Bioconductor Community Awards

The Bioconductor project proudly launched in 2020 an initiative to honor contributions to the project. Each year, four awardees will be selected, each having contributed to the project in an outstanding way based on one or more of the criteria listed below. The awardees will be recognized during a ceremony at the annual Bioconductor conference, as well as on the Bioconductor website.

Award criteria

The awardees will be selected among the nominees based on the following criteria. It is possible, but not required, for multiple criteria to contribute towards the selection of an awardee. Up to four awardees are selected in each call using the below criteria as justification.

Nominees suggested by at least two nominators will be considered for the award. The nominations will be processed, and the awardees will be selected, by the current members of the Bioconductor Community Advisory Board. For more details about the selection process see the Proceedures and Regulations

How to nominate a person

In order to nominate someone or self-nominate for the awards, please fill out the nomination Google Form, with the following information:

  1. Your full name and e-mail address.
  2. Full name and e-mail address of the nominee.
  3. The relevant award criteria.
  4. Motivation for the nomination and how the nominee satisfies the selected award criteria.

The form is available 3-4 months before the annual Bioconductor conference. It will be advertised on the conference website, Bioconductor social media platforms, and support site forums.

2021 Awards nominations phase is over. Please check back next year to nominate qualified candidates for 2022. The Bioc2021 Awards will be announced during the annual conference in August.


Important dates:

Awardees 2021

Aedin Culhane

Laurent Gatto

James MacDonald

Charlotte Soneson

Leonardo Collado-Torres

Previous Winners

2020: Helena Crowell, Aaron Lun, Lori Shepherd, Gordon Smyth


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