1st Asia-Pacific Bioconductor Developer’s Meeting

Tuesday, 8th September 2015


The Bioconductor project is a widely used collection of over 1000 R packages for high-throughput genomic analysis and recently surpassed the milestone of 100,000 commits to its svn repository. Many popular software tools from the project are developed by researchers based in the Asia-Pacific region. To enhance collaborations and provide an avenue for networking, the region’s first developer’s meeting will be held directly preceding GIW/InCoB 2015. This event will bring together both current and prospective package developers to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and future plans for software in the project. The meeting will consist of a number of longer talks selected from abstracts as well as short ‘lighting’ presentations to maximize the opportunities for participants to highlight their work. A Developer workshop on ‘Turning great ideas into Bioconductor packages with impact’ will also be held.


Dr Matt Ritchie (mritchie AT wehi.edu.au)
Molecular Medicine Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Martin Morgan (mtmorgan AT fredhutch.org)
Bioconductor / Program in Computational Biology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA USA


AIST Tokyo Waterfront Bio-IT Research Building, 8F
2-4-7 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, Japan

Key dates

Email proposals for longer talks / lightning talks or posters to gustin.s AT wehi.edu.au (Title and abstract of up to 300 words) by Friday 31st July 2015.


Is handled as part of the GIW/InCoB 2015 registration process (https://perdana.apbionet.org/giw-incob-2015/). Alternatively email gustin.s AT wehi.edu.au if you will be attending.


 9:35am - 10:00am  Registration to enter building
10:00am - 10:50am  Welcome & Project updates (Dr Martin Morgan)
10:50am - 11:50am  Getting to know you session: Contributed ‘lightning talks’
11:50am -  1:00pm  Lunch, Divercity (15 mins walk from AIST)
 1:00pm -  2:40pm  Researcher presentations (4 x 25 minute talks)
 2:40pm -  3:15pm  Coffee break, Espresso Americano (Telecom Center, 5 mins walk from AIST)
 3:15pm -  4:15pm  Developer workshop ‘Turning great ideas into Bioconductor packages with impact’
 4:15pm -  5:00pm  Feedback & Futures session