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

Liam Crowhurst Queensland University of Technology

Program

AEDT times below are for ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC
If you are joining from overseas please covert the program times according to your timezone

MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER – HPC for bioinformatics
WA NT QLD SA AEDT Chair: Jimmy Breen, South Australian Genomics Centre and The University of Adelaide
0750 0920 0950 1020 1050 Conference Opening
0810 0940 1010 1040 1110 How to develop a good pipeline and share it with the world
Dr Lorena Pantano, NextRNA Therapeutics
0900 1030 1100 1130 1200 Running pipelines at scale on HPC facilities
Dr Matthew Downton, National Computational Infrastructure
0930 1100 1130 1200 1230 Containers in bioinformatics: Why, when, and how?
Dr Sarah Beecroft, Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre
1000 1130 1200 1230 1300 BREAK
1100 1230 1300 1330 1400 WORKSHOP: From monolithic bash script to Snakemake workflow
Dr Nathan Watson-Haigh, South Australian Genomics Centre
1100 1230 1300 1330 1400 WORKSHOP: Developing scalable and portable computational workflows with Nextflow
Dr Rad Suchecki, CSIRO Aginformatics
1300 1430 1500 1530 1600 BREAK
1330 1500 1530 1600 1630 STEM Engagement and Inclusion
Dr Melanie Farrier, Department of Defence
1400 1530 1600 1630 1700 CLIMB-COVID: A platform to support decentralised sequencing for national SARS-CoV-2 surveillance
Dr Sam Nicholls, The University of Birmingham
1430 1600 1630 1700 1730 Welcome reception at event hubs
TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER – Computational Methods in Human Genomic Health
WA NT QLD SA AEDT Chair: Helen van de Pol, Melbourne Bioinformatics, The University of Melbourne
0800 0930 1000 1030 1100 Why Networks Matter
Professor John Quackenbush, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
0900 1030 1100 1130 1200 Epilepsy: a liquorice allsorts of genetic mechanisms requiring multiple bioinformatic approaches
Professor Melanie Bahlo, WEHI
0930 1100 1130 1200 1230 Professor Daniel MacArthur, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
1000 1130 1200 1230 1300 BREAK
1100 1230 1300 1330 1400 WORKSHOP
1100 1230 1300 1330 1400 WORKSHOP: Signalling and regulatory networks in human health
1300 1430 1500 1530 1600 BREAK
1330 1500 1530 1600 1630 Careers Session
Associate Professor Melissa Davis, WEHI
Dr Monther Alhamdoosh, CSL
Dr Harriet Dashnow, University of Utah
WEDNESDAY 1 DECEMBER – Metagenomics
WA NT QLD SA AEDT Chair: Fatemeh Vafaee, Data Science Hub, UNSW
0800 0930 1000 1030 1100 Reproducible and accessible microbiome multi-omics analysis with QIIME 2
Assistant Professor Greg Caporaso, North Arizona University
0900 1030 1100 1130 1200 Dr Andre Mu, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
0930 1100 1130 1200 1230 Binning Metagenomics Sequences
Dr Yu Lin, The School of Computing, Australian National University
1000 1130 1200 1230 1300 BREAK
1100 1230 1300 1330 1400 WORKSHOP: Metagenomic analysis for beginners, from pre-processing to taxonomy profiling
Dr Azadeh Safarchi, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS), UNSW
1100 1230 1300 1330 1400 WORKSHOP: A beginner’s guidance on 16S amplicon microbiome analysis
Dr Xiaotao Jiang, UNSW Microbiome Research Centre, St George & Sutherland Clinical School
1300 1430 1500 1530 1600 BREAK
1330 1500 1530 1600 1630 Statistical challenges in microbiome data analysis
Associate Professor Kim-Anh Lê Cao, Melbourne Integrative Genomics, The University of Melbourne
1400 1530 1600 1630 1700 Fast Forward ePoster talks *accepting abstract submissions until 8 November
1430 1600 1630 1700 1730 BREAK
1500 1630 1700 1730 1800 PUBLIC LECTURE: Advances technologies underpinning Victoria’s COVID wastewater monitoring program
Associate Professor Aaron Jex, WEHI
THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER – Long reads
WA NT QLD SA AEDT Chairs: Ira Cooke & Matt Field, James Cook University, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine
0800 0930 1000 1030 1100 Squiggle adventures with nanopore sequencing
Mr James Ferguson, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
0830 1000 1030 1100 1130 Trycycler and Polypolish: striving for perfect bacterial genome assemblies
Ryan Wick, Monash University
0900 1030 1100 1130 1200 Detecting fusion genes in cancer with long read transcriptome sequencing: opportunities and challenges
Dr Nadia Davidson, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
0930 1100 1130 1200 1230 BREAK
1030 1200 1230 1300 1330 WORKSHOP: Detecting fusion gene in cancer with long read transcriptome sequencing and JAFFAL
Dr Nadia Davidson, The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
1030 1200 1230 1300 1330 WORKSHOP to be announced
1230 1400 1430 1500 1530 BREAK
1300 1430 1500 1530 1600 Context-Aware Quantification of Transcript Expression with Long Read RNA-Seq
Dr Ying Chen, Genome Institute of Singapore
1330 1500 1530 1600 1630 Single molecule long reads sequencing as a new paradigm in transcriptomics research
Professor Ana Conesa, Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, Spanish National Research Council
1430 1600 1630 1700 1730 CONFERENCE CLOSE AND PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This program may be subject to change

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