9:00-9:15 Opening address
Dr David Hughes, Chief Medical Officer (AIS)
9:15-10:35 Emerging technologies 1 Chair: Professor Gordon Waddington
9:15-9:45 Sudha Rao (University of Canberra) “Epigenomics: Novel Strategies for Biomarker Identification”
9:45-10:15 Nicolas Cherbuin (Australian National University) “On the difficult art of predicting brain ageing and cognitive decline”
10:15-10:35 Dennis McNevin (University of Canberra) “From genotype to phenotype: Genetic biomarkers for criminal investigations”

Coffee 10:35-11:05
Sponsored by Life Technologies

11:05-1:05 Health and disease Chair: Gabrielle Cooper
11:05-11:35 Ted Maddess (Australian National University) “Visual Biomarkers”
11:35-12:05 Peter Hickman (The Canberra Hospital) “Cardiac troponin as the principle biomarker in the diagnosis of myocardial infraction”
12:05-12:20 Regan Ashby (University of Canberra) “molecular markers of ocular growth”
12:20-12:50 Rohan Baker (Clinical Genomics) “Discovery and validation of novel DNA methylation biomarkers for colorectal cancer with application to blood testing”
12:50-1:05 Amalia Berna (CSIRO) “Diagnosing infectious diseases using an electronic nose”

Lunch 1:05-1:45

1:45-2:45 Emerging technologies 2 Chair: Mark Naunton
1:45-2:15 Yueri Lu (Australian National University) “Femtomolar sensitivity photonic crystal nanowire array ultrasonic DNA mass sensor”
2:15-2:45 Sarah Cohen-Woods (Adelaide University) “Genetic biomarkers of depression: childhood maltreatment within the genetic model”

Break 2:45-3:00

3:00-3:30 Bon Gray (Bond University) “Molecular aspects of human performance”
3:30-4:00 Dick Telford, Bon Gray, Allan Hahn “Blood and the elite athlete”

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