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.

2017-2018 Season

  • September 27, 2017 – Ali Mazalek, Canada Research Chair, Ryerson University
  • October 25, 2017 – Quaid Morris, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • November 29, 2017 – Jason Williams, Assistant Director, CSHL DNA Learning Center
  • January 31, 2018 – Dan Ashlock, Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph
  • February 28, 2018 – Benjamin Haibe-Kains, Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • March 28, 2018 – Morgan Langille, Canada Research Chair in Human Microbiomics, Dalhousie University
  • April 25, 2018 – Jeff T. Leek, Associate Professor, Biostatistics, John Hopkins University

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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