We’re here to help

Researchers can engage with Melbourne Bioinformatics in different ways:

Access our suite of self-directed tutorials or attend some of our free hands-on training workshops via our training page.
Expert advice
Consult with some of our 35 bioinformaticians and high-end computing experts about grants, research design, data analysis/ management (no cost to University of Melbourne & affiliates).
Form a deep collaboration with our world-leading academic staff who can rapidly progress your research project and contribute to publications, usually via a subscription.

Some examples of other things we do

Current Collaborations See the range of Australian and international institutes who are currently working with us.

Software Development Our bioinformaticians are leaders in their fields and active participants in many new programs designed to do better life science data analysis.

Platform Development Our team is contracted to deliver a number of significant life science platform projects for State, Federal and international use.

Industry Collaborations Directly and indirectly we engage with the life science industry on a range of research and informatics projects.

Data Analysis and Management a vital part of any research project in life sciences today.

High-end computing

Melbourne Bioinformatics has access to its own high-end systems with associated infrastructure, high-speed interconnects, technical support and account administration. This includes the management of software stacks and licensing for over 240 life sciences programs, from ‘ACG’ to ‘Zlib’. Our technical staff install and troubleshoot common and customised software via a responsive help ticket system. For advice on high end computing procurement, or if you are interested in Melbourne Bioinformatics hosting and managing your hardware, please email Andrew Isaac.


I have used all the major servers in Australia and Melbourne Bioinformatics/VLSCI was by far the best experience, including wonderful user support.
Dr Agnieszka Golicz, University of Melbourne
I also just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent support you have provided over the years. I’m not sure if we’ve met personally, but you have been extremely helpful, prompt and conscientious.
Dr Lee Yeoh, University of Melbourne