Upcoming Events

February 28, 2024 In-person + Zoom

Trainee Speaker: Yiyan Wu

Talk Title: Dissecting neuron-tumor crosstalk and neuronal mechanisms facilitating brain invasion

Guest Speaker: Dr. Josh Welch

Talk Title: Bayesian inference of RNA velocity from multi-lineage single-cell data

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Guest Speaker Suggestions

We are always looking for new presenters.

If you would like to suggest someone, please let us know info@torbug.org.

Trainee Speaker Opportunities

TorBUG provides opportunities for local trainee speakers to present on their work. Submit an abstract of your work for consideration. Submissions can be made to info@torbug.org.

Proposals for 2023-2024 season being accepted at info@torbug.org

Several Bioinformatics User Groups (BUGs) operate across Canada to bring together trainees, researchers and other professionals with a shared interest in the field of bioinformatics, computational biology and data science.

TorBUG (Toronto Bioinformatics Users Group) 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 (limited capacity).

Meetings for 2023-2024 will be hybrid. In-person at Donnelly Centre CCBR, University of Toronto, 160 College St, Red (2024) room (limited capacity) and via Zoom, and are FREE and OPEN to all.

In-Person & Virtual Meeting Format

Join via Zoom


2023-2024 Season

  • September 27, 2023 – Artem Babaian, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
  • October 25, 2023 – Carl de Boer, Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia
  • November 29, 2023 – Dana Pe’er, Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute
  • January 31, 2024 – Philip Awadalla, Director of Computational Biology, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • February 28, 2024 – Josh Welch, Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan Medical School
  • March 27, 2024 – Sara Mostafavi, Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington College of Engineering
  • April 24, 2024 – Mike Schatz, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biology, Johns 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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