Annual Conference – AGTA

Annual Conference

2022 Annual Conference

After a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to announce that the AGTA Annual Conference will go ahead in 2022 from 30 October to 2 November. Be sure to mark the data in your calendar and join us on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia for an amazing line-up speakers, industry partners and networking events. See the AGTA Annual Conference website for program and registration details.


 

2023 Annual Conference

We are thrilled also to announce that AGTA is a host organisation for the International Congress of Genetics 2023 (ICG-2023). ICG-2023 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 16-23 July 2023. With a history going back to 1899, ICG is an elite global meeting held once every five years under the auspices of the International Genetics Federation.  For more information please visit the ICG-23 website.


 

The AGTA Annual Conference is an essential event for researchers and industry representatives who work with genomic technologies in a variety of contexts including platform development, medical genomics, functional genomics, non-model systems, epigenomics and plant genomics. The conference also offers an important opportunity for computational biologists, bioinformaticians and data visualisation specialists to interact with technologists and biologists. This unique mix is one of the reasons that the Australian genomics community has a dynamic cross-disciplinary and innovative approach to genomic analysis, and is at the forefront of analysis tools for new types of ‘omics’ data.

AGTA has a long and proud history of applying strong equity, diversity and inclusiveness (EDI) principles in our conferences and events, including gender balance in our invited and plenary speakers, travel awards, and access to on-site parent rooms at our conference venues. For detailed information about our EDI approach, please refer to the AGTA Conference EDI Policy.

"The AGTA conference is a fantastic place for crossdisciplinary interactions, and facilitates this far more than any other conference that I know."

Previous AGTA and AMATA Conferences

year
location
convenors
downloads
2021
Cancelled (COVID-19)
2020
Cancelled (COVID-19)
2019
Melbourne
Alicia Oshlack (MCRI), Richard Tothill (PMCC)
2018
Adelaide
Mark van der Hoek and Andreas Schreiber
2017
Hobart
Jac Charlesworth (UTas)
2016
Auckland, N.Z.
Liam Williams and Rob Day
2015
Hunter Valley
Marcel Dinger (Garvan) and Carsten Kulheim (ANU)
2014
Melbourne
Alicia Oshlack (MCRI), Richard Tothill (PMCC)
2013
Gold Coast
Christine Wells (UQ)
2012
Adelaide (held jointly with Combio)
Mark van der Hoek (AdMC), Greg Goodall (SA Pathology)
2011
Canberra
Carsten Kulheim (ANU)
2010
Hobart
Vikki Marshall (PMCC/QBI) Program Chair: Gordon Smyth (WEHI)
2009
Katoomba
Geoff Kornfeld (Ramaciotti Centre)
2008
Dunedin, New Zealand
Les McNoe (Otago U)
2007
Brisbane (held jointly with MGED)
Sean Grimmond (IMB)
2006
Melbourne (held jointly with AHMRC)
Andrew Holloway (PMCC)
2005
Barossa Valley
Greg Goodall (Hanson)
2004
Fremantle
Nigel Swanson (UWA)
2003
Couran Cove
Geoff Kornfeld (Ramaciotti)
2002
Couran Cove
Sean Grimmond (IMB)
2001
Melbourne
Mark Waltham (SVI) and John Barlow (AGRF)