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August 2021 Galaxy project news
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August 2021 Galaxy project news

The August global Galaxy project newsletter brings news of GCC2021 (just finished) and GCC2022...find out more

July 2021 news
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July 2021 news

This month we farewell some staff, welcome others, and celebrate our extraordinary community...find out more

The Bioinformaticians’ Shed is now open
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The Bioinformaticians’ Shed is now open

Welcome to The Bioinformaticians’ Shed – a fortnightly meetup for local researchers...find out more

Academic Specialist – Software Engineering
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Academic Specialist – Software Engineering

Join us as lead developer of the Janis “Portable Pipelines Project”, an exciting system that...find out more

Galaxy update release 21.05 – use Galaxy in Spanish and more …
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Galaxy update release 21.05 – use Galaxy in Spanish and more …

The Galaxy Committers team is pleased to announce the release of Galaxy 21.05. The release...find out more

New high memory servers for Galaxy Australia
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New high memory servers for Galaxy Australia

18 May 2021 … Researchers’ capacity to analyse their life science data was boosted this...find out more

Bionitio, towards best practice in bioinformatics software
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Bionitio, towards best practice in bioinformatics software

 … Peter Georgeson, Anna Syme, Clare Sloggett, Jessica Chung, Harriet Dashnow, Michael...find out more

Endometriosis Project end 2020 update
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Endometriosis Project end 2020 update

2020 highlights The project has progressed well in its development of a method to predict time of...find out more

PRECEPT project progress
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PRECEPT project progress

2020 highlights Chol-Hee Jung has been managing Australian data locally and in charge of...find out more

Genetics of Colorectal Cancer, end 2020 update
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Genetics of Colorectal Cancer, end 2020 update

2020 update This project continued to progress well in 2020, with Khalid Mahmood sharing his...find out more

Janis – our portable pipelines project – end 2020 update
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Janis – our portable pipelines project – end 2020 update

The Portable Pipelines Project started the development of Janis in late 2018 with the goal of...find out more

Joint PhD Scholarship with Defence Science and Technology (DST)
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Joint PhD Scholarship with Defence Science and Technology (DST)

Population Genetic Signatures in Ricinus communis (Ricin) : Defence has an increasing focus on...find out more

Nuwan Goonasekera shares in Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for the Galaxy Project
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Nuwan Goonasekera shares in Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for the Galaxy Project

8 December 2020 …   Melbourne Bioinformatics is pleased to announce the Galaxy Project...find out more

Seeking PhD students
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Seeking PhD students

Our Human Genomics Group is looking for prospective PhD projects to supervise or co-supervise....find out more

Dr Anna Syme re-joins our team to work on major Australian BioCommons project
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Dr Anna Syme re-joins our team to work on major Australian BioCommons project

5 October 2020… From today, Dr Anna Syme re-joins Melbourne Bioinformatics to be part in...find out more

Webinar: how we can help you do better bioinformatics
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Webinar: how we can help you do better bioinformatics

Watch a one hour presentation produced as part of the Researcher Connect program in July 2020,...find out more

Covid-19: enter the new global research marketplace
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Covid-19: enter the new global research marketplace

13 August 2020 “No more business as usual: Agile and effective responses to emerging...find out more

HiTIME speeds up detection of unknown drug metabolites in LC-MS data
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HiTIME speeds up detection of unknown drug metabolites in LC-MS data

Large datasets generated by researchers using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to identify...find out more

Galaxy Australia part of global effort to research coronavirus
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Galaxy Australia part of global effort to research coronavirus

Two weeks ago, members of Melbourne Bioinformatics (Andrew Lonie (Director Australian BioCommons)...find out more

PRECEPT – PRostatE CancEr Prognosis and Treatment
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PRECEPT – PRostatE CancEr Prognosis and Treatment

This research program aims to: Develop a tissue and blood test that will predict the future risk...find out more

Jessica Chung – bioinformatician, data wrangler
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Jessica Chung – bioinformatician, data wrangler

Published: 2 December 2019 by Tim Thwaites, Science writer Tracking disease-carrying mosquitoes,...find out more

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QIIME2 analysis of bacterial 16s rRNA – applications close 2 August
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QIIME2 analysis of bacterial 16s rRNA – applications close 2 August

Thursday, August 19, 2021 10am - 2pm
via Zoom

Submit an application to join this workshop introducing the QIIME2 analysis platform using 16S rRNA amplicon data from coral-associated bacteria, on Thursday 19 August, 10am – 2pm. Lead trainer Ashley Dungan, School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne Who is the workshop for? Researchers and students at The University of Melbourne and its affiliated institutes […]

Introduction to Genome Browsers – online
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Introduction to Genome Browsers – online

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10am - 2pm
via Zoom

Visualisation gives you answers to questions you didn’t know you had – Ben Schneiderman Workshop Outline This hands on tutorial on Genome Browsers will provide beginners with an introduction to both the UCSC Genome browser and IGV (Integrated Genome Viewer) using RNAseq gene expression data. Tools and public datasets will be used to illustrate how the expression of transcript […]

Variant calling using GATK4 command line workflow – applications close 16 August
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Variant calling using GATK4 command line workflow – applications close 16 August

Thursday, August 26, 2021 10am - 2pm
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Submit an application to join this workshop running through the GATK4 variant calling workflow using tools, datatypes and file formats associated with variant calling, on Thursday 26 August, 10am – 2pm. Lead trainer Khalid Mahmood, Melbourne Bioinformatics, The University of Melbourne Who is the workshop for? Researchers and students at The University of Melbourne and its […]

Online data analysis for biologists
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Online data analysis for biologists

Thursday, September 9, 2021 1-4 pm
via Zoom

Get a hands-on introduction to Galaxy, an online platform for data analysis Workshop outline Galaxy is an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. It is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It also […]

RNA-seq: from reads to differentially expressed genes – applications close 7 Sep
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RNA-seq: from reads to differentially expressed genes – applications close 7 Sep

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10am-1pm & 22/09/2021, 10am-1pm
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Submit an application to join this hands on 2 day workshop in RNA-seq analysis. About this workshop RNA-seq is a popular method for simultaneously measuring and comparing the expression of tens of thousands of genes in multiple samples. Attendees can expect to gain an understanding of approaches to and practical experience in: quality control of […]

In an age of digital connectedness, open, highly accessible, globally shared data and analysis platforms have the potential to transform the way biomedical research is done, opening the way to ‘global research markets’, where competition arises from deriving understanding rather than access to samples and data. Other disciplines have embraced the benefits of global data generation and sharing, astronomy and high energy physics being two highly successful examples. We have the opportunity to mirror their successes in infrastructure funding by demonstrating that biological research can embrace the same global perspective on common infrastructure investment and data sharing.

Assoc Prof Andrew Lonie, Director, Australian BioCommons & Senior Advisor, Melbourne Bioinformatics