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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:

Yassene Mohammed

Talk Title:
“Bioinformatic solutions for targeted proteomics: information integration leading to better experiments”

Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:00pm

Bioinformatics Group Leader, University of Victoria Proteomics Centre

Web-site: Yassene Mohammed

Targeted quantitative proteomics using multiple/selected/parallel reaction monitoring (MRM, SRM, PRM) is already being applied by many researchers in biology, biochemistry, and clinical research laboratories because these methods allow rapid and precise quantitation of proteins in complex biological samples. Multiplexed MRM/PRM experiments are manageable manually for tens of target proteins in tens of samples, but scaling-up to hundreds of targets in thousands of samples is challenging. As a result, the planning, data analysis, and interpretation of the results from these experiments are all lengthy processes, usually requiring expertise in bioinformatics and proteomics. The talk will deal with few challenges in designing and running targeted experiments, and will focus on recent bioinformatic developments that helped accelerating the design and reducing human error by integrating information from online resources, using reactive programming, and implementing scientific workflows

Yassene Mohammed is leading the bioinformatics activities at the University of Victoria Proteomics Centre, Victoria, Canada, and he is an assistant professor in bioinformatics at the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands. Yassene received his PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. His research interests are targeted and bottom-up proteomics, proteomics analysis of model systems, data and information integration, automated data processing, data protection and data security, and eScience.

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


Introductory Speaker:
Pedro Feijao (Post-doctoral fellow in Drs. Cedric Chauve and Leonid Chindelevitch’s labs at SFU)

“Reconstruction of ancestral gene orders.”


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To view previous VanBUG posters and presentations, please see Archives

sponsored by:

CIHR Bioinformatics Training Program

Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops

Genome BC

Proof Centre

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