Featured article: Scalable bioinformatics via workflow conversion

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Workflows help researchers with splitting complex experiments into the joint effort of several manageable tasks. In this article, the authors created a free and highly accessible way to design workflows on a desktop computer and execute them remotely on high-performance computing resources.

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Aims and scope

BMC Bioinformatics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal  that considers articles on all aspects of the development, testing and novel application of computational and statistical methods for the modeling and analysis of all kinds of biological data, as well as other areas of computational biology.


  • Irene Pala, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • John S Garavelli, University of Delaware
  • Lukasz Kurgan, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Adam Olshen, University of California, San Francisco
  • Hanchuan Peng, Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Graziano Pesole, University of Bari
  • Olivier Poch, ICube Laboratory, Strasbourg
  • Hagit Shatkay, University of Delaware
  • Jean-Philippe Vert, Mines ParisTech