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Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre
BC Cancer Research Centre , 675 West 10th Avenue

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Mail Address:
c/o William Hsiao
BCCDC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory
Rm 2068, 655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5Z 4R4 Canada


VanBUG development group includes:

  • William Hsiao, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
  • Amy Lee, Assistant Professor, Dept of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SFU
  • Faraz Hach, Assistant Professor, Vancouver Prostate Centre, UBC
  • Evan Morien, Bioinformatician, Parfrey Lab, Dept of Botany, UBC
  • Lisa Wei, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, UBC
  • Venus Lau, PhD candidate, Brinkman Lab, Dept of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SFU
  • Ka Ming Nip, PhD candidate, Birol Lab, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, UBC
  • Baraa Orabi, PhD student, Hach Lab, UBC/Vancouver Prostate Centre
  • William Casazza, PhD candidate, Dennis Lab and Mostafavi Lab, BC Children’s Hospital, UBC
  • Rhiannon Cameron, MSc candidate, Hsiao Lab – The Centre for Infectious Disease Genomics and One Health, SFU
  • Nicole Zhang, MSc student, UBC
  • Nafiseh Kouchekian, UBC

Special thanks go to the following friends of VanBUG:

  • Tanya Erb (CMMT) for managing funds and scheduling travel.
  • VanBUG volunteers for helping with setup, cleanup and serving refreshments.

VanBug Team Alumni:

  • Cedric Chauve
  • Ryan Brinkman
  • Jonathan Lim
  • Carri-Lyn Mead
  • Stephen Montgomery
  • Ryan Morin
  • Olena Morozova
  • Francis Ouellette
  • Paul Pavlidis
  • Stefanie Butland
  • Elodie Portales
  • Bhavjinder Dhillon
  • Shing Hei Zhan
  • Thea Van Rossum
  • Kieran O’Neill
  • Sam Hinshaw
  • Kristina Gagalova
  • Rodrigo Goya
  • Raunak Shrestha
  • Phillip Richmond
  • Jasleen Grewal