Thank you for visiting the EMBL Bio-IT Community Blogs.
Bio-IT Community Blogs is an Open Source project where you as a community member are the contributor of its contents.
This project (https://bio-it.embl.de/) will be developed by me (Hi! I am Malvika Sharan, a coordinator of EMBL Bio-IT) to engage with the members of Bio-IT community at EMBL. Bio-IT is a community initiative, which aims to build, support, and promote computational biology activity at EMBL Heidelberg. Bio-IT community members are scientists who share varying level of interests and expertise in bioinformatics who help each other by sharing their skills, experience, and tools with others.
This community started at EMBL in 2011 unofficially, and in 2012 it was officially acknowledged as a valuable part of the organization. The community has grown ever since and have gained diverse members from different research interests who are bioinformatics learners, trainers, resource-developers, problem-solvers, decision-makers, knowledge-sharers, visitors and supporters. A large proportion of our community is biologists and early bioinformaticians (novice learners), who make an important part of our learners’ community.
If you are one of the above listed members, I am happy to welcome you as a new (or returning) member of this community.
Aim of this project
This online community blog, in order to improve engagement and active participation from our community members.
This blogging infrastructure will create opportunities for our community members to demonstrate their work and share ideas with the community. We specifically want to encourage our learner of diverse experience and use this platform to demonstrate their scientific work and academic stories.
Interviews and open dialogues on relevant social issues with our community members will also be published and used in improving our equity strategy going forward.
If you want to contribute to the development of this project, write me an email.
on behalf of the EMBL Bio-IT Community (https://bio-it.embl.de/)