Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Microbiology05 - 07 June 2019Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
- Early bird deadline 12 March 2019
- Bursary deadline 26 March 2019
- Abstract deadline 09 April 2019
- Registration deadline 08 May 2019
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The 7th Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Microbiology conference provides a multidisciplinary forum to demonstrate how advances in microbial and viral genomics, bioinformatics, data science, and sequencing technology are being used to meet the needs of public health.
The programme will focus on how advances in sequencing and informatics are helping us to understand microbial diversity and evolution, pathogenesis, virulence and host-pathogen interactions within the context of public health microbiology. This year’s meeting will focus on how these advances are transforming public health in lower and middle-income countries, as well as on how the integration of multiple sources of information (e.g. phylogeography, travel, climate data, social media use) is becoming increasingly important in genomic epidemiology.
We aim to share best practices for implementing genomics technology in routine, frontline diagnostics and surveillance, with a particular focus on the implications of using data-driven genomics approaches in the public health setting. The conference will also be an opportunity for bioinformaticians working in this area to exhibit the innovative tools that they have developed.
The conference attracts international participants working in a range of settings, including diagnostic and reference microbiology and virology laboratories, research institutes, bioinformatics departments, surveillance centres and hospital settings. This conference will have strong representation from clinical microbiologists and virologists and clinical bioinformaticians, to ensure appropriate migration of these technologies to diagnostic and surveillance applications.
The conference will start at approximately 12.00 on Wednesday 5 June and close at approximately 13.00 on Friday 7 June 2019
Topics will include:
- Deploying genomics in remote and/or under-resourced settings
- Data integration and data-sharing
- Beyond bacteria: fungal, parasite, and viral genomics
- Cultures and typing in the 21st century
- Bioinformatics showcase
- Organisers/ Speakers
Scientific programme committee
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Melbourne, Australia
University of Birmingham, UK
- A full list of speakers will be available soon
Scientific Conferences Team
Laura Hubbard, Conference & Events Organiser
Treasa Creavin, Scientific Programme Manager
- Registration/ Accommodation
Early bird discount
(until 12 March)
(after 12 March)
Student No accommodation TBC TBC Student On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC Student On-site single accommodation TBC TBC Academic No accommodation TBC TBC Academic On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC Academic On-site single accommodation TBC TBC Commercial No accommodation TBC TBC Commercial On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC Commercial On-site single accommodation TBC TBC
The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.
Accommodation is provided for the nights of 5 and 6 June 2019. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.
If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to confirmed registrants.
Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a visa to enter the UK.
Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.
Please visit the following websites for further information:
We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.
Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.
The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.
Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.
Abstract deadline: 9 April 2019
A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.
The following documents will need to be provided:
- Covering letter
- Letter from supervisor
To apply, please contact the conference organiser.
Bursary deadline: 26 March 2019
Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.
If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.
- Keynote lecture video from previous meeting
Sources, Consequences and Uses of Antigenic Diversity in Streptococcus Pneumoniae
Keynote lecture by Marc Lipsitch, Harvard School of Public Health, USA, at Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Microbiology 2015.