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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

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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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, March 22, 2019 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

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, March 25, 2019 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

This workshop will provide an overview of different types of browsers and a detailed hands on tutorial on the UCSC genome browser, illustrating a number of tools. We will use example data to demonstrate how to make and upload custom tracks on the UCSC genome browser and use the Table browser to retrieve the genomic […]

Introduction to Variant Calling with Galaxy & the GVL
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Introduction to Variant Calling with Galaxy & the GVL

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

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 sequence, and filter the detected genomic variation manually to understand the computational basis of variant calling. In this tutorial we cover the concepts of detecting small […]

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

Friday, April 5, 2019 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

New genome sequencing technologies are producing much longer reads. This workshop combines an introductory presentation on the theory of de novo genome assembly with hands-on practice. We will use a cut-down data set of bacterial FASTQ reads from PacBio (long read) sequencing. Using command-line tools, we will assemble the reads with the tool Canu and […]

Data tidying with Python and Pandas
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Data tidying with Python and Pandas

Monday, May 20, 2019 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton VIC 3053

This workshop covers practical approaches for handling data in Python. We will use the Python library Pandas. This workshop is a recommended prerequisite for the Data Visualisation workshop. In order to do effective data analysis or visualisation, we usually need to have our data cleaned and in a consistent format. We will cover the concept […]

Data visualisation with Python
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Data visualisation with Python

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton VIC 3053

Python has a wide range of libraries for plotting and visualising data. Many of these are excellent, but it can be hard for a newcomer to know where to start. We will introduce the range of options available, then do hands-on visualisation exercises with some popular libraries: Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Altair. Seaborn builds on Matplotlib […]

Common Workflow Language for Bioinformatics
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Common Workflow Language for Bioinformatics

Thursday, May 23, 2019 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton VIC 3053

Common Workflow Language (or CWL), is a growing language for defining workflows in a cross-platform and cross-domain manner. In biology in particular, we need workflows to automate complex analyses such as DNA variant calling, RNA sequencing, and genome assembly. CWL provides a simple and well-defined format for automating these analysis by specifying their stages and […]

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

This beginners workshop will explain how containerisation can be used in bioinformatics analysis. Overview 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 […]

Introduction to RNA-seq analysis using R – coming soon
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Introduction to RNA-seq analysis using R – coming soon

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
University of Melbourne

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Best Practices in Bioinformatics Software Development
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Best Practices in Bioinformatics Software Development

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2.00-5.00pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton VIC 3053

Overview Software development is a central part of bioinformatics, but for many reasons software quality is not always prioritised, leading to problems in maintenance, usability and reproducibility. Adopting software engineering best practices at the beginning of a project can address these problems, but this is often not done due to lack of time and/or experience. […]

Single cell RNA analysis – coming soon
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Single cell RNA analysis – coming soon

Thursday, June 6, 2019
University of Melbourne

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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