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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.

November meeting

Auditorium Jacques-Genest, IRCM
Wednesday, November 23rd, 16:00 – 18:00
You can register for the meetings on Meetup,

16:00 – 16:05 Introduction and open floor for community announcements
16:05 – 16:40 Transmission of hepatitis C from mother to child during pregnancy, and a new method to detect codon reassignments in genomes, Virginie Calderon, PhD
16:40 – 17:00 Break with snacks and refreshments
17:00 – 17:30 “Determining the optimality regions of the alignment space”, Janosch Ortmann, PhD
17:30 – 18:00 Using Docker to distribute your bioinformatics programs, Steven Hébert, MsC

Virginie Calderon is the new head of the bioinformatics core facility at the IRCM.
She will also be assisting us in holding the MonBUG meetings at the IRCM.
She will be presenting the research she did during her post-PhD on the tranmission of hepatitis C with Dr. Souydens at Ste-Justine, and her research on codon reassignments with Dr Mabrouk, Dr Lang (UdeM), and Dr Blanchette (McGill).

Janosch Ortmann is a mathematician, a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de recherches mathématiques of the Université de Montréal.
He will be presenting his research on sequence alignments.
Having a mathematician present at MonBUG is an opportunity for us to increase collaborations between mathematicians and bioinformaticians.
Janosch is particularly interested in exchanging with bioinformaticians on practical applications of his research in genomics.

Steven Hébert is a bioinformatics analysts at the Lady Davis Institute, in the lab of Dr. Kleinman. He will be presenting Docker, which has become a commonly used tool to distribute bioinformatics programs in different environments.


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