Australian Bioinformatics Network
In conjunction with EMBL Australia and CSIRO, Bioplatforms Australia is building the Australian Bioinformatics Network (ABN). The ABN aims to foster world class bioinformatics capabilities for Australian researchers by supporting locally embedded practitioners and linking them with strategic bioinformatics sites at universities and research organisations across Australia.
Bioplatforms Australia supports three core centres for bioinformatics:
- The Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG), Murdoch University – specialists in biomedical and agricultural genomics and bioinformatics and home of the Bioinformatics Research Laboratory.
- The Systems Biology Initiative, University of NSW – builds capabilities and expertise in bioinformatics for genomics and proteomics.
- The EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource is a distributed node of expertise, tools and research infrastructure, led out of Melbourne Bioinformatics (formally VLSCI), building capacity and sharing expertise across Australia’s research endeavours.
These research centres are complemented by embedded postings at various Bioplatforms Australia nodes across Australia. In addition, the ABN also draws in other relevant organisations such as the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) which creates infrastructure to collate and manage data collections.
These centres all contribute to the Australian Bioinformatics Network (ABN).
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