The Living Computing Project, as part of pursuing the goal of enabling more effective dissemination of biological results to the synthetic biology community, sponsored the 14th Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) workshop. SBOL maintains standards for specification and communication of biological designs and their associated characterization, modeling, and protocol information, both between humans and between machines.
The SBOL community has an in-person meeting approximately twice per year, where details are hammered out regarding the standards, their supporting software and other infrastructure, along with coordination on dissemination to help support their adoption by the larger synthetic biology community. At the 14th SBOL workshop, participants focused on validation, tutorials, adoption of several significant improvements to the SBOL data standard, as well as ongoing work on development of a major upgrade for the SBOL visual standard for diagrams.
Read more about the workshop at: http://sbolstandard.org/14th-sbol-workshop-report/