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Attend the AGBT Conference, Florida USA in Feb. 2018!

As announced at the AGTA 2017 Conference in Hobart (Oct. 29th – Nov. 1st, 2017), the AGTA Executive Committee are excited to announce a new travel award to support an AGTA members’ attendance at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) general meeting (12th – 15th February 2018) in Orlando, Florida.

The AGBT annual meeting brings together technology, software, applications and data resources. It provides a forum for exchanging information about the latest advances in sequencing technologies, experimental and analytical approaches for genomic studies, and their applications.

The AGBT conference is attended by over 800 people with representatives from around 70 Universities and 280 companies making up the delegate list. The conference is often oversubscribed, necessitating a ballot system to obtain registration.

The AGBT organising committee have specially reserved a place for a representative from AGTA to attend.The $5,000 travel award will cover the successful applicants meeting registration fee (which includes accommodation) and return economy flights to Orlando.

To apply please complete the online application form. The terms and conditions of the travel award are below. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1st December 2017.

Eligibility Criteria and Terms and Conditions are listed here.


This is the homepage of the Australasian Genomic Technologies Association (AGTA)-previously AMATA. We are a not-for-profit association dedicated to advancing and promoting the field of genomics and genomic technologies in Australasia.

AGTA is the principal body for the promotion of genomics research in Australasia. We draw on the astounding breadth of genomics research and technology development across Australasia.

AGTA’s main purpose is to:

  • Foster communication & collaborations between Australasian research groups utilising genomic technologies
  • Convene and underwrite an annual meeting of members and facilitate workshops on the use of genomic technologies and the analysis of genomic data
  • Facilitate and accelerate genomic and related technology development in Australasia
  • Support student and early career researchers, the genomic technology leaders of the future

By joining AGTA, you can benefit from the collective depth and breadth of expertise of the AGTA community. For a full list of members benefits and to know why you should be a member of AGTA, please click here.

Please enjoy our new look - for a new era in genomic technologies.

RCPA Document – Standards for Clinical Databases of Genetic Variants

AGTA is committed to keeping abreast of changes in the genomic technologies landscape, including important applications such as clinical sequencing of genetic variants. The Human Genome Society of Australia (HGSA) has requested distribution of the following document regarding “Standards for Clinical Databases of Genetic Variants”. To read the document (v.1.0, released Dec. 2014) please click here.


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