Upcoming Release of BioJS 2.0

Following on from our very successful BioJS Hackathon in Munich (week 4-9th August 2014), we are happy to announce the development of BioJS 2.0. Our intention is to have BioJS 2.0 released by the end of the year, accompanied by the appropriate migration guide and resources. Importantly, existing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]