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

Join the BUG listserv to request the link for Zoom

See the full calendar below, or add the event to your calendar from the events widget to the right.

Sept 29 Navigating Research in Industry and Clinical Biotech i.e. Experiences from a data engineer to give insight into pursuing a career outside academia.
- Caitlin Poling (Data Engineer, Artisan Biotechnologies)
Oct 13 Cracking the agarikon code: Answering age-old questions about an ancient medicinal mushroom
- Zolton Bair (Research Scientist, Fungi Perfecti)
Oct 27 Trading in Pipettes for Python i.e. Switching Gears from the wet lab to data science
-Amanu Haile (Data Engineer, The Greenbrier Companies)
Nov 10 First A Scholarly, Today Quotidian (FASTQ) Bioinformatician: A sequence of early-career lessons in alignment with bioinformatics
-Megan Grout (Bioinformatics Scientist, Nanostring Biotechnologies)