The full program includes the timetable and speaker biographies, abstracts and photos.

Day 1: Monday 4 December 2017
Time Activity/Speaker Venue
10:00-11:00 Registration
11:00-11:30 Conference opening
Professor Susan Wilson, University of NSW
Lecture theatre K309
11:30-12:30 Opening lecture
Bioinformatics: just pipelines, isn’t it?
Professor Melanie Bahlo, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Lecture theatre K309
12:30-14:00 CHOOSEMATHS Lunch Event (catered) **NEW ROOM** Building H, Level 8, Function Pavilion
12:30-14:00 Lunch (catered)
14:00-14:30 Bioinformatics, the honest trailer
Dr Saskia Freytag, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Lecture theatre K309
14:30-15:00 The people that paved the way for biological insight through mathematics
Dr Mark Flegg, Monash University
Lecture theatre K309
15:00-15:30 Statistics in biology
Dr Nicola Armstrong, Murdoch University
Lecture theatre K309
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Computational analysis of mutations in tumors reveals unexpected carcinogenic exposures
Professor Steve Rozen, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
Lecture theatre K309
17:00-18:30 Welcome Reception (catered) **NEW ROOM** Building H, Level 8, Function Pavilion
Day 2: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Time Activity/Speaker Venue
08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 “How do you see if you don't see”: using randomisation with plots to explore 'omics data
Professor Dianne Cook, Monash University
Lecture theatre K309
10:00-11:00 An Introduction to Bioconductor
Dr Michael Lawrence, Genentech
Lecture theatre K309
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 An introduction of molecular network analysis
Dr Sriganesh Srihari, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Lecture theatre K309
12:30-13:30 Lunch: Celebrating Diversity in STEM (catered) **NEW ROOM** Building H, Level 8, Function Pavilion
13:30-14:00 Lessons from the Marchantia genome
Professor John Bowman, Monash University
Lecture theatre K309
14:00-14:15 Identification of effective combinatorial therapies for cancer using integrated pathway modelling
Dr Lan Nguyen, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University
Lecture theatre K309
14:15-15:30 Lightning Talks/Poster Competition Lecture theatre K309
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Workshop: Data visualisation with Python and the Jupyter Notebook
Dr Clare Sloggett, Melbourne Bioinformatics
Lecture theatre K309
Day 3: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Time Activity/Speaker Venue
08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Statistical analysis of RNA-seq data: from reads to genes to pathways
Professor Gordon Smyth, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Lecture theatre K309
10:00-10:45 Machine Learning in Genetics
Beth Signal, Garvan Institute
Lecture theatre K309
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Introduction to pathway and network analysis
Dr Melissa Davis, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Lecture theatre K309
12:00-12:45 I've got my list of differentially expressed genes, now what?
Dr Mirana Ramialison, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Lecture theatre K309
12:45-13:30 Exploring the boundaries of transcription factor-mediated reprogramming
Associate Professor Jose Polo, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Lecture theatre K309
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30
(Parallel sessions)
Workshop 1: RNAseq via GVL+ degust demo
Instructor: Stuart Archer, Monash Bioinformatics
STARlabs H404a
14:30-15:30
(Parallel sessions)
Workshop 2: Introduction to Python programming
Instructor: Andrew Perry, Monash Bioinformatics Platform
STARlabs, H404b
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00
(Parallel sessions)
Workshop 1 Continues: RNAseq via GVL+ degust demo
Instructor: Stuart Archer, Monash Bioinformatics
STARlabs H404a
16:00-17:00
(Parallel sessions)
Workshop 2 Continues: Introduction to Python programming
Instructor: Andrew Perry, Monash Bioinformatics Platform
STARlabs, H404b
16:45-18:00 Public Lecture registration and refreshments
18:00-19:30 Public Lecture (catered): Professor John Mattick
Genomics, Big Data and the Future of Medical Research and Healthcare
Lecture theatre K309
Day 4: Thursday 7 December 2017
Time Activity/Speaker Venue
08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:45 Mass spectrometry, proteomics and more
Dr Ralf Schittenhelm, Proteomics Platform, Monash University
Lecture theatre K309
09:45-10:30 Metabolomics Bioinformatics - Current State and Future Challenges
Dr Saravanan Dayalan, Metabolomics Australia, The University of Melbourne
Lecture theatre K309
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Workshop: Introduction to statistical analysis of metabolomics data
Instructors: Dr Alysha De Livera, University of Melbourne and Dr Kaushala Jayawardana, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute
Lecture theatre K309
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Detecting somatic variants in cancers using whole genome sequencing
Dr Ann-Marie Patch, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Lecture theatre K309
14:45-15:30 Translating genomics to the clinic for rare and advanced cancers
Dr Mark Cowley, Garvan Institute
Lecture theatre K309
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:45 Translating research: How is it done, why is it important, and what are the impacts?
Dr Sebastian Lunke, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Lecture theatre K309
18:00-20:00 COMBINE Careers Session (catered) Racecourse Hotel
895 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East VIC 3145
Day 5: Friday 8 December 2017
Time Activity/Speaker Venue
08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:45 Using ultra high-throughput single cell sequencing to understanding cellular heterogeneity
Dr Joseph Powell, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Lecture theatre K309
09:45-10:30 Designing and analysing single-cell RNA sequencing experiments
Associate Professor Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Lecture theatre K309
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 The molecular atlas – transcriptomes from tissues to single cells.
Professor Christine Wells, Centre for Stem Cell Systems, University of Melbourne
Lecture theatre K309
12:00-13:00 From cell-type to function using single-cell RNA sequencing
Dr Tallulah Andrews, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Lecture theatre K309
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Open Science – one goal, many perspectives 
Dr Tamara Heck, University of Southern Queensland
Lecture theatre K309
14:45-15:30 Data driven science in biology: a brief view into the many resources available to help you
Dr Jeff Christiansen, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation & University of Queensland
Lecture theatre K309
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Developing national bioinformatics infrastructure
Associate Professor Andrew Lonie, Melbourne University, Melbourne Bioinformatics and EMBL-Australia Bioinformatics Resource
Lecture theatre K309
17:00-17:30 Conference close Lecture theatre K309

Please note: the timetable is subject to change without notice if required.

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