Andrew Lonie, Director & Vicky Schneider, Deputy Director
|Bioplatforms Australia||LEAD INSTITUTE|
|University of Melbourne||LEAD INSTITUTE|
The EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource is hosted at Melbourne Bioinformatics through a funding agreement between the University of Melbourne and Bioplatforms Australia.
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EMBL-ABR aims to:
- increase Australia’s capacity to collect, integrate, analyse, exploit, share and archive the large heterogeneous data sets now part of modern life sciences research
- contribute to the development of and provide training in data, tools and platforms to enable Australia’s life science researchers to undertake research in the age of big data
- showcase Australian research and datasets at an international level
- enable engagement in international programs that create, deploy and develop best practice approaches to data management, software tools and methods, computational platforms and bioinformatics services.
EMBL-ABR is structured as a hub/nodes model, with the Hub located at Melbourne Bioinformatics, University of Melbourne. EMBL-ABR is also currently exploring engagement with the European infrastructure for biological information, ELIXIR, and other relevant international efforts such as CyVerse and BD2K.
EMBL-ABR is a truly national resource. There are now ten Nodes which are organised around six Key Areas: Data, Tools, Compute, Standards, Training and Platforms, mapped to their respective expertise in terms of biosciences domains. The Nodes are hosted at institutions across Australia. EMBL-ABR Director Andrew Lonie is also Director, Melbourne Bioinformatics. The project is being driven by Deputy Director, EMBL-ABR, Assoc Prof Vicky Schneider who is currently based at EBI, Cambridge, UK.
To learn more about all activities linked to Australia’s membership of EMBL, go to the EMBL Australia website.