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.

If you are specialising in Neuroinformatics, link here to all the presentations from the INCF’s short course, Introduction to Neuroinformatics (2014).

OTHER MELBOURNE PRECINCT TRAINING OPPORTUNTIES

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.


UPCOMING MELBOURNE BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOPS

Most workshops are FREE for all researchers and students from the University of Melbourne and its affiliate research institutes.
For whole day workshops, a flat fee of $20 will be charged for catering. External participants are welcome.

Half day workshop

Students or Academics, University of Melbourne and affiliates: $0

Students or Academics, non-affiliates: $200

Industry/Government:                           $300

Full day workshop (morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided)

Students or Academics, University of Melbourne and affiliates: $20

Students or Academics, non-affiliates: $450

Industry/Government:                           $550

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

Workshops

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. The workshop is open to only 30 attendees and the selection process is now complete. We look forward to welcoming them and our international faculty to Melbourne in January.

 


January 18, 2018 - 19/01/2018
Melbourne Bioinformatics, 187 Grattan Street, University of Melbourne

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Packaging your bioinformatics tool with Bioconda and Galaxy

Saskia Hiltemann (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Eric Rasche (Freiburg University, Germany) have been invited by Melbourne Bioinformatics to run two Bioconda and Galaxy training events to help build Australia’s capability in computational biomedical research, and encourage contributions to these great community projects. (more…)


January 22, 2018 - 23/01/2018
Melbourne Bioinformatics, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

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Developing bioinformatics training materials

Saskia Hiltemann (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Eric Rasche (Freiburg University, Germany) have been invited by Melbourne Bioinformatics to run two Bioconda and Galaxy training events to help build Australia’s capability in computational biomedical research, and encourage contributions to these great community projects. (more…)


March 19, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

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Introduction to Unix

Knowledge of the Unix operating system is fundamental to being productive on HPC systems such as those offered by Melbourne Bioinformatics. This workshop will introduce you to the fundamental Unix concepts by way of a series of hands-on exercises.

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LAST RUN: October 2, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 18, 2018

March 19, 2018 - 1.30-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

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Introduction to High Performance Computing

Using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources such as Melbourne Bioinformatics in an effective and efficient manner is key to modern research.  This workshop will introduce you to HPC environments and assist you to get on with your research.

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LAST RUN: October 2, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 18, 2018

March 20, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

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Introduction to Galaxy and the GVL

Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It allows users without programming experience to easily specify parameters and run individual tools as well as larger workflows. It also captures run information so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis. Finally, it allows users to share and publish analyses via the web

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LAST RUN: October 3, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 19, 2018

March 20, 2018 - 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

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RNA-Seq Differential Gene Expression Analysis using Galaxy and the GVL

In this tutorial we will cover the concepts of RNA-Seq differential gene expression (DGE) analysis using Galaxy: an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research.

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LAST RUN: October 4, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 19, 2018

March 21, 2018 - 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

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Containerised Bioinformatics: Docker and other tools for reproducible analysis

Containerisation is a method of bundling an application or pipeline with all its dependencies, from language runtimes like Python and R to the operating system itself. This technology has already revolutionised web development by providing a simple way to run web applications in a  precisely controlled environment, regardless of which computer system they are running on. This workshop will explain how these advantages can be easily applied to bioinformatics analysis, to ensure 100% reproducibility of your work, along with easy distribution of your pipelines to other users without the need for complex installation.

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LAST RUN: October 9, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 20, 2018

March 21, 2018 - 9:30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

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Variant Calling with Galaxy & the GVL for beginners

In this tutorial we cover the concepts of detecting small variants (SNVs and indels) in human genomic DNA using a small set of reads from chromosome 22. The tutorial is designed to introduce the tools, datatypes and workflow of variant detection. We will align reads to the genome, look for differences between reads and reference genome sequence, and filter the detected genomic variation manually to understand the computational basis of variant calling.

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LAST RUN: October 5, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 20, 2018

March 22, 2018 - 1.30-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

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Introduction to long-read genome assembly

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.

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LAST RUN: October 23, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 21, 2018

March 22, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

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Finding your way around genome browsers

Dr Victoria Perreau, Bioinformatics Core Manager of the Melbourne Brain Centre, will introduce beginners to various genome browsers, including the UCSC Genome Browser.


March 26, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, University of Melbourne 3010

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Open source science with Git and GitHub

Learn how to keep a record your code’s evolution over time using the git version control system, used by companies and open-source projects worldwide. Git allows you to easily maintain snapshots of your code as you make changes, keep multiple parallel versions of your code, and collaborate with others.

Follow up with an understanding of GitHub, the king of open-source project hosting. Learn how you can use git and GitHub to do code review and contribute to your favourite open source projects.

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LAST RUN: October 10, 2017
NEXT SESSION: June 25, 2018

April 17, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

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Interacting with the EBI

Dr Victoria Perreau, Bioinformatics Core Manager of the Melbourne Brain Centre, will introduce participants to range of actions and resources available via the European Bioinformatics Institute.