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.


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.


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

August 16, 2019 - 9:00am-6:00pm
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne


Victorian Cancer Bioinformatics Symposium 2019

The inaugural Victorian Cancer Bioinformatics Symposium (VCBS) aims to bring together those with an interest in the application of bioinformatics in cancer research and clinical practice.

High-profile invited speakers include:

Prof Shannon McWeeney, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
Prof Cristin Print, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Prof Vanessa Hayes, Garvan Institute, Sydney, Australia
A/Prof Mark Cowley, Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia, Sydney, Australia

There’ll be opportunities for attendees from all career stages and professional roles to give talks at this event. The symposium will also include a poster session and an evening networking event.

See registration website for updates and details.