Sydney Summer School in Pathogen Genomics and Global Health

11 February 2019

11-15 February 2019

This Summer School aims at young graduates, researchers, clinicians and public health professionals that are interested in translational research in the field of public health pathogen genomics and communicable disease control.  

The program includes a mix of inspiring keynotes and master classes, practical hands-on demonstrations and laboratory visits. We will teach the basics of genomics of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites with epidemic potential and critically examine the approaches to the analysis of genomes in global health context. Hands-on exercises will be organised to illustrate the power of genomics, functional genomics and metagenomics in answering important questions on the assessment of evolution, virulence, transmissibility and drug resistance as well as on detection of outbreaks and deciphering of transmission pathways. The School will also offer opportunities for exchange of ideas and discussions with presenters and fellow participants. The number of participants is limited so the organisers will select participants based on their provided information about motivation, prior knowledge and interests. Participants are encouraged to submit or bring fastQ files from their own experiments if they prefer to use them as their training exercises.  

  •  What can the analysis of microbial genomes tell translational researchers clinicians? How to select sequencing and bioinformatics solutions for specific research questions? Genome-wide association studies and patient outcomes
  • Integration of genomic, clinical and epidemiological data: global and local perspectives and solutions
  • Integrated data models, data analytics for knowledge discovery and data visualisation (we will employ phylogenetics and phylodynamics as case studies)
  • Effective and ethical data sharing and translation of genomics into precision medicine and public health
  • Modelling and evaluation of genomics-guided interventions in hospital and community settings; genomics knowledge networks

 Registration Fees: Registration covers refreshments (morning tea and lunch) and course notes.

  • $500 for international and Australian participants
  • $200 for University of Sydney students and academics

Accommodation:  There is a choice of affordable hotels in the Sydney CBD around Camperdown (at own cost). 

Event details

  • When: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Where:

    11-15 February 2019 

    Sydney Nanoscience Hub, University of Sydney, Camperdown and

    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 

  • Cost: $500 for international and Australian participants. $200 for University of Sydney students and academics
  • RSVP: All applicants must complete the online EOI by 7 December 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by email (soon after the closing date) and will be required to pay the registration fee (listed above).
  • Registration: Registration is currently closed.
  • Contact:

    Lou Orszulak

    e: lou.orszulak@health.nsw.gov.au 

  • Sponsored by: The Summer School is organised by the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health (CIDM-PH) and Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) with the support from the University of Sydney Strategic Education Grant.CIDMPH logo


Sydney Summer School in Pathogen Genomics and Global Health

Where

11-15 February 2019 

Sydney Nanoscience Hub, University of Sydney, Camperdown and

Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 

When

11 February 2019


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