Towards precision medicine: Phenotyping human diseases in mice, 20-21 October 2014

The 16th Frank & Bobbie Fenner Conference - 20-21 October 2014

Latest DNA sequencing technologies now allow systematic linking of genomic variation in humans to disease phenotypes. How will we best use mouse models to validate the results from these human sequencing studies? How will clinical value be obtained from mouse models? Who will hold and curate the data frameworks for constant data mining? What is the way to organise national and international collaborations to form the knowledge networks for biomedical research?

To celebrate ten years of the Australian Phenomics Facility we are holding a joint meeting with the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium, Asian Mouse Phenotyping Consortium and Australian Phenomics Network. This will be held in Canberra, Australia in October 2014.

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Public Symposium

Professor Bruce Beutler
Regental Professor and Director of the Center for Genetics of Host Defense at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will give the keynote talk at a public symposium at the Australian Academy of Science on Monday 20 October. Professor Beutler was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2011.


International speakers

Steve Brown
Chair of International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium
Director, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit (MGU) at MRC Harwell, Oxford

Xiang Gao
Director, Model Animal Research Centre, Nanjing University, PR China
Chair, Asian Mouse Phenotyping Consortium

Yuichi Obata
Director, RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC), Japan

Je Kyung Seong
Director of Korean Mouse Phenotyping Centre
Professor, Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Genomics, College of Veterinary Medicine Interdisciplinary Program for Bioinformatics, and Program for Cancer Biology, Seoul National University

Martin Hrabe D'Angelis
Director, German Mouse Clinic, Helmholz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany

Paul Schofield
Reader in Biomedical Informatics, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK

Ting-Fen Tsai
Director, Department of Life Sciences and Institute of Genome Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

Colin McKerlie
Director, Research Partnerships, Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics, Canada


Australian speakers


Chris Goodnow
The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Ben Kile
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Nadia Rosenthal
EMBL Australia and Monash University

Brandon Wainwright
Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Peter Koopman
Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Chris Ormandy
Garvan Institute

Moira Obryan
Monash University

Jiake Xu
University of Western Australia

Paul Thomas
University of Adelaide

Carola Vinuesa
The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Rob Brink
Garvan Institute

Ian Smyth
Monash University

Warren Alexander
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Ricky Johnstone
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

John Furness
The University of Melbourne

Ross Dickens
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Matthew Cook
The John Curtin School of Medical Research
Simon Foote
Macquarie University



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Date & time

9am 20 October – 5pm 21 October 2014


The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


 Laura Vitler
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