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
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.