With the current situation around the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several initiatives pushing forward to help finding solutions to successfully fight the virus. The global bioinformatics community is pushing its own efforts and organized the virtual COVID-19 Biohackathon. Starting today, contributors are invited to virtually work together on multiple topics and share their results openly via Github.
„The goal of COVID-19-BH20 is to create a cohesive effort and work on tooling for COVID-19 analysis. The biohackathon will lead to more readily accessible data, protocols, detection kits, protein predictions etc. We will also push for policy change where it comes to non-public or hard to access data because we are facing such challenges!“
Konrad had the chance to talk to one of the organizers, Leyla Jael Garcia-Castro, about the idea and implementation of this endeavor. Enjoy!
Shownotes: OSR186 COVID-19 Biohackathon [EN]
Leyla's Background and current work00:04:39
General intro to BioHackathons00:06:08
Hackathon; — BioHackathon Website; — Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS); — DBCLS; — National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC); — NDBC; — Ontology; — BioHackathon Europe; — ISMB (International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology); — ECCB (European Conference on Computational Biology); — BOSC (Bioinformatics Open Source Conference); — Codefests at BOSC; — Scrum;.
The virtual COVID-19 BioHackathon00:10:04
GitHub page of the COVID-19 BioHackathon — WirVsVirus Hackathon; — Sequence Alignment (Genomic Alignment); — ELIXIR Europe; — ELIXIR; — Pjotr Prins; — Pjotr Prins Twitter; — University of Tennessee Health Science Center; — Tazro Inutano Ohta; — Slack; — Zoom;.
Open to Contribution00:19:57
GitHub page of the COVID-19 BioHackathon; — COVID-19 BioHackathon Goggle Groups mailing list; — COVID-19 BioHackathon Wiki; — COVID-19 BioHackathon Google Groups; — Slack Channel; — Registration for Signup is being distributed in the Google Groups; — Zoombombing — Topics for the BioHackathon;.