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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.

Summer hackathon

Our summer hackathon is now an annual tradition.
The StartupFest has generously agree to host us again this year, for a 24 hour hackathon from July 13th in the evening till July 14th.
We’ll update this page soon with all the details.

As for the last 2 years, you will have to register for the event though the HackerFest website, which is not yet open for registration.

There will be a 10$ registration fee, which is mostly symbolic, since the cost of setting up the event is much higher, and food and other services will be provided.

This year, the hackathon will take place on a peninsula across the Old Montreal.
It should be a spectacular location.

Our sponsor, Streamline Genomics (, is also offering a free ticket to the StartupFest, which will be drawn among those who register before the 15th of June on the HackerFest website.

To stay posted on all of MonBUG’s events, register on


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