News:BioC2019 talk/workshop/scholarship submission deadline MARCH 15
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The deadline to submit a syllabus proposing a workshop, an abstract for a talk or poster, or a travel scholarship application to BioC2019 in New York City is fast approaching on March 15. Will be again producing a workshop booklet from accepted workshops (see the BioC2018 workshop booklet for example). https://bioc2019.bioconductor.org/call-for-abstracts

Registration is open, and we've identified nearby hotels to recommend at a range of affordable prices (see travel and accommodations). This year is also associated with an added one-day symposium in honor of Robert Gentleman's 60th birthday, providing a chance to meet and hear from founders of R and Bioconductor.

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Julie Zhu ★ 4.3k
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Hello,

I am bioinformatician working on the FAANG (Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes) project in Iowa State University, where I got my PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology two years ago. I am very interested in developing R/BioConductor packages, though I am in my early career as package developer.

I am one of the co-developer of the R/Bioconductor package "ATACseqQC", which has been publised in BMC Genomics ( https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-018-4559-3). I also actively answer questions related to using of this package via https://support.bioconductor.org/. This corresponding author of this paper is Dr. Julie Lihua Zhu. This paper has been viewed for nearly 5000 times and cited for 7 times since its publication in 2018.

If I can get scholarship support, I will assist Dr. Julie L. Zhu to give a tutorial workshop on how to use this package in one of the afternoon practical sessions, if possible.

I believe that attending the conference will give me a global view of the current development of the Bioconductor, especially packages related to singe cell sequencing. And by meeting the BioConductor user community, I will be able to gather current demand and feedback. It will be also a great opportunity to learn from the senior developers.

Thank you very much for your consideration!

Best regards,

Haibo Liu

Associate Scientist | Bioinformatician

Department of Animal Science

Iowa State University

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Thanks for your interest Haibo! There is a link to the scholarship application form at http://bioc2019.bioconductor.org/call-for-abstracts; please go ahead and fill that out (it's not any more work than what you've already written). You seem well-qualified.

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