2017 Winter School Program – download available soon

Venue: Auditorium, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Bldg #80), Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.

Program

08:30 Registration desk open

Next generation sequencing & bioinformatics

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome and introduction

Dr Nicholas Hamilton
Research Computing Centre and Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

09:05 – 09:45 Next-generation sequencing – technology overview

Dr Ken McGrath
Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd (AGRF)

09:45 – 10:30 NGS mapping, errors and quality control

Dr Felicity Newell
Queensland University of Technology

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 11:45 Mutation detection in whole-genome sequencing

Dr Ann-Marie Patch
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

11:45 – 12:30 De novo genome assembly

A/Prof. Torsten Seemann
The University of Melbourne

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Measuring methylation: from arrays to sequencing

Dr Jovana Maksimovic
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

14:30 – 15:15 Cancer epigenomics: the devil is in the detail

Prof. Susan Clark
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon Tea
15:45 – 16:30 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

16:30 – 17:15 How can bioinformatics help feed the world in 2050?

Prof. Dave Edwards
University of Western Australia

17:15 – 17:30 Resource talk: How QCIF enables research

Ms Belinda Weaver
QCIF

17:30 – 17:45 Resource talk: RAID – to be advised

Speaker – to be advised
RAID

17:45 Social BBQ

Venue: Auditorium foyer

Next generation sequencing & bioinformatics

09:00 – 09:45 An introduction to RNA-seq

A/Prof. Paul Gardner
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

09:45 – 10:30 MicroRNAs – sequencing, analysis …. and then what?

Dr Nicole Cloonan
University of Auckland, New Zealand

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea

 

Advances in single-cell sequencing analysis

11:00 – 11:45 An introduction to the field of single cell sequencing, and summary of progress and challenges

Dr Joseph Powell
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

11:45 – 12:30 A primer on single-cell RNA-seq analysis

Dr Matthew Ritchie
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Common genetic variation drives molecular heterogeneity in human iPSCs

Dr Helena Kilpinen
University College London, UK

14:30 –  15:15 Low level analysis of single cell RNA-sequencing data

Dr Belinda Phipson
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon Tea
15:45 – 16:30 Bioinformatics analysis of single cell RNA-seq data

Dr Joshua W.K. Ho
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

16:30 – 17:15 Searching for the pre-leukemia stem cell: scRNA-seq of self-renewing thymocytes

Dr Lynn Fink
University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

17:15 – 17:30 Planning single cell experiments and sample suitability

Dr Sam Lukowski
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

17:30– 17:45 Resource talk: How QCIF enables research

Ms Belinda Weaver
QCIF e-Research Analyst Team Manager

Advances in single-cell sequencing analysis

09:00 – 09:45 Using of long-read and long-fragment sequencing for assembling complex genomic regions

A/Prof. Lachlan Coin
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

09:45 – 10:30 Using ultra high-throughput single cell sequencing to understanding cellular heterogeneity

Dr Joseph Powell
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00 Future of bioinformatics: how real-time data analytics, clinical data access, and machine learning are transforming medical research

A/Prof. Marcel Dinger
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

12:00 – 12:30 Panel discussion

Chair: Dr Nicole Cloonan
University of Auckland

 

*** FREE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ***

 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE AFTERNOON

12:30 – 13:00 IMB tour (1) – Limited to 50 attendees only

Meeting point: Auditorium foyer

13:00 – 13:30 IMB tour (2) – If more requests are received and is also limited to 50 attendees only

Meeting point: Auditorium foyer

14:00 – 17:00 Special Wednesday Afternoon Workshop

An introduction to Galaxy with the NeCTAR Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Dr Igor Makunin
Research Computing Centre, The University of Queensland

Venue: Multi Media Room (Room 3.141, access through the auditorium foyer)

(This workshop is limited to 36 attendees only and is intended for bench scientists, and no previous informatics experience is needed.)

What is required before attending the workshop?

Download Galaxy Workshop Information Sheet

 

Modelling ecologies & populations

09:00 – 09:45 The emergent geography and geopolitical (mis)alignment of dispersal corridors and barriers across the Indo-West Pacific

Dr Eric Trembl
The University of Melbourne

09:45 – 10:30 Modelling and managing complex ecosystems

A/Prof. Michael Bode
James Cook University

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 11:45 Using dynamic models to aid the conservation of harvested populations

Dr Matthew Holden
The University of Queensland

11:45 – 12:30 Building and using detection models for ecological surveys

Dr Cindy Hauser
The University of Melbourne

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Advanced data visualisation & computation

13:30 – 14:30 Network and data visualisation and analysis in Cytoscape

Dr Melissa Davis
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research

14:30 – 15:00 Computational and infrastructure support for the biosciences

Prof. David Abramson
Centre for Research Computing, The University of Queensland

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea
15:30 – 17:00 Creating memorable data visualisations using the R programming language

Dr Christopher Brown
Griffith University

17:00 – 17:15 Resource talk: What the Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society can do for you
Dr Melissa Davis
ABACBS
17:15 – 17:30 Resource talk: What COMBINE does for students and ECRs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Ms Leah Roberts
President
COMBINE
**COMBINE would like to invite interested students and ECRs to join them after Leah’s talk for a social meet up at the Pizza Cafe.**

Systems and synthetic biology

09:00 – 10:10 Cell state and cell fate – mapping cellular identity with big data

Professor Christine Wells
The University of Melbourne

10:10 – 10:40 Morning Tea
10:40 – 11:50 Metabolic cybernetics

Professor David James
The University of Sydney

12:00 – 13:00 IMB Friday Noon Seminar in conjunction with Winter School

Using networks to link genotype to phenotype

Professor John Quackenbush
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 An introduction to synthetic biology

Dr Keith Shearwin
The University of Adelaide

15:00 – 16:00 Personal notes on the advancements in synthetic biology

Professor Kirill Alexandrov
The University of Queensland

16:00 Winter School wrap-up and refreshment with IMB/ECR’s