Twelve years of BIOinformatics CLUb for Experimenting Scientists (Bioclues)
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- Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Ethical Issues, Science and Medical Education, Science Policy
- Professional societies, mentoring, research, bioinformatics, scientific organization
- © 2018 Das et al.
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- 2018. Twelve years of BIOinformatics CLUb for Experimenting Scientists (Bioclues) PeerJ Preprints 6:e26503v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.26503v1
We describe the scientific community of an India effort, the Bioinfomatics Club for Experimenting Scientists (Bioclues) whose aim works on four avenues, viz. Mentoring, Outreach, Research and Entrepreneurship (MORE). Incepted in the year 2005, the organization went on to become an affiliate of International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) in 2011. Ably supported by Asia pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet), we are one of the fastest growing bioinformatics societies in India, currently serving over 3400 members from nearly 30 countries. Bioclues adheres Creative Commons License with the prime focus to help the bioinformaticists in India to promote open access. In the year 2010, when we setup vision 2020, we aimed to bring together the Indian bioinformaticians, foster a strong working mentor-mentee relationship, provide access to bioinformatics resources, organize conferences and workshops besides imparting information about research, training, education, employment and current events and news from bioinformatics, genomics, and related fields. In this article, we describe the challenges across the four avenues and further highlight the opportunities the organization has met the last decade in understanding the core necessity of computational biology virtual projects driven by these avenues viz. MORE.
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