Start: Jun 2 2015 19:00
End: Jun 2 2015 21:00
Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity
College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.
• Alan Rubin: Using deep mutational scanning to understand protein function
• Donna Benjamin: Drupal8 out of the box
Alan Rubin: Using deep mutational scanning to understand protein function
High-throughput DNA sequencing enables researchers to identify normal
and disease-associated genetic variation faster than ever before.
However, the functional consequences of most mutations are unknown. Deep
mutational scanning is a method for directly measuring the activity of
hundreds of thousands of variants of a protein quickly, easily, and
cheaply. This allows researchers to analyze huge quantities of data and
identify interesting targets for further research in a variety of
contexts, from aiding the assessment of clinical variants to guiding
Alan will describe a typical deep mutational scanning experiment, and
give examples of applications for this technology. He will also present
Enrich 2, a Python-based software package that makes deep mutational
scanning data analysis accessible to experimental biologists while
providing an extensible framework for bioinformaticians manipulating
these large datasets.
Alan Rubin is a computational biologist at The Walter and Eliza Hall
Insitute of Medical Research, where he works in the labs of Tony
Papenfuss and Terry Speed in the Bioinformatics division. He joined the
institute in February of 2014 after completing his PhD with Phil Green
in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.
His primary research interests are functional genomics and genomic
Donna Benjamin: Drupal8 out of the box
Drupal 8 has been in development for over 4 years. Now in Beta, the
community is working hard to resolve the remaining release blockers.
Even so, Drupal 8 is a huge step forward.
With the WYSIWYG CKeditor and Views module now in core Drupal 8 is a
very capable and easy to use content management platform. The new
configuration management system and approach to web services will make
life easier for Devops and integrations.
Donna will outline the 8 big changes in Drupal 8 and demo what it can do
out of the box.
Donna Benjamin runs a small business called Creative Contingencies, sits
on the board of the Drupal Association and chairs the Drupal Community
Working Group. She also served as President of LUV from 2008 to 2010.
The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main
Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5
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Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is
unfortunately only available to staff.
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- City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at
Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram
terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central
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place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne
is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the
Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting.
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