Welcome to the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics

2015 Winter School in Mathematical & Computational Biology

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics invites you to our 2015 Winter School in Mathematical & Computational Biology.

DATES: 6 July to 10 July 2015

VENUE: Auditorium, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building #80),  Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072

THEMES:
– Next generation sequencing & bioinformatics
– Biological inference from sequence data
– Big data, statistics and bio-applications
K-mers: the engine of bioinformatics

SPEAKERS:
Next generation sequencing & bioinformatics
A/Professor Mik Black
University of Otago, New Zealand

A/Professor Aaron Darling
University of Technology, Sydney

Dr Adam Ewing
Mater Research Institute
The University of Queensland

Dr Paul Gardner
University of Cantebury, New Zealand

Dr David Humphreys
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
St Vincents Hospital

Dr Michael Imelfort
School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences
The University of Queensland

Dr Ken McGrath
Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd (AGRF)
Brisbane Node (The University of Queensland

Dr Felicity Newell
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Dr Ann-Marie Patch
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Mr John Pearson
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Dr Torsten Seemann
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium
Monash University

Professor Graham Taylor
Professor of Genomic Medicine
University of Melbourne

Dr Nic Waddell
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Biological inference from sequence data
Dr Minh Duc Cao
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

Dr Lachlan Coin
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

Dr Timo Lassmann
Telethon Kids Institute
Perth

Assistant Professor Stephen Montgomery
Stanford University
USA

Dr Sean O’Donoghue
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
CSIRO Computational Informatics

Dr Cas Simons
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

Dr Jen Taylor
CSIRO Plant Industry

GVL training session (Wednesday afternoon, limited to 36 attendees only)
*This workshop is intended for bench scientists, and no previous informatics experience is needed.*
Dr Mark Crowe
QFAB Bioinformatics

Big data, statistics and bio-applications
Dr Tomasz Bednarz
CSIRO Computational Informatics

Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Dr Christine O’Keefe
CSIRO Computational Informatics

Professor John Quackenbush
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Dr Kathy Ruggiero
University of Auckland

Dr Alec Zwart
CSIRO

K-mers: the engine of bioinformatics
More to come.

IMB/Winter School Friday noon seminar (not k-mers)
Professor Nadia Rosenthal
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
Monash University

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Feedback from previous Winter School attendees:

“Great networking opportunities.”

“Fantastic speakers.”

“Very well organised.”

“I got heaps out of the week. Very worthwhile for my research.”

“The speakers are fantastic, a logical sequence of ideas were presented through. I am really excited for my future in bioinformatics.”

“It takes special talent to pull off a conference people actually enjoy attending and it was thanks to some of the more charismatic orators, that I was able to enjoy the Winter School so much.”

“I would strongly encourage all biologists even without any mathematical background to attend the Winter School of Mathematical and Computational Biology.”

“Gave me the confidence I need to talk to other people and bioinformaticians about the analysis of my NGS data. Thanks.”

“The discussion panels were very useful and a more relaxed format to discuss the topics.”

“Being a medical diagnostics background and relatively new to the area of NGS, I found the clinically focused talks the most useful particularly the currently used applications and their limitations.”
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