Our experts are involved in building a range of bioinformatics resources for the Australian research community and making connections with global developments also. Other users are also making their mark in life sciences computing, as seen here.

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Australian Biosciences Cloud

Biosciences research in Australia involves a diverse set of activities from local to national,...find out more


Melbourne Bioinformatics Platform

Established with funding from the University of Melbourne’s Collaborative Research...find out more


Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance (Melbourne Genomics)

A Dutch study published in Genetics in Medicine on 4 February 2016 applies a cost analysis to the...find out more


Pan Prostate Genomics Consortium (PPGC)

Many groups around the world have generated Whole Genome DNA Sequence (WGS) data. To co-ordinate...find out more


Human Genomics Group

The Human Genomics Group is focused on enabling medical breakthroughs via new and cutting-edge...find out more


EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node

Melbourne Bioinformatics, as a high-end computing facility and a team of, now, 35 experts who are...find out more


EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR)

EMBL-ABR aims to: increase Australia’s capacity to collect, integrate, analyse, exploit, share...find out more


Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Public health authorities and researchers around the world are working hard to implement a new...find out more


Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Over ten years after the sequencing of the human genome, in 2013 the National eResearch...find out more


Users on our systems work on a range of projects across the life sciences. Current highlights from some high profile researchers and their projects include:

November 2016
Professor Robin Gasser, Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Science, University of Melbourne and his Chinese partners, have published the genome of yet another parasite in BioMedCentral this month. Full details:

August 2016
Researchers at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI) in Melbourne in collaboration with scientists at the Bio21 Institute, the University of Melbourne, the New York School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma in the USA, have shown how the bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis targets cells and causes infection in women. Gardnerella vaginalis is the bacteria primarily responsible for bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common vaginal infection worldwide. About 21 million women under the age of 49 suffer from an outbreak of BV at least once per year. One of the bacteria’s tools for establishing infection is a protein toxin, vaginolysin. Go to News section for full story.

The work was published in the journal Structure. It was made possible through funding provided by the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council.