Category: 2018 WS Online Lectures

COMBINE – Gabriel Foley


Algorithms to reconstruct phylogenetic networks – Simone Linz

Recent advances in whole-genome studies provide increasingly strong evidence for a vital role of hybridisation in fortifying species and allowing them to adapt to new environments. To represent such complex evolutionary histories as a web of life rather than a … Read more

Galaxy-Australia, the nationwide free bioinformatics toolshed and compute platform – Gareth Price

Galaxy Australia ( is a web-based platform for data-intensive biological research, supporting reference genomes, datasets and hundreds of tools for data transformation, analysis and visualisation. The platform is underpinned by compute infrastructure distributed across Australia allowing for user jobs to … Read more

De novo genome assembly – Torsten Seemann

How do we generate the genome sequence of our favourite organism? In this talk I will introduce the problem of de novo genome assembly; describe the strategies and caveats of the way the problem is tackled; and outline ways to … Read more

The benefits of collaboration for bioinformatic tool development – Gabriel Foley

Bioinformatics is a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative field and bioinformatic tool development should reflect this. In this talk, I explore the process of developing several phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis tools to highlight the benefits and potential pitfalls of collaborative development. … Read more

Understanding kidney development through multi-scale imaging and modelling – Alexander Combes

Despite progressive discovery of genetic pathways that impact on development, the coordinated cell movement, growth, and differentiation involved in establishing organ systems required for animal life is poorly understood. Understanding the regulation of organ size and architecture has been particularly … Read more

Quantitative analysis of single molecule tracking in live cells: from Brownian motion to function – Frederic Meunier

Super-resolution single molecule imaging techniques have provided tremendous help to decipher molecular and cellular mechanisms. Fluorescent probes tagged to proteins of interest have allowed tracking of single proteins in various membranous compartments such as the plasma membrane. Single molecule imaging … Read more

What’s hot in AI and machine learning in 2018 – Marcus Gallagher

In the last few years the interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning has exploded, not only within research and academia but driven by giant tech companies such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Neural networks (under the banner of … Read more

How novel compute technology and artificial intelligence transforms life science research – Denis Bauer

Genomic data is outpacing traditional Big Data disciplines, producing more information than Astronomy, twitter, and YouTube combined. As such, Genomic research has leapfrogged to the forefront of Big Data and Cloud solutions. This talks outlines how we use Apache Spark … Read more

Planning digital research infrastructure for life science: the Australian biomolecular data capability – Andrew Lonie

Many research disciplines have advanced, community-sourced roadmaps for digital infrastructure in Australia; unfortunately, biosciences isn’t one of those disciplines. Bioplatforms Australia, through the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource and associates, is working to define an ‘Australian Biomolecular Data Capability’ – national … Read more