Program

 

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

 

PROGRAM: Click HERE to download a copy

 

PROGRAM:
MONDAY 4 JULY 2011

 

8:15 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.            Registration opens

9:00 a.m.  – 9:05 a.m.            Welcome & Introduction

9:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.           Molecular biology in a genomic age
                                                   Professor John Quackenbush
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard School of Public Health
USA
Abstract     Full Presentation     MP4 Video

 

10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.        Morning tea (auditorium foyer)

 

11:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.        Introduction: mathematics, statistics and computer science for biologists
                                                  Dr Uri Keich
Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Sydney
Abstract     Full Presentation     MP4 Video

 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Lunch (auditorium foyer)

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.             Technologies: classical and next-generation approaches
                                                  Mr Matthew Tinning
Next-Generation Sequencing Manager (Acting), Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd
Melbourne
Abstract

 

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             De novo assembly of next-generation sequence data
                                                  Dr Torsten Seemann
Scientific Director, Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium
Monash University
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Afternoon tea (auditorium foyer)

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.             Short-read mapping
                                                  Dr Nicole Cloonan
Senior Research Officer, Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Detecting mutations using next-generation sequencing
                                                  Dr Karin Kassahn
Research Officer, Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.             Welcoming barbeque Sponsored by SGI (Level 7, QBP)

 

TUESDAY 5 JULY 2011

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Transcriptomics 101
                                                   Dr Nicole Cloonan
Senior Research Officer, Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           Analysing RNA-seq data: from reads to results
                                                  Dr Alicia Oshlack
Head of Bioinformatics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.        Morning tea (auditorium foyer)

 

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.        Differential expression analysis: RNA-seq
                                                  Mr Davis McCarthy
Bioinformatics Division, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        Genome browsers and the Galaxy workflow tool
                                                  Dr Mike Pheasant
Manager, Genome Research Computing, University of Queensland
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.        The future of genome sequencing
                                                  Professor Sean Grimmond
Director, Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Abstract

 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Lunch (auditorium foyer)

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.             An introduction to modern proteomic techniques
                                                  A/Professor Mark Molloy
Director, Australian Proteome Analysis Facility
Macquarie University
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             How does measuring the mass of peptides enable us to determine their amino acid sequence?
                                                  A/Professor Paul Haynes
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences
Macquarie University
Abstract     Full Presentation

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Afternoon tea (auditorium foyer)

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             How sweet it is! Glycoinformatics for glycomics research
                                                  Professor Nicki Packer
Director, Centre of Biomolecular Frontiers
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecuar Sciences
Macquarie University
Abstract

 

WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 2011

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.          Introduction to systems biology
                                                  Dr Jessica Mar
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems and Computational Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, USA
Abstract    Full Presentation     MP4 Video

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        Morning tea (auditorium foyer)

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.        Essential graph theory for biologists
                                                  Dr Nicholas Hamilton
Group Leader, Bio-Imaging
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Abstract    Full Presentation     MP4 Video

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.        Inference and application of gene regulatory networks
                                                  Dr Daniel Hurley
Research Fellow, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, and
School of Medical Sciences
University of Auckland
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.           Lunch (auditorium foyer)

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.            Structure, unstructure and systems biology
                                                  A/Professor Philip M. Kim
Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto, Canada
Abstract    Full Presentation     MP4 Video

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.            Visualising and analysing massive networks
                                                  A/Professor Seok-Hee Hong
                                                  School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Afternoon tea (auditorium foyer)

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Systems biology: a new paradigm for wine yeast strain development
                                                  Dr Paul Chambers
Research Manager – Biosciences, Australian Wine Research Institute, Adelaide
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

THURSDAY 7 JULY 2011

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Foundations of genomics, bioinformatics, and systems biology
                                                 Professor John Quackenbush
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard School of Public Health
USA
Abstract    Full Presentation     MP4 Video

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.        Morning tea (auditorium foyer)

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        An introduction to the use of ontology in computational and molecular biology
                                                  Dr Melissa Davis
Research Officer, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Lunch (auditorium foyer)

 

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.             Computational rules underlying brain wiring development
                                                  Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute & School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland
Abstract    Full Presentation     MP4 Video

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Afternoon tea (auditorium foyer)

 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Dynamics of synaptic transmission in neocortex: mathematical models and functional implications
                                                  Professor Misha Tsodyks
Department of Neurobiology
Weismann Institute of Science
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

FRIDAY, 8 JULY 2011

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.          Introduction to molecular phylogenetics
                                                 Dr Lars Jermiin
CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra
** Due to illness, his presentation was presented by
Professor Mark Ragan and Dr Vivek Jayaswal **

 

Professor Mark Ragan
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Dr Vivek Jayaswal
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney

Abstract    Full Presentation by Professor Ragan,   Full Presentation by Dr Jayaswal     MP4 Video

 

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.        Morning tea (auditorium foyer)

 

10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.        Distance, likelihood, and Bayesian approaches to phylogenetics and phylogenetic uncertainty
                                                  Dr Robert Lanfear
College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.          Trees, networks, communities: mapping genetic transmission in the microbial biosphere
                                                  Professor Mark Ragan
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.             Lunch (auditorium foyer)

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.             From pop-gen to phylo-gen
                                                  Associate Professor David Bryant
                                                  Mathematical Biology, University of Otago
Principal Investigator, Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution
Abstract    MP4 Video

 

3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Recognition of student travel awardees & close of 2011 Winter School