If your research study involves bioinformatics and genomics, we've got you covered! The Graduate School works with different providers to provide a range of sessions with esteemed providers such as QCIF.

Useful links

  • Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB): Bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata expertise
  • Hacky Hour (supported by RCC, QCIF, IMB and wonderful volunteer helpers!): RCC runs consultations every Tuesday at Cafe Nano. Come and ask IT questions such as: getting started with Python and R, stats, machine learning, bio-image, software tools, research data management (RDM), how to access high performance computing, cloud data storage and tools for data cleaning and data visualisation. Bring your project's IT problems or come along as a helper! Very occasionally Hacky Hour may not run; follow us on Twitter (@HackyHourStLuc​) to get the latest announcements. Aside from the usual IT research questions, 
    • First Tuesday of the monthBioinformatics Hacky Hour, ask bioinformatics analysis, software and pipeline questions
    • Last Tuesday of the monthBioLab Hacky Hour, ask about experimental design and technical sample processing questions to get started in the lab

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

15 November 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 SEP AT NOON.

Long-read assembly using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

20 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
Explore how long and short read data can be combined to produce a high-quality ‘finished’ bacterial genome sequence. Termed ‘hybrid assembly’, we will use read data produced from two different sequencing platforms, Illumina (short read) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (long read), to carry out de novo genome assembly. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 20 AUGUST 2022, NOON.

Variant detection using Galaxy (QCIF)

16 August 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of detection small variants, including SNPs and small indels, from next-generation sequencing data. The workshop will all be based in Galaxy, a platform that provides a simple and user-friendly interface to bioinformatics tools. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 1 JUNE at NOON.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF)

21 July 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on practical workshop is an introduction to next generation sequencing technologies and how they work, providers, common bioinformatics workflows, standardised file types, quality control and an introduction to Galaxy Australia. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 21 MAY AT 12 NOON.

Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

15 June 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of 16S bacterial metagenomics analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 APRIL AT 12PM

NEW Single-cell RNA Seq analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

17 May 2022 9:00am10:00am
This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of single-cell RNA-Seq analysis, using the Galaxy platform. Starting from a table of gene counts we will evaluate, filter, annotate and visualise the data. We will also cover clustering, cell type identification and differential expression. No prior experience with Galaxy required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 17 MAR AT NOON.

NEW Genome annotation with Apollo

21 April 2022 9:00am12:30pm
Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time collaborative, manual curation and genome annotation editing. In this workshop we will learn how to use Apollo to refine genome annotations. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 25 FEB at NOON.

ResBaz Queensland with QCIF

24 November 2021 9:00am26 November 2021 5:00pm
Registration is now open for ResBaz Queensland, a three day festival of digital literacy and professional development. https://resbaz.github.io/resbaz2021qld/speakers/ Registration is $25 and includes catering as well as access to the full program of activities.