Toronto Bioinformatics User Group – Mar 27, Toronto, ON

March 22, 2019

TorBUG (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.
Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 4:00pm
Talk: “Multi-omics data analysis in cardiovascular research”
Speaker: Julie Hussin, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal

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

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