Metagenomics @ Melbourne 2015

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Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 -
09:00 to 17:00
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The Centre for Systems Genomics is holding a 1-day symposium on metagenomics and microbiome research on Tuesday November 17 at Bio21 Institute. 

This free event will feature talks on a range of microbiome-related topics including new computational and lab methods, covering a range of application areas including the human microbiome in health and disease, environmental metagenomics, ecology, agriculture and ancient DNA.

Thanks to our sponsors there will be plenty of catered breaks in which to network with other researchers and local sequencing providers, helping to kick-start your new and planned microbiome projects.This free event will feature talks on a range of microbiome-related topics including new computational and lab methods, covering a range of application areas including the human microbiome in health and disease, environmental metagenomics, ecology, agriculture and ancient DNA.

Interstate & NZ Invited Speakers
• Phil Hugenholtz (Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, UQ), 2015 ARC Laureate
• Gene Tyson (Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, UQ), 2015 recipient of the ASM Frank Fenner Award
• Kim Handley (University of Auckland, NZ)
• Laura Weyrich (Australian Centre for Ancient DNA)
• Aaron Darling (i3 Institute, UTS)

Special Guests
• Welcome from David Balding, Director of the Centre for Systems Genomics
• Closing remarks from Karen Day, Dean of Science

Local Speakers
• Mark Osborn (RMIT)
• Madeleine van Oppen (BioSciences)
• John Moreau (Earth Sciences)
• Len Harrison (WEHI)
• Gabrielle Belz (WEHI)
• Hazel Tye (WEHI)
• Emily Wright (St Vincent’s)
• Louise Judd (MCRI)

Interested in presenting? Register now and complete the abstract section.

Interested in attending? Register now!

Organisers: Kat Holt, Mike Inouye (Centre for Systems Genomics)

Programme Committee: John Moreau (Earth Sciences), Robin Gasser (Veterinary Sciences), Andy Giraud (MCRI), Tony Papenfuss (WEHI)

Sponsored by: Computational Biology Research, Illumina, Millenium Science, MicroMon and the Bio21 Institute