Wellcome Connecting Science Applied Bioinformatics & Public Health Microbiology

Applied Bioinformatics & Public Health Microbiology 3 May, 2023 - 5 May, 2023

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1RQ, UK + virtual

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Deadline: 17/04/2023
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General Information

The 9th Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Microbiology conference provides a multidisciplinary forum to demonstrate how advances in microbial and viral genomics, bioinformatics, data science, and sequencing technology are being used to meet the needs of public health.

This year’s meeting will focus on how these advances are transforming public health across the globe, including lessons learned from the SARS-Cov2 pandemic. We will include sessions exploring public health genomics, genomic epidemiology, metagenomics for surveillance, and new bioinformatics approaches – focusing on pipelines and data management. A large proportion of the programme will be chosen from submitted abstracts.

We aim to share best practices for implementing genomics technology in routine, frontline diagnostics and surveillance, with a particular focus on the implications of using data-driven genomics approaches in public health. The conference will also provide an opportunity for bioinformaticians working in this area to exhibit the innovative tools that they have developed.

Sessions will focus on a variety of exciting topics, including:

  • Public health genomics
  • Bioinformatics showcase
  • Metagenomics for surveillance
  • Are we in a post-bioinformatics world? (panel discussion)
  • Genomic epidemiology in the field
  • New approaches in bioinformatics
  • Pandemic preparedness (panel discussion)

Deadline for submissions: 07 March 2023

Meeting organisers:


Wellcome Connecting Science


Keynote speakers

Julie Segre – National Institutes of Health, USA

Chikwe Ihekweazu – WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, Berlin

Confirmed speakers

Angie Hinrichs – University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Meera Chand – UK Health Security Agency

Bill Hanage – Harvard University, USA

Emma Hodcroft – Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Switzerland

Neelika Malavige – University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka

Moses Njagi Mwaniki – University of Pisa, Italy

Josefina Campos – NEI-ANLIS Dr Carlos G. Malbrán, Argentina