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ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS – BIOINFORMATICS (2 POSITIONS)
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ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS – BIOINFORMATICS (2 POSITIONS)

Closing date 7 October 2020 …   An opportunity for two talented bioinformaticians to...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

September 2020 news
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September 2020 news

Learn about how we are helping life scientists do better bioinformatics in our September news...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

‘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

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Upcoming Events

Hybrid de novo genome assembly – Nanopore & Illumina – online
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Hybrid de novo genome assembly – Nanopore & Illumina – online

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10am - 1pm
online via Zoom

Overview Presenter – Grace Hall Most modern bioinformatic analyses are not possible without high-quality reference genomes. They are the backbone that supports current and future discoveries, and our collection of complete genome sequences are one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Performing de novo assembly is easier than ever thanks to advances in long read sequencing and […]

Introduction to Genome Browsers – online
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Introduction to Genome Browsers – online

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10am - 1pm
online via Zoom

Overview Presenter: Vicky Perreau This detailed, hands on tutorial on Genome Browsers will provide beginners with an introduction to both the UCSC Genome browser and IGV (Integrated Genome Viewer). Numerous different datatypes will be displayed in the UCSC browser including human RNAseq data from GTEX and mouse single cell RNAseq data from Tabula Muris. Different data types available will be used to […]

Introduction to R for Biologists – online
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Introduction to R for Biologists – online

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10am - 1pm
online via Zoom

Overview This workshop has been developed collaboratively by training specialists at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center and Melbourne Bioinformatics. It will be presented by Maria Doyle (Application and Training Specialist, Peter Mac) and Jessica Chung (Melbourne Bioinformatics, University of Melbourne).  This introduction to R and RStudio will provide beginners with experience with loading, manipulating and visualising biological data […]

Introduction to R for Biologists – online
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Introduction to R for Biologists – online

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10am - 1pm
online via Zoom

Overview This workshop has been developed collaboratively by training specialists at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center and Melbourne Bioinformatics. It will be presented by Maria Doyle (Application and Training Specialist, Peter Mac) and Jessica Chung (Melbourne Bioinformatics, University of Melbourne).  This introduction to R and RStudio will provide beginners with experience with loading, manipulating and visualising biological data […]

Introduction to Genome Browsers – online
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Introduction to Genome Browsers – online

Monday, November 2, 2020 10am - 1pm
online via Zoom

Overview Presenter: Vicky Perreau This detailed, hands on tutorial on Genome Browsers will provide beginners with an introduction to both the UCSC Genome browser and IGV (Integrated Genome Viewer). Numerous different datatypes will be displayed in the UCSC browser including human RNAseq data from GTEX and mouse single cell RNAseq data from Tabula Muris. Different data types available will be used to […]

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