Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group Holiday Party 2013 – Friday, December 13, 2013 @ BC Cancer Agency

I will attend the VanBUG Holiday Party on Friday,  December 13, at the BC Cancer Agency.  Unlike most VanBug meetings, this party will feature lightning talks, each lasting 3 minutes in length, on various topics in bioinformatics.  Dinner will be served afterward.  Here are the details.  The event is free, but please RSVP by Monday, December 9, 2013.

Date: 13 December 2013, Friday
Location: Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre
BC Cancer Research Centre , 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 PM

If you will attend this event, please come up and say “Hello”!

VanBUG Seminars by Artem Babaian and Ryan Morin @ BC Cancer Research Centre: Thursday, November 14, 2013.

I look forward to attending the Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group’s next meeting tomorrow night!

The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre in the BC Cancer Research Centre (675 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver).  As usual, students and new professionals in bioinformatics are encouraged to meet with the seminar speaker before the seminar to ask for advice about working and studying in bioinformatics.  This meeting will take place from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in either the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BC Cancer Research Centre.

Visit the seminar page for more details.  If you will also attend tomorrow’s VanBUG event, please feel free to come and say “Hello!”.


A New Job at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Dear Readers of The Chemical Statistician,

You may have noticed that I have blogged less frequently in the past few months; this has been due to a major change in my career: I recently accepted a new job in the Laboratory Program at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence (BC-CFE) in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver!

Eric Cai - Official Head Shot

A bioinformatician who works in this group recommended me for this position to his supervisors during this past summer.  Having lived in Vancouver before, I have heard a lot about the work that the BC-CFE in HIV/AIDS has done for many years to improve the lives of HIV and AIDS patients and prevent HIV transmission.

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