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Bioinformatics Training



The Bioinformatics Training Team is excited to announce that Gareth Price, Head of Computational Biology at QCIF (Queensland), will be joining us for a talk. Gareth will share his valuable insights and expertise in managing Bioinformatics support services and training. He will also discuss the integration of tools like Galaxy, a user-friendly bioinformatics workflow interface, in their services.

This talk will be particularly relevant to individuals working in bioinformatic core facilities, bioinformatics training, or anyone interested in establishing bioinformatics support provision within their teams or departments.


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Title: Galaxy Australia - a core element of a Not-For-Profit bioinformatic service

Time: Tues 13th Jun, 11:30am

Location: G06 Part II Teaching Room, Genetics Department (map) (What3words:///signal.order.finds)

Speaker: Dr Gareth Price, Head of Computational Biology at QCIF Data Sciences



QCIF Data Sciences is a Not-For-Profit member-based company with the directive to support best practice research for Queensland universities. It supplies skills in bioinformatics, biostatistics and data sciences. QCIF relies on a split funding model of member-based subscription and cost-recovery work. Researchers are supported through fixed time projects, embedded lab positions and skills training. Where possible the mantra of adapt and reuse is applied to project solutions. The Galaxy platform and the Australian national service - Galaxy Australia - is a solution for many problems. Genomics, proteomics, structural biology, chemoinformatics are all analysed on Galaxy Australia. Training events for 10s to 100s of attendees are delivered through the service.

This presentation will explore the operation of a bioinformatic support company as well as the operation of a national analytical service, with the aim to show how such a service can and has been deployed successfully 100s of times globally.

Tuesday, 13 June, 2023 - 11:30 to 12:15
Event location: 
Part II Teaching Room, Genetics Department