AGTA 2015 – Highlights & Poster Abstract Submissions Extended



AGTA 2015 – Highlights & Poster Abstract Submissions Extended


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Submissions for Poster Presentations have been extended to Wednesday, 19 August 2015.
Click here to submit an abstract prior to the deadline.

Geno-typing-By-Sequencing: A low cost tool for population genetics workshop
Presenters: Dr Rob Elshire, Mr Aaron Chuah, Ms Angela Higgins and Professor Justin Borevitz
Date: Sunday, 11 October 2015
Time: 11.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Semillon Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Cost: $125.00
Register via the online registration form here or email


Dr Serena Nik-Zainal
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Professor Philip Hugenholtz
The University of Queensland, QLD

Dr Todd Druley
Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Dr Janet Kelso
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

Assistant Professor Douglas Fowler
Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA

Assistant Professor Cole Trapnell
University of Washington, USA

Professor Joris Veltman
Radboud University Medical Centre and Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Dr Martha Bulyk
Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Professor Detlef Weigel
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

Mr Rob Elshire
The Elshire Group Limited, Australia

Mr Mitchell O’Connell
Doudna Lab,  Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, USA

Associate Professor Melanie Bahlo
Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Associate Professor Robyn Jamieson
Children’s Medical Research Institute, NSW

Dr Mirana Ramialison
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute,  Monash University, VIC

Dr Anthony Borneman
Australian Wine Research Institute, SA

Professor Claire Wade
Faculty of Veterinary Science The University of Sydney, NSW


Dr J Clark Mason
BD Biosciences, USA

Dr Mark Cowley
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW

Mr Colin Baron

Qiagen Life Sciences, USA

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Location: Lindemans Hunter Valley (Coach transfers available from the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley)
Cost: The conference dinner is not included in any registration type. Tickets may be purchased at an additional cost of $130 per person.
The Conference dinner is the social highlight of the program and should not be missed. Register via the online registration form here or email
A student function will be held on the evening of Monday, 12 October 2015. Further announcements coming soon.
As an equity and diversity initiative in support of delegates with parenting or caring responsibilities, a private room will be available at the conference venue for parents with young children. Live audio from the Plenary, along with presenter PowerPoint presentations,  will be available to view from this room.  Please note that this room will not be staffed. Attendees are not permitted to utilise this room for babysitting services.
Getting to the beautiful Hunter Valley wine region has never been so easy. Just a 2 hour drive from Sydney and 50 minutes from the Newcastle Airport. Please see the website for detail on the scheduled conference transfers.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has a room type to suit everyone.
–  Hotel Deluxe Rooms
–  Two Bedroom Villas
–  Three Bedroom Villas
Sharing a villa makes for a very affordable accomodation option. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about this. Further information can also be found on the conference website.

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