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« BioInfoSummer 2013 - Adelaide | Main | International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences, Sydney »
Wednesday
Nov272013

Metagenomics@Melbourne symposium

Registration is now open for the Metagenomics@Melbourne symposium! 

This FREE event will be held at Bio21 Institute on November 27 (12:30-6pm) and will include:

  • talks from 4 interstate speakers
  • short talks from 10 local speakers
  • lunch, afternoon tea and evening refreshments.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together Melbourne researchers with an interest in metagenomics and microbiome research, to learn more about the science and the practicalities of working in this area, to identify potential collaborators and to build local networks. Topics covered will include 16S bacterial profiling as well as metagenomic deep sequencing, with applications ranging from human clinical microbiome studies to ecological studies and marine ecosystems. Our sponsors, including sequencing technology companies and local service providers, will be on hand to provide technical advice which may help with upcoming grant applications.

We have a fantastic lineup of guest speakers from outside Victoria:

  • Ian Paulsen, Macquarie University
  • Gene Tyson UQ Centre for Ecogenomics
  • Aaron Darling, i3 Institute UTS
  • Brendan Burns, UNSW

In addition, we will hear from local researchers about their recent experiences in microbiome and metagenomics research in Victoria, including:

  • Rob Moore, CSIRO
  • Shu Mei Teo, University of Melbourne (Pathology)
  • Tim Stinear, University of Melbourne (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Stuart Dashper, University of Melbourne (Oral Health CRC)
  • Tony Papenfuss, WEHI
  • Carl Kirkwood, MCRI
  • Andre Mu, University of Melbourne (Earth Sciences; Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Liz Ross, DEPI and La Trobe University
  • Rebekah Henry, Monash University (Civil Engineering)
  • Peter Kriesner, University of Melbourne (Genetics)