Cancer Genomics Workshop


The Cancer Genomics workshop aims to provide an introduction to cancer genomics analytical pipelines for single nucleotide variations (SNV), copy number variations (CNV) and structural variations (SV).

Workshop Information

City Location Date Cost
Sydney  Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney 25-27th July 2017 $495.00 (plus GST)


Workshop Content

Topics that will be covered during this workshop include experimental design, variant calling, annotation and visualisation of cancer genome data.


Learning objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Ability to perform NGS alignment and manipulate the output
  • Consider and plan experimental design
  • Be able to identify and generate variants (SNV, CNV, SV, Indels)
  • Interpret variants with potential clinical interest
  • Be able to visualise and present data

This workshop will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, hands-on practical sessions, and open discussions. For a draft program please click here.


Recommended Participants

This workshop is designed for bench scientists, PhD students and early career postdoctoral researchers who are planning to work with next-generation sequencing data for small variant detection. No prior bioinformatics experience required but familiarity will be useful.

Preference will be given to medical researchers from NSW and ACT based organisations.


Workshop Trainers

  • Dr Ann-Marie Patch (QIMR Berghofer, Brisbane)
  • Dr Gayle Philip (VLSCI, Melbourne)
  • Dr Erdahl Teber (CMRI, Sydney)
  • Dr Sonika Tyagi (AGRF, Melbourne)


With special guest presentation from Dr Mark Cowley (Team Leader, Translational Genomics at Garvan Institute of Medical Research)


Workshop Coordinators

  • Bioplatforms Australia, Sydney

Registration and Payment

Workshop places are limited due to the significant practical component of this workshop. To manage high demand, all workshop applicants are subject to a selection process and must complete the online application by the 30th of June 2017. Successful applicants will be notified no later than the 1st of July 2017. The workshop fee of $495.00 (Plus GST) covers course material, computer access, lunch and refreshments. If you are unable to apply online please email Andrew Gilbert at


For further information regarding this workshop please contact Andrew Gilbert at

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