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ISCB Africa ASBCB 2021 | June 7-10, 2021 | Virtual Event |NIH-ASBCB Code-a-thon

NIH-ASBCB Code-a-thon

The National Institutes of Health Office of Data Science Strategy, in partnership with the African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB), is pleased to announce a virtual omics-focused codeathon on June 3-6, 2021, immediately preceding the ISCB-Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics, June 7-10.  Participant applications are due May 21.

This event is free and open to all life science researchers, data scientists and coders. Codeathon participants will increase their capacity building, hone their bioinformatics and data science skills, and build new relationships during this four-day event.

Participants will be selected based on experience and motivation to attend. Applicants confirming their participation are expected to participate in the full event.

Scientists at any stage of their data science journey are encouraged to apply. Codeathon teams will benefit from team members with any of the following skills:

  • Analyzing sequencing data types
  • Working knowledge of scripting
  • Familiarity with methods for manipulating and/or analyzing large datasets
  • Developing bioinformatics code, pipelines or tools
  • Data visualization
  • Machine learning/artificial intelligence techniques
  • Cloud computing

Interested participants should apply by May 21. Questions about this event may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information visit https://datascience.nih.gov/news/request-for-proposals-asbcb-omics-codeathon

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