COMBINE Symposium – registration closing Friday! Don’t miss out! #combine15


COMBINE Symposium 2015

Final program and careers panellists announced!

Date: Friday, 9th October, 2015

Time: 9am – 5pm (followed by a social event at the Forest Lodge Hotel)

Location: Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney



Registration and more details:

Key Dates:

  • Registration deadline: Friday 2nd of October 2015


The COMBINE Student Symposium is an opportunity for students and early-career researchers in computational biology, bioinformatics, and the life sciences to share their research with others in these fields. Presentations will be judged and the best ones will receive prizes!

The COMBINE Symposium is not a formal peer-reviewed conference, it’s an opportunity to hone your presentation skills and obtain feedback on your research prior to major upcoming conferences. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with our growing community.

We are proud to announce the speakers for the COMBINE Symposium 2015 Careers Panel:

  • Aaron Darling
  • Rob Davidson
  • Jean Yang
  • Bruno Gaeta
  • Eleni Giannoulatou

Read more about our panellists here.

Final program:

Available online at:


9:00 Registration and poster hanging
9:30 Opening address
9:40 Session 1

Michael Silk – Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, The University of Melbourne

Mapping human variation across the exome to identify regions intolerant to change and assist predictions of deleteriousness

10:00 Rebecca Poulos – University of New South Wales

Transcription and differential DNA repair underlies promoter mutation hotspots in cancer genomes

10:20 Darryl Reeves – Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

KMerge: A Framework for Genome Comparison

10:40 Morning tea
11:00 Poster Session 1
11:30 Session 2

Nathan Bachmann – University of the Sunshine Coast

Culture-independent genome sequencing of clinical samples reveals an unexpected heterogeneity of infections by Chlamydia pecorum

11:50 Stuart Lee – Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, The University of Melbourne

Assessing clonality in malaria parasites from massively parallel sequencing data

12:10 Nikeisha Caruana – La Trobe University

A combined transcriptomic and proteomic approach reveals putative toxins in the mucus secretions of the Southern Bottletail Squid, Sepiadarium austrinum.

12:30 Lunch
13:10 Poster Session 2
13:40 Session 3

Helen Dockrell – Flinders University

Computational Modeling of Serotonin Movement Through the Human Colonic Mucosa

14:00 Lingxiao Zhou – University of New South Wales

Combining spatial and chemical information for clustering pharmacophores

14:20 Andrew Pattison – Monash University

Get your Wet-Lab Collaborators to Make their Own Figures: Making Interactive Web Applications with RStudio and Shiny

14:40 Afternoon tea
15:00 Walk to Forest Lodge Hotel
15:20 Careers Panel – Read more about our panellists here.

Aaron Darling

Rob Davidson

Jean Yang

Bruno Gaeta

Eleni Giannoulatou

16:50 Prizes and Symposium close
17:00 COMBINE Social Event at the Forest Lodge Hotel


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