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Vancouver Bioinformatics User 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 every month from September through April. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments

Upcoming meetings will be held at St. Paul's Hospital from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and are free and open to all. ZOOM information for remote attendees will be made available the day of the event. Detailed directions to the lecture hall are available here.

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Visit our sister groups for bioinformatics events in Montreal (MonBUG) and now Toronto (TorBUG)!

VanBUG Special Event

Check-out the Lay-Terms Talks Competition coming up on May 11th, 2023

VanBUG Seminar

Event Details


Thursday, April 20th, 2023 6:00pm - 9:00pm PT

Location: St. Paul's Hospital (1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6), Cullen Family Lecture Theatre (Providence Building, Level 1, Room 1477)


If you are interested in attending this seminar in person, please fill out the RSVP form.

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Featured Speaker: Dr. Yongjin Park

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Pathology and Statistics, University of British Columbia

Talk Title: Uncovering hidden gene programs in a million single-cell data





Trainee Speaker: Hans Ghezzi

Affiliation: PhD Student, Dr. Carolina Tropini Lab, University of British Columbia

Talk Title: PENDING