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  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    13 - 15 April 2021

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation-9fbc07a0-6fc0-4487-9c94-6a0426856119 This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2021-04-13 12:00:00 UTC 2021-04-15 17:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation

    4 - 6 May 2021

    Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-python-and-data-visualisation-c14e5fdc-a3ae-4675-967a-cf862e29fd8f This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of python wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the `python` interface, data structures and data manipulation through the `pandas` package. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/python-workshop-base/) 2021-05-04 11:00:00 UTC 2021-05-06 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • A day in the life of a bioinformatician

    15 - 16 September 2021

    A day in the life of a bioinformatician https://dresa.org.au/events/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-bioinformatician During the workshop, we will be working with a publicly available transcriptomics (RNA-Seq) dataset and go through common steps involved in processing this data (including read quality assessment, alignment and differential gene expression). As part of this process we will be using shell to run programs and work with files, improve reproducibility with version control and create publication quality documents with latex. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. [The material we use was developed by COMBINE.](https://www.combine.org.au/) 2021-09-15 11:00:00 UTC 2021-09-16 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    14 - 15 March 2022

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation-f804348f-d32c-4f24-bd8a-b237985c3ff5 This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2022-03-14 12:00:00 UTC 2022-03-15 16:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • What skills are needed in commercial bioinformatics?

    6 July 2022

    What skills are needed in commercial bioinformatics? https://dresa.org.au/events/becoming-a-research-software-engineer-a43878db-e1ef-488a-b5ad-eab519e7e516 It is our pleasure to announce that for our very first COMBINE Fireside Chat we will have Dr David Wood from Microba sharing with us about invaluable skills in commercial bioinformatics. This program series is an excellent opportunity for upcoming student bioinformaticians to learn more about industry-related career pathways and from the successes of industry leaders in the field. # Abstract Despite frequent classification as a specialist activity, bioinformatics is a broad discipline. Bioinformaticians work in industries that have different goals and drivers, across multiple biological domains applying expert skills and technologies. As a student with a large informatics component to your work you may wonder what skills do commercial enterprises require of bioinformaticians? [Microba Life Sciences](https://microba.com/) is a precision microbiome company driven to improve human health. With world-leading technology for measuring the human gut microbiome, Microba is driving the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for major chronic diseases and delivering gut microbiome testing services globally to researchers, clinicians, and consumers. In this presentation I will describe how we conduct bioinformatics at Microba, and what are the key skills we require of bioinformaticians. Using our cloud-based, fast-turnaround bioinformatics platform as a case study, I will explain the role and skills required for each bioinformatics team member in its’ build, validation, operation, management and evolution. # About the speaker Dr David Wood leads the research and development of bioinformatic tools and data production at Microba. Dr Wood specialises in genome informatics and bioinformatics software development and has 20 years’ experience in industry and academia across diverse life science domains. He is an author on more than 30 scientific publications. His primary interest is in the application and advancement of high-throughput genomics technologies to improve public health. [You can submit your questions to the speaker anonymously](https://forms.gle/Z31vbn9ka9x5Cr4bA) to be answered during the event. To be informed of future events, [you can join the mailing list here](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=a252376405). 2022-07-06 13:30:00 UTC 2022-07-06 14:30:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Virtual, Australia Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anybioinformaticiansstudentsresearch studentsresearcherresearchers [] open_to_all Bioinformaticssoftware publishingresearch softwarecommunity of practiceCommunity
  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    17 - 18 August 2022

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2022-08-17 10:00:00 UTC 2022-08-18 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation

    1 - 2 September 2022

    Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-python-and-data-visualisation This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of python wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the `python` interface, data structures and data manipulation through the `pandas` package. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/python-workshop-base/) 2022-09-01 11:00:00 UTC 2022-09-02 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Becoming a research software engineer

    7 September 2022

    Becoming a research software engineer https://dresa.org.au/events/becoming-a-research-software-engineer It is our pleasure to announce that our next speaker for September will be Rowland Mosbergen from the WEHI Research Computing Platform sharing with us about life as a research software engineer. This program series is an excellent opportunity for upcoming student bioinformaticians to learn more about industry-related career pathways and from the successes of industry leaders in the field. # Abstract Research Software Engineer (RSE) is a broad term for people who combine programming and research skills that have trouble defining their role and value within academia. e.g researchers and academics who code, generalists who bring communities together across the research and technical domains, systems administrators who maintain research systems, and software engineers who work in the research domain. Many people working within research might be considered RSEs, but have no knowledge of the term RSE and do not consider themselves part of the community. They may not realise that the specific challenges they face and the skills that they need are understood by others and that there is a wider community of support. The [RSE Association of Australia and New Zealand](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=d7cb34cec1&e=21435da126) was created to provide that community of support and this year we are partnering with the newly formed [RSE Asia Association](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=cb91c34746&e=21435da126) to organise the first online [Research Software Engineer (RSE) Asia Australia Unconference](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=cc2c9d4c75&e=21435da126) from the 14th to the 16th of September 2022. # About the speaker Rowland Mosbergen is a "translator" with 22 years experience in it as a strategic advisor, developer, analyst/programmer, team leader, software architect and small business owner. He has 12 years of experience in research, 8 of those with the Stemformatics project - a bioinformatics tool that allows biologists to visualise their gene expression data online. Rowland has worked at the corporate level with large financial institutions like Merrill Lynch and National Australia Bank on their risk management systems and at the small business level to provide computer support. He is now working as a strategic advisor in the Research Computing Platform - an RSE group that works within WEHI. [You can submit your questions to the speaker anonymously](https://forms.gle/Z31vbn9ka9x5Cr4bA) to be answered during the event. To be informed of future events, [you can join the mailing list here](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=a252376405). 2022-09-07 13:30:00 UTC 2022-09-07 14:30:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Virtual, Australia Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anybioinformaticiansstudentsresearch studentsresearcherresearchers [] open_to_all Bioinformaticssoftware publishingresearch softwarecommunity of practiceCommunity
  • Cloud computing in bioinformatics

    3 November 2022

    Cloud computing in bioinformatics https://dresa.org.au/events/cloud-computing-in-bioinformatics It is our pleasure to announce that our next speaker for November will be Dr Harinda Rajapaksha from [Oracle for research](https://www.oracle.com/research/) sharing with us about cloud computing in bioinformatics. This program series is an excellent opportunity for upcoming student bioinformaticians to learn more about industry-related career pathways and from the successes of industry leaders in the field. # Abstract Cloud computing is changing the computing infrastructure landscape by providing on-demand resources with ultra-high scalability. Advancements in virtualisation technology and defining infrastructure using code have revolutionised how cloud computing is applied in day-to-day applications, including research. Traditionally, compute-intensive research work such as ioinformatics, AI/ML and simulations (MD and CFD) were conducted using on-premise high-performance computing resources. The advancements in network virtualisation and the ability to operate bare-metal computers with RDMA interconnect on the cloud are currently getting popular among compute-intensive research. It is expected that within the next 5 - 10 years, majority of research computing will be using cloud computing compared to on-premise computing. The transition from on-premise to cloud could be a challenge for some researchers. The key to being successful is to start simple and grow gradually. Oracle for research is here to support you during that journey. # About the speaker Dr Harinda Rajapaksha is a solutions architect at Oracle for Research. Dr Rajapaksha specialises in computational biology and high-performance computing and has over 15 years of experience in industry and academia. His primary interest is in the development of software solutions for scientists. [You can submit your questions to the speaker anonymously](https://forms.gle/Z31vbn9ka9x5Cr4bA) to be answered during the event. To be informed of future events, [you can join the mailing list here](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=a252376405). 2022-11-03 14:00:00 UTC 2022-11-03 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Virtual, Australia Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anybioinformaticiansstudentsresearch studentsresearcherresearchers [] open_to_all Bioinformaticssoftware publishingresearch softwarecommunity of practiceCommunity
  • COMBINE Symposium 2022

    28 November 2022

    Docklands, Australia

    COMBINE Symposium 2022 https://dresa.org.au/events/combine-symposium-2022 The COMBINE Symposium is a student-run, non-profit conference that aims to gather a diverse group of students and ECRs who are curious, passionate and eager to learn more about bioinformatics and computational biology. COMBINE Symposium 2022 will be held as a hybrid virtual/in-person event on the 28th of November, in conjunction with the ABACBS/VCBS/BioCAsia conferences. Abstract submissions are now open and will close on 12/09/2022. More details will be available closer to the conference. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. 2022-11-28 09:30:00 UTC 2022-11-28 18:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Monash College City Campus, 750 Collins Street, Docklands, Australia Monash College City Campus, 750 Collins Street Docklands Australia 3008 Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers conference open_to_all []
  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    13 - 15 April 2021

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation-9fbc07a0-6fc0-4487-9c94-6a0426856119 This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2021-04-13 12:00:00 UTC 2021-04-15 17:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation

    4 - 6 May 2021

    Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-python-and-data-visualisation-c14e5fdc-a3ae-4675-967a-cf862e29fd8f This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of python wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the `python` interface, data structures and data manipulation through the `pandas` package. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/python-workshop-base/) 2021-05-04 11:00:00 UTC 2021-05-06 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • A day in the life of a bioinformatician

    15 - 16 September 2021

    A day in the life of a bioinformatician https://dresa.org.au/events/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-bioinformatician During the workshop, we will be working with a publicly available transcriptomics (RNA-Seq) dataset and go through common steps involved in processing this data (including read quality assessment, alignment and differential gene expression). As part of this process we will be using shell to run programs and work with files, improve reproducibility with version control and create publication quality documents with latex. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. [The material we use was developed by COMBINE.](https://www.combine.org.au/) 2021-09-15 11:00:00 UTC 2021-09-16 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    14 - 15 March 2022

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation-f804348f-d32c-4f24-bd8a-b237985c3ff5 This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2022-03-14 12:00:00 UTC 2022-03-15 16:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • What skills are needed in commercial bioinformatics?

    6 July 2022

    What skills are needed in commercial bioinformatics? https://dresa.org.au/events/becoming-a-research-software-engineer-a43878db-e1ef-488a-b5ad-eab519e7e516 It is our pleasure to announce that for our very first COMBINE Fireside Chat we will have Dr David Wood from Microba sharing with us about invaluable skills in commercial bioinformatics. This program series is an excellent opportunity for upcoming student bioinformaticians to learn more about industry-related career pathways and from the successes of industry leaders in the field. # Abstract Despite frequent classification as a specialist activity, bioinformatics is a broad discipline. Bioinformaticians work in industries that have different goals and drivers, across multiple biological domains applying expert skills and technologies. As a student with a large informatics component to your work you may wonder what skills do commercial enterprises require of bioinformaticians? [Microba Life Sciences](https://microba.com/) is a precision microbiome company driven to improve human health. With world-leading technology for measuring the human gut microbiome, Microba is driving the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for major chronic diseases and delivering gut microbiome testing services globally to researchers, clinicians, and consumers. In this presentation I will describe how we conduct bioinformatics at Microba, and what are the key skills we require of bioinformaticians. Using our cloud-based, fast-turnaround bioinformatics platform as a case study, I will explain the role and skills required for each bioinformatics team member in its’ build, validation, operation, management and evolution. # About the speaker Dr David Wood leads the research and development of bioinformatic tools and data production at Microba. Dr Wood specialises in genome informatics and bioinformatics software development and has 20 years’ experience in industry and academia across diverse life science domains. He is an author on more than 30 scientific publications. His primary interest is in the application and advancement of high-throughput genomics technologies to improve public health. [You can submit your questions to the speaker anonymously](https://forms.gle/Z31vbn9ka9x5Cr4bA) to be answered during the event. To be informed of future events, [you can join the mailing list here](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=a252376405). 2022-07-06 13:30:00 UTC 2022-07-06 14:30:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Virtual, Australia Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anybioinformaticiansstudentsresearch studentsresearcherresearchers [] open_to_all Bioinformaticssoftware publishingresearch softwarecommunity of practiceCommunity
  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    17 - 18 August 2022

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2022-08-17 10:00:00 UTC 2022-08-18 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation

    1 - 2 September 2022

    Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-python-and-data-visualisation This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of python wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the `python` interface, data structures and data manipulation through the `pandas` package. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/python-workshop-base/) 2022-09-01 11:00:00 UTC 2022-09-02 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Becoming a research software engineer

    7 September 2022

    Becoming a research software engineer https://dresa.org.au/events/becoming-a-research-software-engineer It is our pleasure to announce that our next speaker for September will be Rowland Mosbergen from the WEHI Research Computing Platform sharing with us about life as a research software engineer. This program series is an excellent opportunity for upcoming student bioinformaticians to learn more about industry-related career pathways and from the successes of industry leaders in the field. # Abstract Research Software Engineer (RSE) is a broad term for people who combine programming and research skills that have trouble defining their role and value within academia. e.g researchers and academics who code, generalists who bring communities together across the research and technical domains, systems administrators who maintain research systems, and software engineers who work in the research domain. Many people working within research might be considered RSEs, but have no knowledge of the term RSE and do not consider themselves part of the community. They may not realise that the specific challenges they face and the skills that they need are understood by others and that there is a wider community of support. The [RSE Association of Australia and New Zealand](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=d7cb34cec1&e=21435da126) was created to provide that community of support and this year we are partnering with the newly formed [RSE Asia Association](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=cb91c34746&e=21435da126) to organise the first online [Research Software Engineer (RSE) Asia Australia Unconference](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=cc2c9d4c75&e=21435da126) from the 14th to the 16th of September 2022. # About the speaker Rowland Mosbergen is a "translator" with 22 years experience in it as a strategic advisor, developer, analyst/programmer, team leader, software architect and small business owner. He has 12 years of experience in research, 8 of those with the Stemformatics project - a bioinformatics tool that allows biologists to visualise their gene expression data online. Rowland has worked at the corporate level with large financial institutions like Merrill Lynch and National Australia Bank on their risk management systems and at the small business level to provide computer support. He is now working as a strategic advisor in the Research Computing Platform - an RSE group that works within WEHI. [You can submit your questions to the speaker anonymously](https://forms.gle/Z31vbn9ka9x5Cr4bA) to be answered during the event. To be informed of future events, [you can join the mailing list here](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=a252376405). 2022-09-07 13:30:00 UTC 2022-09-07 14:30:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Virtual, Australia Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anybioinformaticiansstudentsresearch studentsresearcherresearchers [] open_to_all Bioinformaticssoftware publishingresearch softwarecommunity of practiceCommunity
  • Cloud computing in bioinformatics

    3 November 2022

    Cloud computing in bioinformatics https://dresa.org.au/events/cloud-computing-in-bioinformatics It is our pleasure to announce that our next speaker for November will be Dr Harinda Rajapaksha from [Oracle for research](https://www.oracle.com/research/) sharing with us about cloud computing in bioinformatics. This program series is an excellent opportunity for upcoming student bioinformaticians to learn more about industry-related career pathways and from the successes of industry leaders in the field. # Abstract Cloud computing is changing the computing infrastructure landscape by providing on-demand resources with ultra-high scalability. Advancements in virtualisation technology and defining infrastructure using code have revolutionised how cloud computing is applied in day-to-day applications, including research. Traditionally, compute-intensive research work such as ioinformatics, AI/ML and simulations (MD and CFD) were conducted using on-premise high-performance computing resources. The advancements in network virtualisation and the ability to operate bare-metal computers with RDMA interconnect on the cloud are currently getting popular among compute-intensive research. It is expected that within the next 5 - 10 years, majority of research computing will be using cloud computing compared to on-premise computing. The transition from on-premise to cloud could be a challenge for some researchers. The key to being successful is to start simple and grow gradually. Oracle for research is here to support you during that journey. # About the speaker Dr Harinda Rajapaksha is a solutions architect at Oracle for Research. Dr Rajapaksha specialises in computational biology and high-performance computing and has over 15 years of experience in industry and academia. His primary interest is in the development of software solutions for scientists. [You can submit your questions to the speaker anonymously](https://forms.gle/Z31vbn9ka9x5Cr4bA) to be answered during the event. To be informed of future events, [you can join the mailing list here](https://combine.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f6e1d0b6a995d4581459ac68&id=a252376405). 2022-11-03 14:00:00 UTC 2022-11-03 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Virtual, Australia Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anybioinformaticiansstudentsresearch studentsresearcherresearchers [] open_to_all Bioinformaticssoftware publishingresearch softwarecommunity of practiceCommunity
  • COMBINE Symposium 2022

    28 November 2022

    Docklands, Australia

    COMBINE Symposium 2022 https://dresa.org.au/events/combine-symposium-2022 The COMBINE Symposium is a student-run, non-profit conference that aims to gather a diverse group of students and ECRs who are curious, passionate and eager to learn more about bioinformatics and computational biology. COMBINE Symposium 2022 will be held as a hybrid virtual/in-person event on the 28th of November, in conjunction with the ABACBS/VCBS/BioCAsia conferences. Abstract submissions are now open and will close on 12/09/2022. More details will be available closer to the conference. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. 2022-11-28 09:30:00 UTC 2022-11-28 18:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Monash College City Campus, 750 Collins Street, Docklands, Australia Monash College City Campus, 750 Collins Street Docklands Australia 3008 Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers conference open_to_all []

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