Join our ASP & Murdoch University Workshops for Early Career Researchers, Sunday August 25th at Murdoch University
Cost: $50 ASP members, $150 non-members includes bus transfers between Perth Convention Centre and Murdoch University
Time: This will be a full-day workshop time 830am-415pm with the coach collecting workshop attendees at 800am outside of the Perth Convention Centre (please be 10 minutes early)
Maximum number of participants 30 (per workshop)
If you have already registered for WAAVP then you will need to email Lynne Greenaway firstname.lastname@example.org and she can add the workshop (1 or 2) to your registration.
Australian Wildlife Parasitology Workshop 1
The aim of the workshop is to provide theoretical and practical information of what we know (and don’t know) about parasites in wildlife – specifically in our unique Australian wildlife.
The morning session will feature guest speakers from both the Murdoch University parasitology group and external collaborators, who are expert in the areas of:
“¢ The biology and ecology of Australian wildlife. This will provide an introduction into the uniqueness of our native fauna, of which both local and international delegates should find equally fascinating
“¢ The parasites of Australian wildlife and how they are similar or dissimilar to those more commonly found in other parts of the world
“¢ The diagnostic approaches used to identify these parasites. In particular how the use of traditional microscopy techniques and modern molecular tools can best work in tandem.
The afternoon practical session will give participants the opportunity to try their hand at locating and identifying parasites from some of our native Australian fauna.
Bioinformatics and Phylogenetics workshop 2
This workshop will introduce students to some of the basics behind modern techniques used to edit and annotate nucleic acid sequence data (including those generated using next-generation sequencing), produce robust alignments, perform some of the most commonly used phylogenetic inference algorithms and edit the resulting phylograms for publication. Whilst presenters will introduce students to and provide information on the theories underpinning the analyses, the goal of this short course is to provide a practical framework for taking the students own DNA sequence data from the sequencer to publication. Much of this course will involve hands-on work (i.e. sitting in front of a computer analysing data) and students are encouraged to bring their own data, although datasets will also be provided.