Events

Upcoming Bioinformatics Training & Events

Galaxy Australia training series

EMBL-ABR is working with the Biosciences Data Enhanced Virtual Lab (DeVL) Galaxy Australia project team to undertake a national training program. Four workshops will introduce Galaxy Australia capabilities to researchers, with demonstrations based around different themes. The training will be led by a Galaxy expert who is available online throughout the hands on sessions that are facilitated by trained locals at participating EMBL-ABR Nodes. All workshops are free, but places are limited.


Introduction to Galaxy Australia – Genome Assembly
Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 13:00-16:00 AEST

James Cook University Node – Cairns Campus
James Cook University Node – Townsville Campus
Melbourne Bioinformatics
Monash University – Clayton Campus
Monash University – Hudson Institute
QCIF – University of Queensland
QCIF – University of Southern Queensland
Sydney Informatics Hub (University of Sydney)
University of Tasmania
University of Adelaide

Introduction to Galaxy Australia: Finding genetic variants in bacterial sequence data
Wednesday 12 Sep 2018 13:00-16:00 AEST

James Cook University – Cairns Campus
James Cook University – Townsville Campus
Melbourne Bioinformatics (University of Melbourne)
Monash University – Clayton Campus
Monash University – Hudson Institute
Monash University Malaysia
QCIF – University of Queensland
QCIF – University of Southern Queensland
SIH (University of Sydney) – SBI (UNSW)
University of Adelaide
University of Tasmania

Introduction to Galaxy Australia: Differential Gene Expression from Bacterial RNA-seq Data
Tuesday 23 Oct 14:00-17:00 AEDT (Vic, Tas, NSW), 13:00-16:00 AEST (Qld), 13.30-16.30 ACDT (SA), 11:00-14:00 MYT (Malaysia)

James Cook University – Cairns Campus
James Cook University – Townsville Campus
Melbourne Bioinformatics (University of Melbourne)
Monash University – Clayton Campus
Monash University – Hudson Institute
Monash University Malaysia
QCIF – University of Queensland
QCIF – University of Southern Queensland
SIH (University of Sydney) – SBI (UNSW)
University of Adelaide
University of Tasmania

Introduction to Galaxy Australia – Metagenomics
Wednesday 14 Nov 13:00-16:00 AEDT

Participating nodes and registration links TBC


UCSC Genome Browser: a full-featured genomic data system

Lead Trainer: Robert Kuhn, Associate Director of UCSC Genome Browser, Training and Outreach, Genome Browser licensing
8 Nov 2018 12:00 – 3:00 AEDT (Vic, NSW), 11:00 – 2:00 AEST (Qld), 11:30 – 2:30 ACDT (SA)

This 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.

This session will be offered at several EMBL-ABR Nodes around Australia, with expert hands-on help provided at each venue (registrations opening soon):

James Cook University – Cairns Campus
James Cook University – Townsville Campus
Melbourne Bioinformatics (University of Melbourne)
QCIF – University of Queensland
SIH (University of Sydney)
University of Adelaide

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