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Call for MSc (Bioinformatics) research placement projects 2018 now open

March 19, 2018

This is a call for MSc (Bioinformatics) research placement projects for the 2018 semester 1 cohort (total ~22 students). The placements start in July 2018...
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Melbourne Bioinformatics October news

October 16, 2017

13 October 2017 187 Grattan Street is buzzing with people attending our workshops ….   …read our October newsletter here.
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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 October 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 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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