BioInfoSummer 2011 Wrap Up
The 2011 BioInfoSummer included a group of high school teachers, who joined on Day 2, which further enhanced the education and outreach nature of the program.
The program features:
- Introductory lectures on biology and bioinformatics
- Keynote speakers highlighting current research
- Hands-on practicals using bioinformatics software
- Sessions of contributed talks
INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS
A general introduction of biology for attendees with mathematics, statistics and computer science backgrounds. Also covering introductory informatics for participants from a biology background.
Theories and methods for studying evolution at a molecular level, based on biomolecular sequence data, will be covered in lectures. Workshop in the afternoon reflects the morning lectures and provides attendees with hands-on practice of basic phylogenetic analysis.
GENETIC VARIATION AND MASSIVELY PARALLEL SEQUENCING
An introduction to the study of genetic variation.predisposing to diseases other than cancer, using massively parallel sequencing.
CANCER GENOMICS AND MASSIVELY PARALLEL SEQUENCING
Mostly acquired after-birth, cancer-causing mutations are extensively being studied. This theme aims to cover a few aspects of studies in cancer genomics, which includes chromosomal rearrangements, copy number variations and somatic variations.
PROTEMICS AND METABOLOMICS
Topics in this theme will cover bioinformatic and biostatistical methods used in the study of proteins and metabolites using mass spectrometry.
- Prof. Terry Speed, WEHI
- Prof. Sohrab Shah, University of British Columbia, Canada
- A/Prof. Catherine Abbott, Flinders University
- Prof. Melissa Southey, University of Melbourne
- A/Prof. David Thomas, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre
- Dr. Ana-Teresa Maia, Cambridge Cancer Centre, U.K.
- Dr. Christina Boucher, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A
- Dr. Xiting Yan, Yale University, U.S.A.
- Dr. Bruno Gaeta, University of New South Wales
- Dr. Ute Baumann, University of Adelaide
- Dr. Matthew Wakefield, WEHI
- Dr. Arun Konagurthu, Monash University
- Dr. Kathryn Holt, University of Melbourne
- Dr. Melanie Bahlo, WEHI
- Dr. Tony Papenfuss, WEHI
- Dr. Karin Kassahn, University of Queensland
- Dr. Vladmir Likic, Bio21
- Dr. Amsha Nahid, WEHI
- Dr. Wade Hines, Australian Wine Research Institute
- Eugene Kapp, WEHI