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.
10-14 February 2020
University of Sydney, Camperdown AND Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology – Public Health, Westmead Hospital, Westmead
$700 for international and Australian participants. $300 for University of Sydney students and academics. Registration covers refreshments (morning tea and lunch) and course notes. The deadline for expressions of interest 9 December 2020.
Accommodation: There is a choice of affordable hotels in the Sydney CBD around Camperdown (at own cost).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) have joined hands to combat the threat of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases by increasing capacity in outbreak investigation and disease surveillance.
With support of our Conference Partners, the University of Sydney are hosting the first international conference on global health security in Sydney, 18-20 June 2019 - registrations are now open
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