Platform Development

Melbourne Bioinformatics has provided support for the development of the following platforms. (See here for archived projects.)


ABLeS (Australian BioCommons Leadership Share). Compute, storage and tools for creating and sharing community data assets such as reference genome assemblies. Co-funded by Bioplatforms Australia, NCI and Pawsey.

Australian Nextflow Tower Service. A pilot project investigating the viability of a fully subsidised centralised command post for Nextflow pipelines as a service for Australian researchers. An Australian Biocommons BYOD Project, supported by Pawsey, NCI, SIH, QCIF, and Melbourne Bioinformatics.

Galaxy Australia. An open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible and transparent bioinformatics research. Melbourne Bioinformatics co-manages Galaxy Australia alongside Australian BioCommons, QCIF and AARNet.

GenoVic. A system for managing and sharing clinical genomic data between laboratories, clinicians, patients and researchers, used by six laboratories for accredited testing and data management. Developed by the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance; Melbourne Bioinformatics provided early support by hosting the GenoVic software development team.

Human Genomes Platform Project. An initiative to develop a common toolbox based on global standards for the sharing of human genomic data between Australian institutions. Part of the NCRIS-funded Human Genomes Informatics Initiative.

Janis. A framework for creating specialised, simple workflow definitions that are then transpiled to Common Workflow Language or Workflow Definition Language. Developed as part of the Portable Pipelines Project, a Melbourne Bioinformatics collaboration with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and WEHI.

ToolFinder. Resource for determining where bioinformatics tools and software are installed across the major Australian compute services.

WorkflowFinder. Resource for determining where bioinformatics workflows are installed across the major Australian compute services.


Our bioinformatics experts are available to work on projects which extend your institution’s capacity to provide bioinformatics tools and resources for researchers and students, both for research and teaching. For more information, contact Dr Vicky Perreau.