We are delighted to invite members of the Australian Bioinformatics Network to Bioinformatics FOAM (Focus On Analytical Methods) 2014, a meeting held as part of CSIRO’s Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Annual Conference and Workshops.
In keeping with similar meetings in previous years, Bioinformatics FOAM aims to field presentations and discussions that are enlightening, engaging and enjoyable to bioinformaticians and quantitative bioscientists of all persuasions.
The meeting program is still being finalised, but we will be hearing about a diverse range of topics including assembly of large genomes, systems biology (from Sarah Boyd), what employers look for in a CV, and the strengths, limitations and alternatives to p-values and null hypothesis significance testing (from John Carlin and Gordon Smyth).
|Dr Paul Berkman||Establishing a hybrid approach to the polyploid sugarcane genome assembly|
|Dr David Goode||Reconstructing tumour evolution using a combined genomics approach|
|Dr Sarah-Jane Schramm||Integration and analysis of high-throughput data types for insights into complex disease|
|Dr Sarah Boyd||On Systems Biology|
|Dr Sarah-Jane Schramm||The Inside Voice – reflections and ramblings of a newly minted post-doc|
|Dr David Lovell||What I think about when I think about your job application? With panellists Dr Maria Doyle, Dr Andrew Lonie and Dr Alicia Oshlack|
|Dr Andrew Lonie||The Genomics Virtual Laboratory|
|Dr Neil Saunders||Learning from complete strangers: social networking for bioinformaticians|
|Prof John Carlin||On the value of p-values: Take 1|
|Prof Gordon Smyth||On the value of p-values: Take 2|
|Mr Jason Whyte||Before collecting `Big Data', what can we do with NO data? Or Why get into a lather about experimental design?|
|Dr James Kijas||Building the genomics toolbox for a livestock genome|
|Dr Sean O'Donoghue||New tools for protein structures and phosphorylation pathways - and another animation|
Clarendon A, Level5, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The meeting opens to ABN members at 9am on Friday 28 March, and closes at 5pm that day. As in previous years, the CSIRO Bioinformatics Community will meet the day before to talk about CSIRO-specific issues.
CSIRO’s CSS conference gives us a great opportunity to hold a very affordable (i.e., free!) ABN event at a great location in a city with a high concentration of Australian life-science research. The format of Bioinformatics FOAM gives participants a chance to connect, to learn and to share knowledge and insights relevant to the pursuit of bioinformatics and quantitative bioscience.
Call for presentations
FOAM 2014 has the broad theme of learning from each other.
We invite you to propose presentations that will enlighten and inspire others working in the analysis of bioscience data. Talks are typically 20 minutes (including questions) but the format is flexible and the atmosphere is friendly. While James T. Kirk style monologues are discouraged, we are open to just about everything else, be they traditional presentations of interesting research, educational talks, Q&A or discussion sessions, lightning talks, PechaKucha or interpretive dance.
What should I do now?
- email us at FOAM2014@AustralianBioinformatics.net by Friday 7 March with your presentation proposal
- RSVP to the invitation which you received from CSIRO [email@example.com]
- email FOAM2014@AustralianBioinformatics.net if you have joined the Australian Bioinformatics Network, but not yet received a direct invitation from CSIRO [firstname.lastname@example.org]
We look forward to seeing you for some FOAMy goodness this March!
David Lovell, Annette McGrath, Lars Jermiin and Jen Taylor