BioC 2017: Where Software and Biology Connect

July 27-28, 2017 (Developer Day: July 26)
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

This conference highlights current developments within and beyond Bioconductor. Morning scientific talks and afternoon workshops provide conference participants with insights and tools required for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. ‘Developer Day’ precedes the main conference on July 26, providing developers and would-be developers an opportunity to gain insights into project direction and software development best practices.


Before July 1:

After July 1:


Developer Day, Wednesday, July 26

The schedule for developer day includes updates from the project, developer ‘lightning talks’ highlighting recent contributions, package development-oriented work shops, and additional activities.

Main Conference, Thursday - Friday, July 27 - 28.

Morning Talks consist of 3 45-minute ‘invited speaker’ and 3 15-minute ‘community speaker’ presentations per day. Confirmed speakers include Christina Kendziorski (University of Wisconsin), Stephanie Hicks (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Elli Papaemmanuil (Memorial Sloan Kettering), Rahul Satija (New York Genome Center, NYU), Jeff Gentry (Broad Institute), Raphael Gottardo (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), Stephen Piccolo (Brigham Young University), Ethan Cerami (Dana Farber Cancer Institute), and Elham Azizi (Memorial Sloan Kettering).

Afternoon workshops consist of four 1.5 hour tutorial workshops per day. Workshop topics are under development, and will be announced approximately one month before the conference.

New this year! Birds-of-a-feather sessions to identify and foster communities with similar biological and statistical interests. Additional details coming soon.


Roswell Park Cancer Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute