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 for 2020-2021 will be held virtually via Zoom and are FREE and OPEN to all.

VIRTUAL Meeting Format:

2020-2021 Season

  • September 30, 2020 – Casey Greene, Associate Professor, Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
  • October 28, 2020 – Melissa Wilson, Assistant Professor, Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University
  • November 25, 2020 – Obi Griffith, Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine
  • January 27, 2021 – Olivier Gevaert, Assistant Professor, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR), Stanford University
  • February 24, 2021 – Touati Benoukraf, Canada Research Chair, Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine, Memorial University
  • March 31, 2021 – Jeffrey Leek, Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Hopkins University
  • April 28, 2021 – Jose Hector Galvez, Bioinformatics Specialist, McGill Genome Centre

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.

Mailing List: To subscribe to announcements of upcoming TorBUG events, please visit:

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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