BioJava 5.0.0 is out

April 9th, 2018 by

BioJava 5.0.0 was released on the 23rd of March 2018. This represents a major milestone that brings more consolidation and […]

Mailing list consolidation

December 15th, 2017 by

The OBF’s self-hosted mailman server is still struggling right now, so we are looking at migrating the active mailing lists […]

New BioJava Logo Design Competition

June 14th, 2016 by

BioJava is organizing a design competition to come up with a new logo. Anybody can participate: The logo should look […]

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.

Call for Organization Admins for OBF’s 2014 Google Summer of Code participation

January 14th, 2014 by

Update: The deadline for responding has been extended to January 25. The 2014 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is coming […]

BioJava 3.0.4 released

May 23rd, 2012 by

BioJava 3.0.4 has been released and is available from as well as from the BioJava maven repository at […]

OBF and Google Summer of Code 2011

March 18th, 2011 by

Google announced today the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the 2011 Google Summer of Code!

Introduction of OpenID logins for OBF wikis

March 17th, 2011 by

Due to a huge influx of spam across all OBF wikis, we are in the process of locking down new […]

OBF Redmine server now available

March 17th, 2011 by

The OBF now has a sparkly new Redmine instance running on Amazon EC2, thanks to efforts from Chris Dagdigian and Jason […]

O|B|F Google Summer of Code Accepted Students

May 2nd, 2010 by

I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of OBF’s 2010 Google Summer of Code students, listed in alphabetical order with their […]

O|B|F in Google Summer of Code

March 21st, 2010 by

O|B|F is in Google Summer of Code, student applications due to Google April 9, 2010.

Sanger FASTQ format and the Solexa/Illumina variants

December 17th, 2009 by

I’m delighted to announce an open access publication in Nucleic Acids Research describing the FASTQ file format based on the […]

Server downtime announcement

August 30th, 2003 by

Hi Everyone, Apologies for the mass cross-posting but this email is about server and IP changes that will affect all […]

‘biojava in anger’ translated to French and Japanese

July 27th, 2003 by

The “Biojava in Anger: A Tutorial and Recipe Book for Those in a Hurry” posted online at has been […]

Montreal BioJava Bootcamp Announced

June 27th, 2003 by

BioneQ, the Quebec Bioinformatics Network, is organizing the first North American BioJava Bootcamp from August 18th to 22nd. We have […]

BioJava 1.3 Released

June 18th, 2003 by

Highlights of this release include:

– Packed storage of sequence data in memory

– Better support for the OBDA database access standards

– Improvements to the parsers for output from tools like
blast and fasta.

– Many enhancements to the FeatureFilter system.

Chromatogram viewing with Java

June 17th, 2003 by

Rhett Sutphin provides a mini-primer and some example code that shows how to view Chromatogram files with java. His full […]

The Open Biological Database Access (OBDA) introduction for BioPerl

June 12th, 2003 by

Do you need to access sequences from multiple places? Would you like to easily retrieve your own local sequences from […]