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BIOF Research rotation Talks – Friday, March 21st – 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Hi all, Attached is the Research rotation talks Agenda for Friday, March 21st. If you have a student presenting, you are required to be present, at least for their talk. If you are unable to attend, you should send a representative from your lab. Thanks, Sharon ************************* Sharon Ruschkowski Bioinformatics Graduate Program Coordinator 100-570 West […]

Dr. Rob Knight special seminar

Dear All, On Monday March 17th, Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution is hosting a Special Seminar presented by Dr. Rob Knight. Dr. Knight is the world expert in microbial ecology in today’s big data era. From the earth to human gut, microbes are everywhere and so as the field of his research. He is […]

BCCA Research Seminar Series – Olivier Elemento – March 17th‏

The VanBUG team occasionally forwards events of interest to the local bioinformatics community. The upcoming event is posted on the Bioinformatics Event Calendar at: ——————————————————————————————————— BCCA RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES presents a seminar on “The genomic and epigenomic evolution of cancer” by Olivier Elemento, PhD Assistant Professor Head, Laboratory of Cancer Systems Biology Department of Physiology […]

Canadian Student Health Research Forum – Call for nominations‏

If you are interested in applying for this award, which is due this Saturday, please let me know by Wednesday, March 12th. If there is more than one student interested, I will need your abstracts by Friday, so I can get a committee to choose whose abstract goes forward. Please make sure you look at […]

Bioinformatics Reading Group, Call for talks‏

Hi everyone, We are starting a new series of presentations in Bioinformatics Reading Group. I would like to take this opportunity for inviting people to present their work/research/paper in the bioinformatics bi-weekly meeting on Mondays 3:00pm-4:00pm (CS/ ChiBi building). If you have a visitor coming up or a postdoc who is willing to give a […]

Friedman Scholar Awards‏

** If you intend to apply, please inform the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Coordinator at Friedman Scholars Program Deadline: March 20, 2014 The goal of the Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation Scholarships in Health Sciences is to provide funding to graduate students or medical residents so that they can pursue a learning opportunity […]

single cell genomics job posting‏

We are seeking a Bioinformatician to provide computational support to the Bigelow Laboratory Single Cell Genomics Center (SCGC) and research projects conducted by Stepanauskas’ group and collaborating scientists. Requirements: * BS or higher in bioinformatics or life sciences with strong bioinformatics component and 2 years of relevant, post-degree experience * Solid knowledge of next-generation sequencing […]

[VanBUG] VanBUG speakers series – Michel Dumontier, 6pm, March 13 2014‏

The next VanBUG event is on Thursday, March 13th at 6pm. Dr. Michel Dumontier will give a presentation titled: “Powering Scientific Discovery with the Semantic Web” Abstract: “In the quest to translate the results biomedical research into effective clinical applications, many are now trying to make sense of the large and rapidly growing amount of […]

[VanBUG] Bioinformatics Training Needs Survey‏

Hi all, Our sponsor and sister organization ( is conducting a survey to improve our understanding of bioinformatics training needs in Canada. It’ll be great if you can spare a few minutes to help out. Please contact Michelle Brazas (below) if you have any questions or comments. Thank you. Cheers, Will —————————————– participates in […]