Highlights

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

CloudLaunch: discover and launch pre-configured software for a variety of clouds
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CloudLaunch: discover and launch pre-configured software for a variety of clouds

The Australian-made Genomics Virtual Laboratory keeps on producing outcomes for Melbourne...find out more

Leiden Open Variation Database developer Ivo Fokkema heads home after extensive work on our Genomics Health Alliance projects
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Leiden Open Variation Database developer Ivo Fokkema heads home after extensive work on our Genomics Health Alliance projects

For the second time in two years Melbourne Bioinformatics has hosted visiting scholar, Ivo...find out more

EMBL-ABR 2017 Annual Report out now
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EMBL-ABR 2017 Annual Report out now

Life science research is and will increasingly be shaped by infrastructure that supports it. At...find out more

Fierce competition for MSc (Bioinformatics) research placement projects in 2018
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Fierce competition for MSc (Bioinformatics) research placement projects in 2018

With only 22 students and over 45 projects, competition for Masters of Science (Bioinformatics)...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

Global Alliance for Genomic Health strategic roadmap to more precise medicine
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Global Alliance for Genomic Health strategic roadmap to more precise medicine

Led by our software expert Anthony Marty, Melbourne Bioinformatics’ role in the Australian...find out more

Confronting antibiotic resistance using microbial genomics technologies
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Confronting antibiotic resistance using microbial genomics technologies

With growing antibiotic resistance spreading through our communities, finding new ways to stop...find out more

GVL creates connections across the Tasman
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GVL creates connections across the Tasman

Last month the GVL was trialled by colleagues in New Zealand (NZ) who were interested in its use...find out more

Nectar Virtual Labs deliver research impact
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Nectar Virtual Labs deliver research impact

2 November 2017 In a Victoria University report published this week which set about measuring the...find out more

Bioconda, simplifying software installation for bioinformaticians and life scientists
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Bioconda, simplifying software installation for bioinformaticians and life scientists

25 October 2017 Thanks to the global efforts of over 250 contributors, including our own Simon...find out more

ARC grant helps build $2m system for complex modelling and big data
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ARC grant helps build $2m system for complex modelling and big data

12 October 2017 With the retirement of the IBM Blue Gene/Q ‘Avoca’ at the end of...find out more

Helping to make clinical genomics a reality for Victorian patients
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Helping to make clinical genomics a reality for Victorian patients

For Melbourne Genomics, work is well underway towards the delivery of the first components of...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

Sharing tools as well as data is crucial if we are to deliver on the promise of genomic medicine
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Sharing tools as well as data is crucial if we are to deliver on the promise of genomic medicine

In early August, Bernie Pope, Maillie Gall and Melbourne Genomics’ Natalie Thorne attended...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

Australian Biosciences Data Capability (ex-Cloud)
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Australian Biosciences Data Capability (ex-Cloud)

Biosciences research in Australia involves a diverse set of activities from local to national,...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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Upcoming Events

Teaching and training: lessons from education and cognitive science to promote learning
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Teaching and training: lessons from education and cognitive science to promote learning

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12.00-1.00pm

EMBL-ABR / ARDC Webinar: Prof Rochelle E Tractenberg In 2017, Feldon et al. published a study of the results of federally (grant) -funded “bootcamp” type training in data science/technology that was aimed at doctoral-level graduate students in the US. Their results showed that these short/sharp training experiences did not, in fact, lead to any discernable differences […]

Genome Assembly using Galaxy Australia (EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node)
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Genome Assembly using Galaxy Australia (EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1.00-4.00pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

This workshop will introduce attendees to Galaxy Australia and its use in genome assembly. A talk and demonstration will be followed by a hands-on tutorial. The workshop has been organised by EMBL-ABR and the Biosciences Data Enhanced Virtual Lab (DeVL) Galaxy Australia project and will be led by Dr Anna Syme from Melbourne Bioinformatics, who is coordinating […]

Statistical Literacy and Ethical Neuroscience
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Statistical Literacy and Ethical Neuroscience

Thursday, August 23, 2018 2.30-5.00pm
Level 5 Seminar Room, Kenneth Myer Building (144), University of Melbourne

Prof Rochelle E Tractenberg Statistics is a dynamic and diverse discipline with which many other disciplines, including neuroscience, may have a love-hate relationship. While new automated analytic methods can exploit massive amounts of data, the interpretation—and, possibly more importantly, the replication—of results from these methods are challenging without adequate statistical literacy. Statistical literacy is a […]

Variant Detection using Galaxy Australia (EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node)
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Variant Detection using Galaxy Australia (EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1.00-4.00pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

This workshop provides a basic introduction to Galaxy Australia, and will include a hands-on beginners tutorial for variant detection in microbial data using Galaxy Australia. 

Introduction to Unix
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Introduction to Unix

Monday, October 15, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

A hands-on workshop covering the basics of the Unix/Linux command line interface.

Introduction to High Performance Computing
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Introduction to High Performance Computing

Monday, October 15, 2018 1.30-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

A hands-on workshop to introduce High Performance Computing (HPC) to the researcher.

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.

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.

Systems Status

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IBM iDataplex x86
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Snowy

Lenovo NeXtScale
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Live Updates

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