COMBINE18 Program

Program for the COMBINE Symposium 2018. Please note this may be subject to change.

Main program

8:00 COMBINE Registration
8:50 Symposium Welcoming Address

Session 1

9:00 Matthew Z DeMaere bin3C : Hi-C mediated retrieval of metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs)
9:20 Holly Whitfield MicroRNA-Mediated Regulatory Networks within Breast Cancer Progression
9:40 Brendan Robert E. Ansell Machine learning and protein structure prediction to support annotation of pathogen genomes
10:00 Jamie-Lee Thompson Transcriptome-wide RNA sequencing analysis of immobilisation-induced muscle atrophy
10:20 Morning Tea

Session 2

10:40 Peter Georgeson Identifying and characterising high resolution mutational signatures from DNA mismatch repair deficient tumours
11:00 Emma Gail Systematic mapping of molecular interactions within the epigenetic modifier complex PRC2 provides a mechanistic framework for its functional diversity
11:20 Jake Bradford A Performance Review of Computational Tools for CRISPR-Cas9 Guide Design
11:40 Katarina Stuart Evolution in invasive populations: using genomics to reveal drivers of invasion success in the Australian European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) introduction across Australia.
12:00 Lightning talks
12:20 Lunch
12:50 Poster Session
13:40 Group Photo

Session 3

13:55 Dharmesh Bhuva Evaluation and characterisation of differential co-expression analysis methods
14:15 Vindhya Vasini Shatdarsanam Identifying epistasis underlying Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) to understand the genetic architecture of the disease
14:35 Andrian Yang Scavenger: A pipeline for recovery of unaligned reads utilising similarity with aligned reads
14:55 Mengbo Li Using Omics Data to Guide Classification in Neuroimaging Studies of Brain Diseases
15:15 Afternoon tea
15:50 Careers Panel
17:00 COMBINE Annual Report
17:20 Awards – Best posters, best talks and best lighting talk
17:30 Closing remarks

Evening events

18:00 ABACBS awards
19:15 COMBINE social night at The Castle Hotel

The program can also be download as a PDF (TBC).


Poster ID Title Submitter
1 A comprehensive miRSeq profile of miRNA in the human placenta across early gestation. Melanie Smith
2 A critical look at somatic structural variant detection for cancer genomics Tingting Gong
3 A glance at the 3D genome structure of regulatory T cells with in situ HiC Ning Liu
4 A systematic evaluation of eukaryotic essential gene predictions using machine-learning algorithms trained with protein sequence-derived features Tulio Campos
5 Autofluorescence Remover: A Novel Method to Identify and Remove Tissue Autofluorescence Heeva Baharlou
6 Comprehensive evaluation of somatic variant detection algorithms using Ion Torrent targeted deep sequencing data Qing Wang
7 Detecting disease-causing repeat expansions in next-generation sequencing data Rick M Tankard
8 Developing a clinically oriented workflow using whole genome data for inherited cardiac disorders Jiaan Yu
9 Evaluation of De Novo mutation Calling Tools Anushi
10 Genetic burden in a Whole Genome Sequenced heterogeneous cohort of Congenital Heart Disease cases. Eddie K.K. Ip
11 High-throughput analysis of multidimensional microscopy to visualise HIV and its target cell interactions in situ Nicolas Canete
12 Inference under the coalescent with recombination using a new data structure Ali Mahmoudi
13 Signalling Networks in the Analysis of Proteomic Data Hannah Huckstep
14 Sloppy parameters in fitting a non-linear model for brain dynamics Agus Hartoyo
15 Taxonomic characterization and functional analysis of microbial diversity in Moroccan rivers using a metagenomics approach Sara Ettamimi
16 The identification of genetic and epigenetic changes that contribute to T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) by ATAC-seq (Assay of Transposase Accessible Chromatin with high throughput sequencing) Ying Wong
17 Correcting unwanted variation in RNA sequencing data derived from a multi-centre study of leukemia Anna Quaglieri
18 Epigenetic changes in Chlamydia-infected host cells Regan Hayward
19 Genomic drivers of the fragmentation of co-expression modules regulating multicellularity in cancer Anna S. Trigos
20 GidB: A Mutational Hotspot for Streptomycin Resistance in Tuberculosis Eleni-Maria Michanetzi
21 Impact of similarity metrics on single-cell RNA-seq data clustering Taiyun Kim
22 Leveraging public transcriptomics data to understand retinal health and disease Brendan Robert E. Ansell
23 Optimising intrinsic protein disorder prediction for short linear motif discovery Kirsti Paulsen
24 RUV-Pro: Remove Unwanted Variation in prospective omics experiments Kevin Wang
25 scMerge: Integration of multiple single-cell transcriptomics datasets leveraging stable expression and pseudo-replication Yingxin Lin