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Sydney Bioinformatics Symposium 2012

Following the success of last year's event, we are planning a second symposium for bioinformaticians and bioscientists in the Sydney region this November. We have a rough outline of a program and are keen to get your input to create a meeting that will be engaging and exciting, as well as a great opportunity to meet with and make friends. Registrations close on 31 October.


Spiffy PDF version of the Program




Welcome address


Marcel Dinger (Kinghorn Cancer Centre): ‘Resolving dark matter: Targeted RNA-Seq reveals novel transcription from disease-associated loci identified by genome-wide association studies’


Eddie Holmes (University of Sydney): 'Viral Phylodynamics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics'


Morning Tea!


Fast Forward Session


Lunch and posters


Matt Ritchie (WEHI): ‘Differential expression analysis for RNA-Seq’


Sue Clark (Garvan): ‘Epigenomic bioinformatics’


Afternoon tea!


Marc Wilkins (UNSW): ‘Networks and systems - how they can be built and analysed’


David Lovell (CSIRO/ABN): ‘What can we do to increase the benefits from Australian bioinformatics?’


Poster prize announcement + closing address

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.

Each audience member gets to nominate three presentations that they feel had the best content, and three that they felt had the best delivery. Votes are tallied and exciting prizes awarded.

What are "Special interest" talks?

We want to make the day relevant and engaging by trying to line up talks that address topics of special interest to the Sydney Bioinformatics Community. Confirmed keynote speakers (to date) are David Lovell (CSIRO), Marcel Dinger (Kinghorn Cancer Centre) and Eddie Holmes (University of Sydney). Other speakers include Marc Wilkins (University of NSW) on networks and Matt Ritchie from WEHI on RNA-sequencing.

What is a "Highlight presentation"?

This a chance to present a piece of work that has been recently published (say in the last year) with significant impact (generally in a top-ranked journal).


Friday 9 November 2012


The Garvan Institute 

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