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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 […]

The Secret of Building a Scientific Community

Scientific communities are the base on which most scientific projects are built, particularly in the life sciences. Scientific networks (Fig. 1) are required because all projects are complex and the skills required for their successful accomplishment are more than that of what a single individual can contribute. I believe the success of current and future […]

Bioinformatics Training in the Cloud

Today I am presenting at the European Grid Infrastructure meeting my presentation entitled “Bioinformatics Training in the Cloud“. This presentation is held in session 2 of “Going beyond grid to enable life science data analysis“. This presentation is available in the GOBLET training portal. In this talk I introduce the advantages and challenges of using […]

Enrolled to Personal Genome Project UK!

I am proud to say that I am officially enrolled in the Personal Genome Project UK (PGP-UK). PGP-UK is affiliated to the original PGP, based in the US. PGP aims to sequence and publicise the complete genomes and medical records of 100,000 volunteers, in order to enable research into personal genomics and personalised medicine. The project will publish […]