AB3ACBS-2016

A festival of bioinformatics in Brisbane!

In 2016, the ABACBS national conference will run in conjunction with the B3 Symposium and be named "AB3ACBS-2016" (still pronounced "abacus")

We are delighted to present to you an array of outstanding invited speakers:

  • metabolomics specialist Ute Roessner from the University of Melbourne
  • computational evolutionary biologist Simon Ho from the University of Sydney
  • bioinformatician and plant evolutionary biologist Kate Hertweck from the University of Texas at Tyler
  • expert in bioinformatics and cancer genomics, Andreas Schreiber, Centre for Cancer Biology, Adelaide
  • microbial bioinformatics specialist Nouri Ben Zakour
  • statistical bioinformatician and exponent of R/Bioconductor, Matt Ritchie from WEHI, Melbourne

with special guest Terri Attwood, renowned for her leadership of and contribution to major bioinformatics initiatives, including GOBLET, the Global Organisation of Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training.

Our speakers: (top row) Terri Attwood, Simon Ho, Ute Roessner, Matt Ritchie (bottom row) Kate Hertweck, Andreas Schreiber, Nouri Ben Zakour. Click here for bios and abstracts.

Our speakers: (top row) Terri Attwood, Simon Ho, Ute Roessner, Matt Ritchie
(bottom row) Kate Hertweck, Andreas Schreiber, Nouri Ben Zakour.
Click here for bios and abstracts.

This festival of events will run at the Queensland University of Technology from Oct 31 - Nov 9 2016 bringing together bioinformaticians and computational biologists, as a fusion of:

  • the ABACBS Annual Conference
  • B3, the Big Bioinformatics and Biology symposium, run at QUT annually
  • COMBINE, the official student sub-committee of ABACBS
  • GOBLET, the Global Organisation of Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training.
  • Bioconductor through the BioCAsia meeting and training workshop

schedule

DATE ACTIVITY PLACE
31 October
Monday
COMBINE Student Symposium
and Trivia Evening from 6pm
8am Registration, 9am Welcome
QUT Gardens Point
P514, Botanic Bar
1 November
Tuesday
AB3ACBS 2016 Conference
Day 1 and Conference Dinner Mado's Turkish Restaurant
8am Registration, 9am Welcome
QUT Gardens Point
P514
2 November
Wednesday
AB3ACBS 2016 Conference
Day 2 and ABACBS AGM
9am start
QUT Gardens Point
P514
3 November
Thursday
Associated Workshops
Best Practices in Bioinformatics Training
SOLD OUT Intro to Bioconductor and Shiny
QUT Gardens Point
O303a
Q228
4 November
Friday
Associated Workshops
SOLD OUT Best Practices in Bioinformatics Training
Introduction to mixOmics (download workshop details)
Bioconductor Asia-Pacific Meeting
QUT Gardens Point
O303a
Q218
Q228
5-6 November
Saturday/Sunday

7-9 November
Monday - Wednesday
GOBLET Annual General Meeting
QUT Gardens Point
O303a
10 November
Thursday
Associated Workshops
RNA-seq data analysis
QUT Gardens Point
O508

Conference Booklet and Delegate Handbook

Please click on the images below to download the booklet and handbook as PDF files.

Early-Career Researcher - Oral presentation prizes

Please vote for your favourite oral presentation from an early-career researcher at AB3ACBS by clicking on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Vlv925TezZCv6oDK2 

Information for Students

STUDENT TALK/POSTER VOTING

Student orals: https://goo.gl/forms/5z2ApwQO9pIK1Tms2

Student posters: https://goo.gl/forms/RKin4tYB97OEEFJ42

Best combine presentation gets a slot at AB3Acbs

Congratulations to Ramyar Molania for winning first place at COMBINE16! Ramyar will be presenting his talk, "Accurate and robust normalization of Nanostring nCounter gene expression data" at AB3ACBS on Wednesday, 2nd November. 

Student Travel Bursaries

AB3ACBS 2016 and the COMBINE Symposium aim to support student participation by awarding travel bursaries.

  • Students may apply using the abstract submission form
  • Our funds are limited: not all applicants will receive bursaries, nor may bursaries cover all costs
  • At this stage, we are unable to fund international travel
  • Bursaries will be allocated considering
    • Quality of abstract
    • Likely cost of travel
    • Attendance at both COMBINE and ABACBS events

COMBINE16 REGISTRATION REIMBURSEMENT

We will be offering a number of registration refunds to full-time students attending the COMBINE16 Symposium based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need (i.e. students without school/supervisor funding)
  • Time of registration (students registering earlier will be preferred)

The reimbursement amount will be $40 and will be refunded after attendance of COMBINE16

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds to all students. To apply for a registration reimbursement, please fill out this form after you have registered for COMBINE16.

Location: QueeNsland University of Technology (QUT - Gardens Point Campus)

 
Click on the map for detailed instructions of where to buy real coffee. And attend the conference, symposium and workshops.

Click on the map for detailed instructions of where to buy real coffee. And attend the conference, symposium and workshops.

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