Training and Events

Our experts have all been involved in developing and delivering workshops here and overseas for many years now. They are regularly delivered on-site or may be run in-house for your group. Many of the training materials were developed for use on the Australian-made Genomics Virtual Laboratory and these are used in our formal workshops and are also available for use to deliver your own workshops or for self-directed learning.

Access our tutorials and training protocols here

Any of our upcoming workshops and events for building bioinformatics careers will appear here below. Sign up to our newsletter for regular updates and also go the the listing at EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource where you can select training options from listings worldwide. EMBL-EBI’s Train Online is a terrific resource for self-directed learning.

Science Gateways webinars are hosted and posted here on a range of subjects of interest, including bioinformatics eg. iTasser, Python etc. Science gateways are online interfaces that give researchers, educators, and students easy access to specialised, shared resources that are specific to a science or engineering discipline. You can sign up there for regular updates.


Below is a listing of our regular training workshops. We are also interested to hear from any Melbourne precinct research group or individual researchers and students about training needs: please email the Communications Team with your suggestions or requests.


These free workshops are available for all researchers and students from the University of Melbourne and its associated research institutes or universities.

October 23, 2017 - 1.30-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics, 187 Grattan St, Carlton


Introduction to long-read genome assembly – BOOKED OUT

New genome sequencing technologies are producing much longer reads. This workshop combines an introductory presentation to introduce the theory of de novo genome assembly with hands-on practice. It will cover long-read technologies and data types, and provide an overview of genome assembly methods. You will use command-line tools to perform long-read assembly and short-read polishing of bacterial genome data.


January 14, 2018 - - 21 January, 2018
Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia


1st Advanced Scientific Programming in Python (ASPP) in the Asia Pacific region

Melbourne is host to the first Advanced Scientific Programming in Python workshop for the Asia Pacific region from 14 – 21 January 2018. Only 30 applicants will be accepted and the deadline for applications is 31 October 2017. Full details at registration link here.