November 6th, 2013: First official AGM of GOBLET. It marks the beginning of the future for GOBLET




November 6th marked the first official AGM of the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET). The meeting was hosted by the TGAC, EMBnet Node in UK.

Following a nomination process that started in September and a voting process throughout October, the first point on the agenda was to announce the results of the committee elections.

Congratulations go to the following people:

Executive Board

Chair: Terri Attwood (EMBnet)

Vice Chair: Vicky Schneider (TGAC)

Treasurer: Fran Lewitter (ISCB)

Secretary: Michelle Brazas (Bioinformatics.ca)

Learning, Education and Training Committee

Chair: Nicky Mulder (ASBCB)

Co-Chair: Celia van Gelder (NBIC)

Standardisation Committee
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Chair: Pascale Gaudet (ISB)


Technical Committee

Chair: Manuel Corpas (TGAC)


Fundraising Committee

Chair: Patricia Palagi (SIB)

Outreach and PR Committee

Chair: Erik Bongcam-Rudloff (SGBC)

This first AGM marks the beginning of the future for GOBLET. It has legal foundation and is registered in the Netherlands. It has money in the bank due to the subscription funds of its 25 members and it is creating a co-operative and collaborative international approach to bioinformatics and computational biology training.

Chair, Terri Attwood said, “whilst today is very important for formalising GOBLET, I am proud to be able to say that we have already established the centralised portal that enables trainers to upload courses and materials and trainees to access this information. Now we can progress forward and build on this allowing the portal to go from strength to strength and GOBLET to achieve its other aims.”

To find out more about GOBLET visit their website: www.mygoblet.org