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Oct - Gary Van Domselaar

Speaker: Gary Van Domselaar

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Talk Title: “The Bioinformatics Program at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory”

Event Details


Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:00pm

Affiliation: Chief, Bioinformatics, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg

URL: Gary Van Domselaar


The National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg, Canada, is a world-class organization dedicated to the protection of Canadian and global public health. It is Canada’s leading public health infectious disease laboratory employing state of-the-art scientific and technical approaches to the study of microbial disease. In this presentation, Dr. Gary Van Domselaar will discuss his experiences building a Canadian federal government bioinformatics laboratory. He will also provide a technical overview of the lab and will discuss some of the ways bioinformatics is being applied for modern public health microbial research.

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Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker for open discussion of both science and career paths. This takes place 4:30-5:30pm in either the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BCCRC

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