ABACBS-2018 National Conference, Melbourne

The ABACBS Annual Conference brings together members from all over Australia to enjoy the opportunity to interact and hear fantastic stories about bioinformatics and computational biology research with an emphasis on how the computational research is done.

Registration is now open! Early bird registrations close Oct 24 (11:59pm).

Call for late breaking poster abstracts will be open Oct 24-Nov 8.

Dates: November 26-28, plus associated symposia and workshops on Nov 26, 29 and 30.

Conference overview:

The conference will feature:

  • 4 international keynote speakers

  • 4 national keynote speakers

  • 2 special guest invited speakers

  • Contributed talks, lightening talks and posters

  • COMBINE Student Symposium (Nov 26)

  • A series of symposia, workshops and meeting focusing on topics that are highly relevant to our community.

Location: Arts West, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

We look forward to seeing you at ABACBS-2018!

 

International Keynote Speakers

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Professor Nancy Zhang

Statistics Department, University of Pennsylvania

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Associate Professor Maitreya Dunham

Genome Sciences, University of Washington

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Professor Leming Shi

Pharmacogenomics, Fudan University

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Dr Chris Saunders

Senior Staff Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina

National Keynote Speakers

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Dr Ann-Marie Patch

QIMR Berghofer

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Dr Eleni Giannoulatou

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

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Dr Nick Hamilton

Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Queensland

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Professor Michael Stumpf

Melbourne Integrative Genomics, University of Melbourne

Special Invited Speakers

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Professor Kim-Anh Do

MD Anderson Cancer Centre


Key dates

Sep 17 (9am): Abstracts submission and travel bursary applications close

Sep 28: Abstract submission for Clinical Bioinformatics Symposium closes

Oct 22: Talk and posters presenters to be notified

Oct 24 (11:59pm): Early bird registration deadline

Oct 24-Nov 7: Call for abstracts for late-breaking posters

Nov 3 and Nov 11: Late breaking poster presenters to be notified

Mid-Nov: Registration after this date will not include lunch/tea.

Nov 26:

COMBINE Student Symposium 2018 (Full day)
ABACBS-2018 associated meeting: Research Computing & Bio IT Workshop (Half day)
Evening: ABACBS-2018 National Conference Opening and ABACBS Awards

Nov 27:

ABACBS-2018 National Conference, Day 1
Conference dinner

Nov 28:

ABACBS-2018 National Conference, Day 2
AGM

Nov 29:

ABACBS-2018 associated symposia and workshops:
Bioconductor Hands-on Training Day (full day)
Clinical Bioinformatics Symposium (half day - AM)
Docker Containers and Singularity Images for Bioinformatics Pipelines Workshop (half day - PM)
Machine Learning for Healthcare Workshop(half day - PM)

Nov 30:

ABACBS-2018 associated symposia and workshops:
4th Bioconductor Asia Meeting (full day)
Best Practice for Developing Bioinformatics Software Workshop (full day)


Sponsors

ABACBS conference partner

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Conference GOLD SPONSOR

Conference Silver Sponsor

Conference Sponsor

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Conference Supporter

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conference Organising Committee

Co-convenors: Dr Melissa Davis & Professor Tony Papenfuss

Professor David Balding
Associate Professor Joshua Ho
Dr Kristy Horan
Roxane Legaie
Jiaping Liu
Dr Milica Ng
Dr Bernie Pope
Youwen Qin
Dr Alan Rubin
Professor Sarah Russell
Dr Andrew Siebel
Dr Clare Sloggett

Contact: conference@abacbs.org

National Program Committee

Co-chairs: Professor Sarah Russell & Professor David Balding