BioC 2017: Where Software and Biology Connect

July 27-28, 2017 (Developer Day: July 26)
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

This conference highlights current developments within and beyond Bioconductor. Morning scientific talks and afternoon workshops provide conference participants with insights and tools required for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. ‘Developer Day’ precedes the main conference on July 26, providing developers and would-be developers an opportunity to gain insights into project direction and software development best practices.


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Opens calls


Developer Day, Wednesday, July 26

The schedule for developer day includes updates from the project, developer ‘lightning talks’ highlighting recent contributions, package development-oriented work shops, and additional activities. Yawkey 306 / 307 and breakout rooms


Workshops (partial list)

Main Conference, Thursday - Friday, July 27 - 28.

Morning Talks consist of 45 and 30 minute ‘invited speaker’ and 15-minute ‘community speaker’ presentations per day. Confirmed speakers and tentative schedule include:

July 27 – Jimmy Fund Auditorium

July 28 – Jimmy Fund Auditorium

Birds-of-a-feather provide an informal, non-commercial venue for attendees to discuss current topics of mutual interest within the Bioconductor community. BOF sessions place a strong emphasis on audience-driven discussion, professional networking and grassroots participation.

July 27 (Lunch)

July 28 (Lunch)

Afternoon workshops consist of four parallel 1.5 hour workshops; participants choose 1 workshop per time slot. Tentative titles and schedules are as follows.

July 27, 1:00 - 2:45

July 27, 3:15 - 5:00

July 28, 1:00 - 2:45

July 28, 3:15 - 5:00


July 27

July 28

Birds-of-a-feather descriptions

Workshop descriptions

Each entry includes title, intendend audience, description, and contributors.

Call for proposals

Publication in F1000Research / Bioconductor

Submission deadline July 3rd; submissions closed.


Due June 1; applications closed.


Due June 1; applications closed.


Due: July 15; applications closed.


Roswell Park Cancer Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Genentech Seven Bridges Genomics RStudio Astrazeneca