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Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group

VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics.

VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through April. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments

Meetings are held in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 West 10th Avenue at 6:00 pm and are free and open to all.

As a service to the community, other bioinformatics events are posted to the Calendar
Visit our sister groups for bioinformatics events in Montreal (MonBUG) and now Toronto (TorBUG)!

next speakers:

Max Libbrecht

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Thursday, Sept 21, 2017 6:00pm

Assistant Professor, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University.

Web-site: Max Libbrecht
Twitter: @maxlibbrecht



Please note:
Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker for open discussion of both science and career paths. This takes place 5:00-5:45pm in either the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BCCRC

Recommended Readings

  • Maxwell W. Libbrecht, William S. Noble. Machine learning applications in genetics and genomics. Nature Reviews Genetics, 16: 321-332, 2015.
  • Maxwell W. Libbrecht, Ferhat Ay, Michael M. Hoffman, David M. Gilbert, Jeffrey A. Bilmes, and William S. Noble. Joint annotation of chromatin state and chromatin conformation reveals relationships among domain types and identifies domains of cell-type-specific expression. Genome Research, 25: 544-557, 2015.
  • Maxwell W. Libbrecht, Michael M. Hoffman, Jeffrey A. Bilmes, William S. Noble. Entropic graph-based posterior regularization. Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2015.
  • Maxwell W. Libbrecht, Jeffrey A. Bilmes, William S. Noble. Eliminating redundancy among protein sequences using submodular optimization.


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To view previous VanBUG posters and presentations, please see Archives

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CIHR Bioinformatics Training Program

Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops

Genome BC

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