The Australian Genomics Technologies Association (AGTA) 2017 conference will be held in Hobart on 29 October – 1 November. AGTA17 will showcase cross-discipline -omics research, and allow genomics and bioinformatics researchers, as well as industry, to interact over a wide range of topics. These will include technologies focused on new approaches to genome assembly, microbial and single cell genomics, in silico prediction of functionality as well as dogs, devils and more.
The keynote speakers at AGTA17 are:
- Elinor Karlsson, director of the Vertebrate Genomics group at the Broad Institute and leader the exciting ‘Darwin’s Dogs’ project
- Deanna Church, the Senior Director of Applications at 10x Genomics and genome assembly expert
- Pauline Ng from the Genome Institute of Singapore and creator of the SIFT algorithm for mutation prediction
- Kimberly Reynolds from the Green Center for Systems Biology at UT Southwestern leading research into the organisation and evolution of cellular systems
For more details of the program (including a conference dinner at MONA!), how to register or how to submit an abstract head on over to agtaconference.org and keep an eye out for announcements about an associated COMBINE event.