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Initialized on July 10th, 2017, the Bioinformatics Club aims to provide a weekly meetup for those who like bioinformatics to learn and share knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary field. 

We focus on three categories of topics: Statistics & Artificial Intelligence, Tools & Resources, and Data Visualization & PresentationEach time a short talk (30-45min) for a specific topic will be given by a speaker, with a step-by-step tutorial and practical demo. 

The talks, incl. all slides and learning materials are free and open to everyone. However, to keep the club running, we strongly recommend that every member could present at least once in the club per year. The philosophy is when you set up a learning goal, you are more likely to reach the goal. On the other hand, presenting to others is such an essential skill in science (and in every aspect of life, actually). “An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.” So, please sign up today, NOW!

As a speaker, you can present your latest scientific work as a Featured Talk, or you can give a technical talk by choosing any favorite bioinformatics topic you like. If you have no idea where to start, here is a list of prime articles in Bioinformatics we’d like to go thru during the seminar series. 

We need more speakers!! Do you want to join the Mini Statistics Camp in April – June 2019? It’s very much like a journal club, except that we will use the short articles from the “Points of Significance” column of Nature Methods as reading materials. It’s a popular monthly column covering various topics in statistics/machine learning with short and easy-to-read articles. You will pick up a topic, read the article, and present it to the club so that everyone in the club can conquer the hardcore statistics concept in a short period.

The club is founded and run by Dr. Xianjun Dong, an Instructor of Neurology in HMS, together with a team of management and an advisory broad. It’s currently funded by BRI NextGen Award and supported by the Precision Neurology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We are constantly looking to serve more people in the area. So please write to us for any interests/comments/suggestions. 

Upcoming Talks

march

18mar12:00 pm1:00 pmmiRNA variants accuracy with sequencing platforms12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Lorena Pantano Event Category:Invited talk,Tools and resources

25mar12:00 pm1:00 pmMake a simple GUI application with WxPython12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Tianrun Cai Event Category:Tools and resources

april

02apr12:00 pm1:00 pmGit / GitHub / GitLaball about version control12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Henry Paik Event Category:Tools and resources

22apr12:00 pm1:00 pmMini Stat Camp: What is a support vector machine?Mini stat camp series12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Qiwen Hu Event Category:Statistics and machine learning

29apr12:01 pm1:00 pmMini Stat Camp: Interpreting the P valuesMini stat camp series12:01 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Ivan Shu Event Category:Statistics and machine learning

may

06may12:00 pm1:00 pmMini stat camp: ClusteringMini stat camp series12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Lorena Pantano Event Category:Statistics and machine learning

20may12:00 pm1:00 pmMini stat camp: Simple linear regressionMini stat camp series12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Young Eun Huh Event Category:Statistics and machine learning

28may12:00 pm1:00 pmTBD12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BTM 2006B Lecturer: Wenbo Li Event Category:Invited talk

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