Toronto Bioinformatics Users Group

TorBUG (Toronto Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the Greater Toronto Area who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics.

TorBUG meets on the last Wednesday of every month from September through April, except holidays. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments.

Meetings are held in the Red Room at the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, 160 College Street at 4:00 pm and are free and open to all.

2018-2019 Season

  • September 26, 2018 – Juri Reimand, Principal Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • October 31, 2018 – Chia-Lin Wei, Director of Genome Technologies, The Jackson Laboratory
  • November 28, 2018 – Andrew Doxey, Assistant Professor and Director of Molecular Biology Core Facility, University of Waterloo
  • January 30, 2019 – Jennifer Gardy, Associate Professor UBC School of Population and Public Health, Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics, and Senior Scientist, BC CDC
  • February 27, 2019 – Jennifer Brooks, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • March 27, 2019 – Julie Hussin, Principal Investigator, Montreal Heart Institute
  • April 24, 2019 – Shannon McWeeney, Head of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, OHSU

As a service to the community, other bioinformatics events are posted to the calendar.

For bioinformatics events in Vancouver and Montreal, visit our sister groups, VanBUG and MonBUG.

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TorBUG is sponsored by:

Bioinformatics.caIlluminaOntario GenomicsOntario Institute for Cancer ResearchMcLaughlin Centre


CAGEF: Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function


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