The Bioinformaticians’ Shed
Welcome to The Bioinformaticians’ Shed – a fortnightly meetup for local researchers and students to share and demonstrate current bioinformatics approaches/tools. Convenors Tom Harrop and Steven Morgan are keen to welcome you all to this (currently online) series, which was 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.
Email Tom Harrop and Steven Morgan at Bioinformaticiansemail@example.com
with your topic requests and/or offers to present.
The Shed Schedule
|05/08/2021||Gayle Philip (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||Good practices: data and metadata to facilitate analyses||Slides|
|19/08/2021||Chol-Hee Jung (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||Data quality – Know what you have||Slides|
|02/09/2021||Jessica Chung (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||Reproducible research principles of data analysis||Slides|
|16/09/2021||Bobbie Shaban (MDAP)||Introduction to workflow managers||Slides|
|30/09/2021||Sean Crosby (Research Computing Services)||HPC options for your data analysis||Slides
Helpful links from Sean’s talk:
Orion Researcher Desktop
Email Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your computational needs
|14/10/2021||Dave Clarke, CSIRO/University of Melbourne, MSc (Bioinformatics)||Finding Genes with Hidden Markov Models: How? Does it Work?||Slides|
|28/10/2021||Bernie Pope (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||Hatch, a plotting library||Slides|
|11/11/2021||Tom Harrop (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||A short practical intro to Singularity containers||Slides|
|25/11/2021||Jacqueline Heighway (Florey Institute)||Accessing publicly available RNA-seq data to support your research||Slides|
|09/12/2021||Gareth Price (Galaxy Australia)||New high memory nodes now available to all Galaxy Australia users|
|17/03/2022||Simon Gladman (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||Galaxy Australia|
|31/03/2022||Craig Morton (Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Bio21)||'Alphafold2: What’s in it for me?'||Slides|
|14/04/2022||Stephanie Portelli (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne)||Analysing missense mutations using structural bioinformatics techniques||Slides|
|28/04/2022||Quentin Gouil (WEHI)||Long-read sequencing: principles, methods and applications||Slides|
|12/05/2022||Torsten Seemann (Peter Doherty Institute)||Manipulating tabular data on the command line with csvtk||Slides|
|26/05/2022||Steven Morgan (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||BLAST – why it’s still relevant|
|23/06/2022||Priyanka Pillai (MDAP)||Case studies in health informatics|
|07/07/2022||Ramyar Molania (WEHI)||Batch effects in RNA-seq data|
|21/07/2022||Ash Porter (Doherty Institute)||The power of epidemiological metadata in phylogeography models|
|18/08/2022||Stefano Mangiola (WEHI)||Tidy transcriptomics for single-cell and bulk RNA-seq|
|15/09/2022||Cameron Hyde (QCIF/Galaxy Australia)||Using AlphaFold2 on Galaxy|
|13/10/2022||Danny Park (Melbourne Bioinformatics)||Doing bioinformatics on a M1 Mac|
|27/10/2022||Shani Amarasinghe (Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute)||Single cell pre-processing with scPipe|