Program News

Any news that is relevant to both faculty and students

BIOF/GsAT/IOP retreat – Friday, March 28th‏

Hi All, Please save Friday, March 28th for the first annual BIOF/GSAT/IOP retreat. Second, third and fourth years are required to attend and present a poster. First Years are required to attend, but are not required to present a poster. ************************* Sharon Ruschkowski Bioinformatics Graduate Program Coordinator 100-570 West 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z […]

Call for Registration & abstract submission – 4th IOP/BTP/GSAT Research Day‏

Dear IOP/BTP/GSAT students, You are invited to our 4th Annual IOP/BTP/GSAT Research Day (mandatory for students of 2nd year and above to do a poster)! This year, we get together students from 3 graduate programs (Interdisciplinary Oncology, Bioinformatics Training Program and Genome Science + Technology), making it the largest event so far! You will have […]

[VanBUG] VanBUG Holiday Celebration and Lightning Talks Dec 13th‏

Dear all, The Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group is hosting a holiday party with lightning talks and free food/drinks afterwards. Date: Friday Dec 13th, 2013 Time: 5pm – 9pm (schedule below) Place: BC Cancer Research Center at 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver For More information: Lightning talks: We are inviting members of the Vancouver bioinformatics […]

VanBUG Speakers Series – Ryan Morin, 6pm Nov 14th 2013‏

Dr Ryan Morin will give a presentation titled: “Towards improved methods for identifying relevant mutations in cancer genomics data” Abstract: Owing to large international efforts, massive amounts of next-generation sequence (NGS) data deriving from individual primary tumour specimens are becoming available to the research community. The newfound knowledge resulting from meta-analysis of these large data […]

BIOF/IOP 2014 retreat – Volunteers required – deadline October 31‏

We are again organizing a combined retreat with IOP and require volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for this, please send me your name by October 31st. Thanks, Sharon ************************* Sharon Ruschkowski Bioinformatics Graduate Program Coordinator 100-570 West 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z 4S6

Bioinformatics Reading Group Information

The Bioinformatics Reading Group is a biweekly reading group discussing interesting research projects and papers generally related to the field of bioinformatics/computational biology. It has been working as an excellent way for people from different research groups to exchange minds and to familiarize one’s self with the current body of research literature in this fast-moving […]

Bioinformatics New Student Meet & Greet 2013‏

Hi All,   You are all invited to meet the new students at the annual NEW BIOINFORMATICS STUDENT MEET & GREET   WHEN: Thursday September 5 – 5:00-8:00 pm   WHERE: 675 West 10th Avenue – Main Floor Lunchroom   Pizza and beverages will be provided.   Please RSVP by Monday,  August 26th   To students: come out and meet the […]

Call for Nominations: Montalbano Scholars Fellowship‏

Hello, Please set an internal deadline for the Montalbano Scholars Fellowship competition, and forward the following announcement to your students. Graduate programs may nominate up to two students for consideration for this award. Montalbano Scholars Fellowship:  The Montalbano Scholars Fellowship supports PhD students in International Relations or International Law who are recipients of one or […]

BIOF Rotation Presentations – Friday, July 26th‏

July 2013 Rotation Presentation Agenda

Stat courses of possible interest to BIOF/GSAT students‏

The Statistics Department offers courses that may be of interest to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers in other units. The 2013-14 courses are listed in the attached document, with more information on-line at The undergraduate course, STAT300, may also be of interest: STAT 300: Intermediate Statistics for Applications The Department of Statistics would like […]