EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource

The EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource was established at the NCI Specialised Facility in Bioinformatics at the University of Queensland (UQ), with other partners including QCIF and QFAB. Partners in this national initiative were originally EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory), EMBL Australia, Australian National Data Service, CSIRO, UQ, and the Queensland Government.

From 1 July 2015, through an agreement with EMBL Australia, this Resource was relocated to Melbourne Bioinformatics (formerly VLSCI) at the University of Melbourne and has since expanded its network to 10 Nodes across major Australian institutions. With advice from the International Scientific Advisory Group, the Nodes have now set priorities for delivering the most impact for the life science research community with the current resources available. The main priority for all Nodes is to extend and scale out training across Australia, to meet the growing demand for bioinformatics skills.

EMBL-ABR delivers expertise and systems for life sciences computing and aims to address the increasing demand for training and skills development in bioinformatics while concurrently continuing to develop tools and resources for the Australian research community and our international collaborators. Melbourne Bioinformatics and UQ have successfully rolled out the Nectar-funded Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL).

For more information about EMBL-ABR please visit their website or follow @EMBL_ABR on Twitter.