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VanBUG Seminar: Jared Simpson (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research)

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Speaker Info:

Jared Simpson
Investigator I, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto;


The Simpson lab develops algorithms and software for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. The lab, led by Dr. Jared Simpson, works primarily on de novo genome assembly, the detection of somatic mutations in cancer and, most recently, the development of algorithms for nanopore-based sequencers.

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Introductory Speaker:

  • Emma Graham

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Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker from 5:00-5:45pm for open discussion of both science and career paths. Following the presentation, guests are invited to stay for networking over pizza and refreshments.


About VanBUG: 

VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the BC Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through April. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments.