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 KileWalter and Eliza Hall Institute

Nadia RosenthalEMBL Australia and Monash University

Brandon WainwrightInstitute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Peter KoopmanInstitute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Chris OrmandyGarvan Institute

Moira ObryanMonash University

Jiake XuUniversity of Western Australia

Paul ThomasUniversity of Adelaide

Carola VinuesaThe John Curtin School of Medical Research

Rob BrinkGarvan Institute

Ian SmythMonash University

Warren Alexander Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Ricky JohnstonePeter MacCallum Cancer Centre

John FurnessThe University of Melbourne

Ross Dickens Walter and Eliza Hall InstituteMatthew CookThe John Curtin School of Medical ResearchSimon FooteMacquarie 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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