Date: 13 June 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: The Sydney Nanoscience Hub, University of Sydney

We are very excited to announce that Sydney Bioinformatics Research Symposium (SBRS) 2017 will take place on 13 June at the University of Sydney. SBRS 2017 will continue to be a one day free event for all bioinformaticians and computational biologists in NSW and ACT.

In addition to an exciting line-up of excellent international and local keynote speakers, we will continue to reserve an ample number spots for oral presentations selected from abstracts. Of course, we will continue to have our regular poster session and the popular fast-forward poster session.

Confirmed speakers
Liran Carmel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Geoff Barton (University of Dundee, UK)
Eva Chan (Garvan)
Fatemeh Vafaee (UNSW)


Available HERE

Registration and abstract submission

Registration is free
Abstract submission deadline (including travel bursary application): 26 May 2017 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

Registration and abstract submission page is HERE.

Travel bursary

While SBRS is located in Sydney, it is an event for all bioinformaticians and computational biologists in NSW and ACT. We recognise the additional time and travel cost (and in some cases accommodation) may be a hurdle for potential participants who live outside of the greater Sydney area, especially those who live in regional NSW and ACT.

This year, we are pleased to announce that we can offer travel bursary to some SBRS participants who reside outside of the greater Sydney region. The bursary will be up to $500 per person, and each applicant must have submitted an abstract to SBRS, and provide a short budget to justify the requested amount. Please make your application during the registration process.

The travel bursary is kindly supported by a grant provided by the NSW Government Department of Industry.


As in the past, we are expected to give out several awards during SBRS, including the best oral presentation, the best poster presentation, etc. So please submit an abstract

Organising committee members

Denis Bauer (CSIRO)
Aaron Darling (UTS)
Joshua Ho (VCCRI)
Camelia Quek (Melanoma Institute Australia; COMBINE representative)
Marc Wilkins (UNSW)
Jean Yang (USYD)

This year's SBRS is proudly supported by

NSW Government Department of Industry
The University of Sydney
The Systems Biology Initiative at UNSW
University of Technology Sydney
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute



Other events

Some participants may also be interested in attending VIZBI 2017, the 8th international meeting on ‘Visualizing Biological Data’, will take place 14-16 June 2017 at the Charles Perkins Centre in Sydney, Australia, sponsored by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, The University of Sydney, and Destination New South Wales.