Training and Events

Melbourne Bioinformatics offers a wide range of hands-on workshops which are designed to give participants the tools to apply bioinformatics techniques in their own research. Many of our workshops have been developed for use with Galaxy Australia while others focus on more specialised applications, but we also provide a solid grounding in fundamental data science skills. All of our workshops have been developed by our experienced bioinformatics experts, who can deliver them either on-site at Melbourne Bioinformatics, or in-house for your group. Our training materials are also available for use in your own workshops, for self-directed learning or for conducting your own research. All our upcoming workshops and events for building bioinformatics careers are listed below. See also these resources for researchers and students as recommended by the Parkville Bioinformatics Training Group. We’re interested to hear from any Parkville precinct research group or individual researchers and students about training needs: please contact us with your suggestions or requests.


All of our trainer-led workshops are FREE for researchers and students from the University of Melbourne and its affiliated research institutes. Due to the very high local demand and popularity of these workshops, we cannot accept external registrations. Registrants must use an institutional email address from the University of Melbourne or an affiliated research institute to gain admission to these trainer-led workshops. However, all the materials used in our workshops are freely available online and are designed to be used for for self-directed learning; click on the toolbox above to find the directory of materials. Something you’re interested in not showing up today? Study our list of regular workshops and contact us to register your interest in a particular workshop, and we’ll let you know when it is running next. Alternatively, follow us on Eventbrite to keep informed of all forthcoming workshops.

1 May 2023 - 10am-1pm & 2 May 2023 - 10am-1pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051


RNA-seq workshop: from reads to differentially expressed genes

This is an expression of interest registration form for a hands on 2 day workshop in RNAseq analysis.

EOI deadline 5:00PM Tuesday 18th April 2023 Successful applicants will be notified: Friday 21st April 2023

Workshop Description:

Across 2 days (10am-1pm each day) attendees can expect to gain an understanding of approaches to and practical experience in: quality control of short reads, alignment, gene counts, data normalisation, differential expression and visualisation. Places are limited to encourage discussion and experienced RNA-seq and Galaxy trainers will be present to answer your questions. The workshop materials are based on the following Galaxy training workshops: This training workshop will be conducted using Galaxy. It is important that you are familiar with navigating the Galaxy platform as the workshop will not include introductory content on how to use the platform. Attendance at a previous Galaxy workshop or working through this material is sufficient for attendance. (more…)
LAST RUN: March 28, 2022