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Australian Pathogen Bioinformatics Symposium 2014

4th December, Crawford Building, The Australian National University, Canberra

A symposium in conjunction with The Stromlo Fungal Genetics Meeting (Dec 2nd-3rd), with support from Curtin University, WA, and the Australian Bioinformatics Network.

APBS is a one day meeting devoted to the discussion of bioinformatics research, techniques and issues relevant to pathogenicity and host-pathogen interactions.  APBS aims to showcase novel bioinformatics research in plant pathology and to explore common ground with medical pathogen bioinformatics.  APBS also promotes sharing of bioinformatic techniques and knowledge and encourages student and early-career bioinformaticists to build their professional networks.

Speakers

We are delighted to confirm our international guest speaker:

  • Dr Diane Saunders (The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, UK)
    Recently appointed as TGAC Computational Biology Fellow, Dr. Saunders' work focuses on the study of emerging and re-emerging pathogens at the genomic and molecular level. Her long-term aim is to dissect the molecular mechanisms that drive pathogen evolution and adaptation to prevailing selective pressures.

NEW: Download the abstract book here 

Program

Start 

End

Type

Speaker

Title

9:00

9:05

Opening remarks

James Hane

 

9:05

9:55

Keynote

Diane Saunders

Genome guided interrogation of cereal invaders

9:55

10:20

Plenary

Bostjan Kobe

Using bioinformatics to advance structural biology... and using structural information to advance bioinformatics

10:20

10:45

Plenary

Kathryn Holt

Genomic analysis of bacterial pathogens

10:45

11:15

Morning tea break

   

11:15

11:35

Invited

Megan McDonald

Using re-sequencing variation to identify virulence genes

11:35

11:55

Invited

Jana Sperschneider

Finding needles in a haystack: predicting fungal effectors from genomic sequences

11:55

12:00

Career panel

Diane Saunders

 

12:00

12:10

Lavinia Gordon

 

12:10

12:20

Open discussion panel (led by Chair)

 

12:20

13:20

Lunch

   

13:20

13:32

ECR

Leona Campbell

The secretome is linked to pathogenicity in Cryptococcus

13:32

13:44

 

Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students

Kylie Chambers

Illumina genome sequencing can be used to rapidly characterise sequences flanking T-DNA insertions in random insertional mutants of filamentous fungi

13:44

13:56

Vinita Deshpande

Fungal identification using the Ribosomal Database Project's Bayesian Classifier and the 'Warcup' ITS training set

13:56

14:08

Djordje Djordjevic

Comprehensive analysis of chromatin landscape in filamentous Aspergillus nidulans

14:08

14:20

Jane Hawkey

Whole genome analysis of a single clone of Salmonella Kentycky focussing on antibiotic resistance genes

14:20

14:32

Sarah Hseih

Discovering the molecular basis of resistance in Australian Myrtaceae to the exotic fungal pathogen Myrtle Rust (Puccinia psidii)

14:32

14:44

Danielle Ingle

Phylogeny and virulence of atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

14:44

14:56

Yu-Wen Lai

Understanding synergy between iron chelators and antifungals using gene co-expression networks

14:56

15:08

Alison Testa

Accurate annotation of fungal genomes using RNA-seq data and identifying effector candidates in AT-rich regions of fungal genomes

15:08

15:20

Niloofar Vaghefi

De novo genome assembly of Stanonosporopsis tanaceti using Illumina sequencing for mating-type gene discovery and SSR-marker development

15:20

15:50

Afternoon tea break

   

15:50

16:10

ECR

Asa Perez-Bercoff

Pitfalls when doing de novo genome assembly

16:10

16:30

ECR

Anders Goncalves da Silva

Comparative genomics of blood pathogens: insights into immune evasion and host-switching

16:30

16:50

Invited

Sebastián Duchêne

Reconstructing the evolutionary history of virus populations

16:50

17:10

Invited

Jacqui Batley

Avirulence gene identification in Leptosphaeria maculans: a pan genome approach

17:10

17:30

Invited

Alexie Papanicolaou

RNA is cooler than DNA: transcriptomics and other informatic approaches enable emerging models to be more useful than any generic model species

17:30

17:35

Concluding remarks

APBS organising committee

 

17:35

n/a

Drinks at Ivy Lake View Cafe

   

 

 

Registration

Please vist our Eventbrite page to register.

For presentation and stipend enquiries, please send abstract submissions (<500 words) to austpathbio@gmail.com

Organising Committee

James Hane   James.Hane@curtin.edu.au
Peter Solomon   Peter.Solomon@anu.edu.au
Angela Williams   Angela.Williams2@csiro.au
Adam Taranto   Adam.Taranto@anu.edu.au