Awesome BioJS Google Summer of Code Final Project Video

I am proud of the work that our Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students are doing with BioJS. One of our students, @David_Dao_ has been working to develop an interactive phylogenetics tree viewer and has created the video below. This is just but one sample of the awesome work that GSoC has generated for the BioJS project. […]

BioJS Tutorial 6th Sept ECCB 2014, Strasbourg – Please Promote!

Reuse, Develop and Share Biological Visualisation with BioJS DATE: 6th Sept VENUE: Strasbourg Convention Centre, France BioJS is a community project aiming to create a collection of JavaScript components to present biological information following a common guideline. This workshop aims to introduce the BioJS project and provide enough skills to use BioJS components. For people […]


No Excuse To Be Bored This Summer: BioJS Munich Hackathon 4th-9th August (Virtual/In Person)

BioJS codebase hackathon in Munich Time: 4th-9th AugustLocation: digital or in Munich (department for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at TUM) An unparalleled opportunity for hardcore JavaScript developers to have fun doing cool “Bio” hacking. This hackathon aims at achieving the milestones for a new BioJS 2.0: have an easy to use BioJS lib that is […]

A Master Lesson in Speech Delivery

I had today the opportunity to be part of EBI‘s 20th anniversary celebration. As an outsider, I was very intrigued about some of the comments and remarks that many eminent participating scientists gave. I congratulate Mary Todd Bergman, Lindsey Crosswell and Spencer Philipps for organising the event. Everything run smoothly and everybody seemed to have an […]

Open Source Communities with Impact

Many bioinformatics initiatives rely heavily on distributed communities of scientists and developers. What makes these communities successful? How can we harness their energy to develop scientific impact? While a compelling vision for the project is critical, effective open source communities must be able to cope with the diverse needs and demands of its members. Understanding […]