PROGRAM

Download program here.

Venue:
Auditorium, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building #80)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

Monday 7 July 2014
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
09:00 Dr Nicholas Hamilton
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING & BIOINFORMATICS
09:05 Next-generation sequencing: an overview of technologies and applications
Dr Ken McGrath
Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd (AGRF)
Brisbane Node (The University of Queensland)
Biography     Abstract
     Full Presentation

09:45 NGS mapping, errors and quality control
Dr Felicity Newell
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Biography     Abstract
     Full Presentation

10:30  Morning Tea

11:00 Defensive NGS informatics – what can go wrong and how do you know when to throw
in the towel?
Mr John Pearson
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Biography     Abstract     Full Presentation

11:45 Structural variants detection using whole genome sequencing
Dr Ann-Marie Patch
Queenlsand Centre for Medical Genomics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
Biography     Abstract     
Full Presentation

12:30  Lunch

13:30 De novo genome assembly
Dr Torsten Seemann
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium
Monash University
Biography     Abstract
     Full Presentation

14:00 Introduction to RNA-seq
Dr Nadia Davidson
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Royal Children’s Hospital
Biography     Abstract     
Full Presentation

14:30  RNA-seq differential expression
Dr Annette McGrath
CSIRO Canberra
Biography     Abstract    

15:00  Afternoon Tea

15:30 MicroRNAs – sequencing, analysis … and then what?
Dr Nicole Cloonan
Genomic Biology Laboratory
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Biography    Abstract      

16:00 NGS experimental design and statistical power
Dr Stephen Rudd
QFAB Bioinformatics
Biography     Abstract      
Full Presentation

16:30 Genomic infrastructure for NGS
A/Professor Mik Black
School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
Biography     Abstract     Full Presentation

17:00 What the Australian Bioinformatics Network can do for you
Dr David Lovell
CSIRO

17:30 Welcoming BBQ

Tuesday 8 July 2014
NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING & BIOINFORMATICS
09:00 Great expectations or why sequencing platforms are not magic wands
Dr Lauren Bragg
CSIRO
Biography     

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

Abstract     Full Presentation

10:00 Phylogeny-based methods for analysing and comparing uncultured microbial
communities
A/Professor Aaron Darling
University of Technology, Sydney
Biography     Abstract      
Full Presentation

10:30  Morning Tea

MODELLING FROM HIGH-THROUGHPUT BIO-DATA
11:00  Exploring the structure of whole-genome conservation profiles using Bayesian
segmentation

Dr Jonathan Keith
School of Mathematical Sciences
Monash University
Biography    Abstract   
Full Presentation

11:45  Machine learning in action
Ms Tatyana Goldberg
Technische Universitat München, Germany
Biography     Abstract
     Full Presentation

12:30  Lunch

13:30  Detection of recombination events in bacterial genomes
Dr Nouri Ben Zakour
School of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
The University of Queensland
Biography     Abstract     Full Presentation

14:15  Epigenomics: The many garments of the genome sequence
Dr Fabian Buske
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Biography     Abstract
    Full Presentation

15:00  Afternoon Tea

15:30  Mixed linear model analyses of human complex traits using SNP data
Dr Jian Yang
Queensland Brain Institute
The University of Queensland
Biography     Abstract
     Full Presentation

16:15  Detection and replication of epistasis influencing transcription in humans
Dr Joseph Powell
Queensland Brain Institute
The University of Queensland
Biography     Abstract
     Full Presentation

17:00  An introduction to BRAEMBL services
Dr Webber Liao
BRAEMBL
Full Presentation

Wednesday 9 July 2014
MODELLING FROM HIGH-THROUGHPUT BIO-DATA
09:00 The future of DNA sequencing technology
Professor Graham Taylor
University of Melbourne
Biography   Abstract    
Full Presentation

09:45  Population-scale high-throughput sequencing data analysis
Dr Denis Bauer
Computational Informatics (CCI)
CSIRO Sydney
Biography     Abstract     

10:30  Morning Tea

11:00  Translating exome and whole genome sequencing to the clinic
A/Professor Marcel Dinger
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Biography    Abstract    
Full Presentation

12:00 Panel discussion
Moderated by Dr Nicole Cloonan
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

*** FREE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ***

Thursday 10 July 2014
BIG DATA, STATISTICS AND APPLICATIONS
08:45  Taming the Big Data Dragon
Professor John Quackenbush
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Biography     Abstract    
Full Presentation     MP4 Video

10:00  From Big Data to smart knowledge – integrating multimodal biological data and
modelling metabolism

Professor Falk Schreiber
Monash University
University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Biography     Abstract    
Full Presentation     MP4 Video

10:40 Morning Tea

11:10  Visual analytics of Big Data
Professor Seok-Hee Hong
University of Sydney
Biography     Abstract    
Full Presentation

11:50  The life-sciences as a pathfinder in data-intensive research practice
Dr Andrew Treloar
Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
Biography     Abstract    
Full Presentation     MP4 Video

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Statistical experiment design principles for biological studies
Dr Alec Zwart
CSIRO
Biography     Abstract    
Full Presentation

14:15 Genome-wide association studies
Professor David Evans
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Biography     Abstract     
Full Presentation     MP4 Video

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Mixture models for analysing transcriptome and ChIP-chip data
Dr Marie-Laure Martin Magniette
Mathématiques et Informatique Appliquées
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Biography     Abstract    
Full Presentation     MP4 Video

16:15 Multivariate models for dimension reduction and biomarker selection in omics data
Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Biography     Abstract    
Full Presentation     MP4 Video

Friday 11 July 2014
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS
09:00 An introduction to phylogenetic inference
Dr Robert Lanfear
Macquarie University
Biography    
Abstract          MP4 Video

10:15 Morning Tea

10:45 Loss of information at deeper divergences, and what we can do about it
Distinguished Professor David Penny
Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, NZ
Biography     Abstract     
Full Presentation     MP4 Video

12:00 IMB Friday Seminar
From mutation to macroevolution
Professor Lindell Bromham
Research School of Biology, Australian National University
Biography     Abstract     

13:00 Lunch

14:00 The application of high throughput DNA barcoding for landscape ecology
and management

Professor Mike Wilkinson
School of Agriculture Food & Wine, The University of Adelaide
Biography     Abstract     
     MP4 Video

15:00 Open forum/questions
Moderated by Professor Mark Ragan
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

16:00  Student travel award presentation & close of Winter School