As much as we can help, we recognize that for most topics, members of the broad CQLS community are the "experts in the field," and more often than not we know who those experts are! We will be sure to connect you with the lab or person that has previously cleared the path for the analysis or data you are facing.   One way we connect people is through the Bioinformatics Users' Group (BUG), which meets for an hour, every two weeks.

BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study.

  • No experience necessary to participate
  • Informal: discussions and interactive-talks
  • Short workshops
  • Bring/request your own topics of interest

Previous topics include Hidden Markov Models, SNP Calling toolkits, Metagenomics, Structured Query Language (SQL), De-novo genome assembly tools, Project management, and many more.

To join the BUG mailing list please subscribe or contact the Bioinformatics Trainers.






Wednesdays from 12-1pm online via Zoom

To register to one or all events: Zoom

See the full calendar below. 

April 6th 

"Bayesian Reinforcement Learning Based Control for Ocean Wave Energy Conversion i.e., how machine learning/reinforcement learning can improve energy generation from ocean waves.”
- Leila Zadeh (Faculty Research, Center for Quantitative Life Science, OSU)

May 4th 

“The OpenPower HUB - i.e., an open, community driven, sandbox for next-gen HPC.”
- Maximilian Schmidt (Faculty Research, Center for Quantitative Life Science, OSU) 

May 18th

“The Open Cognitive Environment- i.e., an integrated ecosystem of tools for machine learning.”
- Kenneth Lett (Computational Scientist, Center for Quantitative Life Sciences, OSU)

June 1st 




Want to keep yourself, or your lab, apprised of upcoming BUG presentations?