Balti and Bioinformatics: 27th May, 2014

We're back after a bit of a hiatus following last year's triumphant Beatles and Bioinformatics (available to watch on YouTube).

As usual this is a meeting organised by juniors, aimed at those toiling at the coal-face (but all ages welcome!) with a strong focus on methods and technologies and discussion. We go for a Birmingham balti (it's a curry) afterwards. What's not to like?

Tuesday, 27th May 12-5.
Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre G29 (Ground Floor)
Building Y3 on Campus Map
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. Book trains to "University (Birmingham)" and go via Birmingham New St.

Park in the new multi-storey North East car park.

Strictly capped at 100 people, please register early at this link.

The loose theme: "Emerging technologies". Details to emerge.


12:30 Registration

Part I: New Technologies

13:00 - 13:05 Introductions

13:05 - 13:35 Alan McNally, PI, Nottingham Trent University, "Parallel independent evolution of pathogenicity within the genus Yersinia"

13:35 - 13:55 Zhemin Zhou, Post-doc, Achtman Group, Warwick University - "Hidden markov models for detection of recombination and Darwinian selection from whole-genome data"

13:55 - 14:35 Mark Pallen and Tom Connor, the MRC Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics Consortium (Universities of Warwick, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea) - "Introducing CLIMB"

14:35 - 14:40 Yannick Wurm, Queen Mary University of London - "Lessons learnt from cloud computing"

2014 05-27 - Opinion: Computing for genomics sucks. from Yannick Wurm

Discussion: Cloud computing for genomics

15:00 Tea, coffee

Part II: Microbial Genomics

15:20 - 15:40 Elita Jauneikaite, PhD student, University of Southampton, "Analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae whole-genomes from Singapore"

15:40 - 16:00 Lauren Cowley, PhD student, Public Health England, Title Food festival: attack of the aggs

16:00 - 16:20 Justin O'Grady, University of East Anglia, "Rapid diagnostics-by-sequencing of low-input DNA samples"

16:30 - 16:50 Phil Ashton, Public Health England, "Routine sequencing of Salmonella enterica for identification and molecular epidemiology"

Discussion: WGS - why isn't this routine yet?

17:15 close, taxis and curry