As much as we can help, we recognize that for most topics, members of the broad CGRB community are the "experts in the field," and more often than not we know who those experts are! We will be sure to connect you with the lab or person that has previously cleared the path for the analysis or data you are facing.   One way we connect people is through the Bioinformatics Users' Group (BUG), which meets for an hour, every two weeks.

BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study.

  • No experience necessary to participate
  • Informal: discussions and interactive-talks
  • Short workshops
  • Bring/request your own topics of interest

Previous topics include Hidden Markov Models, SNP Calling toolkits, Metagenomics, Structured Query Language (SQL), De-novo genome assembly tools, Project management, and many more.

To join the BUG mailing list please subscribe or contact the CGRB Bioinformatics Trainers.

Wednesdays from 12-1pm online via Zoom

Join the BUG listserv to request the link for Zoom

See the full calendar below, or add the event to your calendar from the events widget to the right.

April 8

Using Deep Learning and Cloud Computation to Answer Research Questions, i.e. An Undergrad's Journey Through Scientific Computing at the CGRB
- Michaela Buchanan (Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing)

April 22

New Strategies to Develop Hidden Markov Models combining KEGG and Pfams, i.e. Leveraging unannotated sequences to create new Hidden Markov Models
- Sonica Gupta (Maude David Lab, Microbiology)

May 6

A look inside deep learning for bioinformatics, i.e. How do modern neural networks work, and why might they be useful in biology?
- Shawn O’Neil (Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing)

May 20 Getting started with Nanopore sequencing in the lab; i.e. you can do it, and it's not a random sequence generator anymore.
- Alex Weisberg (Jeff Chang, Botany & Plant Pathology)

June 3

Using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) to assess the migratory connections between humpback whale breeding grounds and feeding grounds in the eastern North Pacific Ocean; i.e. 23 & Me for North Pacific humpback whales
Karen Lohman (Scott Baker Lab, Marine Mammal Institute)