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.

October 7

Update on CGRB Infrastructure
- Christopher Sullivan (Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing)

November 4

Fact or fiction: Gene duplications in PacBio genome assemblies of the sudden oak death pathogen, i.e., Can your genome have too many genes in it?
- Nick Carleson (Nik Grünwald Lab, Botany & Plant Pathology)

November 18

Tips and tricks to up your game on the CGRB infrastructure, i.e., What you don't know you didn't know
- CGRB Analysts (Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing)

December 2 How tiny fruit flies travel long distances, i.e. Using machine vision, virtual reality and statistics to understand animal navigation.
- Tim Warren (Tim Warren Lab, Botany & Plant Pathology)