Explore Current Research and Developments

AMSI BioInfoSummer 2021 will be held as a four-day hybrid conference with hosting shared by The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, Curtin University, James Cook University and UNSW. Participate from an event hub in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Townsville or Sydney, or online to develop your bioinformatics skills, national networks and employability.

Join with other advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and professionals from the mathematics, statistics, data science, and medical sciences to explore bioinformatics under the following themes:

  • High Performance Computing for bioinformatics
  • Computational Methods in Human Genomic Health
  • Metagenomics
  • Long reads


Running over four days, AMSI BioInfoSummer gives attendees the opportunity to be involved at every level. The program includes presentations and specialist lectures from international speakers and Australia’s top mathematical scientists, introductory hands-on afternoon workshops, an interactive careers advice session and a range of networking events.

Event hubs

Adelaide | AHMS Building, The University of Adelaide, City West

Melbourne | Arts West, The University of Melbourne, Parkville

Perth | Building 300, Curtin University, Perth Campus

Sydney | Biological Sciences (West), UNSW, Sydney

Townsville | Bebegu Yumba campus, James Cook University


  • Aaron Jex Associate Professor & Laboratory Head, WEHI
  • Ana Conesa Research Professor, Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, Spanish National Research Council
  • Azadeh Safarchi Postdoctoral fellow, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW
  • James Ferguson Genomic Systems Analyst, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Registration Scholarships

sponsored by Australian BioCommons

AMSI BioInfoSummer 2021 registration scholarships are available to assist students from AMSI member universities with the cost of registration fees. Female, First Nations and regional, rural and remote students are encouraged to apply.