Bioinformatics training

Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops (CBW)

CBW LogoWith current high-throughput technologies and scientific approaches to research, having the computational biology capacity and skill set to deal with one’s data has become an even greater research asset.

The CBW hosts a series of advanced topic workshops that focus on training graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and researchers in the most recent informatics tools and workflows.


“I would like to register my admiration for the wonderful organization of this event. In all respects, everything was well organized. The course was full of informative information for us. All lectures were on a high level and full of updated knowledge and technologies. I benefited greatly from the CBW program. I highly recommended this workshop for anyone looking for a high dose of bioinformatics enrichments in a short period!”

—Mohsen Alhejaily, B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD.c., Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Cancer Research Institute

“This was an impressive course with several very skilled instructors, allowing even me with minimal background on the subject to keep up and learn quite a lot about several facets of bioinformatics approaches. Furthermore, the course material covered is very hard to find in one place anywhere else. The skills picked up here will definitely come in handy in my research work with microarray analysis and RNA-Seq data in the future.”

—Dr. Jobin K. Varughese, MD PhD, University of Bergen, Norway

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Software engineering club

Software engineering club - LogoOICR has a passionate team of software engineers, infrastructure specialists and bioinformaticians that build tools to empower researchers in their endeavours to elucidate cancer.

Their blog shares information about our cutting-edge technology, groundbreaking tools and upcoming events.

Visit the Software engineering blog

Toronto Bioinformatics Users Group

The Torbug LogoTorBUG (Toronto Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the Greater Toronto Area who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics.

TorBUG meets on the last Wednesday of every month from September through April, except holidays. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments.

Meetings are held in the Red Room at the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, 160 College Street at 4:00 pm and are free and open to all.