The Bioinformaticians’ Shed is now open
Welcome to The Bioinformaticians’ Shed – a fortnightly meetup for local researchers and students to share and demonstrate current bioinformatics approaches / tools. Convenor Tom Harrop, who joined Melbourne Bioinformatics as a Senior Bioinformatician in February, is keen to welcome all to this new (currently online) meetup launched in August 2021.
We’re connecting a community of people doing bioinformatics across the Parkville precinct, helping us all to keep up with common tools, issues and new approaches. These meetups are perfect for lone bioinformaticians based in wet-labs and those working in bioinformatics groups and cores – we all have something to learn from each other in this fast-paced environment.
At each meetup we’ll have a 20 minute talk on a new tool, analysis technique, or process, followed by a discussion. Meetings will be deliberately informal. On zoom for now, we may move to combined in-house/zoom hybrid meetings once covid restrictions ease.
Fortnightly, Thursdays, 10–11am via Zoom
Interested? Sign up.
And email Tom Harrop at Bioinformaticiansfirstname.lastname@example.org with your topic requests and/or offers to present.
Gareth Price, Galaxy Australia
Important update on new high memory nodes now available to all Galaxy Australia users.
Past sessions 2021 (All past session slides are posted here)
Gayle Philip, Melbourne Bioinformatics
Good practices: data and metadata to facilitate analyses
Chol-Hee Jung, Melbourne Bioinformatics
Data quality – Know what you have
Jessica Chung, Melbourne Bioinformatics
Reproducible research principles of data analysis
Bobbie Shaban, MDAP
Introduction to workflow managers
Sean Crosby, Research Computing Services
HPC options for your data analysis
Helpful hints from Sean’s talk:
HPC Dashboard – https://dashboard.hpc.unimelb.edu.au
Cloud Dashboard – https://docs.cloud.unimelb.edu.au
Orion Researcher Desktop – https://orion.cloud.unimelb.edu.au
RCS Storage – https://wiki-rcs.unimelb.edu.au/display/RCS/Data+Services
RCS Training – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/research-computing-services-10600096884
Email Sean at email@example.com to talk to discuss your computational needs.
Dave Clarke, CSIRO/University of Melbourne, MSc (Bioinformatics)
Finding Genes with Hidden Markov Models: How? Does it Work?
Bernie Pope, Melbourne Bioinformatics
Bernie talked about his plotting library, Hatch.
Tom presented a short practical intro to Singularity containers.
Jacqueline Heighway, Florey Institute
Jacky shared what she has learned about accessing publicly available RNA-seq data to support your research.