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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

2018 Highlights
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2018 Highlights

The life sciences have been transformed by the availability of fast, low cost genomics analysis....find out more

Save the date! 16 August 2019
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Save the date! 16 August 2019

The inaugural Victorian Cancer Bioinformatics Symposium (VCBS) aims to bring together those with...find out more

Portable Pipelines Project
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Portable Pipelines Project

In September 2018, talented software engineer, Michael Franklin, joined us to work on a new...find out more

Dr Clare Sloggett, offering two new workshops in data visualisation and data tidying in 2019
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Dr Clare Sloggett, offering two new workshops in data visualisation and data tidying in 2019

Our resident expert in data visualisation and data tidying, Dr Clare Sloggett, has prepared two...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

Working to embed genomics into everyday healthcare
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Working to embed genomics into everyday healthcare

Members of the Melbourne Genomics team recently travelled to the US to share experiences with...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

Working towards an Australian Bioinformatics Commons
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Working towards an Australian Bioinformatics Commons

This week project convenor and Director, Melbourne Bioinformatics and EMBL-ABR, updated the...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 August 2018 update
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Galaxy Australia August 2018 update

The ongoing evolution of services behind the GVL, including Galaxy Australia, saw a number of...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

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

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

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

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Upcoming Events

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

Friday, October 4, 2019 1-4pm
Arts West, Professors Walk, University of Melbourne

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.

Genome Browsers and using UCSC genome Browser tools
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Genome Browsers and using UCSC genome Browser tools

Monday, October 14, 2019 1-4pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

This is a detailed hands on tutorial on the UCSC Genome Browser which will provide beginners with an introduction to the UCSC Genome browser and how to use it to ask a wide variety of biological questions such as investigating variants, gene expression and epigenetics. A selection of tools in the browser will be demonstrated including; in […]

Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists
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Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1-5pm
Room 355, Arts West North Wing, University of Melbourne

This workshop is offered by Research Platform Services, and the trainer is Lev Lafayette. Are you a life science researcher with desktop system that isn’t adequate for your big datasets or the complex research problems? It’s time to learn more about High Performance Computing (HPC). The University of Melbourne HPC system, Spartan, is freely available to […]

Advanced Linux and Shell Scripting for biologists
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Advanced Linux and Shell Scripting for biologists

Thursday, October 31, 2019 1-5pm
Room 355, Arts West North Wing, University of Melbourne

This workshop is offered by Research Platform Services, and the trainer is Lev Lafayette. Job submission scripts in Slurm allocate resources and computation in batch mode. Job submissions can be made more powerful and flexible with a working knowledge of shell scripting and more advanced Slurm commands. This workshop covers advanced Linux commands, regular expressions […]

Introduction to protein-protein interactions using BioGRID and IntAct
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Introduction to protein-protein interactions using BioGRID and IntAct

Friday, November 1, 2019 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Overview This is a detailed hands on tutorial illustrating the use of a number of popular websites in analysis of protein protein interactions networks (PPI). In addition to detailed exploration of BioGRID and IntACT other relevant webtools for exploring PPI data will be briefly explored (Eg GeneMania, String). Towards the end of the workshop you […]

EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (Melbourne Bioinformatics Node) workshops
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EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (Melbourne Bioinformatics Node) workshops

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton VIC 3053

Upcoming events: (Fully booked) Implementing Scalable Bioinformatic Workflows in Snakemake & Nextflow Wednesday 25 September 12.00-4.00pm & Thursday 26 September 12.00-4.00pm AEST Phylogenetic trees for beginners 18 October (Part A: Presentation/ hands-on exercises) & 4 December 2019 (Part B: Q&A relating to participants’ real life data problems)

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