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2015 Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology

Core themes of the 12th Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology are
  • Next generation sequencing & bioinformatics
  • Biological inference from sequence data
  • Big data, statistics and bio-applications
  • K-mers: the engine of bioinformatics
Over 35 international and national leaders in the field will presenting at the Winter School to be held 6 to 10 July 2015 in Brisbane.
Registrations now open. Only $235 for the whole week for early bird students!
A special Genomic Virtual Laboratory training workshop (limited places) will be run during the Winter School on the afternoon of Wednesday 8 July. This year's Winter School also features a Software Carpentry Bootcamp (limited places) hosted by Brisbane Software Carpentry prior to the commencement of the Winter School.

Next Generation Sequencing and Analysis workshop - transcriptomics for non-model species

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment is pleased to announce a Next Generation Sequencing and Analysis workshop on the topic of transcriptomics for non-model species.

This bioinformatics course will be delivered Brian Haas (the Broad Institute, MIT, USA; of Trinity RNA-Seq fame) and will be geared towards biologists who are working on RNASeq data from species with smaller genomic communities and are interested in further understanding how to analyse these types of data.

The course will be run over the course of one week and will be focused on hands-on exercises on transcriptome assembly, structural and functional annotation and differential expression experiments.

Everyone with an interest is encouraged to apply. Attendees are expected to have a solid understanding of the BASH command line, bring their own laptops and are strongly encouraged to bring their own data so that they can use the opportunity to discuss their analyses with the lecturers and other attendees. Registration for this course is first by Expression Of Interest to ensure that we have a small group of (ca 20) enthusiastic attendees that are on a similar level and have similar expectations.


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment University of Western Sydney College Drive Richmond NSW 2754


Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May 2015 9.00am to 5.00pm daily


$200 plus GST. Includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch every day. Excludes travel, accommodation, hotels transfers, breakfasts and dinners.

For all inquiries please contact Dr Alexie Papanicolaou on (02) 4570 1385.


1st Hunter Systems Meeting

Hunter Valley, March 16-17, 2015

Core themes of the 1st Systems Meeting are as follows. The program begins with lunch on the Monday and continues with dinner and the evening Poster session. On-Line Registration now open.

  • Proteomics & Protein Networks
  • Human Variation
  • Computational Biology, Modelling and Enabling Technologies
  • Systems approaches to chronic and infectious diseases
  • Cell Based Screens
  • Biological Systems

Confirmed invited speakers include: Fred Bard IMCB,  Charles Boone TORONTO, Hiroaki Kitano RIKEN,  Jason Locasale CORNELL.

Sessions on the Wednesday are also themed to be of interest to Hunter Systems attendees and Hunter Systems delegates may also book the Wednesday sessions with registration.

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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.

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EMBL Australia PhD Symposium

EMBL Australia is hosting its inaugural PhD student symposium to be held at the University of New South Wales from 3rd to 5th of December. This year's symposium has a broad theme and will cover a number of topics including (but not limited to):

  • exploring next generation sequencing revolution and integration of "omics" data
  • characterisation of signalling pathways
  • clinical translation of basic research findings
  • modelling and visualising disease.

Hosted by PhD students, the symposium is specifically catered towards PhD candidates and finishing Honours students. The symposium presents a great opportunity to give an oral presentation with up to 20 speaking positions to be filled. There will also be many opportunities for networking as well as interacting with plenary speakers in a more informal setting.

Registration and abstract submission is now open.

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