CBRI Grand Challenges Workshop, May 2018

Would you like to tackle a grand challenge in computational biology?

The Computational Biology Research Initiative (CBRI) would like to invite you to participate in the Grand Challenges in Computational Biology Workshop.

Room G26/G27

BioSciences 1 Building 123
The University of Melbourne

Lunch included!

Register via Eventbrite here

There are four sessions planned:

  • Session #1 - 12:15-12:45pm
  • Session #2 - 12:45-1:15pm
  • Session #3 - 2:00-2:30pm
  • Session #4 - 2:30-3:00pm

Lunch provided between 1:15-2:00pm

Examples of the challenges that you could discuss include:

  • Predicting phenotypes from genotypes
  • How to combine genetic and epidemiological knowledge of disease transmission to better understand patterns of infection and likelihood of intervention success
  • How do people identify each other and work together to develop new integrated methods that add new dimensions to each of their own disciplines in the process
  • Generation of a human blood transcriptome atlas for comparison to leukemic data – integration of single cell datasets
  • Parameter estimation in biological models: why, when, what, how?
  • How do we best up-skill bench researchers to more efficiently use currently available online data for their own research aims?

The intention of the workshop is to engage EMCRs and bring together Computational Biology expertise across Parkville to address bigger issues or ‘grand challenges’.


  1. Opportunity to think beyond your ‘day-to-day’ project(s) to address broader issues in Computational Biology
  2. Identify where your skills/expertise may be applied to new collaborations
  3. Build networks across Parkville, which may value add to future grant, fellowship, job applications
  4. Understand how other researchers tackle similar, related or diverse issues

See you there!

Enquiries: asiebel@unimelb.edu.au