JAMS 2017 TOAST Workshop

Event Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:00 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 17:00

Registration is now open!

Ticket sales end at 5pm Monday, 13th March 2017.

Microbiology is undergoing a revolution brought about by advances in next-generation DNA sequencing. Researchers are now required to understand an array of bioinformatics principles and tools to interpret the vast amounts of data being generated. Presented by leading Australian researchers, TOAST is a 2-day event aimed at postgraduate students and early career postdocs providing in-depth hands-on tutorials and demos encompassing concepts and software available to molecular microbiologists and microbial ecologists including:
  • 16S rDNA amplicon analysis workflows with UPARSE
  • Comparative genomics with Mauve
  • Shotgun metagenome annotation with FOCUS/SUPERFOCUS
  • Microbial phylogenetics
  • Multivariate statistics for microbial ecology
  • Sequence QC, genome assembly and annotation using Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Bring your brain (and a laptop)



  • What are the minimum computer requirements?

A 64bit computer with a minimum of 2GB of memory and VirtualBox installed.

  • Where can I download VirtualBox for my computer system?

Downloads for supported OSes are found here.


  • Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email: mailto:registration@jams.org.au


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