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RNA-Seq Data Analysis Using Galaxy - Bioplatforms Australia & Intersect Australia

Date: 26/05/2016
Time: 9:00:00 am
Address: Children's Medical Research Institute, Westmead, 214 Hawkesbury Rd|Sydney|NSW|2145|AU

RNA-Seq Analysis Using Galaxy is a one-day, hands-on workshop that introduces the concepts of RNA-Seq analysis. This workshop provides hands-on experience with RNA-Seq data preparation, statistical testing for differential gene expression, identifying novel transcription features and generating graphical summaries of RNA-Seq data.

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Variant Detection Using Galaxy - Bioplatforms Australia & Intersect Australia

Date: 27/05/2016
Time: 9:00:00 am
Address: Children's Medical Research Institute-Westmead, 214 Hawkesbury Rd,|Sydney|NSW|2145|AU

Variant Detection using Galaxy is a one-day, hands-on workshop that will cover the concepts of detecting small variants, including SNPs and small indels, from next-generation sequencing data. You will use and compare a number of popular detection tools, visualise variants using a genome browser, and annotate SNPs for predicting biological effects.

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13th Annual Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology

Date: 04/07/2016
Time: 09:00:00 am
Address: Queensland Biosciences Precinct, The University of Queensland|Brisbane|Queensland|4072|AU

The series of Winter Schools is designed to introduce bioinformatics, mathematical and computational biology to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and others working in the fields of biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, information technology, complex systems analysis, and chemical and medical sciences and engineering.

Winter School is structured to present one important topic each day. Each consists of a mixture of extended lectures by national and international leaders in their fields, software demos, and interactive discussions. Themes for this year's Winter School include: Next generation sequencing & bioinformatics; Bioinformatics methods, models and applications to disease; Advanced bio-data visualisation; and Ecogenomics.

Highlights this year include presentations by Prof Burkhard Rost, President of the International Society for Computational Biology since 2007, and Prof Edward DeLong one of the founders of the field of metagenomics.

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Free bioinformatics workshops from Monash Bioinformatics Platform

Monash Bioinformatics Platform presents...


  • Intro to R (August 4, 2016)
  • Best practices in R (August 5, 2016)
  • RNAseq Analysis in R (August 10, 2016)

at Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash University, with instructors Adele Barugahare, Steve Androulakis, Paul Harrison, Haroon Naeem, Stuart Archer, Roxane Legaie.

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2016 AGTA/NZ NGS Conference - Australasian Genomic Technologies Association

Date: 9/10/2016
Time: 09:00:00 am
Address: Pullman Hotel Auckland, New Zealand, Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant|Auckland|Auckland|Auckland|NZ

AGTA/NZ NGS 2016 will attract staff and clients from all genomics core service providers in the region, and beyond, eager to be exposed to new and evolving technologies, and to hear how those technologies are being applied to genomics research.

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