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 1:30pm to 3:10pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
1:30pm to 1:50pm Molecular ecology in the tropics: Describing sediment microbes and mine-derived pollution in the Torres Strait Simone Birrer S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.
1:50pm to 2:10pm DNA analysis of scats reveals effect of breeding constraints and environmental variation on diet in a central place forager Catherine (Cathy) Cavallo S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.
2:10pm to 2:30pm eDNA as a new tool to investigate extent and causes of Crown-of-Thorns seastar outbreaks Sven Uthicke S11: Crossing boundaries with marine genomics: new techniques, applications and integration.