2015 Friedman Scholars Program

*Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:00pm PST* *Intent to apply deadline: no later than Monday, February 9, 2015*  The Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation Scholarships in Health Sciences are named after the first two faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Drs. Constance and Sydney Friedman believed that a full well-rounded education […]

Bioinformatics reading group talk

This week Jiarui Ding will present about his research in “Integrating heterogeneous datasets for tumor stratification”. Here is more details about his talk: Abstract: Cancer is a disease of the genome. However, we have observed that tumors show similarity in phenotype (mRNA gene expression) but heterogeneity in DNA mutations. Recent studies have shown that treatments based […]

Paper this week

Hi all, This week Chris Cameron will present “RNA-RNA interaction prediction using genetic algorithm“.  The detail of presentation is as below:   Time: Nov 6, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Place: X530   Here is more material about this presentation: Background RNA-RNA interaction plays an important role in the regulation of gene expression and cell development. In […]

Journal club paper

Hi all, This week Jolande will present and lead the discussion with the following paper: Paper: “Cerebral: Visualizing Multiple Experimental Conditions on a Graph with Biological Context” Place: X530 Time: Thursday Oct 23, 3:00pm-4:00pm Everyone is welcome to join. Thanks, Fatemeh

Travel awards available to non-CIHR training program students‏

There are 7 travel awards of $500 each available to non-CIHR training program students (that is because CIHR training program students all receive travel awards already in their first 2 years).These are available now and up until April 30, 2015. To qualify: 1)      Must be presenting a poster or a talk at the conference (some […]

[VanBUG] Gairdner Symposium – October 27 4-6pm‏

The VanBUG team occasionally forwards events of interest to the local bioinformatics community. The upcoming event is posted on the Bioinformatics Event Calendar at: http://www.vanbug.org/calendar/ ———————————————- Gairdner Symposium Date: Monday, October 27,  4– 6pm Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall   Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high […]

Unique Opportunity for Students and Researchers to Win $150K

I am a Canadian graduate student currently studying at Stanford and am helping to lead an initiative designed to engage students, researchers and postdocs in life science entrepreneurship. OneStart, now in its third year, is a business plan competition and accelerator program for burgeoning bio-entrepreneurs (and non-research students interested in entrepreneurship). The grand prize is […]

TAship for Problem-based Learning (BIOF 520/MBB 505) – CV due Oct 31‏

Hi All,  Dr. Steve Jones is looking a TA for his course that starts Jan and runs until April 2014.  Part of the duties will include teaching a module, as well as other specified duties, such as marking assignments, depending on who applies for the position. If you are interested in this position, Please send […]

PhD Thesis Proposal‏

Hi All, I’ll be defending my thesis proposal next Monday, October 20th. Everyone is welcome to attend! Cheers, Jiarui ========== Chair: Dr. Raymond Ng Committee: Dr. Samuel Aparicio and Dr. Will Evans Supervisors: Dr. Sohrab Shah and Dr. Anne Condon Title: Computational Integration of Heterogeneous Data to Uncover the Biology of Cancer Abstract: Cancer is […]