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Pathology Horizons 2015:

Pathology Horizons 2015 is an open conference organised and sponsored by Cirdan on what lies ahead in Pathology on 5-7 November 2015. This unique event will give you the chance to learn about the potential impacts and challenges of new diagnostic and informatics technologies on pathology. Topics will include genetic marking, molecular pathology, the future of imaging, data analytics and the laboratory, integration and mobile connectivity across laboratory systems. There will also be the chance to see some cutting edge solutions in action. Join us to contribute your ideas, hear from innovators from around the world, expand your knowledge and make some new contacts.

Where? Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Queensland

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CHRO 2015 (the 18th International Conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms)

CHRO 2015 (the 18th International Conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms) is the world’s leading international conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms.

It is for professionals (academics, physicians, veterinarians, entrepreneurs, policymakers) from a wide variety of institutional types (university, industry or government) and across all levels (from full Professors to graduate students) who are researching, studying, detecting, diagnosing or combating these clinically and economically important organisms.

CHRO 2015 is where cutting edge research meets medicine, industry and policy and is being held in New Zealand for the first time.

This is a unique opportunity to see ground-breaking developments on these important pathogens, in areas including control and management, comparative genomics and host-pathogen interactions.

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Extended RNA-Seq Analysis Workshop - QFAB

Date: 10/28/2015
Time: 09:00:00 am
Address: University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 306 Carmody Road|Small seminar room 3.141, Queensland Biosciences Precinct, Building 80|QLD|St Lucia|AU

This hands-on workshop introduces the concepts of RNA-Seq analysis, from data preparation through to statistical testing for differential gene expression, using Galaxy, a platform that provides a simple and user-friendly interface to bioinformatics tools. Participants will then progress to the command line interface and R environment, both used widely by bioinformaticians, for more advanced applications including generation of graphical data summaries and assembly of de novo transcriptomes. The workshop concludes with an introduction to gene-list enrichment analysis.

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ABACBS 2015 - Garvan Institute, Sydney 10-11 October

The Australian Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Society (ABACBS) is pleased to announce the ABACBS Conference 2015, following the successful Australian Bioinformatics Conference in Melbourne last year.

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Please visit the ABACBS 2015 conference site

Conference program

We are currently working hard to compile an exciting line up of international and national speakers. Professor Martha Bulyk (Harvard, US), A/Professor John Rinn (Broad Institute, US), Professor Alistair Forrest (Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, AU) and A/Professor Aaron Darling (UTS, AU) are confirmed speakers. Abstract submissions for either oral or poster presentations will be opening shortly. A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for students.

With thanks to our generous sponsors...

ABACBS gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of: EMBL Australia,  Monash Bioinformatics Platform, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Systems Biology Initiative UNSW, University of Sydney, QFAB, Children's Medical Research Institute, Westmead Millennium Institute, and Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.


B3 2015: Call for papers now open

B3 2015, also known as the Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium, is coming to QUT Gardens Point again from 23-24 November. This year’s symposium will focus on integrating multiple ‘omics’ data sets to dissect complex problems in human health, plant biology and non-model systems. By bringing together scientists from diverse research fields, B3 provides unrivalled learning and networking opportunities. 

Submit your abstract by 25 September 9 October

B3 2015 is now inviting papers based on data integration and how common principles, techniques, methods and technologies can be applied across transdisciplinary project areas. To be considered, submit your abstract (300 words) by Friday 9 October 2015.

Register now to secure your place

Find out more about the program and keynote speakers at and register online

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Sponsorship opportunities

If your organisation would like a unique opportunity to engage with world-class scientists that work in the ‘omics’ fields in South East Queensland, read our sponsorship prospectus here.

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