Posts tagged: BOSC

Bioinformatics, Birthdays, and Booze at Boston BOSC.

- 0 Comments
Pear

Birthdays are always emotional. The GigaScience team are on their way back from the always jam packed ISMB meeting and its satellite SIGs. This year was a particularly event filled one, with our second birthday, the BMC open data award and drinks reception, and our “What Bioinformaticians need to know about digital publishing beyond the PDF2″ workshop all falling during the meeting. The SIGs were brilliant as always, and we had additional involvement this year, promoting and building on our AFP (Advanced Functional Prediction) series tied in with the SIG of the same name, and sponsoring BOSC (the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference) …

Read more

Bioinformaticians breaking down barriers in Berlin

- 1 Comment
Crane_removed_part_of_Wall_Brandenburg_Gate

Open Science flourishes at BOSC and ISMB
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for GigaScience, with our 1st birthday, publication of a special anniversary print issue sponsored by Aspera, and publication of the (unusually reviewed) Assemblathon2 paper. These all spanned and were coordinated with the ISMB meeting in Berlin, the yearly gathering of the computational biology community. GigaScience was present through the pre-conference SIGs (particularly BOSC and AFP), as well the main conference, co-organizing and speaking at a special …

Read more

Searching for the (Open) Source at Long Beach

- 4 Comments

As a project with the aim of revolutionizing data dissemination and use, on top of promoting open-access and open-data, open-source is a key part of the open-science equation, and this week GigaScience has been at the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC2012 – program here) in Long Beach. Sponsored by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (O|B|F), BOSC is a satellite of the ISMB – the annual gathering of the worlds computational biology community, and the many pre-conference SIGs (Special Interest Group Sessions) are a good warm-up for …

Read more

Final impressions of Vienna: time to go with the (work)flow…

- 1 Comment
DSC_0574

So that’s ISMB over for another year. The worlds computational biologists are now sleeping off their Austrian wine and Sacher Torte hangovers on flights back home, hopefully inspired and brimming with fresh ideas for the next year. On the whole it seemed a productive and positive meeting, and whilst personal perspectives always differ depending on the tracks attended, there did seem to be several recurring themes.

After attending the Bio-Ontologies SIG, many of the same topics and issues did seem to follow into the main meeting, particularly in the Bio-resource descriptor (BioCoreDB
and Biosharing) workshop, and culminating in Michael Ashburners closing (and …

Read more