[VanBUG] VanBUG 2015-16 Season – Save the Dates!‏

VanBUG is kicking off its 14th season on Thursday, September 17th at 6pm with Dr. Fiona Brinkman from Simon Fraser University. This season, we are featuring many local bioinformatic stars including new faculty members. Events will take place at BCCRC Auditorium as before. This year, we also will be broadcasting and archiving the presentations for wilder exposure. The live webinars are supported by PHSA Telehealth and WestGrid and will be available to community serviced by these organizations. More details to follow but if your organization is interested in dialing-in for the live events, please contact us at dev@vanbug.org.

Sep 17th 2015: Fiona Brinkman, Simon Fraser University

Oct 8th 2015: Tamara Munzner, University of British Columbia

Nov 5th 3015: Leonid Chindelevitch, Simon Fraser University

Dec 10th 2015: Blair Simonite, e@UBC, UBC Sauder School of Business & Holiday Social (event starts at 5:30pm; no meeting-with-the-speaker prior)

Feb 11th 2016: Adam Phillippy, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center

March 10th 2016: Sara Mostafavi, University of British Columbia

April 14th 2016: Elhanan Borenstein, University of Washington

Seminar is followed by complementary pizza, refreshments and great networking.
For updates on seminar topics and abstracts, please check out our website at http://vanbug.org.

Please note:
Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker for open discussion
of both science and career paths. This takes place 4:30-5:30pm in either
the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BCCRC

675 West 10th Avenue
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre
BC Cancer Agency

See above for this year’s dates
Start Time: 6:00 PM (except for the holiday social which will starts at 5:30 PM)
End Time: 7:30 PM (followed by pizza and drinks)

Contact Name:
William Hsiao

The VanBUG team:
Cedric Chauve
Rodrigo Goya
William Hsiao
Amy Lee
Kieran O’Neill
Raunak Shrestha
Thea Van Rossum

VanBUG is generously sponsored by the CIHR Bioinformatics Training Program, BCCDC Foundation, MITACS, GenomeBC, and the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops.

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