […]

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.