Conf/CfP - Australasian Genomic Technologies Association October 9-12th, 2016, New Zealand


August 08, 2016


Event Date:

October 09, 2016 - October 12, 2016

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On behalf of the Executive Committee and the 2016 Organising Committee, we extend to you a warm invitation to participate in the 16th annual conference of the Australasian Genomic Technologies Association (AGTA) and the 8th Annual New Zealand Next Generation Sequencing Conference (NZ NGS), to be held at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on October 9-12th, 2016.

The AGTA meeting crosses the Tasman for the second time, and will be joining with NZ NGS. We hope the choice of New Zealand’s largest city, with direct and reasonable flights from all of Australia, will attract Australasia’s genomics researchers to the year’s premier genomics technologies event. We believe that holding the AGTA meeting alongside the NZ NGS will provide the best possibility for interactions between a wide cross section of Australasian researchers, industries and disciplines.

AGTA/NZ NGS 2016 will attract staff and clients from all genomics core service providers in the region, and beyond, eager to be exposed to new and evolving technologies, and to hear how those technologies are being applied to genomics research.

AGTA/NZ NGS 2016 will showcase dynamic cross-discipline-omics research, and uniquely allow genomics and bioinformatics researchers, as well as industry, to interact over a wide range of topics; these will include technologies focused on genome regulation: biology, phenotype and utility, genomics and agriculture, genome diversity and evolution, human disease and clinical genomics, plant genomics, microbial and single cell genomics and transcriptomics. We hope you will enjoy the exciting line-up of topics and presenters we have assembled.


The session organisers have invited scientists at the cutting edge of integrative -omics research to present keynote lectures at AGTA/NZ NGS 2016. These amazing high profile speakers will be joining us in Auckland 2016. They include Christopher Mason (Cornell University), founder of Genome Liberty (crowd funded genomics) and leader on many groundbreaking -omics projects including space missions, cancer, brain development, undiagnosed genetic disorders and the metagenomics of New York City. Gregory Gibson (Georgia Tech), Director of the Center for Integrative Genomics and Lance Millar (Wake Forest School of Medicine), Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.


The Pullman Hotel is located in central Auckland, close to transport links, the CBD, waterfront entertainment areas, and the university precinct. It offers excellent conference and social facilities.

Abstract Themes

  1. Genomics and Agriculture
  2. Plant Genomics
  3. New Technologies
  4. Human Diseases and Clinical Genomics
  5. Genome Regulation: Biology, Phenotype and Utility
  6. Genomic Data Investigation
  7. Population Genetics
  8. Genome Diversity and Evolution


Register before the close of Early Bird to enter the competition to win a free analysis of your sample using MinION technology.

Do you have a favourite DNA sample (non-human in origin) that you would like to be sequenced using the long-read MinION technology? If so, register for the 2016 AGTA/NZ NGS Conference before the close of Early Bird (29 July) and enter the competition to win a free analysis of your sample. Samples (extracted DNA only) must be available for sending to a NZ lab 3 weeks before the Conference. You must be happy for aspects of your data to be visualised and viewed by delegates during the Conference; all sequencing data will be made fully available to you after the Conference. To enter please email a 50 word max description of your sample of interest and why you want to use The MinION to analyse it to

Thanks to Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Genesearch NZ for providing support for this project.

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July 20, 2016
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