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Australian Biosciences Cloud
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Australian Biosciences Cloud

Biosciences research in Australia involves a diverse set of activities from local to national,...find out more

Express your interest in a GATK Best Practice bioinformatics workshop
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Express your interest in a GATK Best Practice bioinformatics workshop

Bioplatforms Australia is calling for expressions of interest in a GATK Best Practice...find out more

Delivering on the promise of Network Medicine: a UK, Austrian and Australian collaboration
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Delivering on the promise of Network Medicine: a UK, Austrian and Australian collaboration

Until we work out how to get a range of scientific disciplines all working together, just doing...find out more

Melbourne Bioinformatics Platform
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Melbourne Bioinformatics Platform

Established with funding from the University of Melbourne’s Collaborative Research...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-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node
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EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node

Melbourne Bioinformatics, as a high-end computing facility and a team of, now, 35 experts who are...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 Virtual Laboratory
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Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Public health authorities and researchers around the world are working hard to implement a new...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

Introduction to Unix
Workshops

Introduction to Unix

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Knowledge of the Unix operating system is fundamental to being productive on HPC systems such as those offered by Melbourne Bioinformatics. This workshop will introduce you to the fundamental Unix concepts by way of a series of hands-on exercises.

Introduction to High Performance Computing
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Introduction to High Performance Computing

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:30-5.30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources such as Melbourne Bioinformatics in an effective and efficient manner is key to modern research.  This workshop will introduce you to HPC environments and assist you to get on with your research.

Introduction to Galaxy and the GVL
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Introduction to Galaxy and the GVL

Thursday, May 4, 2017 9.30am-12.30pm
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It allows users without programming experience to easily specify parameters and run individual tools as well as larger workflows. It also captures run information so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis. Finally, it allows users to share […]

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, May 4, 2017 1.30-4.30pm
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

In this tutorial we will cover the concepts of RNA-Seq differential gene expression (DGE) analysis using Galaxy: an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. Participants with no previous Galaxy experience are strongly recommended to attend the “Introduction to Galaxy” workshop first. Attendees are required to bring their own laptop computers.

Variant Calling with Galaxy and the GVL for beginners
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Variant Calling with Galaxy and the GVL for beginners

Friday, May 5, 2017 9:30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

In this tutorial we cover the concepts of detecting small variants (SNVs and indels) in human genomic DNA using a small set of reads from chromosome 22. The 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 […]

Introduction to Molecular Modelling & Visualisation for Life Sciences
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Introduction to Molecular Modelling & Visualisation for Life Sciences

Monday, May 8, 2017 9:30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

This Melbourne Bioinformatics workshop introduces beginners to molecular modelling and visualisation techniques using packages such as VMD and NAMD.  After introductory talks participants will be given practical exercises to visualise molecules as well as learn how to submit jobs to the Melbourne Bioinformatics clusters.

Intermediate Molecular Modelling & Visualisation for Life Sciences
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Intermediate Molecular Modelling & Visualisation for Life Sciences

Monday, May 8, 2017 1.30-5.30pm
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

This workshop is for the intermediate user who is already familiar with molecular modelling and submitting cluster jobs, and is interested in learning more advanced job submission and visualisation techniques. Topics include: advanced job submission scripts; data analysis; and molecular image and movie making. Participants are required to bring their own laptop computers with VMD […]

ANDS health & medical research data, lunchtime webinar #1
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ANDS health & medical research data, lunchtime webinar #1

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)
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WEBINAR 1:  Funders and Publishers: What is being asked of researchers? The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) invite you to join our series of three short 30 minute lunchtime webinars which aim to support better management and publication of Health and Medical data. ANDS is an NCRIS facility whose core purpose is to make Australia’s […]

ANDS health & medical research data, lunchtime webinar #2
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ANDS health & medical research data, lunchtime webinar #2

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)
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WEBINAR 2: Storing and Publishing Health and Medical Data: Where can I store my data during and after my research project? The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) invite you to join our series of three short 30 minute lunchtime webinars which aim to support better management and publication of Health and Medical data. ANDS is an NCRIS facility […]

Open source science with Git and GitHub
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Open source science with Git and GitHub

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Learn how to keep a record your code’s evolution over time using the git version control system, used by companies and open-source projects worldwide. Git allows you to easily maintain snapshots of your code as you make changes, keep multiple parallel versions of your code, and collaborate with others.

ANDS health & medical research data webinar series #3
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ANDS health & medical research data webinar series #3

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:30pm -1:00pm (AEST)
online

WEBINAR 3: Ethics, Legal issues and data sharing: How can I obtain informed consent for sharing my data? What do I need to consider around storage, access, de-identification and plans for sharing? What laws impact upon the collection, handling and sharing of health and medical research data? The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) invite you to […]

VIZBI 2017, the 8th International Meeting on Visualising Biological Data
Conference

VIZBI 2017, the 8th International Meeting on Visualising Biological Data

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney, Australia.

This conference will run from 14–16 June 2017. VIZBI highlights best of breed computational data visualisation tools in many different fields of biology, and features 21 high profile speakers. Since VIZBI 2017 will be held in Australia for the first time, we believe it could be of interest to many within your life science department, […]

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Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 - All systems are functioning normally. 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