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EMBL-ABR is currently exploring the need for bioinformatic software hosting, maintenance and support among Australian researchers and bioinformaticians. Ways to contribute to international bioinformatics software standards and tool repositories are also being actively investigated. We would love to hear from you about your experiences, including issues you are facing or future plans for software development.

ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for biological information is building a portal to bioinformatics resources world-wide. This project is a community effort coordinated by the Danish node of ELIXIR. The “Tools & Data Services Registry” provides essential scientific and technical information about analytical tools and data services for bioinformatics.

EMBL-ABR is currently collaborating with ELIXIR and in the collection and dissemination of Australian bioinformatics tools as well as tools relevant for the Australia life science researchers.

National bioinformatics tools developed with earlier NCRIS funding:

Co-developed at the University of Queensland, MEME suite is a set of motif-based sequence analysis tools. Queries can be sent to

GT-scan is a tool for finding targets for genome editing or regulatory interference using CRISPR/Cas or zinc-finger nuclease systems. Queries can be sent to developer Aiden O’Brien at


For more information about the EMBL-ABR Tools Key Area, please contact Nathan Watson-Haigh, Tools Coordinator.