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 all our Training Documentation.

Any 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.

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 query.

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Australia

Workshops

Express your interest in a GATK Best Practice bioinformatics workshop

Bioplatforms Australia are calling for expressions of interest in a GATK Best Practice bioinformatics workshops.

The Genome Analysis Toolkit or GATK is a widely used software package developed by the Data Science and Data Engineering group at the Broad Institute, to perform variant discovery analysis on high-throughput sequencing data.  This workshop will cover key concepts involved in applying the GATK Best Practices for variant discovery.

Please note: by submitting details you have NOT enrolled in a Bioplatforms Australia workshop and that the workshop modules that you have selected may not run. Due to limited resources they will only run a workshop once there is enough interest.


May 3, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

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: November 3, 2016

May 3, 2017 - 1:30-5.30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

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: November 3, 2016

May 4, 2017 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

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.

This beginners workshop will introduce Galaxy’s interface, tool use, histories, and workflows and get new users of the Genomics Virtual Laboratory up and running.

This is a hands-on workshop and attendees should bring their own laptops.

LAST RUN: November 7, 2016

May 4, 2017 - 1.30-4.30pm
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

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.

Participants with no previous Galaxy experience are strongly recommended to attend the “Introduction to Galaxy” workshop first.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop computers.

LAST RUN: June 14, 2016

May 5, 2017 - 9:30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

Variant Calling with Galaxy and 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: June 8, 2016

May 8, 2017 - 1.30-5.30pm
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

Intermediate Molecular Modelling & Visualisation for Life Sciences

This workshop is for the intermediate user who is already familiar with molecular modelling and submitting cluster jobs, and is interested in learning more advanced job submission and visualisation techniques.

Topics include: advanced job submission scripts; data analysis; and molecular image and movie making.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop computers with VMD or PyMol installed.

LAST RUN: July 6, 2016

May 8, 2017 - 9:30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

Introduction to Molecular Modelling & Visualisation for Life Sciences

This Melbourne Bioinformatics workshop introduces beginners to molecular modelling and visualisation techniques using packages such as VMD and NAMD.  After introductory talks participants will be given practical exercises to visualise molecules as well as learn how to submit jobs to the Melbourne Bioinformatics clusters.

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LAST RUN: November 29, 2106

May 9, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)
online

Other

ANDS health & medical research data, lunchtime webinar #1

WEBINAR 1:  Funders and Publishers: What is being asked of researchers?

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) invite you to join our series of three short 30 minute lunchtime webinars which aim to support better management and publication of Health and Medical data. ANDS is an NCRIS facility whose core purpose is to make Australia’s research data assets more valuable for researchers, research institutions and the nation.

These webinars are free and all ANDS materials are licensed Creative Commons CC-BY to enable easy reuse and re-purposing.

Who would benefit from attending?

  • Researchers
  • Medical Research Institutes
  • Universities
  • Clinician researchers at hospitals
  • Research students (honours, Masters, PhD)
  • Medical librarians and data managers who deal with sensitive data

Speaker list and full webinar details

The webinars will address commonly held concerns from within the health and medical research field around data publication.

Contact Kate LeMay for more information.

These webinars will be recorded. If you can’t attend please register and we will send you the recording and handout links.

Kate LeMay

Senior Research Data Specialist | Australian National Data Service
T: +61 2 6125 8538 | E: kate.lemay@nullands.org.au | W: ands.org.au
Twitter: @katelemayands ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0002-2405-7365


May 16, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)
online

Other

ANDS health & medical research data, lunchtime webinar #2

WEBINAR 2: Storing and Publishing Health and Medical Data: Where can I store my data during and after my research project?

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) invite you to join our series of three short 30 minute lunchtime webinars which aim to support better management and publication of Health and Medical data. ANDS is an NCRIS facility whose core purpose is to make Australia’s research data assets more valuable for researchers, research institutions and the nation.

These webinars are free and all ANDS materials are licensed Creative Commons CC-BY to enable easy reuse and re-purposing.

Who would benefit from attending?

  • Researchers
  • Medical Research Institutes
  • Universities
  • Clinician researchers at hospitals
  • Research students (honours, Masters, PhD)
  • Medical librarians and data managers who deal with sensitive data

Speaker list and full webinar details

The webinars will address commonly held concerns from within the health and medical research field around data publication.

Contact Kate LeMay for more information.

These webinars will be recorded. If you can’t attend please register and we will send you the recording and handout links.

Kate LeMay

Senior Research Data Specialist | Australian National Data Service
T: +61 2 6125 8538 | E: kate.lemay@nullands.org.au | W: ands.org.au
Twitter: @katelemayands ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0002-2405-7365


May 23, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
Lab-14 Seminar Space 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia

Workshops

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.

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LAST RUN: August 2, 2016

May 23, 2017 - 12:30pm -1:00pm (AEST)
online

Other

ANDS health & medical research data webinar series #3

WEBINAR 3: Ethics, Legal issues and data sharing: How can I obtain informed consent for sharing my data? What do I need to consider around storage, access, de-identification and plans for sharing? What laws impact upon the collection, handling and sharing of health and medical research data?

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) invite you to join our series of three short 30-minute lunchtime webinars which aim to support better management and publication of Health and Medical data. ANDS is an NCRIS facility whose core purpose is to make Australia’s research data assets more valuable for researchers, research institutions and the nation.

These webinars are free and all ANDS materials are licensed Creative Commons CC-BY to enable easy reuse and re-purposing.

Who would benefit from attending?

  • Researchers
  • Medical Research Institutes
  • Universities
  • Clinician researchers at hospitals
  • Research students (honours, Masters, PhD)
  • Medical librarians and data managers who deal with sensitive data

Speaker list and full webinar details

The webinars will address commonly held concerns from within the health and medical research field around data publication.

Contact Kate LeMay for more information.

These webinars will be recorded. If you can’t attend please register and we will send you the recording and handout links.

Kate LeMay

Senior Research Data Specialist | Australian National Data Service
T: +61 2 6125 8538 | E: kate.lemay@nullands.org.au | W: ands.org.au
Twitter: @katelemayands ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0002-2405-7365

 


June 14, 2017 -
Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Conference

VIZBI 2017, the 8th International Meeting on Visualising Biological Data

This conference will run from 14–16 June 2017.

VIZBI highlights best of breed computational data visualisation tools in many different fields of biology, and features 21 high profile speakers. Since VIZBI 2017 will be held in Australia for the first time, we believe it could be of interest to many within your life science department, especially those relying on computational tools for data visualisation and analysis.

VIZBI 2017 features keynotes from Daniel KeimTamara Munzner, and Drew Berry, in addition to talks from 18 world-leading researchers showcasing visualisations transforming how life scientists view data, and driving key advances in molecular biology, systems biology, biomedical science, and ecology.

The conference brings together a diverse community, including bioinformaticians, data scientists, computer scientists, and experimentalists, as well as medical illustrators, graphic designers, and graphic artists. VIZBI 2017 will also be part of Vivid Sydney – a spectacular festival of light, music, and ideas – strong synergies between these events give extra incentive to make the trip to Sydney.

Download conference poster for display at your institution.