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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

‘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

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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