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AIBC – India. Biocuration, long days, even longer traffic jams.

- March 26, 2024

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The Annual International Biocuration Conference (AIBC) was held for the first in India, at the Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC), Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad and co-hosted by the Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus. As usual, GigaDB had representation at the event (see write-ups of many previous meetings here), […]

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Inspiring Inclusion: The 9th Annual Women in Science Conference

- March 8, 2024

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The 9th Women in Science Conference took place in Shenzhen. Below are some highlights from the conference co-organized by our Publishing Director, Laurie Goodman, and Co-Chaired by Doris Yang, from BGI-College.   Today,  March 8, 2024 marks International Women’s Day – where women’s achievement and inclusivity is celebrated. Inspired by the collective awareness of all, […]

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Citizen Scientists can see the wood for the trees

- March 6, 2024

Few countries have a biodiversity that’s comparable to Brazil’s, including plant-based food sources that are little known elsewhere.  Even in big cities you may pick all kinds of fruit directly from the tree, which can be both tasty and also interesting for the botanist. The Citizen Science project “Pomar Urbano” collects data on urban fruit-bearing […]

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Reflect, Enjoy, Do something! Lessons from the International Digital Curation Conference

- March 1, 2024

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Kevin Ashley’s (DCC director) closing remark at the IDCC (International Digital Curation Conference) 2024 meeting was “Reflect, Enjoy, Do something!”. Hopefully you will enjoy my doing something. The International Digital Curation Conference meeting in The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 19-22 Feb 2024, marks their first in-person meeting for 4 years (and an even longer […]

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Taking Spatial Omics into the Next Dimension

- February 20, 2024

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A multitude of papers on novel methods for Spatial Omics are published in a cross-journal series launching today in GigaScience and GigaByte Journals. Spatial Omics is a new field that is taking large-scale data-rich biological and biomedical research into new dimensions. Which is having a significant impact on the fundamental fields of biology and biomedicine. […]

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Plant and Animal Genomes (PAG) 31st annual conference

- February 2, 2024

PAG (Plant and Animal Genomes conference) returned to the Town and Country resort San Diego for its 31st installment this January (Jan 12-17, 2024), bigger and better than ever before! The GigaScience Press team are regular attendees of the meeting (see last years write-up), and this year members of our Editorial and Curation teams joined […]

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A Decade of FAIR – and what next? Q&A on FAIR workflows with the Netherlands X-omics Initiative

- January 14, 2024

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Marking the 10th anniversary of the formulation of the FAIR principles, we have one of our GigaBlog Q&A’s with Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen, Alain van Gool, Anna Niehues and Casper de Visser from the Netherlands X-omics Initiative and Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, authors of a new paper on publishing FAIR workflows. Giving us their […]

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Evolutionary Biology goes Asia: the 3rd AsiaEvo Conference

- January 10, 2024

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In the beginning GigaScience was at the first AsiaEvo conference, which took place in Shenzhen, China in 2019. Back then, the chair of the first AsiaEvo Conference, Guojie Zhang (longtime friend and board member of GigaScience) said of the history of the AsiaEvo meeting series: “In 2016, at the European Evo-Devo conference in Uppsala, some […]

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Some sea cucumbers like it hot

- January 9, 2024

We start the new year with news from the deep, published in GigaScience: The genome of a sea cucumber, collected at a depth of 2400 m during a submarine trip to a hydrothermal vent, helps scientists to understand how marine animals can survive in extreme conditions. Hydrothermal vents are an unlikely environment for animals to […]

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2023 in review: Gigabyte journal coming of age, and more

- December 5, 2023

It’s December, the festive season and the end of  year are approaching fast –  and it’s time for our traditional look back on the past 12 months at GigaScience Press. Once more, we are pleased with the view in the rear mirror.  In its 11th year, GigaScience again published exceptional “big data” science (read on […]

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