First Asia-Pacific Bioconductor Developer’s Meeting

Tokyo, Japan

2015-09-08 ~ 2015-09-08



Asia's first Bioconductor developer meeting.



The Bioconductor project is a widely used collection of over 1000 R packages for high-throughput genomic analysis and recently surpassed the milestone of 100,000 commits to its svn repository. Many popular software tools from the project are developed by researchers based in the Asia-Pacific region. To enhance collaborations and provide an avenue for networking, the region’s first developers’ meeting will be held directly preceding GIW/InCoB 2015. This event will bring together both current and prospective package developers to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and future plans for software in the project. The meeting will consist of a number of longer talks selected from abstracts as well as short ‘lightning’ presentations to maximize the opportunities for participants to highlight their work. A Developer workshop on ‘Turning great ideas into Bioconductor packages with impact’ will also be held.


Dr Matt Ritchie, Molecular Medicine Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Martin Morgan, Bioconductor / Program in Computational Biology Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA USA


AIST Tokyo Waterfront Bio-IT Research Building 2-4-7 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, Japan

Key dates

Email proposals for longer talks / lightning talks or posters to gustin.s near (Title and abstract of up to 300 words) by Friday 31st July 2015.


Registration is handled as part of the GIW/InCoB 2015 registration process. Alternatively email gustin.s near if you will be attending.

Tentative schedule

10:00am - 10:50am Project Updates (Dr Martin Morgan)
10:50am - 11:50am Getting to know you session: Contributed ‘lightning talks’
11:50am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:40pm Contributed talks session I (4 x 25 minute talks)
2:40pm - 3:15pm Coffee break
3:15pm - 4:15pm Developer workshop “Turning great ideas into Bioconductor packages with impact”
4:15pm - 5:15pm Poster session/social hour
6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner


A number of scholarships (up to $400 USD each) are available for students and Bioconductor package developers to help with the cost of travel to attend the meeting.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a brief statement (200 words of less) describing your interest in the meeting. If you are a package developer or maintainer please tell us the package(s) you work on. The due date for applications is August 21st. Please send applications to gustin.s AT wehi DOT edu DOT au and put SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.


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