Symposium 2018


The COMBINE Symposium 2018 will be held on Monday 26th November at the Forum Theatre in Arts West in Melbourne in conjunction with ABACBS conference 2018.


The COMBINE Symposium is a student-run, non-profit conference that aims to gather a diverse group of students and ECRs who are curious, passionate and eager to learn more about bioinformatics and computational biology. We also would like to encourage networking and collaboration between attendees, providing a welcoming and friendly environment. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to everyone throughout the conference. The ABACBS code of conduct will apply to the symposium.


Abstract submission and travel scholarship applications have now closed but early bird registration is open until 24 October!


Key dates

  • 8 Aug – Registration, abstracts open
  • 10 Sep
    • Abstract submissions close
    • Bursary applications close
  • 24 Oct – Early-bird registrations close
  • Mid Nov – Registration after this will not include lunch/tea


Details and important links

Abstract submission and Travel scholarship application
Careers panel


If you would like to contact the organising committee please email

Social media

If you would like to follow us on social media, please join our Facebook group or follow @combine_au. The Twitter hashtag for this year’s conference is #COMBINE18.

Symposium committee members

Jiaping Liu (Co-chair)
Youwen Qin (Co-chair)
Luke Zappia (COMBINE president)
Dr. Melissa Davis (ABACBS Conference Organising Committee liaison)
Emma Gail
Feng Yan
Mailie Gall
Jiayuan Huang
Joanne Huynh
Holly Whitfield
Lochlan Fennell
Ning Liu



If your organisation is interested in sponsoring the 2018 COMBINE Student Symposium, please contact us at

What happened last year

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