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Using the NeCTAR Research Cloud for Delivering Hands-on Bioinformatics Training (Adelaide)

A 1-day training workshop is scheduled for September 27, 2013 in Adelaide.

The training workshop aims to provide attendees relevant hands-on experience in using the NeCTAR Research Cloud for Bioinformatics.
The R@CMon team will be helping in the delivery of this workshop.

For more detailed information (contacts, venue, registration) on the training workshop, visit this BIG SA page.

Upcoming Software Carpentry Bootcamp for Bioinformaticians (Adelaide/Melbourne)

Two Software Carpentry Bootcamps are scheduled for September/October 2013.

The bootcamps are designed for Bioinformaticians to improve their productivity through good programming and software development practices.
The bootcamps will be held in Adelaide on September 2013. and Melbourne on October 2013.
It will be delivered using the NeCTAR Research Cloud and we, the R@CMon team, will be assisting in these bootcamps.

The bootcamps are supported by the following organisations:

Visit the Australian Bioinformatics Network site for details on the bootcamps

More information about the Adelaide bootcamp can be found here.
More information about the Melbourne bootcamp can be found here.

Visit the Software Carpentry site for more information about Software Carpentry and future international bootcamps.

Bioplatforms Australia – CSIRO NGS Workshop (July 9-12 2013)

Last July 9-12 2013, Bioplatforms Australia and CSIRO conducted the latest NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) training workshop at Monash University.

This is the second NGS training workshop organised by Bioplatforms Australia that is held at Monash University since the very first, last year.
Using the same but improved tools and machine image from the very first workshop, the team provisioned virtual machines on the Monash node of the NeCTAR Research Cloud. See this announcement regarding the Monash node.

Bioplatforms Australia has conducted 7 NGS training workshops across Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth) with a total of 190 attendees in the last 12 months with 2 more workshops planned later this year.

Future Bioplatforms Australia workshops are listed on their website.

Bioplatforms Australia – CSIRO NGS Workshop (July 9-10 2012)

We’ve successfully engaged Bioplatforms Australia and CSIRO in utilising the NeCTAR Research Cloud infrastructure to deliver next-generation sequencing workshops in Monash University and University of New South Wales last July 9-10, 2012.

We’ve created a custom cloud image which contains the relevant training materials, datasets and software stack.The image has been uploaded into the NeCTAR cloud and used to instantiate multiple virtual machines for the hands-on workshop. The same image has also been made available for download for participants to try locally on their local machines. 

Automation tools that integrates provisioning of virtual machines, software stack installation, dataset preparation have been created for easy re-deployment of resources for various workshop sites around Australia.

A manuscript entitled “Next Generation Sequencing (NGS): A challenge to meet the increasing demand for training workshops in Australia” has been recently accepted for publication in Briefings in Bioinformatics.

This article can also be found, published created commons here 1.