3rd Brighton Bioinformatics Retreat 2012
Monday, 10th December 2012 at the Brighton Savoy
Registration and other information
Contact Dieter Bulach | 0425 743 849 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3rd Brighton Bioinformatics Retreat has a similar focus to previous retreats, with bioinformaticians at the forefront (not biologists, and more about the practitioners than lab heads). The retreat will develop conversations around three broads areas:
- Best practice
The maturation of sequencing technologies, software and analysis methods for next gen sequencing has led to the opportunity to start considering ‘best practice’ approaches to some of commonly used analysis methods. Short workshops on five relatively mature methods will developments in this area. At this stage topics will include RNAseq-differential expression and de novo assembly of RNAseq.
Presentations will cover National Bioinformatics Infrastructure with an update on the evolution of the Genomics Virtual Laboratory, the rollout of national computing and data storage infrastructure, and an update on developments in sequencing technologies.
The rapid development of sequencing technologies and the consequential rapid evolution of analysis methods for next gen sequencing has provided the basis for the formation of an informal and cooperative bioinformatics community both locally within Victoria and across Australia. At this time it is worth considering: Is there some value in establishing (re-establishing) a Bioinformatics professional organisation or should it remain an informal community?
|10:10||Annual update on resources||Andrew Lonie, Torsten Seemann, Clare Sloggett|
|10:40||What's new in sequencing||Scott Coutts|
|11:00||GVL, Cloud, Galaxy||Clare Sloggett, Enis Afgan (Cloudman)|
|12:40||Diversity - who is represented||Nathan Hall|
|14:00||ABN and bioinformatics in Australia||David Lovell|
|15:00||Organising bioinformatics + careers||Alicia Olshack(MCRI+past WEHI), Andrew Lonie (VLSCI) and Annette McGrath (CSIRO past QFAB and AGRF)|