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.

2019-2020 Season

  • September 25, 2019 – Mohammed AlQuraishi, Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • October 30, 2019 – John Quackenbush, Chair Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • November 27, 2019 – Leon French, Independent Scientist, Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, CAMH
  • January 29, 2020 – Anne Martel, Professor, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • February 26, 2020 – Rob Patro, Assistant Professor Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • March 25, 2020 – Shiva Amiri, Director Research Infrastructure, 23andMe
  • April 29, 2020 – Cameron Nugent (U. Guelph) and Alexander Sullivan (U. Toronto)

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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