The Bioinformaticians’ Shed is now open

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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) initiative which we are launching this month.

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 allow.

When? What?
Fortnightly, Thursdays, 10–11am via Zoom

16 September
Bobbie Shaban, MDAP

Introduction to workflow managers

30 September
Sean Crosby, Research Computing Services


Interested? Sign up.

And email Tom Harrop at with your topic requests and/or offers to present.

Past sessions 2021 (Session slides here)

5 August
Gayle Philip, Melbourne Bioinformatics
Good practices: data and metadata to facilitate analyses

19 August
Chol-Hee Jung, Melbourne Bioinformatics

Data quality – Know what you have

2 September
Jessica Chung, Melbourne Bioinformatics

Reproducible research principles of data analysis