OBF Community Support Sponsorship scheme funds first pilot project

August 18th, 2022 by

The OBF Community Support Sponsorship scheme aims to sponsor small open-source-focused events like a scientific meeting, small conference, training workshop, […]

Crowdsourced highlights from BOSC 2022

August 16th, 2022 by

Going home after attending BOSC was a little bittersweet. It’s my favorite conference because it brings together such a welcoming […]

Call for the second round of OBF Event Fellowship 2022 & overview from the first round

August 12th, 2022 by

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2022, round 2 is now open. The deadline for this round […]

Festus Nyasimi: Journey to the ISMB/BOSC 2022 conference

August 1st, 2022 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Reflections from my 3 years on the OBF Board – Malvika Sharan

July 25th, 2022 by

Thank You. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash I have reached the end of my term after working with the […]

My trip to the EMBO neural stem cells workshop

June 23rd, 2022 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Furkan M. Torun: Highlights of my participation at PyCon IT 2022

June 17th, 2022 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Call for applications for OBF Event Fellowship, Round 1 of 2022

February 7th, 2022 by

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2022, round 1 is now open. The deadline for this round is 1 April 2022. Applications should be submitted via this Google Form. We have provided a Word template to help you draft the application locally before filling the form – make a copy of this template.

Round-Ups from 2021 OBF Fellowship Awardees

February 7th, 2022 by

Congratulations to each OBF Event fellowship Awardees from 2021! We are delighted to support their participation as the OBF Event Fellowship and BOSC-OBF Event support fund awardees and wish them all the best for their future work.

Updates from the OBF Event Fellowship Chairs

February 7th, 2022 by

We are delighted to announce that Caleb Kibet and Hilyatuz Zahroh, two members who recently joined the OBF board, will be joining Malvika Sharan as the co-chairs of the OBF Event Fellowship program. Inviting contributions from the OBF board members, as well as bringing insights from their lived experiences, Caleb, Hilya and Malvika will re-evaluate how we can manage the OBF Event fellowship more effectively going forward.

New Code of Conduct, Community Support Sponsorship approved by OBF membership vote

January 27th, 2022 by

As previously described, during the November 2021 public Board meeting, the OBF announced two new initiatives to be voted on […]

OBF Membership Referendum

January 4th, 2022 by

During our last public Board meeting, the OBF announced two new initiatives that are being proposed for approval by the […]

My virtual participation at the RISC-V 2021 summit

December 17th, 2021 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Event Fellowship deadline extended to October 4, 2021

September 30th, 2021 by

The deadline for applying for an OBF Event Fellowship has just been extended to October 4, 2021! The OBF Event Fellowship […]

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 […]

Gemma Turon: Highlights of my participation at the BOSC-2021 conference thanks to an OBF Event Fellowship

August 31st, 2021 by

The BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund enabled awardees to register for free for BOSC 2021, an annual conference hosted by […]

Call for application for the OBF Event Fellowship – second round 2021

August 18th, 2021 by

The call for application for the second round of this year’s Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship is open. Please submit your application before October 1, 2021 (save a calendar reminder).

Please apply via this Google application form: https://forms.gle/7ocmgvypiFHeFNfy7.