Early Poster Acceptance Round 2024

February 18, 2024 :

Abstract submission for BOSC 2024 is now open! Since some people can’t get conference travel approval from their institution until […]

Community comment period open for potential BOSC 2024 keynotes

January 19, 2024 :

We asked our community to nominate potential BOSC keynote speakers, and we were pleased with the great suggestions! In the […]

Nominate a keynote speaker for BOSC!

January 10, 2024 :

We are seeking a diverse list of potential BOSC keynote speakers. We invite you, our community, to nominate people you […]

BOSC CollaborationFest 2023 Report

September 29, 2023 :

BOSC CoFest 2023 was organized in Lyon, as a satellite event of BOSC. CoFest is a free hackathon-style event, where participants gather in small groups to exchange ideas and work together on bioinformatics projects including but not limited to hacking.

Spotlight on diversity: Jenea Adams

July 10, 2023 :

Diversity, inclusion and accessibility (also known as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, DEI) are a major part of BOSC’s mission and […]

ISCBacademy webinar on Patient-Led Research

March 7, 2023 :

Hannah Wei, co-founder and technologist at the Patient-Led Research Collaborative, will speak at a webinar on March 14 at 15:00 UTC on “Re-Thinking the Patient’s Role in a Learning Health System.”

Comment period on potential BOSC 2023 keynote speakers is now open

February 10, 2023 :

We asked the community to nominate potential BOSC keynote speakers, and we were pleased with all the great suggestions! Now […]

Crowdsourced highlights from BOSC 2022

August 16, 2022 :

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

BOSC and Bio-Ontologies: Even better together!

March 2, 2022 :

We are excited to announce that BOSC and Bio-Ontologies will join forces for part of a day at ISMB 2022. […]

BOSC 2021 will be part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 (online)

February 12, 2021 :

BOSC is returning to ISMB in 2021, after a successful partnership with Galaxy for the first Bioinformatics Community Conference last […]

Getting introduced to Bioinformatics and Open Science through BCC 2020

August 19, 2020 :

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

BCC2020 pre-conference open house

July 8, 2020 :

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 22, 2020 :

We’re old hands at organizing in-person BOSCs (some of us were involved in planning the very first BOSC, in 2000), […]

BCC2020 (inc. BOSC 2020) abstracts due this week

May 3, 2020 :

We look forward to receiving lots of abstracts by the end of this week from people interested in presenting at […]

BOSC 2020 will be online

March 24, 2020 :

The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference (BCC2020), which brings together the BOSC and Galaxy communities, will take place online–more info here. […]

Computational biology without borders

October 15, 2019 :

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.

BOSC late-round abstract submission closes May 15!

May 9, 2019 :

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

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

August 29, 2018 :

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