Bioinformatics Organization

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Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. is located in Hudson, Massachusetts.


Mission statement

The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. We develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. We provide and promote open access to the materials and methods required for, and derived from, research, development and education.


The Bioinformatics Organization provides associate (non-voting) membership to individuals. This type of membership is divided into two categories: Basic and Professional.

The Organization was established in 1998 by J.W. Bizzaro as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. In 2000, it had more than 100 members and a dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has about 25,000 members and over 300 projects. It is now one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics, and the number of resources that we offer is on-par with the number offered by NCBI and EBI. However, we distinguish ourselves with our open membership and project hosting: anyone, anywhere can participate. The Organization is also well-known for its emphasis on open access to biological information as well as on Free and Open Source software.


Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please see our contact page.

Board of Directors

Primary affiliations are in parentheses.

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J.W. Bizzaro, M.Sc. (Bioinformatics.Org) (Chairman)
Dan Bolser.jpg
Dan Bolser, Ph.D. (University of Dundee)
Damian Counsell.jpg
Damian Counsell, M.Sc. (UK Medical Research Council)
Yong Huang.jpg
Yong Huang, M.Sc. (YY Consulting Company)
Martin Kucej.jpg
Martin Kucej, Ph.D. (Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas)
Mark Luo.jpg
Mark Luo, M.Sc. (
Peter St Onge.jpg
Peter St. Onge, M.Sc. (Proteomics Research Center, University of Toronto)

Jon K. Stewart, J.D. (Moser Patterson & Sheridan)

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Paul Stothard, Ph.D. (Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta)
Prashanth Suravajhala.jpg
Prashanth Suravajhala, M.Sc. (Roskilde University)
Gary Van Domselaar.jpg
Gary Van Domselaar, Ph.D. (National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada)

Board of Advisers

Advisers are non-voting members of the Bioinformatics Organization who participate in the discussions and meetings of the Board of Directors in an advisory capacity alone.


Former directors


Bioinformatics.Org is incorporated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA as "Bioinformatics Organization, Inc." and as a non-profit organization. The Organization is in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the US IRS.

Please see the Terms of Service Agreement for members of Bioinformatics.Org.


The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. relies upon the generous contributions of individuals and other organizations. Please see the contribute page for more information about helping Bioinformatics.Org. Currently, there are no government or foundation grants being used.

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