Applications are now open for the Open Science Prize funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) , Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The prize competition supports the development of technology platforms and tools that make open biomedical data more discoverable, accessible, analysable and citable. The prize is open to international teams whose membership must include at least one US-based member and one member based in another country. Applications are due by February 29, 2016. Further informati
Overview: with the current advances in sequencing technologies and computer science the number of fully sequenced genomes of complex organisms, such as plants, mammals and birds, is likely to exceed 10,000 or more very soon. The availability of multiple genomes provides a number of challenges, such as, gene annotation and the description of the transcribed and the regulatory parts of each genome. Currently this can take months for a single genome, how can this be scaled up to 1000’s?