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 in Ag. & Life Sciences (ALS) 3005

Snacks Provided!

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

Jan 15

Genetic code expansion and augmented metabolism: stop codon repurposing in bacteria, i.e. Faulty annotation in metagenomics means you can't find what you're not looking for
- Veronika Kivenson (Giovannoni Lab, Microbiology)

Jan 29

Using bilevel optimization to examine antigenic drift in the Influenza A1 virus, i.e. What influences why I need to get a new flu shot every year
- Joe Agor (Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering)

Feb 12

Using OrthoFinder to identify shared orthologs, i.e. How can we computationally determine what coding sequences are shared between organisms
- Javier Tabima (Spatafora & LeBoldus Labs, Botany & Plant Pathology)

Feb 26

CGRB Disaster Recovery Service, i.e., How to ensure your critical research is being backed up 
- Matthew Peterson (Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing)