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Montreal Bioinformatics Users Group

MonBUG (Montreal Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, professionals and students in the greater Montreal area who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics.

Through monthly presentations we present our work, ask questions, share ideas, tips and tricks.

Meetings are held either at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) or at McGill university, and are free and open to all.

MonBUG is based on the highly successful VanBUG initiative and we also have a sister organization in Toronto, TorBUG.


Congratulations to the participants of the hackathon!

Congratulations to all the participants of the hackathon! This year, the partipants had to use machine learning technique to predict the gestational age based on a dataset of blood transcriptomics from pregnant mothers. This challenge was taken from a worldwide competition organized by the Dream Challenges. 
https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn18380862/wiki/590485

Jules Lambert and Matthew Salaciak came up with the best solutions, being able to predict within an error margin of 6 weeks the gestational age. This puts them among the top 10 competitors for the world wide challenge, an impressive result in just 24 hours.

Thank to everyone who participated, who helped organize, and the to StartpFest for inviting us to their HackerFest!

 


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