Date: 15 June 2018 (Friday)
Venue: University of Technology Sydney

We are very excited to announce that Sydney Bioinformatics Research Symposium (SBRS) 2018 will take place on 15 June at the University of Technology Sydney. SBRS 2018 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 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.

Program is available HERE.


Confirmed speakers



Registration and abstract submission is now OPEN

Registration is free but essential for catering purposes.
Abstract submission deadline: 25 May 2018


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.

Following the success last year, we are pleased to announce that we can offer travel bursary to some SBRS participants who reside outside of the greater Sydney region. Each applicant must have submitted an abstract to SBRS, and provide a short budget to justify the requested amount. Please note that we may not be able to provide an applicant with the full amount requested. 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.


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)


SBRS is proudly supported by

NSW Government Department of Industry
Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society
The University of Sydney
The Systems Biology Initiative at UNSW
University of Technology Sydney
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute