Balti and Bioinformatics: Midlands Sequencing and Bioinformatics Meeting: Monday, 20th May 2013

It's that time again! Balti and bioinformatics will return .. on Monday, 20th May 2013. Not dissimilar to last time, we will feature complimentary samosas from Smethwick's finest sweet shop, and hopefully without the bit where about 40 people had to crowd into my office. Spaces will be limited, please register to attend via the Google web form (it's free!).


West Midlands Bioinformatics & Sequencing Meeting: Balti and bioinformatics

Monday, 20th May 2013

Venue: Room 311, Geography Building, University of Birmingham (not Centre for Systems Biology, Haworth Building, University of Birminghamt

The Geography Building is adjacent to Biosciences (R26 on the campus map here)

If you are coming by car, please see the University travel website for details on car parking. The South Car Park is usually most convenient.

If you are coming by train, the Geography Building is a very short walk from the University (Birmingham) train station, which in turn is 2 stops from Birmingham New Street on the Redditch line.

12:30 Registration

13:00 Introduction

The Antipodean Invasion (Lamingtons not supplied)

13:10 "Torsten's toolkit: VAGUE, Prokka, Nesoni, VelvetOptimiser and more" - Torsten Seemann, Monash University / Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Australia

13:40 "Tutorials in the cloud: Microbial genomics using Galaxy" - Simon Gladman, CSIRO / Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Australia

14:10 "The genomics of footrot disease" - Dieter Bulach, Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Australia

14:20 Samosa break

14:40 "Doctorin' the TraDIS: Analysis of data derived from Transposon-directed insertion-site sequencing", Roy Chaudhuri, Centre for Genomic Research, University of Liverpool

15:10 "Infrastructure isn't just hardware: TGAC's tools supporting data-driven informatics" - Robert Davey, The Genome Analysis Center (TGAC), Norwich

15:40 "Norovirus genomics", Liz Batty, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

16:00 "Experiments with Nextera" - Jelena Sostare, University of Birmingham

16:10 Bioinformatics clinic

16:30 Discussion, depart for balti in taxis