Sunday 21 May 2017

The 2017 BABS Genome Competition is on

BABS researchers are involved in sequencing the genomes of a number of iconic Australian species. These include the koala, the cane toad, and Sandy the Dingo (winner of the PacBio World’s Most Interesting Genome competition). Now, we’re asking: what next?

This year, BABS has launched a new initiative: the BABS Genome Project. We will be using the latest sequencing technologies at the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics to sequence a brand new genome of an Australian organism. Students and staff of BABS3291 Genes, Genomes and Evolution, will be the first scientists in the world to analyse the data.

Australia has some of the most interesting - and deadly! - animals on earth. If you could sequence one, which would it be? Let us know at the BABS Genome survey. If you are a BABS student and give us the reason for your selection, you could win one of five $50 gift cards.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

UNSW Genome Annotation Workshop

NOTE: Regrettably, this event has now been cancelled. We hope to organise something similar in future and will be in touch with registered individuals to gauge interest.

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting Monica Munoz-Torres from the Berkeley Bioinformatics Open-Source Projects group (BBOP) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as part of her EMBL-ABR Australian tour, sponsored by the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) and NSW Systems Biology Initiative (SBI).

In addition to a BABS seminar (details to follow), Monica will be giving a one-day Primer on Genome Annotation workshop at UNSW, with a particular emphasis on collaborative genome annotation using WebApollo.

  • When: 0900-1700, July 7th, 2017
  • Where: Red Centre, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
  • Contact:

You can pre-register for the workshop here or fill in the form below. Places are limited to 30 participants. We will be in touch to let you know if you have a place. Formal registration will require a $20 registration fee.