29 – 30 November 2018, 13:30 – 13:30
hosted by EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node, in Room 361, Arts West – North Wing | Professors Walk (Building 148A), Parkville Campus, University of Melbourne
Timed to coincide with a number of our network members being in Melbourne for the ABACABS/COMBINE meetings, our third All-Hands meeting is open to representatives from EMBL-ABR Nodes and anyone interested in Bioinformatics resources for life sciences and medical research in Australia. The program includes briefings from key people working on national bioinformatics initiatives, Australian representatives on the EMBL-ABR International Science Advisory Group, the Hub Executive and Heads of Nodes. Each Node will be providing an overview of its current and future activities. There will also be breakout sessions to plan for 2019.
Thursday 29 November
|13:30-13:40||Welcome, overview and aims of the meeting||Andrew Lonie, Director|
|Session Theme: Updates from the Network|
|13:40-14:05||EMBL-ABR Hub Activities 2018||Pip Griffin, Jeff Christiansen|
|13:50-14:05||EMBL-ABR Comms and Training Report 2018||Helen van de Pol, Jeff Christiansen, Christina Hall|
|14:05-14:50||Node reports: QCIF, UWA, JCU, SCU, USyd, UNSW (SIB), ANU||Moderator: Pip Griffin|
|15:20-15:45||Node reports: UTas, MA, Monash, UAdelaide, MB||Moderator: Jeff Christiansen|
|Session Theme: EMBL-ABR and the Australian Bioinformatics Commons|
|15:45-16:15||Overview of the Australian research infrastructure funding landscape 2019-2023: and an update on Australian Bioinformatics Commons (ABC) planning||Andrew Lonie|
|16:15-16:35||How the network can feed into ABC planning – EMBL-ABR Training plan||Jeff Christiansen|
|16:35-17:20||Discussion: aims and priorities of the EMBL-ABR network in a world with an ABC||Moderator: Jason Williams|
|17:20-17:30||Wrap-up and summary of the day||Andrew Lonie|
Friday 30 November
|08:00-0825||Tea and coffee|
|08:25-08:35||Aims of today||Andrew Lonie|
|Session Theme: International Infrastructure Developments|
|08:35-09:00||The US research infrastructure landscape into the 2020s||Vivien Bonazzi, NIH|
|09:30-10:00||The future of EBI||Paul Flicek|
|10:00-10:30||Discussion: the needs of the EMBL-ABR network in a world with maturing international bioinformatics infrastructure||Moderator: Jason Williams|
|Session Theme: EMBL-ABR Future Capabilities and Connections|
|11:00-11:45||Group exercise: Future node capability mapping exercise||Pip Griffin, Jeff Christiansen|
|11:45-12:50||Discussion: what should the future EMBL-ABR look like? In the next 1 year?
In the next 5 years?
What kind of connections should we focus on internationally?
|Moderator: Jason Williams|
|12:50-13:00||Wrap-up, summary, next steps, thank yous||Andrew Lonie|