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Applications open: Senior Bioinformatician

The David R Gunn Genomics Suite is a new genomics core facility located within the Cancer Theme at the new South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia. The facility is equipped with all the equipment expected in a modern genomics facility including three Illumina sequencers and facilities for single-cell analyses. The facility supports researchers across all of the seven SAHMRI Themes and external partners to perform a range of ge...Keep Reading

3-year AGTA memberships now live!

YOU CAN NOW SUBSCRIBE TO AGTA MEMBERSHIP FOR 3 YEARS! Standard memberships are now available for a 3 year term for $150! This is a saving of $5/year for 3 years. You will not need to worry about renewing your membership each year, save money, and have access to the many membership benefits including discounted registration fee to AGTA’s annual conference. To take out a 3-year membership, simply: Go to: http://www.agtagenomics.org.au/join/ Select 3-year subscriptio...Keep Reading

2015 Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research – Big Data, Big Impact Grant

A big congratulations to AGTA past president, Associate Professor Daniel Catchpoole and team on being awarded the Big Data, Big Impact Grant ($60,000), at the recent Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research. Well done, Dan! Read more here  Keep Reading

WORKSHOP – MixOmics: exploration and integration of ‘omics data

BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOP – “Mixomics” sponsored by AGTA Presented by Dr. Kim-AnhLê Cao Thursday 13 and Friday 14 August 2015 Room 2011, Level 2 This interactive 2 day workshop will give you the opportunity to learn about multivariate statistical methods using the mixOmics R statistical software to analyse your data. All resources will be provided including access to the R software in the computer lab or you have the option to bring your own laptop. Registrat...Keep Reading


Good News!Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submissions EXTENDED until 31 July 2015 Register today at www.agtaconference.org/registration/ Submit your abstract www.agtaconference.org/abstract-submissions/ Have a question? Contact brigitte@laevents.com.au  Keep Reading

AGTA Annual Conference

  Early Bird Registration Closing in 1 week – register prior to 6 July 2015 to secure your discounted rate. Submissions for Oral Abstracts closing in 1 week – submit prior to 6 July 2015. Don’t miss out – Register and submit today! Visit the website for further information www.agtaconference.org  Keep Reading

The 2015 Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research awarded to Brisbane and Perth researchers

Teaching stem cells to forget the past – Ryan Lister, Perth Stem cell encyclopedia leads to new discoveries – Christine Wells, Brisbane AGTA members Professor Ryan Lister of the University of Western Australia and Associate Professor Christine Wells of the University of Queensland have each received the $50,000 inaugural Metcalf Prize from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia toward their laboratory, in recognition of their leadership in stem cell research.  C...Keep Reading

RCPA document – Standards for Clinical Databases of Genetic Variants (v. 1.0, Dec. 2014)

 The Human Genome Society of Australia (HGSA) has requested distribution of the following document regarding “Standards for Clinical Databases of Genetic Variants” (v.1.0, released Dec. 2014), produced by the Royal College of Pathologists Australia (RCPA) in collaboration with the HGSA. This document is relevant to all members involved with clinical sequencing. To read the document  please click here. Keep Reading

Announcement of AGTA Small Grants Recipients 2015

Announcement of recipients of the AGTA Small Grants Scheme 2015 has been delayed due to record number of applicants and delays in identifying suitable external reviewers. An announcement is expected late April/early May 2015. If you have any queries, please contact us at info@agtagenomics.org.au Keep Reading

3 new post-doctoral positions available in W.A. (Lister lab)

THREE NEW POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW POSITIONS – UNI. WESTERN AUSTRALIA Position 1: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN BRAIN EPIGENOMICS – Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab); 3 Year appointment. University Western Australia. For further information, click here Position 2: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN EPIGENOME ENGINEERING – Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab); 3 Year appointment. University Western Australia. For further in...Keep Reading

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