Presentations & Posters

a list of conference presentations and posters

Presentations

2017

Benton MC. Identification of allelic-specific methylation profiles in a genetic isolate. GeneMappers 2017 - Novotel Geelong, Victoria, Australia, April 26th-28th. [HTML Presentation]

2016

Benton MC. Identification of allelic-specific methylation profiles in a genetic isolate. AB3ACBS 2016 - QUT, Brisbane, Australia, November 1st-2nd. [HTML Presentation]

Benton MC. Insights from a Genetic Isolate. AGTA 2016, Auckland, NZ, October 9th-12th. [HTML Presentation]

2015

Benton MC, Blick R, Lea RA and Griffiths LR. Reproducible Research, Big Data and Visualisation: is free software the solution? Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2015), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 23-25th November 2015.

White N, Benton MC, Lea RA, Griffiths LR, and Mengersen K. (2015) Cellular heterogeneity in DNA methylation: A new approach for the estimation of cellular proportions in whole blood. Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2015), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 23-25th November 2015.

Benton MC. My journey - how bioinformatics changed my worldview: the many platforms, data types and analyses I've learnt along the way… and other general ramblings. Invited speaker, CMB Friday seminar series, Vitoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 6th Novemember 2015.

2014

Benton MC, Sutherland H, Haupt L, Donia Macartney-Coxson, Lea RA and Griffiths LR. As Time Goes By: Longitudinal profiling of DNA methylation. Wellington Health & Biomedical Research Society Young Investigators Meeting (80th meeting), Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 27th November 2014.

Benton MC, Sutherland H, Haupt L, Lea RA and Griffiths LR. As Time Goes By: Longitudinal profiling of DNA methylation. Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2014), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 24-25th November 2014.

Benton MC, Lea RA, Macartney-Coxson D, Carless MA, Göring HH, Bellis C, Hanna M, Eccles D, Chambers GK, Curran JE, Blangero J and Griffiths LR. A pedigree-based GWAS identifies UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UDPGT) variants associated with serum bilirubin concentration and risk of Type-2 Diabetes in the Norfolk Island genetic isolate. Genemappers Conference 2014, Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, SA, Australia, 11–14th May 2014. [PDF]

2013

Benton MC. A student’s journey − how Bioinformatics changed my worldview: the many platforms, data types and analyses I’ve learnt along the way. ESR conference, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3rd-5th December 2013. [PDF]

Benton MC. Epigenetics − where the environment meets the genetics of disease: Interpreting high-throughput DNA Methylation data. QUT SBB symposium, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 25-26th November 2013. [PDF]

Benton MC, Johnstone A, Eccles D, Harmon B, Hayes MT, Lea RA, Griffiths LR, Hoffman E, Stubbs RS, Macartney-Coxson D. Global DNA methylation profiling reveals significant differential methylation of subcutaneous and omental adipose tissue before and after weight loss. Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, August 2013 Epigenetics Satellite.

Graves MC, Benton MC, Lea RA, Boyle M, Tajouri L, Macartney-Coxson D, Scott R, Lechner-Scott J. (2013) Epigenetic changes in CD4+ T cells isolated from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients. ECTRIMS Lecture: Multiple Sclerosis Journal 19: (S1) 18–73

Benton MC, Eccles D, Macartney-Coxson D. What High-throughput 'Omics' and Bioinformatics can do for you! Malaghan Institute Seminar, Wellington, New Zealand, 24 th May 2013.

2012

Benton MC, Lea RA, Macartney-Coxson D, Carless MA, Göring HH, Bellis C, Hanna M, Eccles D, Chambers GK, Curran JE, Blangero J and Griffiths LR. Mapping eQTLs associated with CVD risk in the Norfolk Island genetic isolate. Biomarkers Discovery Conference 2012, Shoal Bay Resort and Spa, NSW, Australia, 3 rd - 6 th December 2012. [PDF]

Benton MC, Eccles D, Lea R, Sutherland H, Macartney-Coxson D, Griffiths L. Epigenetics – where the environment meets the genetics of disease: Interpreting high-throughput DNA Methylation data. WHBRS 2012, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. [PDF]

Benton MC, Lea RA, Macartney-Coxson D, Carless MA, Göring HH, Bellis C, Hanna M, Eccles D, Chambers GK, Curran JE, Blangero J and Griffiths LR. eQTL identification and mapping in the population isolate of Norfolk Island. Genemappers Conference. Port Douglas, Australia, 26-29th August 2012. [PDF]

2011

Benton MC, Lea RA, Macartney-Coxson D, Cox H, Hanna M, Eccles D, Chambers GK, Griffiths L. A Phenome Scan for Metabolic Syndrome in the Norfolk Island Isolate. Goldcoast Health and Medical Research Council Conference 2011.


Posters

2015

Kennedy D, Lea RA, White N, Benton MC, Griffiths LR, and Mengersen K. (2015) Statistical deconvolution of DNA methylation data in mixed cell samples. Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2015), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 23-25th November 2015.

Stuart S, Benton MC, Eccles DA, Sutherland H, Albury C, Haupt LM, Lea RA, and Griffiths LR. (2015) Full Mitochondrial Genome Sequencing Reveals that the 12S rRNA Mitochondrial subunit is Involved in Migraine Susceptibility in the Genetically Isolated Norfolk Island Population. Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2015), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 23-25th November 2015.

Avgan N, Sutherland HG, Benton MC, Bellis C, Spriggens LG, Shum DHK, Lea RA, Haupt LM, and Griffiths, LR. (2015) A Genome-Wide Investigation of SNPs in Human Memory. Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2015), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 23-25th November 2015.

Benton MC, Sutherland H, Haupt L, Lea RA and Griffiths LR. Longitudinal methylation changes in SGK1 are associated with blood glucose levels in healthy Norfolk Island females. Genemappers Conference 2015, Perth, WA, Australia, 10-12th November 2015.

Sanders KA, Benton MC, Lea RA, Maltby VE, Agland S, Griffin N, Scott RJ, Tajouri L and Lechner-Scott J. (2015) MicroRNA sequencing identifies four down-regulated microRNAs in CD4+T-cells of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis patients. MS Research Australia Progress in MS Research Conference, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCT 29-30, 2015

Lea RA, Benton MC, Scott R. et al. (2015) Next Phase ANZGene Proposal - Epigenome-Wide Association Studies of Multiple Sclerosis. MS Research Australia Progress in MS Research Conference Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCT 29-30, 2015

Maltby VE, Graves M, Lea RA, Benton MC, Scott RJ, Tajouri L and Lechner-Scott J. (2015) Minor methylation differences at various loci in CD8+T-Cells are associated with multiple sclerosis. MS Research Australia Progress in MS Research Conference Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCT 29-30, 2015

Sanders KA, Benton MC, Lea RA, Maltby VE, Agland S, Griffin N, Scott RJ, Tajouri L and Lechner-Scott J. (2015) MicroRNA sequencing identifies down-regulated microRNA in CD4+T-cells of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis patients. 31st Congress of the European-Committee-for-Treatment-and-Research-in-Multiple-Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), Barcelona, SPAIN, OCT 07-10, 2015

2014

White N, Benton MC, Lea RA and Mengersen K. Baysiean hierarchical models for the analysis of DNA methylation. Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2014), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 24-25th November 2014.

Hernández-Sánchez J, Lea RA, Benton MC, Sutherland H and Griffiths LR. Elastic Nets Haul in Obesity Markers: A Recipe to Analyze Big DNA Methylation Data Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3 2014), Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia, 24-25th November 2014.

Graves M, Benton MC, Lea R, Boyle M, Tajouri L, Macartney-Coxson D, Scott R and Lechner-Scott J. (2014) Epigenetic changes in CD8(+) T cells and CD19(+) B cells isolated from relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis patients. Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS, Boston, MA, SEP 10-13, 2014

Miles Benton, Ronald D. Hagan, Alice Johnstone, Richard Stubbs, Michael A. Langston, Donia Macartney-Coxson. A tale of two [adipose] tissues: DNA methylation markers associated with weight-loss and tissue specificity. Genemappers Conference 2014, Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, SA, Australia, 11 th – 14 th May 2014. [PDF]

2013

Benton MC, Johnstone A, Eccles D, Harmon B, Hayes MT, Lea RA, Griffiths LR, Hoffman E, Stubbs RS, Macartney-Coxson D. Global DNA methylation profiling reveals significant differential methylation of subcutaneous and omental adipose tissue before and after weight loss. AMATA 2013, Surfers Paradise, Oct 13-16 – Australasian Microarray and Associated Technologies Association Conference.

Jones A, Benton MC, Stubbs RS, Macartney-Coxson D. A comparison of plasma miRNA levels in insulin sensitive, insulin resistant and type 2 diabetic obese individuals versus lean controls: differential miRNA levels between groups. AMATA 2013, Surfers Paradise, Oct 13-16 – Australasian Microarray and Associated Technologies Association Conference.

2012

Griffiths LR, Benton MC, Cox H, Bellis C, Blangero J, Lea RA. Identification of a pleiotropic effect locus associated with a composite CVD risk trait in the genetic isolate of Norfolk Island. ASHG 2012. [PDF]

2011

Benton MC, Lea RA, Macartney-Coxson D, Cox H, Hanna M, Eccles D, Chambers GK, Griffiths L. A Phenome Scan for Metabolic Syndrome in the Norfolk Island Isolate. HGSA Conference, Seaworld, Queensland, Australia, 3-6th December 2011. [PDF]

2010

Benton MC, Macartney-Coxson D, Eccles D, Griffiths L, Chambers GK, Lea RA. A Mitochondrial Genome Scan for Thrifty Genes in Maori. WHBRS 2010, Wellington, New Zealand. [PDF]