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The BOSS conference 2022 is the culmination of the 5 phase BOSS Events that have taken place from October 2021 - April 2022. It is a learning and networking event where our community members will get to present their work, learn from their mentors, interact with other researchers and more.

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Important Dates

  • Online conference sessions: 26-29 April 2022

  • Abstract submission deadlines: 4th April 2022

  • Abstract notification: 18th April 2022

  • Registration open: 10th March 2022

Conference Themes

  • Open Science
    • Reproducible Research
    • Research Data Management
    • Project Planning and Management
    • Workflow Management Systems
    • Open source software/ tools
    • Ethical aspects in data science
  • Genomics
    • Pathogen Genomics
    • Human/ Animal Genomics
    • Plant Genomics
    • Evolutionary Genomics
  • One Health
    • Antibiotic-resistant germs
    • Vector-borne diseases
    • Diseases in food animals
    • Human-animal bond
    • Contamination of water
  • Unconference
    • Careers in open science
    • Alternative career paths in genomics
    • Working and studying outside Kenya

Tentative Conference Schedule

Day 1, Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Start (EAT) End (EAT) Presenter and Title Chair    
14:00 14:10 Opening remarks (Introduction to the conference) by Mike Kofia Chair: Pauline Karega    
14:10 14:20 What is BHKi and Open Science KE      
14:20 14:30 Ice breaker session      
14:30 14:55 Keynote 1: Research data management by Sara El Gebali      
14:55 15:05 Break      
15:05 15:30 Joy Owango TCC Africa      
15:30 15:55 Q&A and Discussion      
15:55 16:00 Short break      
16:00 16:50 An introduction to GitLab pages for presentations and portfolios by Benson Muite      
17:00 18:00 Networking hour      
           

Day 2, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Start (EAT) End (EAT) Title and Presenter Chair    
14:00 14:40 Keynote one health session: Pathogen Genomics by James Richard Otieno Chair: Margaret Wanjiku    
14:40 14:50 Q&A One Helath      
14:50 15:00 Break      
15:00 15:30 Plant Genomics session: Keynote by Trushar Shah      
15:30 15:55 Q&A      
16:00 16:10 Break      
16:10 16:20 Icebreaker reproducibility      
16:10 16:30 Reproducibity in research: session 1: Joseph Amwona; Open science in Africa      
16:30 16:50 Reproducibility in research: session 2: Sebastian Musundi      
16:50 17:00 Q&A and break      
17:00 18:00 Networking hour      
           

Day 3, Thursday, April 28, 2022

Start (EAT) End (EAT) Title and Presenter Chair    
14:10 14:35 Careers in open science by Angelique Trusler Chair: Caleb Kibet    
14:35 15:00 Science Communication by Bibiana Iraki      
15:00 15:25 Alternative career paths within open science by Yo Yehudi      
15:25 15:50 What’s the Fuss About Communicating (Your) Science by Anne Chisa      
15:50 16:00 Ice Breaker Session      
16:00 17:30 Working and studying outside Kenya      
17:00 18:00 Networking hour      
           

Day 4, Friday, April 29, 2022

Start (EAT) End (EAT) Title and Presenter Chair    
14:10 14:35 Genomics presentation by Sammy Wambua Chair: Michael Landi    
14:35 14:50 Q&A Session Genomics      
14:50 15:00 Break      
15:00 15:20 Evolutionary Vector Genomics presentation by Karega Pauline      
15:20 15:30 Break      
15:30 15:55 Cloud Genomics by Andrew Espira      
16:00 16:30 Large-scale computational regulatory genomics by Anshul Kundaje      
16:30 16:55 Q&A for Andrew and Anshul      
16:55 17:00 Closing Remarks by Caleb Kibet