“action-packed lectures and hands on workshops from the best in the bioinformatics field, from Australia and abroad.”

Liam Crowhurst Queensland University of Technology

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER – Single Cell / Transcriptomics
Chair: Dr Xia Hua, Australian National University
1100 Conference Opening
1110 Keynote presentation
Professor Kun Zhang, UCSD Department of Bioengineering
1200 Grand challenges in single-cell data science
Dr Davis McCarthy, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and Melbourne Integrative Genomics, The University of Melbourne
1230 Discrete immune and microbial niches of the human colon
Dr Kylie James, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
1300 BREAK
1400 WORKSHOP 1: Dimension reduction and visualization of high dimensional single cell transcriptomics
Dr James Nichols, Biological Data Science Institute, ANU
1400 WORKSHOP 2
1700 Multi-omics data integration using manifolds
Dr Mirjana Efremova, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London
TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER – RNA Biology
Chair: Dr Teresa Neeman, Biological Data Science Institute, ANU
1100 MicroRNAs in space, permafrost and single cells
Associate Professor Marc Friedländer, Stockholm University/SciLifeLab
1200 Understanding post-transcriptional regulation of miRNA expression
Professor Katsutomo Okamura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
1230 Regulation of non-coding genome: Transposable element silencing by PIWI-piRNAs
Associate Professor Yuka W. Iwasaki,  Keio University School of Medicine
1300 BREAK
1400 WORKSHOP: Small RNA analysis
Dr Jean Wen & Dr Rippei Hayashi, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU
1600 CAREERS SESSION
WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER – Long Read Sequencing
1100 From long-read sequencing to understanding genome biology: my journey in plant-pathogen interactions
Dr Jana Sperschneider, ARC DECRA Research Fellow, The Australian National University
1140 Presentation
1210 National Centre for Indigenous Genomics
Dr Hardip Patel, National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, ANU
1240 Fast Forward ePoster Talks
1300 BREAK
1400 WORKSHOP: Long-Read, long reach Bioinformatics
Dr Benjamin Schwessinger, Research School of Biology, ANU
1800 PUBLIC LECTURE
THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER – Biomedical optimisation / Data science
1100 Keynote presentation
1200 Presentation
1230 Presentation
1300 BREAK
1400 Keynote presentation
1500 Presentation
1530 Presentation
1600 CONFERENCE CLOSE AND PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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