QIIME 2 workshop Nov 4-5 (just prior to SSSA meeting) in Phoenix, AZ

Members of the QIIME development group, led by Greg Caporaso and Antonio Gonzalez, will teach a two-day workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbial ecology. The workshop will include lectures covering basic QIIME usage and theory, and hands-on work with QIIME to perform microbiome analysis from raw sequence data through publication-quality statistics and visualizations. The workshop …

Caporaso Lab is hiring a software engineer to work on QIIME and scikit-bio

Now that QIIME 2 is officially funded (see my recent announcement here on the American Gut Blog), the Caporaso Lab at Northern Arizona University is hiring a new full-time developer to work on QIIME, scikit-bio, An Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics, and our many on-going microbiome analysis projects. The official job posting is available here, and you can …

“Toward QIIME 2” on the QIIME blog

As some QIIME users may be aware, we’re starting to think about our transition from QIIME 1 to QIIME 2. We want to briefly share our thoughts about this transition so the QIIME user community has an idea of what to expect as we start this process. See our post, Toward QIIME 2, on the QIIME …

Request for comments on scikit-bio: should we drop support for Python 2 in favor of Python 3 only?

scikit-bio is a library implementing core bioinformatics algorithms and data structures, and providing support for bioinformatics data munging. You can learn more about the project by watching Jai Rideout and Evan Bolyen’s 20 minute SciPy 2015 talk. scikit-bio currently supports Python 2 (i.e., Legacy Python) and Python 3. We’re considering dropping support for Python 2, …

SciPy 2015 Computational Life and Medical Sciences Mini-Symposium: Call for Abstracts

SciPy 2015 (Scientific Computing with Python) is coming up in Austin, TX this July 6-12. I attended SciPy last year for the first time to present on scikit-bio (see my talk here), and thought it was an excellent meeting. It was great to spend a week talking about software and software development, which isn’t the …

Announcing the scikit-bio cookbook “recipe-of-the-week” series

scikit-bio is a library for building bioinformatics tools and workflows in Python. It’s already a core dependency of QIIME, is extensively used in An Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics, and was the subject of my talk at SciPy 2014 (video) this past July. One of our focuses with scikit-bio is to make its functionality very accessible …