Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent session 2:S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration


Chair: Allyson O'Brien
Genomics is a rapidly advancing field of research that is used in many different disciplines worldwide. The application of genomics has relatively recently been used to study organisms in marine environments. This symposium will provide the opportunity to bring together students, researchers and practitioners using genomics in the Australian marine environment. Any field of research that is adapted for a new system provides opportunities for interactions between different disciplines. We would like to encourage speakers to present research that demonstrates the combination of genomics with other disciplines such as ecotoxicology, ecology, biogeography, invasive species management, environmental monitoring, marine megafauna, fisheries and aquaculture. Presentations could also focus on innovative ideas and solutions solving challenges associated with using genomics in the marine environment; including sampling design, laboratory protocols and bioinformatics.

  • Session Details
  • LocationBallroom 1, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade
  • Session TimeThursday 6th July 10:30am to 12:30pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
10:30am to 10:50am Microbial communities in marine sediments control native/invasive macrophyte interactions Paul Gribben S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.
10:50am to 11:10am Using metabarcoding and metabolomics to measure marine community structure and function Allyson O'Brien S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.
11:10am to 11:30am Refining methods for detection of marine pests using plankton tows and qPCR assays Kathryn Wiltshire S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.
11:30am to 11:50am Early detection of MIS from biofouling assemblages in South Australia using next generation sequencing Fee Moy (Lisa) Lee Nen That S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.
11:50am to 12:10pm Ecosystem engineers in intertidal sediments: microbial responses to macroinvertebrate exclusion along an environmental gradient Hannah Ward S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.



  • PEPs In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
12:10pm to 12:15pm Going with the flow: genomic insights into ecological connectivity in the Kimberley Oliver Berry PEP Talk
12:15pm to 12:20pm Developing new DNA Markers to more accurately test for human faecal contamination Zarah Hockey PEP Talk
12:20pm to 12:25pm Integration of multiple techniques to elucidate the population structure of coastal reef fish in northern Australia Laura Taillebois PEP Talk
12:25pm to 12:30pm Using population genetics to design and assess success of marine restoration Georgina Wood PEP Talk