Dr Andreas Schreiber The University of Adelaide
Mark Van der Hoek South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
On behalf of the 2018 Conference Organising and AGTA Executive Committees we warmly invite you to participate in the 18th annual conference of the Australasian Genomic Technologies Association (AGTA) to be held at the Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg, Adelaide from November 4 to 7, 2018.
The AGTA conference covers all aspects of genomic science, technologies and their applications. In 2018, research areas covered will include Cancer Genomics, Neurogenetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Plant and Animal Genomics, Microbial and Meta Genomics, Ancient DNA as well as highlights of emerging genomic technologies. The AGTA meeting attracts a diverse range of participants including researchers, service providers, industry representatives and students.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
- Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Dinsdale (San Diego, US) Metagenomic & Marine Biology
- Prof. Daniel Geschwind (Los Angeles, US) Neurogenetics
- Prof. Jim Haseloff (Cambridge, UK) Plant & Synthetic biology
- Prof. Ludovic Orlando (Copenhagen, Denmark) Ancient DNA
- Dr. Taru Tukiainen (Helsinki, Finland) Computational Genomics
As well as a stellar cast of speakers from Australia and New Zealand including Jacqueline Batley (UWA), Nicole Cloonan (U Auckland), Alan Cooper (U Adelaide), Michael McDonald (Monash), Gene Tyson (UQ), Nic Waddell (QIMR) and Naomi Wray (UQ).
The Stamford Grand Hotel is located on the beautiful beachfront in the historic suburb of Glenelg which is one of the oldest European settlements in South Australia. Conveniently within Glenelg’s lively shopping and restaurant precinct, the hotel is only a short tram ride away from Adelaide’s CBD and close to the international airport. The venue offers excellent facilities for the conference and will continue AGTA’s established tradition of showcasing excellent science in beautiful surroundings. Last, but not least, it is also a great place to bring family and enjoy South Australia’s glorious climate.
We look forward to seeing you at AGTA 2018!