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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 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

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 Group
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Microbial Genomics Group

The Microbial Genomics Group contributes specialist expertise and leadership to national...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

1st Advanced Scientific Programming in Python (ASPP) in the Asia Pacific region
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1st Advanced Scientific Programming in Python (ASPP) in the Asia Pacific region

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 21 January, 2018
Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is host to the first Advanced Scientific Programming in Python workshop for the Asia Pacific region from 14 – 21 January 2018. The workshop is open to only 30 attendees and the selection process is now complete. We look forward to welcoming them and our international faculty to Melbourne in January.  

Packaging your bioinformatics tool with Bioconda and Galaxy
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Packaging your bioinformatics tool with Bioconda and Galaxy

Thursday, January 18, 2018 19/01/2018
Melbourne Bioinformatics, 187 Grattan Street, University of Melbourne

Saskia Hiltemann (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Eric Rasche (Freiburg University, Germany) have been invited by Melbourne Bioinformatics to run two Bioconda and Galaxy training events to help build Australia’s capability in computational biomedical research, and encourage contributions to these great community projects.

Developing bioinformatics training materials
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Developing bioinformatics training materials

Monday, January 22, 2018 23/01/2018
Melbourne Bioinformatics, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Saskia Hiltemann (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Eric Rasche (Freiburg University, Germany) have been invited by Melbourne Bioinformatics to run two Bioconda and Galaxy training events to help build Australia’s capability in computational biomedical research, and encourage contributions to these great community projects.

Introduction to Unix
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Introduction to Unix

Monday, March 19, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 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

Monday, March 19, 2018 1.30-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 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.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, 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.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 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 […]

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, 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 […]

Containerised Bioinformatics: Docker and other tools for reproducible analysis
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Containerised Bioinformatics: Docker and other tools for reproducible analysis

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Containerisation is a method of bundling an application or pipeline with all its dependencies, from language runtimes like Python and R to the operating system itself. This technology has already revolutionised web development by providing a simple way to run web applications in a  precisely controlled environment, regardless of which computer system they are running on. This workshop will explain how these advantages can be […]

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018 1.30-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

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. It will cover long-read technologies and data types, and provide an overview of genome assembly methods. You will use command-line tools to perform long-read assembly and short-read polishing […]

Finding your way around genome browsers
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Finding your way around genome browsers

Thursday, March 22, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Dr Victoria Perreau, Bioinformatics Core Manager of the Melbourne Brain Centre, will introduce beginners to various genome browsers, including the UCSC Genome Browser.

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

Monday, March 26, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, University of Melbourne 3010

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. Follow up with an understanding of […]

Interacting with the EBI
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Interacting with the EBI

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Dr Victoria Perreau, Bioinformatics Core Manager of the Melbourne Brain Centre, will introduce participants to range of actions and resources available via the European Bioinformatics Institute.

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Lenovo NeXtScale
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Live Updates

Monday, 9 October, 2017 -

This is notification of a full systems outage to be held between Monday... more...

Thursday, 29 June, 2017 - All systems are now in service. Unfortunately, any jobs that were running... more...

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- Unscheduled Outage: Data Centre Power Outage
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Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 - Snowy log-in node is now operational. A scheduled upgrade to log-in nodes... more...

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