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BioC Asia 2019

5-6 December, 2019
Charles Perkins Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia

General Information

This year a large portion of the BioC Asia conference will be shared with AMSI's BioInfoSummer.

Note that the annual ABACBS conference, this year joined with GIW, will be held the following week (9-11 of December) in Sydney.

Registration

Registration for BioC Asia is $60 for both days for students and $120 for anyone else. Please register here.

Location

The conference will be held at the Charles Perkins Center:

John Hopkins Drive, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to annouce two international keynote speakers:

Helena Crowell: Helena earned her undergraduate degree at the Univeristy of Heidelberg in Biochemistry. She then went on to earn her Master's degree in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics at the ETH Zurich. She is currently a PhD candidate in Statistical Bioinformatics at the University of Zurich.

Helena focuses on developing analysis frameworks for CyTOF data and differential discovery in scRNA-seq data. She is the author of a popular Bioconductor package providing tools for preprocessing and analysis of cytometry data.

Martin Morgan: Martin earned his undergraduate and Master's degrees in Botany at the University of Toronto. Martin's PhD studies at the University of Chicago involved the evolutionary consequences of frequency-dependent selection, and of multilocus deleterious mutation. Martin is currently at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo.

Martin leads the core team that maintains the Bioconductor project. He is the author of many Bioconductor packages and a renowned biostatistican.

Invited Speakers

Elana Fertig, Johns Hopkins University

Joshua Ho, The University of Hong Kong

John Marioni, The University of Cambridge

Shila Ghazanfar, The University of Cambridge

Presentations

The conference will feature selected talks (15mins), lightning talks (5mins), and software demos (5mins). Abstract submission is now open and will close on September 20 (11:59PM AEST).

  • Submit an abstract for a lightning talk, software demo, or selected talk here.

Workshops

There will be 6 workshops, 3 advanced and 3 intermediate, to be held on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Abstract submission is now open and will close on September 20 (11:59PM AEST).

  • Submit an abstract for a workshop here.

All workshops are open to BioInfoSummer participants. For the workshops please note that:

  • All participants are expected to bring their own laptops
  • All participants are expected to have followed the installation instructions
  • WiFi access will be through either eduroam or using a login
  • Access to power sockets will be available so please bring your power adapter
  • Please ensure you are running a current browser (i.e. chrome, firefox etc)

Travel Awards

There will be a number of travel awards available, with priority given to support students and early career researchers. You must submit an abstract for a talk, software demo, or workshop to be eligible for a travel award. Travel award applications are now open and will close on September 20 (11:59PM AEST).

  • Submit an application for a travel award here.

Thursday: 5 December, 2019

Provisional Timetable

Time Intermediate Stream Advanced Stream
8:45am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 10:30am Conference presentations
(John Marioni, selected talks)
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea
(Provided)
11:00am - 12:15pm Conference presentations
(Joshua Ho, selected talks)
12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm Workshop 1
(joined with BioinfoSummer)
Workshop 2
(joined with BioinfoSummer)
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea
(Provided)
3:30pm - 4:30pm Workshop 3
(joined with BioinfoSummer)
Workshop 4
(joined with BioinfoSummer)
4:30pm - 5:45pm Conference presentations
(Shila Ghazanfar, lightning talks)
6:00pm - 7:30pm Public Lecture
(joined with BioinfoSummer)
Pub

Friday: 6 December, 2019

Provisional Timetable

Time Intermediate Stream Advanced Stream
8:45am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 10:30am Conference presentations
(Martin Morgan, selected talks, TBA)
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea
(Provided)
11:00am - 12:30pm Conference presentations
(Helena Crowell, software demos)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:30pm Workshop 5
(joined with BioinfoSummer)
Workshop 6
(joined with BioinfoSummer)
3:30pm - 3:50pm Afternoon Tea
(Provided)
3:50pm - 4:45pm Conference presentations
(Elana Fertig)
4:45pm - 5:00pm Closing Remarks

Contact

In Case of Questions

If you have any questions regarding the conference please email Peter via hickey@wehi.edu.au.

Conference Committee

  • Peter Hickey, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Saskia Freytag, The Harry Perkins Institute
  • Dario Strbenac, University of Sydney
  • Stephen Pederson, University of Adelaide
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