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
  • Wide-ranging list of Propel your career into life sciences webinar series from Life Sciences Queensland, of which UQ is a member. Signing up is free for members. Webinars run from October 2020 to July 2021. Topics include understanding career opportunities and planning for careers in the biosciences and medical sector, intellectual property, commercialisation, science communication, and government policy and advocacy.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

13 October 2020 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 13 SEP AT NOON.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF)

8 September 2020 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 8 AUGUST AT 12 NOON.

Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

11 August 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of 16S bacterial metagenomics analysis. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 11 JULY, NOON.

Genome assembly using Galaxy (QCIF)

9 June 2020 9:00am5:00pm
For biologists and bioinformaticians interested in genome sequencing and the assembly process, particularly for bacteria. No prior bioinformatics knowledge is required. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 8 MAY, NOON.

Assembly of long-read sequencing (QCIF)

12 November 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists and other life scientists planning to work with long-read (PacBio) next-generation sequencing data for genome assembly. Knowledge of R is essential. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 15 OCTOBER 2019, NOON.

Variant detection using Galaxy (QCIF)

26 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
For biologists and other life scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data for small variant detection. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 30 AUGUST, NOON.

Genome assembly using command line (QCIF)

28 August 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists and bioinformaticians interested in genome sequencing and the assembly process. Ability to use command-line interface (CLI) commands is required.