Friday, September 9, 2022
ASBCB Omics Codeathon
Omics Codeathon is a biannual event where life scientists work on research projects. Olaitan I. Awe, the current training officer for the African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB), leads the Codeathon.
Codeathons have been organized through a collaboration between ASBCB and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), with support from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Codeathon applicants and participants come from all over the world, including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Brazil, Uganda, Tunis, Poland, Tanzania, Dakar, Mozambique, Bangladesh, United States, Algeria, Mexico, Burkina Faso, Sweden, and China.
The April 2022 Codeathon was held virtually, with projects categorized into Bulk Transcriptomics, Metagenomics, Pathogen Genomics, Text Mining, Population Genomics, Epigenomics, Clinical Applications, Oncology, and Plant Genomics. There are plans for omics categories like ATAC-seq, CHiP-seq, and single-cell omics.