Hello, Just a brief follow-up on the social last Friday. It was a huge success! 😀  I hope everyone had fun cooking/eating/making their own crepes and playing boardgames. Special thanks to: Mike for helping to organize the event and logistics Ka Ming for helping me do the shopping Bruno for spearheading the preparation of crepe […]
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CMMT Cup challenge

The latest CMMT Cup challenge was completed with the Leavitt lab competing against the Wasserman/Mostafavi lab in the hot new sporting craze BUBBLEBALL Soccer. After a fiercely contested match the Leavitt lab eventually came out on top to capture the cup. A great time was had by all! A big thank you to everyone for […]
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Bioinformatics social – making sushi

Sarah & Jake organized a fun night of make your own sushi making party!
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Recent Highlights

GSS Departmental Representative‏ - Date: October 7, 2015 @8:21 pm

B.I.G. Retreat – call for volunteers‏ - Date: October 7, 2015 @8:20 pm

Halloween and Thanksgiving party – October social‏ - Date: October 7, 2015 @8:01 pm

- Date: September 23, 2015 @9:25 pm

Bioinformatics Social September - Date: September 12, 2015 @5:22 pm

GSS Departmental Representative‏ - Date: October 7, 2015 @8:21 pm

B.I.G. Retreat – call for volunteers‏ - Date: October 7, 2015 @8:20 pm

Deadlines for September 2015 Registration‏ - Date: September 23, 2015 @3:38 pm

VanBUG Talk: Fiona Brinkman, September 17, 2015 at 6pm, BCCRC‏ - Date: September 14, 2015 @5:12 pm

Signing authority for Doctoral CIHR ONLY‏ - Date: September 9, 2015 @2:33 pm

Sharon Ruschkowski, Program Coordinator
Genome Sciences Centre, BCCA
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Tel: 604.707.5803
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Email: bioinformaticsprogram@bcgsc.ca
Web: http://bioinformatics.sites.olt.ubc.ca
Dr. Steven Jones, Program Graduate Advisor
Contact Admin to Dr. Jones: Louise Clarke (lclarke@bcgsc.ca)

Program Director

Dr. Steven Jones

Head of Bioinformatics and Associate Director,
Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre,
Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC
Founding director of the CIHR/MSFHR Bioinformatics Training Program

Program Associate Director

Dr. Paul Pavlidis

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
Member of the Brain Research Centre, UBC Centre for High-Throughput Biology, and UBC Institute for Mental Health
Director of the NeuroDevNet Neuroinformatics Platform


Name: Paul Pavlidis

Project title:Training Program in High-Dimensional Bioinformatics (HDB)

Award: $ 1,650,000 (over six years)

Project Synopsis: Technological innovation has given scientists the ability to gather and analyze huge quantities of data. This means that informatics, bioinformatics and computational biology data pools are enormous and complex. Therefore, experts who can organize, visualize, analyze, integrate and interpret large data sets are in high demand in industry and academia. Undergraduates typically lack the skills they need to "find statistical needles in noisy haystacks." In response, this project will provide collaborative research training and activities for graduates that go beyond their classroom learning.

Welcome to UBC Bioinformatics website

The Bioinformatics Graduate Program offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees to students doing research in the field of bioinformatics. This interdisciplinary graduate program, administered by the Faculty of Science, combines training in both biological and computational methodologies. The strategic objectives of the program are: 1) To build on BC’s growing reputation and excellence as a leader in bioinformatics, genomics and population-based approaches to health care 2) To integrate bioinformatics with basic biology to further the current research excellence in other life science sectors in the province. The program integrates academic centres in computer science, statistics, molecular biology, and biotechnology, with translational research groups at hospitals and at the clinical interface. Members of the Centre for High Through-put Biology (CHiBi), the Genome Science & Technology Graduate program, the department of Statistics, the Bioinformatics, Empirical & Theoretical Algorithmics Laboratory in Computer Science, the Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency, and the Michael Smith Laboratories have been instrumental in developing the current program. The program also integrates other departments at UBC in the faculties of Medicine, Science, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems that broadly support bioinformatics research in the life sciences.

Graduate Student Resources regarding your program: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students

Other Resources: Graduate Student Society: http://gss.ubc.ca/main/, Student Counselling: http://students.ubc.ca/livewell/services/counselling-services

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