Workshops CDSB 2021: RStudio workflows and scRNA-seq with Bioconductor

We are delighted to announce that CDSB, along with the Mexican Bioinformatics Network (RMB in Spanish) and the National Node of Bioinformatics at UNAM (NNB-CCG), is organizing two week-long workshops this summer as part of the National Bioinformatics Meeting Mexico 2021. These are: Workflows with RStudio and creating shiny apps Analysis of scRNA-seq data with Bioconductor These workshops will be held online on August 9 to 13, 2021 and you can register here.

CS&S Event Fund award announcement

We are delighted to announce that Code for Science and Society has selected our application for their first cohort of Event Fund grant recipients as announced on January 25, 2021. The CS&S Event Fund program is made possible through award number GBMF8449 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ( Thanks to this support, CDSB along with the Mexican Bioinformatics Network (RMB in Spanish) and the National Node of Bioinformatics at UNAM (NNB-CCG) will be able to carry out a series of short courses throughout 2021 (including one event from December 2020) that will end with the National Bioinformatics Meeting 2021 that will be composed of 6 week-long courses.

The impact of CDSB on me

By Erick Cuevas Fernández, M. Sc., Bioinformatician. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos. Systems Biology and Translational Medicine Laboratory. @ErickCuevasF In 2018 I heard of a workshop where Martin Morgan was performing in Mexico, at that time I had only a few months learning to use R, and I did not know who Martin Morgan was and had vague notions of Bioconductor. That year I started taking the international bioinformatics workshops.

Latin American communities and organizations: useR!2020 video

This useR!2020 session and video was organized by Laura Acion, Yanina Bellini Saibene, Paola Corrales, and Paloma Rojas Saunero. Leonardo Collado Torres coordinated the blog post submission. This blog post was originally submitted to the R Consortium blog and published there on July 7th 2020. On June 19th 2020 we filmed a video for useR!2020 showcasing the communities and organizations we are involved in that are for Latin Americans or have Latin American participants.

CDSB: the story of a diversity and outreach hotspot in Mexico that hopes to empower local R developers

This blog post was submitted to the R Consortium blog where it was published on 03/18/2020. I have been attending R conferences since 2008, and while I’ve seen the R community grow rapidly, I generally don’t encounter as many Latin Americans (LatAm) among communities of R developers. Traditionally, a lab lead investigator invested in R or Bioconductor would teach their trainees and students these skills, becoming a local R hotspot. However, that scenario is uncommon in Mexico for several reasons.

CDSB Workshop 2020: Building workflows with RStudio and Bioconductor for single cell RNA-seq analysis

This workshop is part of the Mexican Bioinformatics Encounter (EBM in Spanish) 2020 organized by CDSB with: TIB2020 RMB NNB CCG-UNAM Community of Bioinformatics Software Developers (CDSB) Workshop webpage Level: intermediate - advanced Language: Spanish When: August 3 - August 7, 2020 (9 am to 5:30 pm, Friday until 2:30 pm)

From Bioconductor users to developers: our first community submission

A couple years ago we started the Community of Bioinformatics Software Developers (CDSB in Spanish) as because we were concerned with the very low representation of Latin Americans in the Bioconductor community, and the R community in general. For the full story check this this blog post. Since we started CDSB, part of our goal been to help Bioconductor users transition into developers. To achieve this, we organized one week long courses in Mexico at low cost during the summers of 2018 and 2019 in partnership with the TIBs leadership (NNB-UNAM) and RMB.

CDSB Workshop 2019: How to Build and Create Tidy Tools

Community of Bioinformatics Software Developers Workshop webpage: Level: intermediate - advanced Language: Spanish^[If you speak English but not Spanish please let us know so we can plan accordingly.] When: July 29 - August 2, 2019 Where: Auditorium of the Center for Genomic Sciences, Cuernavaca, Mexico Twitter: #CDSBMexico Facebook: @CDSBMexico GitHub: Registration

The path from CDSBMexico 2018 to BioC2019

Last year the Community of Bioinformatics Software Developers (CDSB in Spanish) organized a one week workshop designed to train R users how to write R packages and ideally contribute them to Bioconductor. The workshop itself was a success as described in our summary post about the event. However, we didn’t want to stop there. We formed CDSB and teamed up with TIB (“Talleres Internacionales de Bioinformática”) from NNB-UNAM with the goal of simulating the BioC yearly meeting where attendees can learn R, mature as R users and become R developers.

CDSBMexico: remember to apply for BioC2019 travel scholarships

About 10 months ago we announced our plans to start a new community of R/Bioconductor developers in Mexico and Latin America. The National Bioinformatics Node ( NNB-UNAM in Spanish) has organized workshops in bioinformatics and R since 2006 and more frequently since 2010. Last year, 2018, there were five simultaneous one week workshops: Introduction to R and RStudio Exploratory data analysis (EDA) of biological data with R