11-12 April 2018, Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia

Please note presentation titles, times, sessions are drafts only and subject to change without notice.

Preliminary Program

MMM2018 Program

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This meeting is ideal for biological scientists who see a translational aspect in their research and for clinical scientists and clinicians who need to hear the most exciting new elements that biology and biotechnology have to offer.
Sessions include;
Emerging diagnostics
Synthetic biology
High-resolution imaging
Metagenomics and pathogen discovery
Real-time public health genomics
Antibiotic resistance
The microbiome

International guest

Amy Mathers

Associate Professor Amy Mathers
Medicine and Pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health
Presentation title Scratching the surface: What WGS reveals about how much more there is to learn about mobilization resistance genes


Vanessa hayes

Professor Vanessa Hayes
Lab Head, Human Comparative and Prostate Cancer Genomics
Petre Chair of Prostate Cancer Research, University of Sydney
Adjunct Professor of Medical Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Honorary Professor of Medical Sciences, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Conjoint Professor of Medicine, St Vincent's Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Presentation title Precision medicine and the human microbiome

Ian Paulsen

Distinguished Professor Ian Paulsen
ARC Laureate Fellow, Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University
Presentation title The future of synthetic biology: building a eukaryotic machine

cynthia whitchurch

Professor Cynthia Whitchurch
³Bacterial Lifestyles² Research Group Leader Director Microbial Imaging Facility, The ithree institute, UTS
Presentation title The role of high resolution imaging in pathogen biology


jeremy barr

Dr Jeremy Barr
Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University
Presentation title Phage-eukaryote interactions

Tara Djokic

Tara Djokic
PhD Candidate, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Australian Centre for Astrobiology, and PANGEA Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Presentation title A first and last outpost for life on mars? Insights from ancient hot spring in the Pilbara

john-sebastian eden

Dr John-Sebastian Eden
NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney
Presentation title Exploring the Australian Virome

Claire Gorrie

Claire Gorrie
Holt Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne, Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, at the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Presentation title Klebsiella pneumoniae transmission, evolution, and resistance acquisition

noushin nasiri

Dr Noushin Nasiri
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney
Presentation title Just a puff of breath – identifying and preventing disease with breath analysis

Erin Price

Dr Erin Price
USC Senior Research Fellow
Presentation title Integrating genomics and transcriptomics to understand Burkholderia pseudomallei evolution in the cystic fibrosis lung

karen weynberg

Dr Karen Weynberg
CSIRO Synthetic Biology Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science, SCMB University of Queensland
Presentation Title Synthetic biology