Social gatherings

Pictures from BTP Social
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Best Poster APBC 2012‏

Best Poster APBC 2012‏ Niels won best poster at the Australian bioinformatics conference this year. Go UBC!
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Students attend MITACS workshop: Managing Projects‏

Bioinformatics students: Emilia Lim, Young Song, Fong Chan Feedback from Emilia: It was fun and interactive, and I was surprised by the willingness of the participants to work together. The task at hand was to construct 2 wind turbines out of lego-like pieces within 12 mins, with 8 mins of prior planning. We were given […]
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2011 summer research rotation talks

Presenters: Emilia Lim, Patrick Tan, Daniel Lai, Casper Shyr, Luisa Chan, Jeff Proctor, Michael Peabody, Eric Xin Moderator: Yaojie Chen Official photographer: Daniel Lai. Also thank Luisa Chan for providing additional photos.
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Bioinformatics & Oncology Retreat 2011
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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

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.

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