National Bioinformatics Training

Bioplatforms Australia facilitates systems biology research and supports life science research in Australia with a number of bioinformatics training initiatives.

Since July 2012, Bioplatforms Australia, in partnership with CSIRO Bioinformatics Core, has developed a program of hands-on bioinformatics workshops with the support of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), a member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and the Earlham Institute (formally The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)) in the UK. Bioplatforms Australia has also worked with Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) development team, from the Broad Institute in the USA, to deliver a series of GATK Best Practice workshop in Australia.

Bioplatforms Australia also administers a Bioinformatics Training Program for the NSW Office of Health and Medical Research (OHMR) that delivers bioinformatics training to NSW and ACT-based researchers, clinicians, health professionals and academics.

The workshops are led by Australian trainers with extensive ‘omics experience and are committed to providing world-class bioinformatics training for the benefit of Australian life scientists.

Trainers include:




Dr Annette McGrath CSIRO Canberra
Dr Dan Andrews John Curtin School of Medical Research Canberra
Dr Susan Corley UNSW Systems Biology Initiative Sydney
Dr Mark Crowe QFAB@QCIF Brisbane
Dr Nandan Deshpande UNSW Systems Biology Initiative Sydney
Dr Konsta Duesing CSIRO Sydney
Dr Matthew Field Australian National University/James Cook University Cairns
Dr Velimir Gayevskiy Garvan Institute of Medical Research Sydney
Paul Greenfield CSIRO Sydeny
Dr Xi (Sean) Li Australian National University Canberra
Sean McWilliams CSIRO Brisbane
Philippe Moncuquet CSIRO Canberra
Dr Paula Moolhuijzen Curtin University Perth
Dr Ann-Marie Patch QIMR Berghofer Brisbane
Dr Gayle Philip Melbourne Bioinformatics Melbourne
A/Prof Torsten Seemann Melbourne Bioinformatics Melbourne
Dr Erdahl Teber Children’s Medical Research Institute Sydney
Dr Sonika Tyagi Monash Bioinformatics Platform  Melbourne
Dr Nathan Watson-Haigh Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics Adelaide

Contact Us

For further information contact:

Andrew Gilbert | T: +61 410 538 648 |

Articles and Publications

Development of a Cloudbased
Bioinformatics Training Platform

Briefings in Bioinformatics
April 2016
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Towards an open, collaborative, reusable framework for sharing hands-on bioinformatics training workshops
Briefings in Bioinformatics
April 2016
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Next-generation sequencing: a challenge to meet the increasing demand for training workshops in Australia
Briefings in Bioinformatics
29 March 2013
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Training Updates

Bioplatforms Australia Training

Interested in Hosting a Bioinformatics Workshop?

If you are interested in hosting a bioinformatics workshop at your local organisation or institute please contact Andrew Gilbert on