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Events 2013

Toronto Bioinformatics User Group

On Wednesday January 30th, 2013 in the Black Room (CCBR, 160 College St, Toronto), the Toronto's Bioinformatics User Group (TorBUG) will be hosting another discussion session focused on career development and cutting-edge research ideas for graduate students and post-docs with the help of a leading researcher.

Don't miss a great opportunity to learn more about personalized medicine and get career advice from Dr. Michael Brudno, Director of the Centre for Computational Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

We will be discussing the concerns associated with the storage and analysis of personal genomics data, particularly in the context of the privacy and ethics of personalized genomes. Dr Brudno will also be happy to discuss career routes in bioinformatics.

To introduce you to privacy issues associated with personal genomics, so you make the best out of this session, we strongly encourage you to read the following article: Identifying personal genomes by surname inference.

This session will be followed by a seminar talk by Dr. Brudno.

  • 3 - 4 p.m. - Informal discussion session with Michael Brudno (CCBR, Black Room)
  • 4 - 4:15 p.m. - Trainee Speaker: Leopold Parts, Research Associate at UofT (CCBR, Red Room)
  • 4:15 - 5 p.m. - Guest Speaker: Michael Brudno, Director of Computational Medicine at SickKids & Associate Professor at UofT (CCBR, Red Room)
  • 5 - 7 p.m. - Reception (CCBR, Red and Black Rooms)

Please RSVP to Alex Nguyen ( or Nuno Barbosa-Morais ( because space is limited!

Come be a part of TorBUG! Visit for more information or to volunteer!

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