October 2021 news

October 12, 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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October 2021 Galaxy Community News

October 12, 2021

The October Newsletter is out and it covers Galaxy involvement in Hacktoberfest, and Outreachy, plus other trainings, talks and a Galaxy Papercuts CoFest...
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AMSI Bioinfosummer 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2021 Australia-wide

October 1, 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

October 1, 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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The Bioinformaticians’ Shed is now open

July 28, 2021

Welcome to The Bioinformaticians’ Shed – a fortnightly meetup for local researchers and students to share and demonstrate current bioinformatics...
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May 2021 news

May 20, 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

May 19, 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

April 14, 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

March 22, 2021

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

February 9, 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

December 16, 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

October 13, 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

October 5, 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

September 3, 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

September 3, 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

August 17, 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

March 10, 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

January 13, 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

December 2, 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

October 7, 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.

September 25, 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

June 12, 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

April 30, 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

March 20, 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

May 14, 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

April 26, 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

October 12, 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

October 4, 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

October 3, 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

July 20, 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

July 13, 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

June 26, 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

June 16, 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

March 7, 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

February 14, 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

February 13, 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

July 8, 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

June 21, 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

April 28, 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

April 22, 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

March 4, 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

February 17, 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

February 8, 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

January 13, 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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