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Sydney Bioinformatics Symposium 2013

Following two successful annual events, the third Bioinformatics Research symposium for bioinformaticians and bioscientists in the Sydney region will be held on Friday 8 November at the Garvan Institute.

Professor Bernadette Tobin and Dr Rich Edwards are on the agenda, as is the pre-lunch Fast Forward session.

Please register by 31 October so we can plan catering, and please consider giving a Fast-Forward poster presentation for a chance to win a great prize.

This is a great opportunity to meet and make friends, grow your professional network, and gain new insights into bioinformatics.


0900 Coffee!
0930 Welcome address
0940 Speaker 1: A/Prof Helen Rizos    
1020 Speaker 2: Prof Bernadette Tobin
1100 Morning tea!
1130 Fast Forward session
1230 Lunch + posters
1400 Speaker 3: Matt Field        
1445 Afternoon tea!
1515 Speaker 4: Dr Rich Edwards
1600 Poster prize announcement + closing address

Followed by drinks and nibbles in de Novo

What is a "Fast-forward" Poster Session?

Immediately before the poster session proper, "Fast-forward" is a way for the audience to find out more about the posters on show, and for the presenters to hone their skills in putting their points across in an interesting and engaging (and speedy!) way.

Each poster presenter has exactly 120 seconds to pitch their work to the audience. Their poster can be projected on screen, but the skill is in delivering a clear and succinct explanation against the clock.

The prizes will again be truly awesome (quite possibly T-shirts) but honestly, the thrill is in participating and getting your work “out there”.


Friday 8 November 2013


The Garvan Institute

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