A year in training

With the delivery of the new Machine Learning in Life Sciences workshop in November, Melbourne Bioinformatics has completed a successful year of training. The numbers show how busy we’ve been:

217 attendees
15 trainers
14 workshops
1 location (21 Bedford St, North Melbourne)

More importantly, attendees have found our training to be highly valuable, as recent feedback shows:

The workshops run by Melb Bioinformatics are generally of a very high standard, useful and easy to understand – and this one was no exception. The educators were clearly experienced and gave valuable insights into how best to learn the content, including sharing their previous mistakes (so useful!). Thanks a lot for your workshop.

Very well organised! The discussion and materials are very useful to build a platform for me to explore deeper on Galaxy and to test my own pipelines for real life purposes.

Good and easy to follow course, course materials are clear and well constructed. Instructors are informative. Excellent course all around!

Of course, our success is thanks to our experienced trainers, which included the following Melbourne Bioinformatics staff:

Jessica Chung, Grace Hall, Michael Harper, Tom Harrop, Chol-Hee Jung, Khalid Mahmood, Steven Morgan, Vicky Perreau, Gayle Philip

Melbourne Bioinformatics would especially like to express appreciation for the contribution made by our colleagues from University of Melbourne departments and affiliated institutions by delivering training materials in their areas of expertise:

Dharmesh Bhuva (Davis Laboratory, Bioinformatics division, WEHI), Ashley Dungan (School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne), Ben Goudey (Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne), Richard Lupat (Bioinformatics Core Facility, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), Ahmed Mohamed (Davis Laboratory, Bioinformatics division, WEHI)

We’ll be back with a new training program in 2023. See you then!