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 […]

Meeting report: BOSC 2019, the 20th Annual BOSC

August 1st, 2019 by

As Europe experienced a record-breaking heat wave, BOSC 2019 attendees stayed cool in the Basel Congress Center (and many took […]

BOSC late-round abstract submission closes May 15!

May 9th, 2019 by

If you’d like the opportunity to present your work at BOSC 2019 (which will take place in Basel, Switzerland, on […]

New OBF logo

November 5th, 2018 by

We have successfully crowd-sourced a new OBF logo! The process started at the OBF Birds of a Feather meeting at GCCBOSC […]

The color of bioinformatics: what is it and how can it be modified?

August 29th, 2018 by

This is a guest blog post from Tendai Mutangadura, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program to attend […]

City of roses they call it – Portland Oregon (USA)

August 18th, 2018 by

How should I start describing the fruitful experience in this amazing city… First time ever in Portland, second time attending […]

Taking Turns

August 2nd, 2018 by

BOSC 2019 will be part of ISMB 2019 Every year until 2018, BOSC was part of the annual ISMB conference […]

GCCBOSC 2018 post-meeting report

July 27th, 2018 by

This year, the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC) and the Bioinformatics Community Conference (BOSC) met together to form the first Bioinformatics […]

Following up from BOSC’s OBF Birds of a Feather meeting

July 9th, 2018 by

It was really great to meet so many of you at GCCBOSC this year! We will soon have a couple […]