Bioinformatics is an exciting discipline analysing and simulating both the structures and processes of biological systems. It is a constantly evolving field that offers researchers and students a wide breadth of opportunities. Running over a week, AMSI BioInfoSummer 2017 will give attendees the opportunity to be involved at every level; from hands-on introductory levels for beginners through to specialist lectures from International speakers together with some of Australia’s top scientists and academics.
Hosted this year by Monash University (Caulfield Campus), BioInfoSummer introduces bioinformatics and mathematical and computational biology to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and professionals working in the fields of mathematics, statistics, computer science, information technology, complex systems analysis, and biological, chemical and medical sciences and engineering.
BioInfoSummer allows attendees to develop their bioinformatics skills, national networks and employability, and nurtures the collaborations between the mathematics, statistics and information technology disciplines. The symposium will cover areas of data visualisation, RNA-seq theory and practice, proteomics and metabolomics data, clinical bioinformatics and variant calling for disease, and single-cell genomics.
AMSI BioInfoSummer is funded jointly by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, with support from Monash University.
"The hands-on workshops were excellent."
"I liked the mix of presentations and workshops, it kept me actively learning throughout the week. The material covered in the workshops was very useful and the speakers were chosen well. "
"The Mathematical Biology talks were fascinating"
"BioInfoSummer really broadened my knowledge about the applications of R and the emphasis of 'omics in this event and was truly an eye opener to where the progress of biological sciences is heading towards"