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

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

Introduction to Galaxy Australia: Differential Gene Expression from Bacterial RNA-seq Data
Tuesday 23 Oct 14:00-17:00 AEDT

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

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.

Prerequisites: two introductory webinars must be viewed prior to attendance: RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING: Webinar 1: Using the UCSC Genome Browser; and Webinar 2: Advanced features of the Genome Browser.

These events were initiated by Dominique Gorse, Director, QFAB Bioinformatics, and supported by AGTA’s Small Grants scheme.