[BioPython] Boston area open source bioinformatics show & tell (Sep. 30 @ MGH)

Chris Dagdigian CDagdigian@genetics.com
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 10:09:08 -0400


The boston area molecular biology computer types (BAMBCT) are
hosting a show and tell session on open source bioinformatics
tools. I've appended the information below.

I've been invited to present and plan on a brief non-technical overview
of the Bioperl project. I'll also be mentioning our efforts with bioxml.org,
biopython.org and biojava.org. Interested folks in the area are invited
to attend.

Bioperlers, Bioxmlers, Biopythoners etc. etc. get in touch with me
if there is any particular info that you would like me to mention to 
the audience. 


Dear BAMBCT Colleagues,

For a reminder, I have enclosed the text of our page at
which is linked to our home page at 


Our September Presentations on Open Source BioInformatics Software has
been rescheduled to Thursday Sept 30, at 4 pm at Massachusetts General
Hospital, Wellman Building 11th floor conference room. The public elevator 
goes to the 9th floor and then take private elevator to 11th floor. The
date was changed from Sept 23 
because the Whitehead Institute will be beginning its Fall Functional
Genomics seminar on Sept 23 . 
"The modern RNA world: computational genome screens for noncoding RNA 
genes," Sean Eddy, Washington University School of 
Medicine; 4:00; McGovern Auditorium, Whitehead Institute, Cambridge. 
Contact: Gwen Acton, 252-1908. 

For directions to MGH see

The agenda will be:

1. Jeff Bizzaro, Boston College. The LOCI project. Like EMBOSS, Loci is a
GNU-licensed, UNIX-based, ANSI-C application, and is developed over the
Internet, the same way the GNU/Linux operating system is. But EMBOSS is
command-line driven, much like GCG. Loci does not try to duplicate the
efforts of the EMBOSS developers but rather complements them. Our
application focuses on graphics and figure-building, and uses modern
paradigms such as modularity, workflow, scripting, and markup languages

To get a somewhat better idea as to how Loci works, please visit the new 
incomplete Web site:


2. Chris Dagdigian, Genetics Institute. Overview of the BioPerl project,
goals and available code. We have also recently started to host the
embryonic 'bioxml.org' and 'biopython.org' efforts on our server as well.


3. Lance Davidow, Mass. General Hospital. WWW-Blast server and PSI-BLAST
from NCBI tools.