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Researchers, submit your MSc Bioinformatics projects by our 17 April deadline
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Researchers, submit your MSc Bioinformatics projects by our 17 April deadline

Each year there is always fierce competition for talented and in-demand MSc Bioinformatics...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

‘Janis’ is now being used to analyse a mixture of whole genome and exome sequencing data at Peter Mac, WEHI & Melbourne Bioinformatics
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‘Janis’ is now being used to analyse a mixture of whole genome and exome sequencing data at Peter Mac, WEHI & Melbourne Bioinformatics

Researchers across the Parkville Precinct and beyond now have a simpler way to run their data...find out more

Prostate Cancer Research project
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Prostate Cancer Research project

2019 update: Chol Hee Jung has been carrying out the quality control and processing of Australian...find out more

Another successful Advanced Neuroscience workshop in bioinformatics for the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program
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Another successful Advanced Neuroscience workshop in bioinformatics for the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program

Over July to October 2019, Dr Victoria Perreau delivered an extended, comprehensive...find out more

Engineering microbial symbionts that increase coral climate resilience
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Engineering microbial symbionts that increase coral climate resilience

2019 update: This work progressed well in 2019, with Gayle Philip and Dieter Bulach sharing their...find out more

Genetics of Colorectal Cancer (CRC)
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Genetics of Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

2019 update: This project continued to progress well in 2019, with Khalid Mahmood sharing his...find out more

Identification and function of genes that increase risk for endometriosis
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Identification and function of genes that increase risk for endometriosis

2019 update: This project has made some very good progress in 2019, with Jessica Chung providing...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

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

Published: 23 September 2019 Bionitio: demonstrating and facilitating best practices for...find out more

Using genetic testing to solve brothers’ health mystery
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Using genetic testing to solve brothers’ health mystery

It’s one thing to identify a genetic disorder, but another to successfully treat it. In...find out more

Hi-Plex 2 just released: a simple and robust approach to targeted sequencing-based genetic screening
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Hi-Plex 2 just released: a simple and robust approach to targeted sequencing-based genetic screening

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

Galaxy Australia recognised with iAwards
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Galaxy Australia recognised with iAwards

Galaxy Australia won three trophies at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA)...find out more

Genovic now ready for use in clinical genomic testing
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Genovic now ready for use in clinical genomic testing

25 February 2019 Following our July 2018 update, Genovic, Victoria’s shared clinical system...find out more

GOBLET launches Critical Guides for bioinformatics training on f1000’s Bioinformatics Education & Training Collection
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GOBLET launches Critical Guides for bioinformatics training on f1000’s Bioinformatics Education & Training Collection

Since its foundation in 2012, the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education...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 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

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

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Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists
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Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists

Thursday, March 19, 2020 12-4pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, Ground floor, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Overview Presenter – Lev Lafayette, Research Computing Services Are you a life science researcher with desktop system that isn’t adequate for your big datasets or the complex research problems? It’s time to learn more about High Performance Computing (HPC). The University of Melbourne HPC system, Spartan, is freely available to researchers. This introductory course will […]

Advanced Linux and Shell Scripting for biologists
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Advanced Linux and Shell Scripting for biologists

Friday, March 20, 2020 12-4pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, Ground floor, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Overview Presenter – Lev LaFayett, Research Computing Services Job submission scripts in Slurm allocate resources and computation in batch mode. Job submissions can be made more powerful and flexible with a working knowledge of shell scripting and more advanced Slurm commands. This workshop covers advanced Linux commands, regular expressions and regex tools, various shells, the […]

Introduction to Genome Browsers
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Introduction to Genome Browsers

Monday, March 23, 2020 9am-12noon
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, Ground floor, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Overview Presenter: Dr Victoria Perreau This detailed, hands on tutorial on Genome Browsers will provide beginners with an introduction to both the UCSC Genome browser and IGV (Integrated Genome Viewer). Numerous different datatypes will be displayed in the UCSC browser including human RNAseq data from GTEX and mouse single cell RNAseq data from Tabula Muris. Different data types available will be used […]

Introduction to R for Biologists
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Introduction to R for Biologists

Monday, March 23, 2020 1-4pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, Ground floor, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Overview Presenter – Jessica Chung This introduction to R and RStudio will provide beginners with experience with loading, manipulating and visualising biological data using the tidyverse collection of R packages. The example data used is publicly available RNA-seq data, therefore attendees will gain experience in the structure and appearance of RNA-seq data. This workshop has […]

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9am-12noon
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Overview Presenter – Simon Gladman This beginners tutorial will introduce Galaxy’s interface, tool use, histories, and get new users of the Genomics Virtual Laboratory up and running. You can follow this tutorial with the Galaxy Workflows tutorial to learn about workflows. Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It […]

Introduction to Variant Calling with Galaxy & the GVL
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Introduction to Variant Calling with Galaxy & the GVL

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1-4pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

Learn the process of SNP and Indel detection using Galaxy, an intuitive and highly visual online tool. Overview Presenter – Khalid Mahmood This tutorial is designed to introduce the tools, datatypes and workflow of variant detection. We will align reads to the genome, look for differences between reads and reference genome sequence, and filter the […]

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9am-12noon
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

We’re sure you’ve heard of long reads – time to get hands on and see what they can do! Overview Presenter – Deiter Bulach New genome sequencing technologies are producing much longer reads. This workshop combines an introductory presentation on the theory of de novo genome assembly with hands-on practice. We will use a cut-down […]

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