Balti and Bioinformatics: 5th May 2015, Birmingham

Tuesday, 5th May 2015

WG04, Biosciences University of Birmingham B15 2TT

Building R27 on Campus Map:

Suggest parking in North East car park (B15 2SA), 10 minutes walk from Biosciences.

For those arriving by train, the venue is a few minutes walk from University (Birmingham) train station which is 10 minutes from Birmingham New St. When buying your ticket, ensure that the destination is University (Birmingham).

13:00 - 16:30, then straight off for a curry.

“Revenge of the Commonwealth”

I’d quite like to bring this balti and bioinformatics meeting “back to basics”. The last few have got quite large, and talk- heavy, whereas I originally envisaged these meetings as a community forum for bioinformaticians to talk openly about problems they were encountering, and get the benefit of a diverse group of people struggling with their own problems. And hopefully to make strong connections that would outlast the meeting and lead to collaborations or self-help groups etc.

But we will have great talks too, and this is your opportunity to answer the question which is very much to the front of any British person’s mind, namely: which of the ex-colonies are managing better without us, Australia or Canada?

So I am going to limit the number and length of talks down a bit, and try and carve out some more structured and unstructured discussion time which would include “solve my problem” sessions and also just more discussion generally, and perhaps cap the numbers to something like 50.

Email me suggested topics.

The sign-up form is over heeeeeeeeeere.


Jennifer Gardy, British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BC CDC) Using sequencing to determine if an outbreak is over.

Ana Crisan, BC CDC Visualizing heterogenous clinical and genomic data to support TB clinical teams

Jen Guthrie, BC CDC tbc

Torsten Seemann, University of Melbourne Snippy - rapid variant and core genome construction

Simon Gladman, University of Melbourne Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Nick Loman, Univeristy of Birmingham Update on CLIMB service