Opening date

3 October 2019

Closing date

18 October 2019


If you have received an email from the organisers offering you a place at the workshop you can now register and pay online. Registrations will close COB 18 October 2019.

Cost (inc GST)

  • $550 for an 'individual slot' (one participant)
  • $825 for a ‘pair slot’ (two participants - both can come to all lectures but will have only access to half the hands-on labs, i.e. wet lab OR dry lab)

Registration fees will cover all lab expenses, morning and afternoon teas, and food and drinks for social events. Lunch will not be provided (ANU's Union Kambri is nearby).

*ANU participants please note: We have been advised by ANU Finance that ANU staff and students should not pay for ANU activities (which includes CBA events) using an ANU Purchase Card - you will need to request a journal transfer. Please use the Promotional code 'ANU' at checkout (this will allow you to register without a credit card). Then email CoS Finance (or your relevant college Finance team) and ask them to do a journal transfer for your registration costs to the EBL's account ( r41510-INEG) from your chosen account.


Expression of Interest

Places for the workshop, both wet and dry lab, are strictly limited to 30 attendees. Workshop spots will be distributed based on needs and suitable skill levels ascertained from an Expression of Interest (EoI).

The selection committee will consider diversity of participants in all shapes and colours and how the EoI questions are addressed. We will strive towards a diverse and inclusive workshop experience for everyone. 

For each research group, we will limit workshop spots to one person or a pair of participants - ‘groups slots’ that will enable groups to send two group members, each focusing either on wet and dry lab aspects separately. Please indicate on your EoI if you would like to attend with a lab colleague as a 'group slot'.

Expressions of Interest will close on 30 September, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 7 October, 2019 and will be sent a link to register and pay online.

For those who will miss out, we apologise yet don’t forget! Lectures are open to all and live streamed and recorded via Zoom. Protocols will be deposited on for everyone to reuse, build on and contribute to.


  • Basic understanding of the opportunities arising from novel long-read, long-range DNA/RNA sequencing technologies;
  • Prior (basic) hands on experience with molecular biology for the wet lab DNA extraction part; and/or
  • Prior experience with basic DNA/RNA sequencing data analysis (desirable, but not required).


Updated:  15 August 2020/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator