Workshops & SIG Meetings

Workshop attendance for delegates not attending the conference is available. Please register as Workshop Only through the online process.
Alternatively, if you wish to attend the full Wednesday program, select Single Day Registration.

  Members Non Members
Conference Delegates Included for all Full Conference Registrations & Wednesday Single Day Registrations
Workshop Only $100.00 $150.00



Day Time Workshop Location/Room Contact
Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm
Culture Media SIG Workshop

Title: ASM Guidelines for the Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Microbiological Media Medical; mycology; solid TB; Food & Water microbiology

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Brisbane Convention Centre

Peter Traynor



SIG AGM 4:00-4:30

Eurkaryotic Microbes SIG Workshop

Title: Cool tools for studying eukaryotic microbes

Synopsis: Eukaryotic microbes are fantastic model systems for deciphering the fundamental mechanisms of eukaryotic molecular and cell biology. In addition, fungi and parasites are serious pathogens of humans, animals and plants. The workshop will discuss advanced approaches for studying the biology and pathogenesis of eukaryotic microbes.


  • Timothy Tucey (Monash University)
  • Lucia Zacchi (University of Queensland)
  • Brianna Steed (University of Melbourne)
  • Aaron Jex (Walter and Elisa Hall Institute)
  • Ala Tabor (University of Queensland)
  • James Fraser (University of Queensland)

Brisbane Convention Centre

Ana Traven



Genomics Workshop
(Bioinformatics/Public Health & Food Microbiology SIGs)

This workshop presents practical guidelines for interpreting whole genome sequence (WGS) data from bacterial pathogens. We will focus on how WGS can be applied to investigate suspected outbreaks, especially those caused by food-borne disease-causing bacteria. Strategies for using Illumina, PacBio and Nanopore platforms will be introduced along with direct metagenomic sequencing of clinical samples. We will include an interactive session on using freely available cloud-based platforms for undertaking applied bacterial genomics analysis. Although targeted at Food Safety, Public Health or Clinical microbiologists this workshop will be of interest to anyone seeking practical strategies and tools that they can use to investigate their own bacterial WGS data.

  • Laptop computer is recommended but not required.
  • Details of how to access Galaxy cloud server and tutorials will be provided to all registered participants prior to the workshop. 
  • No previous bioinformatic experience required.

Brisbane Convention Centre

Scott Beatson

Ed Fox

Deborah Williamson



Clinical Serology and Molecular Biology Workshop

Title: Old diseases, new challenges in diagnosis

Brisbane Convention Centre

Linda Hueston



Day Time SIG Meeting Location/Room Contact
Monday 12:30pm-2:00pm

CDS Users SIG meeting

Brisbane Convention Centre

Dianne Rafferty

Monday 12:30pm-2:00pm

Antimicrobial Resistance SIG meeting

Brisbane Convention Centre

Andrew Ginn

Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Education SIG meeting

Brisbane Convention Centre

Karena Waller