The Northern Bioinformatics User Group is a new meeting series, intended to forge stronger connections between bioinformatics researchers in the North of England. We intend to follow the example of Scotland's NextGenBUG (http://nextgenbug.org), meeting for one afternoon every 3-4 months to discuss analysis of high throughput data, particularly from sequencing platforms such as Illumina, PacBio and Oxford Nanopore.
The first meeting will be in York on Monday 14th May from 12.30 to 16.30 at King's Manor. Lunch and afternoon coffee will be provided. We will use this first meeting to introduce ourselves (likely through a series of very short talks, depending on the uptake) and discuss the shape of future meetings. Mark Blaxter, Science Director of Edinburgh Genomics and founder of NextGenBUG, will be joining us to help get us started.
We have also set up a Google Group - please join for announcements, and feel free to post relevant notices (other meetings, papers, job postings etc): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/northern-bug
The meeting is free, and open to anyone interested, including students. To register, please email John Davey and mention any dietary requirements.
We look forward to seeing you there!