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Working towards an Australian Bioinformatics Commons
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Working towards an Australian Bioinformatics Commons

This week project convenor and Director, Melbourne Bioinformatics and EMBL-ABR, updated the...find out more

Australian Bioinformatics Commons
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Australian Bioinformatics Commons

Over the past three years several NCRIS-funded projects have brought together research...find out more

Galaxy Australia August 2018 update
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Galaxy Australia August 2018 update

The ongoing evolution of services behind the GVL, including Galaxy Australia, saw a number of...find out more

Release 1 of Genovic: Melbourne Genomics’ shared clinical system for genomics
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Release 1 of Genovic: Melbourne Genomics’ shared clinical system for genomics

4 July 2018 Melbourne Genomics is excited to have completed delivery of Release 1 of Genovic: its...find out more

The Australian Environmental Microbiome Research Data Cloud
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The Australian Environmental Microbiome Research Data Cloud

In March 2018 we started work on the Australian Environmental Microbiome Research Data Cloud...find out more

Galaxy Australia is extending the GVL for bioinformatics training and research across Australia
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Galaxy Australia is extending the GVL for bioinformatics training and research across Australia

In mid-March Melbourne Bioinformatics’ resident Galaxy guru, Simon Gladman, attended the ELIXIR...find out more

Hi-Plex: simple, low-cost, modular targeted DNA sequencing technology
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Hi-Plex: simple, low-cost, modular targeted DNA sequencing technology

Hi-Plex was developed by our Molecular Biologist, Assoc Prof Daniel Park and Computer Scientist,...find out more

Australian Genomics Health Alliance (Australian Genomics)
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Australian Genomics Health Alliance (Australian Genomics)

Melbourne Bioinformatics is one of 80 partners across Australia and internationally who are...find out more

Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance (Melbourne Genomics)
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Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance (Melbourne Genomics)

A Dutch study published in Genetics in Medicine on 4 February 2016 applies a cost analysis to the...find out more

Pan Prostate Genomics Consortium (PPGC)
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Pan Prostate Genomics Consortium (PPGC)

Many groups around the world have generated Whole Genome DNA Sequence (WGS) data. To co-ordinate...find out more

Human Genomics Group
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Human Genomics Group

The Human Genomics Group is focused on enabling medical breakthroughs via new and cutting-edge...find out more

EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR)
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EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR)

EMBL-ABR aims to: increase Australia’s capacity to collect, integrate, analyse, exploit, share...find out more

Microbial Genomics Group
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Microbial Genomics Group

The Microbial Genomics Group contributes specialist expertise and leadership to national...find out more

Genomics Virtual Laboratory
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Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Over ten years after the sequencing of the human genome, in 2013 the National eResearch...find out more

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Upcoming Events

Research Platform Services: R Introductory Workshop
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Research Platform Services: R Introductory Workshop

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9.00AM-5.00PM
University of Melbourne Colab Training Room #329, Eastern Resource Centre, Parkville, VIC 3010

The goal of this University of Melbourne workshop is to teach novice programmers to write code in R for data analysis. R is commonly used in many scientific disciplines for statistical analysis and its array of third-party packages. The emphasis of these materials is to give attendees a strong foundation in the fundamentals of R, […]

RNA-Seq Differential Gene Expression Analysis using Galaxy and the GVL
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RNA-Seq Differential Gene Expression Analysis using Galaxy and the GVL

Thursday, October 18, 2018 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

In this tutorial we cover the concepts of RNA-seq differential gene expression (DGE) analysis using a simulated dataset from the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

Introduction to Galaxy and the Genomics Virtual Laboratory
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Introduction to Galaxy and the Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Thursday, October 18, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

This beginners tutorial will introduce Galaxy’s interface, tool use, histories, and get new users of the Genomics Virtual Laboratory up and running.

Introduction to Galaxy Australia: Differential Gene Expression from Bacterial RNA-seq Data
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Introduction to Galaxy Australia: Differential Gene Expression from Bacterial RNA-seq Data

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 2.00-5.00pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

This EMBL ABR workshop will introduce attendees to Galaxy Australia and its use in RNA-seq and differential gene expression (using bacterial data). A talk and demonstration will be followed by a hands-on tutorial.

Containerised Bioinformatics: Docker and other tools for reproducible analysis
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Containerised Bioinformatics: Docker and other tools for reproducible analysis

Monday, October 29, 2018 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

This beginners workshop will explain how containerisation can be used in bioinformatics analysis.

Introduction to EBI tools
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Introduction to EBI tools

Monday, October 29, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

This workshop will give an overview of tools available on the EMBL-EBI site and how to locate tools of interest and training resources. It will include a detailed hands on tutorial covering a small number of resources in detail including the IntAct molecular interaction database, the Expression Atlas and Array express.

Introduction to long-read genome assembly
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Introduction to long-read genome assembly

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

New genome sequencing technologies are producing much longer reads. This workshop combines an introductory presentation to introduce the theory of de novo genome assembly with hands-on practice.

UCSC Genome Browser: a full-featured genomic data system
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UCSC Genome Browser: a full-featured genomic data system

Thursday, November 8, 2018 12.00-3.00pm
Room 455 Arts West North Wing, University of Melbourne

Robert Kuhn, Associate Director of UCSC Genome Browser, Training and Outreach, Genome Browser licensing This EMBL-ABR workshop provides hands-on instruction in the use of the UCSC Genome Browser, which is a widely used platform for interpreting many types of genome-wide data for a large number of organisms.  In the context of human genetics, aggregated data […]

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Monday, 5 March, 2018 - Planned full systems outage 16-18 April 2018 This routine outage will... more...

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - All systems have been returned to service. During the outage, the causes of... more...

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - Unfortunately the file system has failed and we have to take a full outage.... more...

Monday, 22 January, 2018 - The systems have been returned to service but are running 'at risk' The most... more...

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - Unfortunately the file systems controllers have failed, resulting in a system... more...

Our partnership with the microbial genomics team at VLSCI [now Melbourne Bioinformatics] is a key driver behind our program to bring the full power of genomics to Australian public and clinical microbiology laboratories. Genomics is revolutionising our ability to track disease outbreak and stop the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The Melbourne Bioinformatics team is critical to our efforts by providing accessible software tools and analysis platforms to interrogate the genome data in a framework that can then be deployed across Australia, and potentially across the globe for the benefit of all.

Tim Stinear, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Scientific Director, Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics program
The Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, the University of Melbourne