[Bioperl-l] Announcing OBF Google Summer of Code Accepted Students

Robert Buels rmb32 at cornell.edu
Mon Apr 25 21:42:48 UTC 2011

Hello all,

I'm very pleased and excited to announce that the Open Bioinformatics 
Foundation has selected 6 very capable students to work on OBF projects 
this summer as part of the Google Summer of Code program.

The accepted students, their projects, and their mentors (in 
alphabetical order):

Justinas Vygintas Daugmaudis
Michele dos Santos da Silva
    (2 students!)
    Mocapy++Biopython: from data to probabilistic models of biomolecules
    mentored by Thomas Hamelryck and Eric Talevich

Chuan Hock Koh
   BioJava - Amino acids physico-chemical properties calculation
   mentored by Peter Troshin, Andreas Prlic, and Jay Vyas

Michał Koziarski
    Representing bio-objects and related information with images
    mentored by Raoul J.P. Bonnal and Francesco Strozzi

Sheena Scroggins
    Major BioPerl Reorganization
    mentored by Robert Buels and Chris Fields

Mikael Eric Trellet
    Interface analysis module for BioPython
    mentored by João Rodrigues and Eric Talevich

Once again this year, we received many great applications and ideas. 
However, funding and mentor resources are limited, and we were not able 
to accept as many as we would have liked.  Our deepest thanks to all the 
students who applied: we sincerely appreciate the time and effort you 
put into your applications, and hope you will still consider being a 
part of the OBF's open source projects, even without Google funding.  I 
speak for myself and all of the mentors who read and scored applications 
when I say that we were truly honored by the number and quality of the 
applications we received.

For the accepted students: congratulations!  You have risen to the top 
of a very competitive application process.  Now it's time to "put your 
money where your mouth is", as the saying goes.  Let's get out there and 
write some great code this summer!

Best regards,


Robert Buels
OBF GSoC 2011 Administrator

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