June 2023 newsletter

9 June 2023

In this edition of the newsletter, we are inevitably focusing on next month’s GCC2023 in Brisbane – about which we are very excited! But we also have...
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May 2023 newsletter

5 May 2023

In this month’s newsletter we have conference updates and training news. This naturally means the Galaxy Community Conference (don’t forget to...
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April 2023 newsletter

14 April 2023

With July rapidly approaching, we’re continuing our focus on the Galaxy Community Conference (don’t forget to register!). And there is some good...
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March 2023 newsletter

8 March 2023

This month’s newsletter is (almost) all about Galaxy. Not only are there multiple (and free!) Galaxy training opportunities from Melbourne...
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February 2023 newsletter (summer edition)

8 February 2023

This year is going to be a busy one – not least with GCC2023 coming to Brisbane in July! – but as it’s still (technically!) summer we’re...
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ABACBS award for Catherine Bromhead

7 December 2022

Catherine Bromhead of Melbourne Bioinformatics is the winner of the ABACBS Outstanding Bioinformatics Software Maintainer Award for 2022. This award,...
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A year in training

7 December 2022

With the delivery of the new Machine Learning in Life Sciences workshop in November, Melbourne Bioinformatics has completed a successful year of training....
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December 2022 newsletter

7 December 2022

On Saturday, 26 November 2022, I received the awful news that Simon Gladman, our great friend and colleague, suffered a sudden heart attack from which he was...
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Remembering Simon Gladman

30 November 2022

It is with much sadness we share that our great friend and colleague, Simon Gladman, has died suddenly. Simon has been a community leader for many years and...
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Publication Prize for Peter Georgeson

3 November 2022

The University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Medical School has awarded one of its prestigious Publication Prizes for 2022 to Peter Georgeson, a research...
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Help us plan the 2023 workshop program

3 November 2022

In 2022 Melbourne Bioinformatics delivered a diverse range of workshops, ranging from introductions to relatively general topics such as R and Galaxy to more...
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November 2022 newsletter

3 November 2022

This month sees the last of our workshops for the year, including a couple of conference appearances and a brand new one on machine learning. And, if you...
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October 2022 news

7 October 2022

Spring has arrived, and along with October’s showers (and pollen!) here’s the latest edition of our newsletter. This month we have news about a...
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September 2022 news

7 September 2022

The big news this issue is the announcement that Galaxy Australia will be hosting the Galaxy Community Conference in Queensland next July. This is the first...
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July 2022 news

28 July 2022

It has been a while since our last newsletter, and a lot’s been happening at Melbourne Bioinformatics. This autumn we ran successful workshops on...
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November 2021 Galaxy Community News

2 November 2021

This month the Galaxy Community announces the official launch of Galaxy India, and more! Galaxy India Launches this Month 7 new openings (13 total) 9...
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October 2021 news

12 October 2021

E-Research Australasia conference week is always a busy one for us and some of our team are attending to present, learn and share. For...
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AMSI Bioinfosummer 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2021 Australia-wide

1 October 2021

Melbourne Bioinformatics is hosting the Victorian workshops for this exciting week of bioinformatics and leading the Day 2 program on Computational Methods...
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Victorian Cancer Bioinformatics Symposium – Friday 8 October 2021 online

1 October 2021

This day long symposium is an excellent opportunity for researchers from all career stages to present their latest achievements in the fields of cancer...
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Bioinformatics Meetups

28 July 2021

Welcome to our monthly bioinformatics meetups! We’re a community of people doing bioinformatics in Victoria, organized by Melbourne Bioinformatics and...
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May 2021 news

20 May 2021

We’re getting ready for the Galaxy Community Conference 2021 and Galaxy users now have access to new high memory nodes courtesy of ARDC funding. And...
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New high memory servers for Galaxy Australia

19 May 2021

18 May 2021 … Researchers’ capacity to analyse their life science data was boosted this week when high memory compute servers for Galaxy Australia...
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April 2021 news

14 April 2021

Including Annual Report 2020 highlights, new developments at Australian BioCommons and more job and training opportunities. Link here.
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March 2021 news

22 March 2021

We’ve got several important training dates coming up, don’t miss out! …..
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January 2021 news

9 February 2021

This year we’ll be growing our efforts to develop more experts and build vital infrastructure for life science research, contributing to the great...
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Nuwan Goonasekera shares in Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for the Galaxy Project

16 December 2020

8 December 2020 …   Melbourne Bioinformatics is pleased to announce the Galaxy Project has been awarded a $190k USD grant from the Chan Zuckerberg...
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Seeking PhD students

13 October 2020

Our Human Genomics Group is looking for prospective PhD projects to supervise or co-supervise. Read about this Group’s areas of expertise and find out...
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Dr Anna Syme re-joins our team to work on major Australian BioCommons project

5 October 2020

5 October 2020… From today, Dr Anna Syme re-joins Melbourne Bioinformatics to be part in the growing team of academic specialists who are essential to...
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Webinar: how we can help you do better bioinformatics

3 September 2020

Watch a one hour presentation produced as part of the Researcher Connect program in July 2020, with key Melbourne Bioinformatics experts explaining what we...
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September 2020 news

3 September 2020

Learn about how we are helping life scientists do better bioinformatics in our September news update. New online workshops enrolling now, Galaxy Australia...
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Covid-19: enter the new global research marketplace

17 August 2020

13 August 2020 “No more business as usual: Agile and effective responses to emerging pathogen threats require open data and open analytics.” This...
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11 March 2020 – news update

10 March 2020

See what our Galaxy team are up to and don’t miss some important upcoming training events. Go to newsletter here.
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Another successful Advanced Neuroscience workshop in bioinformatics for the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program

13 January 2020

Over July to October 2019, Dr Victoria Perreau delivered an extended, comprehensive bioinformatics workshop to support the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD...
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Jessica Chung – bioinformatician, data wrangler

2 December 2019

Published: 2 December 2019 by Tim Thwaites, Science writer Tracking disease-carrying mosquitoes, helping to conserve mountain pygmy possums, stopping the...
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Bionitio, towards best practice in bioinformatics software

7 October 2019

Published: 23 September 2019 Bionitio: demonstrating and facilitating best practices for bioinformatics command-line software Peter Georgeson, Anna...
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How do you deliver bioinformatics training efficiently and effectively in Australia? Here’s how.

25 September 2019

This week Melbourne Bioinformatics is leading the delivery of another national bioinformatics training event through its hosting of the Australian...
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Galaxy Australia recognised with iAwards

12 June 2019

Galaxy Australia won three trophies at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) Queensland state iAwards on Tuesday, 4 June, including the...
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2018 Highlights

30 April 2019

The life sciences have been transformed by the availability of fast, low cost genomics analysis. Today, you don’t need to look for rare frogs in a...
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Dr Clare Sloggett, offering two new workshops in data visualisation and data tidying in 2019

20 March 2019

Our resident expert in data visualisation and data tidying, Dr Clare Sloggett, has prepared two new workshops to run in May: Data tidying with Python and...
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Melbourne Bioinformatics May News

14 May 2018

Having recently completed a suite of 11 training workshops, we’re pleased to announce that the next round of regular Melbourne Bioinformatics workshops in...
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Fierce competition for MSc (Bioinformatics) research placement projects in 2018

26 April 2018

With only 22 students and over 45 projects, competition for Masters of Science (Bioinformatics) students to work on projects across the precinct is evident...
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ARC grant helps build $2m system for complex modelling and big data

12 October 2017

12 October 2017 With the retirement of the IBM Blue Gene/Q ‘Avoca’ at the end of 2016, we have been keen to replace that capacity for our...
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Advanced Scientific Programming in Python in Melbourne, January 2018 – applications now closed

4 October 2017

Applications are now closed for this international school being held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. The Advanced Scientific Programming in...
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Melbourne Bioinformatics September News

3 October 2017

….Our bioinformaticians find the most common issue is that anyone doing interesting research will generally need a ‘bespoke’ solution to...
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Lead Bioinformatician, Dr Bernard Pope, wins one of only three Victorian Health & Medical Research Fellowships

20 July 2017

20 July 2017 Dr Bernard Pope, our Lead Bioinformatician for Cancer and Clinical Genomics and Lecturer and Subject Coordinator, Elements of Bioinformatics, in...
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Handle variant effect prediction tools with care, Human Genomics paper, May 2017

13 July 2017

Recently in our Human Genomics group we have been reflecting on the complex problems which can arise when performance metrics of genetic variant effect...
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Amazon and Google are snagging star scientists from top academic institutions, CNBC

26 June 2017

On 20 June 2017 USA news organisation CNBC reported on a worrying trend for academic institutions where major tech companies such as Google and Amazon are...
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Melbourne Bioinformatics Newsletter

16 June 2017

  Our regular newsletters provide the latest news and events information… Melbourne Bioinformatics May 2018 News Melbourne Bioinformatics...
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Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET) Jan 2017 news out now

7 March 2017

Get full update on GOBLET AGM held in Brisbane in late 2016 and other news from the Bioinformatics learning community: January newsletter
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A letter from the Director, February 2017

14 February 2017

It seems fitting that on the day we re-launch as Melbourne Bioinformatics, it has been seven years since VLSCI started. Doesn’t it take seven years to...
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Delivering on the promise of Network Medicine: a UK, Austrian and Australian collaboration

13 February 2017

Until we work out how to get a range of scientific disciplines all working together, just doing more science is not necessarily going to deliver on the...
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CLIMB UK adopts Australian-made Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory

8 July 2016

CLIMB UK adopts Australian-made Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory and brings UK researchers one-step closer to a reliable turn-key bioinformatics...
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SVI discovery takes us a step closer to treating the world’s most common female infection

21 June 2016

Researchers at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI) in Melbourne in collaboration with scientists at the Bio21 Institute and the Victorian Life...
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Biologists and computer scientists combine in two Victorian Government projects to deliver quality outcomes for our health industry

28 April 2016

Biologists sifting through piles of next generation sequencing data have a new tool now which eliminates one major step, thanks to the creation of UNDR...
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VLSCI 2015 Annual Report

22 April 2016

It is my pleasure to present here the VLSCI’s 2015 Annual Report. The Report demonstrates how our bioinformatics expertise and resources are...
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March 2016 update – welcome to our new staff and our visitors

4 March 2016

There has been plenty of activity with the arrival of Assoc Prof Vicky Schneider, our new Deputy Director of the EMBL-Australian Bioinformatics Resource,...
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Announcing CloudBridge – making it even easier to do bioinformatics in the cloud

17 February 2016

Australian bioinformaticians based at the VLSCI continue to contribute significant developments for the life sciences computing community around the world,...
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Intensive training in Cancer Genomics and the Genome Analysis Tool Kit in Melbourne

8 February 2016

Two of the latest instalments of Bioplatforms Australia training workshops have been held in Melbourne and Sydney in February. The GATK Best Practice course...
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Report on Australian visit of Dr Niklas Blomberg, Director, ELIXIR

13 January 2016

ELIXIR is EMBL-EBI’s initiative for data infrastructure for life science information. Director, Dr Niklas Blomberg, toured Australia in late 2015 as a...
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