A new look for a new era in genomic technologies


AGTA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Conference Awards. Congratulations!

Early Career Researcher Prizes

Best Poster ($500) – Dr Alan Rubin, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), VIC.
Functionally characterizing every single mutation in Your Favourite Gene

Best Oral Presentation ($500) – Dr Nenad Bartonicek, Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Uncovering Hidden Genes in Intergenic GWAS Regions

Runner Up Poster ($250) – Dr Dessislava Mladenova, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, N.S.W.
The Effect of ADAR3 Deficiency on RNA Editing in Mouse Hippocampus

Student Prizes

Best Oral Presentation ($500) – Laura Baker, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, N.S.W.
Single-cell Analysis of Breast Cancer Molecular Subtype Reveals Clinically Relevant Heterogeneity

Best Poster ($500) - Kokulapalan Wimalanathan, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Iowa State University, U.S.A.
Maize – GO Annotation Methods Evaluation and Review (Maize-GAMER)

Runner Up Poster ($250) – Ryan Zeppel, University of Adelaide, S.A.
Genomic insights into the nitrate assimilation potential of Brettanomyces bruxellensis isolates.



Early Career Researcher Prizes

Best Poster Presentation – Dr David Goode, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Amplicon-based targeted resequencing identifies novel genetic risk factors for sarcoma and an association between genetic load and age of onset in sarcoma patients

Best Poster Presentation – Dr Jovana Maksimovic, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, VIC
Epigenetics, T-cells and autoimmunity: A bioinformatics story

Best Oral Presentation – Dr Nadia Davidson, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, VIC
Identifying fusion genes and other transcriptional variation in cancer through de novo transcriptome assembly

Student Prizes

Best Poster Presentation – David Kainer, Australian National University, ACT
Towards Genomic Selection for essential oil yield in Eucalyptus and Melaleuca

Best Poster Presentation– Kelly Quek, Queensland Centre For Medical Genomics, QLD
Structural Variation in Pancreatic Cancer Genomes

Best Oral Presentation – Sophia Cameron-Christie, University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand
Mapping shared markers across a polynesian population in the genomic age