Symposiums

Events with presentations from research experts and workshops to gain further skills in the areas of Bioinformatics.

Upcoming symposiums

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RMIT single-cell RNA-Seq Workshop & Symposium - 10, 11, 12 November 2021

Online/Virtual event

Single-cell RNA Sequencing (scRNA-Seq) is a relatively new and powerful technique that offers unparalleled insight into gene expression at the level of individual cells.

Whether you are planning a scRNA-Seq experiment, reanalysing one of the many existing datasets available online or are just interested in learning a new technique, this symposium has something for you. View Eventbrite listing to sign up for the 2-day workshop (10-11th Nov 2021) or 1-day symposium (12 Nov 2021). 

12th Nov 2021
Research Presentations 9:30am 12pm 
9:35 -
10:20am
Dr. Elizabeth Mason
Hogan Lab, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
New regulators of lymphatic development from single cell profiling
10:20 -
10:45am
Dr. Alex Combes
Combes Lab, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Using single cell analysis to investigate kidney development
and guide cellular engineering
10:55 -
11:40am
Dr. Jonathan Noonan
Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology Lab, Baker IDI
A Dummies Guide to
scRNA seq
11:40 -
12:05pm
Dr. Adele Barugahare
Monash Bioinformatics Platform, Monash University
A quickstart overview to single cell analysis ecosystems
Panel Discussion 12:15 1pm
12:15 1pm Dr. Luciano Martelotto
Scientific Director,
Single Cell Core Laboratory,
Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Davis McCarthy
Head, Bioinformatics & Cellular
Genomics Laboratory,
St Vincents Institute
Dr. Nick Wong
Senior Research Fellow,
Monash Bioinformatics Platform
Dr. Adele Barugahare
Bioinformatician,
Monash Bioinformatics Platform
Dr. Jonathan Noonan
Research Officer,
Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology Lab, Baker IDI

Past symposiums

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RMIT Bioinformatics Symposium - 21, 22, 23 October 2019

City Campus - 80.03.015

A follow-up 3 day event with presentations from research experts and workshops to gain further skills in the areas of Bioinformatics.

Broad themes:

  • Systems Biology
  • Translational ‘Omics’
  • Data visualisation and reproducible research

 

Monday
21st October

Tuesday
22nd October

Wednesday
23rd October

from 9:00am

Registration

Registration

Registration

9:30 - 10:30am

Melissa Davis (WEHI)
Knowledge driven computational methods: Molecular classification, deconvolution and detection of natural killer cell infiltration in solid tumours

Jessica Mar (University of Queensland)
Modelling variability in transcriptomic data – moving beyond the average

Kim-Ahn Le Cao (Melbourne University)
Multivariate data integration with mixOmics

10:30 - 11am

Morning tea break

Morning tea break

Morning tea break

11 - 12pm

Nadia Davidson (MCRI)
ALL we can discover with RNA-Seq in cancer: 
Methods for detecting alterations and application to paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Inge Holtman (University of California San Diego)
Identification of human gene regulatory regions in brain cell types provides functional insight in genetic variation of complex diseases of the CNS

Brendan Ansell (WEHI)
Untangling the causes of a rare degenerative retinal disease: insights from genomics, metabolomics & transcriptomics

Saritha Kodikara (RMIT)
Use of genomic data in reconstructing complex disease transmission networks

Closing remarks and discussion

12 - 1pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1 - 2:30pm

Workshop: Intro to Unix/Linux

Workshop: Introduction to scRNAseq

Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization & ggplot2

2:30 - 3pm

Afternoon tea break

Afternoon tea break

Afternoon tea break

3 - 4:30pm

Workshop: Intro to Unix/Linux
(continued)

Workshop: Introduction to scRNAseq
(continued)

Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization & ggplot2
(continued)

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RMIT Bioinformatics Symposium - 9, 10, 11 September 2019

Bundoora West Campus

An exciting 3 day event was held with fantastic talks and workshops as listed below.

Find detail of the talks and workshop on our internal google site (requires RMIT login)

 

Monday
9th September

Tuesday
10th September

Wednesday
11th September

from 9:30am

Registration

Registration

Registration

10 - 11am

Nick Wong (Monash University)
Title: Hello world: from the Monash Bioinformatics Platform

Ryan Wick & Kelly Wyres (Monash University)
Title: Long-read nanopore sequencing for bacterial genomics: bioinformatics and applications

Davis McCarthy (St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research)
Title: Borrowing strength in numbers: modelling bulk and single-cell RNA-seq data

11 - 11:30am

Morning tea break

Morning tea break

Morning tea break

11:30 am - 12pm

Celine Pattaroni (Monash University)
Title: Bioinformatics for the microbiome: a window of opportunity

Beth Jelfs (RMIT)
Title: Machine Learning for High Throughput Cell Imaging

Vural Aksakalli (RMIT)
Title: Feature selection for Genomic Microarray Data

12 - 12:30pm

Hao Van (RMIT)
Title: The power of Next Generation Sequencing in bacterial research

TCM Network Presentations: 
Andrew Hung (RMIT)
Title: Life at the Nanoscale: Molecular Simulations of Proteins in Health & Food Science
2nd speaker TBC

Kirill Tsyganov (Monash University)
Title: Practical consideration for an amplicon data analysis

12:30 - 1pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1 - 2:30pm

Workshop Day 1:
Intro to R and R Studio

Workshop Day 2:
Intro to Python and Juypter Notebooks

Workshop Day 3:
Scaling bioinformatics to HPC and Cloud-based systems - an introduction

2:30 - 3pm

Afternoon tea break

Afternoon tea break

Afternoon tea break

3 - 4:30pm

Workshop Day 1:
Intro to R and R Studio
(continued)

Workshop Day 2:
Intro to Python and Juypter Notebooks
(continued)

Workshop Day 3:
Scaling bioinformatics to HPC and Cloud-based systems - a demonstration

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.