OSR186 COVID-19 Biohackathon [EN]

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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!

Leyla Jael Garcia-Castro
Konrad Förstner
Matthias Fromm

Shownotes: OSR186 COVID-19 Biohackathon [EN]

Leyla's Background and current work


Leyla Garcia; — EMBL-EBI; — Uniprot; — Semantic Web; — Linked data; — Bioinformatics; — ZB MED; — Knowlege Management Group;.

Open to Contribution


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;.

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