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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.

March meeting

Auditorium Jacques-Genest, IRCM
Wednesday, March 29th, 17:00 – 18:30
You can register for the meetings on Meetup,, or by sending an email to


17:00 – 17:05 Introduction and open floor for community announcements
17:05 – 17:40 “Impaired H3K36 methylation defines a subset of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas”, Simon Papillon-Cavanagh, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre
17:40 – 18:00 Break with snacks and refreshments
18:00 – 18:30 “Essentials of Linux systems administration for bioinformatics”, Hector Galvez, McGill University

Our first spring meeting will be a short one, but with two excellent presenters.

Simon Papillon-Cavanagh will be presenting his research, based on the analysis of publically available genomic datasets, published just last month in Nature Genetics.
Hector Galvez will be doing a tutorial on the administration of Linux systems for bioinformaticians.



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