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September 2022 news
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September 2022 news

The big news this issue is the announcement that Galaxy Australia will be hosting the Galaxy...find out more

July 2022 news
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July 2022 news

It has been a while since our last newsletter, and a lot’s been happening at Melbourne...find out more

November 2021 Galaxy Community News
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November 2021 Galaxy Community News

This month the Galaxy Community announces the official launch of Galaxy India, and more! Galaxy...find out more

October 2021 news
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October 2021 news

E-Research Australasia conference week is always a busy one for us and some of our team are...find out more

AMSI Bioinfosummer 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2021 Australia-wide
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AMSI Bioinfosummer 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2021 Australia-wide

Melbourne Bioinformatics is hosting the Victorian workshops for this exciting week of...find out more

The Bioinformaticians’ Shed
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The Bioinformaticians’ Shed

Welcome to The Bioinformaticians’ Shed – a fortnightly meetup for local researchers and...find out more

New high memory servers for Galaxy Australia
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New high memory servers for Galaxy Australia

18 May 2021 … Researchers’ capacity to analyse their life science data was boosted this...find out more

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

 … Peter Georgeson, Anna Syme, Clare Sloggett, Jessica Chung, Harriet Dashnow, Michael...find out more

Endometriosis Project end 2020 update
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Endometriosis Project end 2020 update

2020 highlights The project has progressed well in its development of a method to predict time of...find out more

PRECEPT project progress
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PRECEPT project progress

2020 highlights Chol-Hee Jung has been managing Australian data locally and in charge of...find out more

Genetics of Colorectal Cancer, end 2020 update
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Genetics of Colorectal Cancer, end 2020 update

2020 update This project continued to progress well in 2020, with Khalid Mahmood sharing his...find out more

Janis – our portable pipelines project – end 2020 update
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Janis – our portable pipelines project – end 2020 update

The Portable Pipelines Project started the development of Janis in late 2018 with the goal of...find out more

Nuwan Goonasekera shares in Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for the Galaxy Project
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Nuwan Goonasekera shares in Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for the Galaxy Project

8 December 2020 …   Melbourne Bioinformatics is pleased to announce the Galaxy Project...find out more

Seeking PhD students
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Seeking PhD students

Our Human Genomics Group is looking for prospective PhD projects to supervise or co-supervise....find out more

Dr Anna Syme re-joins our team to work on major Australian BioCommons project
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Dr Anna Syme re-joins our team to work on major Australian BioCommons project

5 October 2020… From today, Dr Anna Syme re-joins Melbourne Bioinformatics to be part in...find out more

Webinar: how we can help you do better bioinformatics
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Webinar: how we can help you do better bioinformatics

Watch a one hour presentation produced as part of the Researcher Connect program in July 2020,...find out more

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

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

Upcoming Events

Network analysis of differentially-expressed genes using vissE and Cytoscape
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Network analysis of differentially-expressed genes using vissE and Cytoscape

Thursday, 29 September 2022 10:30am-3pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

  In biological data, similarity between genes/proteins can be exploited to identify biological functions or pathways. For example, investigating pairwise protein-protein interactions can help us identify protein complexes that have related functions. Such analyses require pairwise interaction or similarity data to be represented as a biological network. Once generated, networks can be used to investigate […]

Command line skills in UNIX
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Command line skills in UNIX

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 10am-12pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

A hands-on workshop covering the basics of the Unix/Linux command line interface. Workshop Description: Knowledge of the Unix operating system is fundamental to the use of many popular bioinformatics command-line tools. Whether you choose to run your analyses locally or on an HPC system, knowing your way around a command-line interface is highly valuable. This […]

QIIME2 analysis of bacterial 16s rRNA
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QIIME2 analysis of bacterial 16s rRNA

Thursday, 6 October 2022 10am-2pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

This workshop will give you an introduction to the QIIME2 analysis platform using 16S rRNA amplicon data from coral-associated bacteria. Workshop date: Thursday 6th October 2022 EOI deadline: 5pm Friday 23rd September 2022 Successful applicants notified: Wednesday 28th September 2022

Variant calling using GATK4 command line workflow
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Variant calling using GATK4 command line workflow

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 10am-2pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Workshop date: Wednesday 19th October EOI deadline: 5pm Friday 7th October Successful applicants notified: Wednesday 12th October

Introduction to Workflow languages
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Introduction to Workflow languages

Thursday, 20 October 2022 10am-3pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

This hands on workshop demonstrates how to write workflows using a workflow language. Workshop Description: This workshop demonstrates how to write workflows using a workflow language. An introduction to workflow theory, implementation using the CWL language, and execution on a compute environment will be demonstrated. By the end of the session, participants will be able […]

Introduction to R for Biologists
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Introduction to R for Biologists

Thursday, 27 October 2022 10am-1pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Ever wanted to visualise your own data? You can with R! Workshop Description: This workshop has been developed collaboratively by training specialists at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center and Melbourne Bioinformatics and is freely available at this link. This introduction to R and RStudio will provide beginners with experience with loading, manipulating and visualising biological data using the […]

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