Goodbye mediawiki, hello new website!

April 8th, 2019 by

Above: the old BOSC page. Below: the new one. If you’ve been around the OBF and BOSC community, you’re probably […]

Next OBF Travel Fellowship application deadline is Dec 15!

December 7th, 2017 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program was launched in 2016 to help increase diverse participation at events promoting open source […]

OBF visioning 2017

November 14th, 2017 by

TL;DR: The OBF isn’t doing enough in public policy and advocacy around Open Science, and we are looking to recruit […]

Mailing list outage, and public board meeting update

November 12th, 2017 by

This time of year we’d normally be having a public board meeting as part of our commitment to communication with […]

Biopython on Podcast.__init__

September 5th, 2017 by

Podcast.__init__ describes itself as “The Podcast About Python and the People Who Make It Great”, and the most recent episode […]

BOSC CodeFest 2016

March 28th, 2016 by

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is a two day meeting focused on open source bioinformatics. We aim to encourage […]

BOSC 2016 Keynote Speakers

March 22nd, 2016 by

We’re delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2016: Jennifer Gardy Dr. Jennifer Gardy […]

BOSC 2015 Keynote Speakers

March 26th, 2015 by

Announcing the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2015: Holly Bik and Ewan Birney.

BOSC 2015 call for Abstracts

March 5th, 2015 by

Call for Abstracts for the 16th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2015), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB/ECCB 2015.

Sadly OBF not accepted for GSoC 2015

March 3rd, 2015 by

Last year’s Google Summer of Code 2014 was very productive for the OBF with six students working on Bio* and related bioinformatics projects. We applied to be part of GSoC 2015, but unfortunately this year were not accepted.

Catering at BOSC CodeFest 2014

April 2nd, 2014 by

Bioinformatics Open Source Codefest, July 9 and 10th in Boston, now with sponsored food and drinks!

BOSC 2014 Keynote Speakers

December 24th, 2013 by

Thanks to those who participated in the BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition! Our winner is Manuel Corpas, who correctly surmised Philip […]

BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition

December 13th, 2013 by

We’re pleased to officially confirm that one of the two keynote speakers for the 15th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014, in Boston) will be C. Titus Brown, as he announced on Twitter recently – but can you guess the second keynote speaker?

OBF Board meeting 13 Nov

November 6th, 2012 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) will be holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012, at […]

OBF is now an SPI-associated project

October 12th, 2012 by

I am very pleased to announce that as of the SPI’s Board meeting that took place yesterday, O|B|F is now an SPI-associated project.

OBF Annual Meeting 2011

October 28th, 2011 by

The annual Board of Directors Meeting of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation will take place on November 8, 2011. As in previous years, it will be held by conference call, estimated to be about 2 hrs long.

BioPerl 1.6.9 released

April 14th, 2011 by

BioPerl 1.6.9 is now available in CPAN.  In this release: Refactored Bio::Species/Bio::Tree New SeqIO modules (gbxml, msout, mbsout) Updates for […]

Biopython 1.54 released

May 20th, 2010 by

The Biopython team is proud to announce Biopython 1.54, a new stable release of the Biopython library. Biopython 1.54 comes […]