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[ARTICLE] A global initiative on addressing bioinformatics’ grand challenges

Journal Excerpt: 

The Bioinformatics Grand Challenges Consortium (BGCC) is a collaborative effort to address the most pressing challenges in bioinformatics. Initially focusing on education and training, the consortium successfully defined seven key grand challenges and is actively developing actionable solutions for these challenges. Building on this foundation, the BGCC plans to broaden its focus to include additional grand challenges in emerging areas.

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GOBLET Executive Board Elections 2024

GOBLET Executive Board Elections 2024: Call for Nominations

Dear All,

We need more nominations. We hope that you will nominate yourself or others. Do note that nominees can be someone from your organization; it is not restricted to the GOBLET contact person for your organization. Further, it does not need to be an existing GOBLET member.

Extended deadline: 15 March 2024.

Best Regards,
The GOBLET Executive Board

Dear GOBLET members,

First of all, we, as the GOBLET Executive Board (EB), want to wish you a happy and healthy 2024!

As indicated during the GOBLET AGM 2023 (see draft minutes), a number of GOBLET EB members will step down, and we will have EB Elections in the coming month. This mail is to inform you about the process and to invite you to step forward and nominate yourself or a colleague to stand for election and take the opportunity to shape GOBLET in its second decade.

From the current EB, the following are people who will step down:

  • Eija Korpelainen (Treasurer)

  • Annette McGrath (Secretary)

  • Celia van Gelder (Chair)

The other members of the EB have indicated that they are willing to stand for election and help support GOBLET for the coming years:

  • M. Asif Khan

  • Javier De Las Rivas

  • Wai Keat Yam

  • Verena Ras

Process and Timeline for Elections:

Nomination of candidates
Anyone wishing to nominate themselves or another GOBLET member to stand for elections may complete the EB nomination form, by no later than Tuesday, 27 February 2024, midnight CET. Once the nomination period elapses, nominees will be asked to accept their nomination after which a formal election will be held. All candidates’ statements will be made available to the GOBLET members. The election will take place in the month of March through an anonymous online system. More information on the specific election period and the online system will be provided once the nominations close.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential nomination, please contact us at [email protected].

We are looking forward to receiving your nominations.

Best Regards,

The GOBLET Executive Board

2024 Global Bioinformatics Education Summit

We are thrilled to announce that applications for the 6th Annual Global Bioinformatics Education Summit are now open! This year, the summit will be held on May 20-22, 2024, with the option to attend in person at the New York Genome Centre or virtually. 

The Bioinformatics Education Summit is a working meeting where each attendee commits to being part of an ongoing working group to develop resources. Some of the sessions on this year’s agenda include:

  • Train-the-trainer programs in bioinformatics

  • Addressing the Grand Challenges in bioinformatics education and training

  • Competencies frameworks for data scientists and core facilities

  • FAIR-CARE checklists for training and training resources

  • How to use AI in training

  • How to make training accessible

  • Implementing the Bicycle Principles

We are additionally offering two special sessions: a professional development workshop on program evaluation and learner assessment and a Funders, Policymakers, and Industry Forum.

To apply, please complete the application form. Applications are evaluated on a biweekly rolling basis; applicants who require visas will be evaluated immediately. Applications close on April 31, 2024 and spots are limited.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2024!

Introducing the Biggest Breakthrough in Bioinformatics: The Asia & Pacific Bioinformatics Joint Conference!

Call for Submissions: Propel Your Research onto the Global Stage at the Asia & Pacific Bioinformatics Joint Conference!
Seize this opportunity to share your discoveries, insights, and advancements with an international audience of peers, mentors, and scientific leaders. Whether you’re exploring genomics, proteomics, computational biology, or AI and their applications, your research deserves to be showcased on this stage.

💡 Submission Topics: Choose from a diverse range of submission topics tailored to accommodate a wide spectrum of bioinformatics research areas, including but not limited to:

Single-cell analysis
AI and their applications
Protein/rna structure analysis, prediction and design
Personalized medicine and computational genetics
Metagenomics and microbiome analysis
Network biology and systems biology
Drug discovery and repurposing
Ethical, legal and social issues (elsi)
Bioinformatics education
Omics-based informatics
Databases, ontologies and biocuration
Evolutionary, comparative genomics and phylogenetics
Synthetic biology and engineering
General computational biology

Any recent research, published or unpublished, is eligible for submission and should be received by July 7.

Acceptance notifications will be sent no later than July 28.

The conference will accept late poster abstracts beginning July 30 and ending August 7.


[ARTICLE] Editorial: 21st International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB 2022)—accelerating innovation to meet biological challenges: the role of bioinformatics

Journal Excerpt: 

The advent of bioinformatics marked a significant paradigm shift in our approach to biological research (Rastogi, 2023). Coined in the 1970s by Dr. Paulien Hogeweg and Ben Hesper, the term initially encapsulated the study of informatic processes in biotic systems. Over the years, the focus of bioinformatics has shifted predominantly to data analysis, often neglecting the comprehensive understanding and computational reproduction of underlying biological processes. Today, bioinformatics stands at the forefront of addressing some of the most daunting challenges in life sciences, redefining our approach to healthcare and scientific research.

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