Training and Events

Our experts have all been involved in developing and delivering workshops here and overseas for many years now. Workshops are 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.


All upcoming workshops and events for building bioinformatics careers are listed below. Sign up to our newsletter for regular updates and also go to the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource to select training options from listings worldwide. EMBL-EBI’s Train Online is also a terrific resource for self-directed learning.

There are Science Gateways webinars 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.

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We’re 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 affiliated 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

October 15, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Workshops

Introduction to Unix

A hands-on workshop covering the basics of the Unix/Linux command line interface. (more…)

LAST RUN: June 18, 2018

October 15, 2018 - 1.30-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Workshops

Introduction to High Performance Computing

A hands-on workshop to introduce High Performance Computing (HPC) to the researcher. (more…)

LAST RUN: June 18, 2018

October 16, 2018 - 9.00AM-5.00PM
University of Melbourne Colab Training Room #329, Eastern Resource Centre, Parkville, VIC 3010

Workshops

Research Platform Services: R Introductory Workshop

The goal of this University of Melbourne workshop is to teach novice programmers to write code in R for data analysis. R is commonly used in many scientific disciplines for statistical analysis and its array of third-party packages. The emphasis of these materials is to give attendees a strong foundation in the fundamentals of R, and to teach them how to use the packages from Tidyverse to manipulate, analyse and visualise data.


October 18, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Workshops

Introduction to Galaxy and the Genomics Virtual Laboratory

This beginners tutorial will introduce Galaxy’s interface, tool use, histories, and get new users of the Genomics Virtual Laboratory up and running. (more…)

LAST RUN: June 20, 2018
NEXT SESSION: March 4, 2019

October 18, 2018 - 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

Workshops

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

In this tutorial we cover the concepts of RNA-seq differential gene expression (DGE) analysis using a simulated dataset from the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. (more…)

LAST RUN: June 20, 2018

October 23, 2018 - 2.00-5.00pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Workshops

Introduction to Galaxy Australia: Differential Gene Expression from Bacterial RNA-seq Data

This EMBL ABR workshop will introduce attendees to Galaxy Australia and its use in RNA-seq and differential gene expression (using bacterial data). A talk and demonstration will be followed by a hands-on tutorial.


October 29, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Workshops

Introduction to EBI tools

This workshop will give an overview of tools available on the EMBL-EBI site and how to locate tools of interest and training resources. It will include a detailed hands on tutorial covering a small number of resources in detail including the IntAct molecular interaction database, the Expression Atlas and Array express. (more…)

LAST RUN: April 17, 2018

October 29, 2018 - 1.30pm-4.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Workshops

Containerised Bioinformatics: Docker and other tools for reproducible analysis

This beginners workshop will explain how containerisation can be used in bioinformatics analysis. (more…)

LAST RUN: March 21, 2018
NEXT SESSION: March 4, 2019

October 31, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

Workshops

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. (more…)

LAST RUN: March 22, 2018

November 8, 2018 - 12.00-3.00pm
Room 455 Arts West North Wing, University of Melbourne

Workshops

UCSC Genome Browser: a full-featured genomic data system

Robert Kuhn, Associate Director of UCSC Genome Browser, Training and Outreach, Genome Browser licensing

This EMBL-ABR workshop provides hands-on instruction in the use of the UCSC Genome Browser, which is a widely used platform for interpreting many types of genome-wide data for a large number of organisms.  In the context of human genetics, aggregated data from hundreds of projects are available, including short and long variants (SNPs and CNVs), benign and pathogenic variants from several large databases, and metagenomic data such as histone- and DNA modification.  The Browser provides a consistent interface and gene models for mouse and more than 120 other animals.

The workshop will also demonstrate recently added features including display of exons only, display of discontinuous regions of the genome and the simultaneous, joint configuration of multiple wiggle files, such as are used to display RNA-seq data.

Prerequisites: Attendance at two introductory webinars (a recording will be made available afterwards for those who can’t attend at scheduled time)
Webinar 1: Using the UCSC Genome Browser
Webinar 2: UCSC Genome Browser Data