Tag Archives: ISMB

… and a Happy New Year

- December 19, 2017

The year is almost over and it’s time to review the highlights of GigaScience’s 2017. 2017 was as special year for GigaScience: a year of many firsts and we celebrated our 5th birthday! An occasion to look back – and forward, as we did in our anniversary editorial. We marked the completion of our first […]

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Bohemian Bashfully. Baroque birthdays and bingo in Prague.

- July 31, 2017

Every summer we celebrate our birthday at the ISMB (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology) conference, and this was a particularly memorable and important one – being the 5th birthday of GigaScience, and 25th edition of the ISMB. Having ISMB in Prague this year, the historic capital of old Bohemia was particularly appreciated by the attendees, […]

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#ISMB16: A Disney Coming of Age Tale.

- July 15, 2016

At Disney World infancy ends at 3, or at least that is the age children have to start purchasing tickets. It seemed appropriate to celebrate our 4th birthday there. Or at least at the #ISMB16 Computational Biology meeting that was held this week at the Walt Disney World Resort. Here we report on what happened and how we and the field have been growing up

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Open bioinformatics in the house of the mouse.

- July 10, 2016

The 2016 Bioinformatics Open Source Conference has just finished here at Disney World Orlando, and here is the write up of the meeting, with discussion on the merits of open bioinformatics and closed cartoons.

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Birthdays and Homecomings at ISMB-ECCB in Dublin

- July 19, 2015

More on our birthday and bioinformatics adventures in Dublin for the annual gathering of the worlds compuational biology community: ISMB

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Open Bioinformatics in The Irish Free Software State

- July 12, 2015

BOSC2015 has in Dublin has just ended, so we look back over the meeting at some of the talks we enjoyed, and projects we have participated in.

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Continuing the push beyond static documents. ISMB, and more on our “What Bioinformaticians need to know about digital publishing beyond the PDF2” workshop

- July 31, 2014

Boston 2014: More than a (Bioinformatics) Feeling Following from our previous posting on BOSC, our birthday and the BMC Open Data award party in Boston, on top of having to dash between the many great talks and sessions at ISMB, we were kept even busier than usual helping to organize and present in a special […]

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Bioinformatics, Birthdays, and Booze at Boston BOSC.

- July 17, 2014

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 […]

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From function “unknown” to “known”: First papers in our Automated Function Prediction series

- April 28, 2014

Editors: Mark Wass (University of Kent, UK), Iddo Friedberg (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), Predrag Radivojac (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) A key to understanding life at the molecular level is based on accurate protein annotation at the functional level. However, due to the explosion of genomic sequencing data an inherent difficulty and expense exists […]

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More on our ISMB workshop: What Bioinformaticians need to know about digital publishing beyond the PDF

- August 9, 2013

Big Data Publishing (credit Jenny Cham, CC-BY) As mentioned in our previous posting, on top of the many great talks and sessions we attended at ISMB in Berlin last month, we were kept even busy helping to organize and present in a special Beyond-the-PDF inspired “What Bioinformaticians need to know about digital publishing beyond the […]

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