Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch, Annual Conference 2016

Bioinformatics FOAM


9:00am Drew Berry WEHI Sketching pictures of what we know but
can’t see: Using animation to connect
data from many sources(Joint Session with Visualisation workshop)
10:00am Sean O’Donoghue CSIRO The ‘dark’ proteome and new data
visualization tools for life scientists(Joint Session with Visualisation workshop)
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am Kjiersten Fagnan National Energy
Research Scientific
Computing Centre
JGI-NESRC High performance computing
initiatives – moving genomics
workflows to the Crays
11:30am Vicky Schneider EMBL-ABR International bioinformatics infrastructure:
the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics
Resource and ELIXIR
11:50am Andreas Zwick CSIRO Molecular data in ANIC – what to expect
and extract from an insect collection
12:10pm Lars Jermiin CSIRO Improving the accuracy of phylogenetic
estimates obtained from genomic data
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Stuart Stephen CSIRO pacbiokanga
1:50pm Torsten Seemann University of Melbourne Transitioning public health microbiology
to whole genome sequencing
2:10pm David Powell Monash University RNA-seq visualization using Degust
2:30pm Yalchin Oytam CSIRO Harman R-version: Maximising
information extraction from highthroughput
genomic datasets
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Melissa Davis WEHI Systems biology of breast cancer EMT
3:50pm James Doecke CSIRO Multi-platform analysis of genomic data
for finding predictors of cancer
progression: an example using TCGA
4:10pm Tony Papenfuss WEHI Identifying genomic rearrangements in
cancer genomes (and other diseases)
4:30pm Denis Bauer CSIRO VariantSpark: applying Spark-based
machine learning methods to genomic
 4:50pm Closing Summary

Date and time

Friday 4th March, 2016.


Clarendon A, Level 5
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place, Melbourne, Victoria

Contact information

Annette McGrath


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Who Should Attend:

Researchers in the following disciplines:
Computational and simulation science
Staff actively involved in eResearch related activity
Data-intensive modelling
High-performance computation
Invited external participants on day 1 and day 2 of the Conference (2nd & 3rd March only)

Registration: by Invitation only.

Cost: Free

Contact Information

General Contact:
Justin Baker
Visualisation Manager
Phone: +61 3 9545 2012


Business Contact:
Dr John A Taylor
CSIRO Data61
Phone: +61 2 6216 7077


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Place
Melbourne Vic 3000

Clarendon Auditorium Foyer, Level 2
(Entrance via 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf)