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  • eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference

    11 - 15 October 2021

    eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference https://dresa.org.au/events/eresearch-australasia-2021-conference The eResearch Australasia conference provides an exciting opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how ICT technologies can help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, find, understand and reuse information. 2021-10-11 12:00:00 UTC 2021-10-15 16:40:00 UTC Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Australia Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) mail@conferencedesign.com.au [] infrastructure managersresearchertechnical staffmanagersstudents 600 conferenceworkshop open_to_all eResearchconferenceresearchICT technologiesworkforcecommunityskillstrainingdatainfrastructureplatformsanalyticssoftwaretools
  • Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory)

    10 March 2022

    Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory) https://dresa.org.au/events/developments-with-cvl-uwa #####Dean Taylor (Senior Research Engineer, University of Western Australia) from the DevOps team (ACCS Project) talks about the progress with the release of a new node of the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL) at UWA. The CVL brings together LINUX tools with graphical user interfaces in the one platform on HPC (in this instance HPC@Pawsey) to allow researchers in the characterisation sciences to use the power of high-performance computing in a low code environment. In this session, Dean will take us through how he is deploying CVL@UWA and discuss how the roll-out will occur. Please note that these sessions are recorded for storing in our repository and sharing via platforms such as YouTube. If you would prefer, please turn off your camera and mute your microphone during the session. This ACCS session is by invitation. Please click the button below to email to request an invitation. Selected materials will be available to share after the event. 2022-03-10 12:00:00 UTC 2022-03-10 13:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Perth, Australia Perth Australia University of Western Australia Kathryn Hall (kathryn.hall@uq.edu.au) [] technical stafffacilities staffinfrastructure managersresearchercharacterisation scientists webinar expression_of_interestby_invitation Characterisation Virtual LaboratoryCVL@UWAPawseyACCS
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Series - Workshop on working with sMRI data within CVL.

    31 March 2022

    ACCS Brain Imaging Series - Workshop on working with sMRI data within CVL. https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-series-workshop-on-working-with-smri-data-within-cvl In this hands-on session, Dr Chao Suo (Monash University) builds on the theme of practical methods in analysing sMRI data using the CVL explored in the previous lecture. Participants will follow analysis pipelines using example data. Workshop attendees are also invited to BYO data and are welcome to ask Chao’s advice and guidance for their planned analyses. 2022-03-31 13:00:00 UTC 2022-03-31 15:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash UniversityNational Imaging Facility Kathryn Hall (kathryn.hall@uq.edu.au) [] researcherstudentsprogrammers 20 workshop open_to_all neuroimagingsMRICVL@M3CVLstructural MRICharacterisation Virtual Laboratory
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Workshop Series: Webinar on Machine Learning for Neuroimaging

    19 May 2022

    Melbourne, Australia

    ACCS Brain Imaging Workshop Series: Webinar on Machine Learning for Neuroimaging https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-workshop-series-webinar-on-machine-learning-for-neuroimaging Machine Learning (ML) is a rapidly emerging new area for research in neurosciences, opening the door to a number of analysis applications and pipelines, as well as predictive capabilities. We are very excited to offer the webinar session, bringing together experts from New Zealand and Australia, to provide an overview of the field and speak to their own recent experiences in leveraging this new technology for neuroimaging. 2022-05-19 13:00:00 UTC 2022-05-19 15:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash University Farnoosh Sadeghian (farnoosh.sadeghian@monash.edu) [] researcherstudentssupportfacilities staff webinar open_to_all machine learningCVLACCSneuroimaging
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Workshop. Activities with ML analysis on CVL@M3.

    26 May 2022

    ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Workshop. Activities with ML analysis on CVL@M3. https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-series-workshop-activities-with-ml-analysis-on-cvl-m3 In this hands-on session, Dr Chao Suo (Monash University) looks at ways to implement ML techniques for neuroimaging using the CVL desktop. Participants will follow analysis pipelines using example data. Workshop attendees are also invited to BYO data and are welcome to ask Chao’s advice and guidance for their planned analyses. 2022-05-26 13:00:00 UTC 2022-05-26 15:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash University Farnoosh Sadgehian (farnoosh.sadeghian@monash.edu) [] beginnersstudentsresearcherfacilities staff 20 workshop open_to_all neuroimagingCVL@M3CVLmachine learning
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Drop-in. Troubleshooting activities with ML analysis on CVL@Wiener.

    27 May 2022

    ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Drop-in. Troubleshooting activities with ML analysis on CVL@Wiener. https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-series-drop-in-troubleshooting-activities-with-ml-analysis-on-cvl-wiener This is a drop-in session for CVL@Wiener users who attended the previous workshop on 26 May and who would like to ask any questions about adapting the workflows to work on that platform. Previous attendees with follow-up questions regarding running analyses on CVL@M3 are also welcome to pop by. 2022-05-27 13:00:00 UTC 2022-05-27 14:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash University Farnoosh Sadgehian (farnoosh.sadeghian@monash.edu) [] beginnersstudentsresearcherfacilities staff 20 workshop open_to_all neuroimagingCVL@WienerCVLmachine learning
  • Basic Statistics with R

    30 - 31 May 2022

    Bundoora, Australia

    Basic Statistics with R https://dresa.org.au/events/basic-statistics-with-r BASIC STATISTICS WITH R introduces statistical concepts in a non-technical way and emphasises their practical application in R. The workshop will provide plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and to access in-class support. 2022-05-30 09:00:00 UTC 2022-05-31 15:30:00 UTC La Trobe University Statistics Consultancy Platform Physical sciences 2 Room 330, Bundoora, Australia Physical sciences 2 Room 330 Bundoora Australia 3086 La Trobe University Statistics.Consultancy@latrobe.edu.au [] researcherresearch students 20 workshop open_to_all StatisticsR statistical software
  • Atlas of Living Australia Hacky Hour

    8 June 2022

    Atlas of Living Australia Hacky Hour https://dresa.org.au/events/atlas-of-living-australia-hacky-hour This is a monthly drop in session to ask us any burning questions you might have about the ALA including; how to use the ALA, how ALA data might fit in with your research and any technical issues you may be facing. Come along at any time during the hour and ask us any questions you have about the ALA! 2022-06-08 14:00:00 UTC 2022-06-08 15:00:00 UTC The Atlas of Living Australia canberra, Australia canberra Australia CSIRO Dr Jenna Wraith, Training and Outreach Manager [] researcherresearch studentsconsultantspolicy makersdecision makers dropin open_to_all Hacky hourBiodiversity dataresearch data
  • 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
  • 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
  • eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference

    11 - 15 October 2021

    eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference https://dresa.org.au/events/eresearch-australasia-2021-conference The eResearch Australasia conference provides an exciting opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how ICT technologies can help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, find, understand and reuse information. 2021-10-11 12:00:00 UTC 2021-10-15 16:40:00 UTC Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Australia Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) mail@conferencedesign.com.au [] infrastructure managersresearchertechnical staffmanagersstudents 600 conferenceworkshop open_to_all eResearchconferenceresearchICT technologiesworkforcecommunityskillstrainingdatainfrastructureplatformsanalyticssoftwaretools
  • Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory)

    10 March 2022

    Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory) https://dresa.org.au/events/developments-with-cvl-uwa #####Dean Taylor (Senior Research Engineer, University of Western Australia) from the DevOps team (ACCS Project) talks about the progress with the release of a new node of the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL) at UWA. The CVL brings together LINUX tools with graphical user interfaces in the one platform on HPC (in this instance HPC@Pawsey) to allow researchers in the characterisation sciences to use the power of high-performance computing in a low code environment. In this session, Dean will take us through how he is deploying CVL@UWA and discuss how the roll-out will occur. Please note that these sessions are recorded for storing in our repository and sharing via platforms such as YouTube. If you would prefer, please turn off your camera and mute your microphone during the session. This ACCS session is by invitation. Please click the button below to email to request an invitation. Selected materials will be available to share after the event. 2022-03-10 12:00:00 UTC 2022-03-10 13:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Perth, Australia Perth Australia University of Western Australia Kathryn Hall (kathryn.hall@uq.edu.au) [] technical stafffacilities staffinfrastructure managersresearchercharacterisation scientists webinar expression_of_interestby_invitation Characterisation Virtual LaboratoryCVL@UWAPawseyACCS
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Series - Workshop on working with sMRI data within CVL.

    31 March 2022

    ACCS Brain Imaging Series - Workshop on working with sMRI data within CVL. https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-series-workshop-on-working-with-smri-data-within-cvl In this hands-on session, Dr Chao Suo (Monash University) builds on the theme of practical methods in analysing sMRI data using the CVL explored in the previous lecture. Participants will follow analysis pipelines using example data. Workshop attendees are also invited to BYO data and are welcome to ask Chao’s advice and guidance for their planned analyses. 2022-03-31 13:00:00 UTC 2022-03-31 15:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash UniversityNational Imaging Facility Kathryn Hall (kathryn.hall@uq.edu.au) [] researcherstudentsprogrammers 20 workshop open_to_all neuroimagingsMRICVL@M3CVLstructural MRICharacterisation Virtual Laboratory
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Workshop Series: Webinar on Machine Learning for Neuroimaging

    19 May 2022

    Melbourne, Australia

    ACCS Brain Imaging Workshop Series: Webinar on Machine Learning for Neuroimaging https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-workshop-series-webinar-on-machine-learning-for-neuroimaging Machine Learning (ML) is a rapidly emerging new area for research in neurosciences, opening the door to a number of analysis applications and pipelines, as well as predictive capabilities. We are very excited to offer the webinar session, bringing together experts from New Zealand and Australia, to provide an overview of the field and speak to their own recent experiences in leveraging this new technology for neuroimaging. 2022-05-19 13:00:00 UTC 2022-05-19 15:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash University Farnoosh Sadeghian (farnoosh.sadeghian@monash.edu) [] researcherstudentssupportfacilities staff webinar open_to_all machine learningCVLACCSneuroimaging
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Workshop. Activities with ML analysis on CVL@M3.

    26 May 2022

    ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Workshop. Activities with ML analysis on CVL@M3. https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-series-workshop-activities-with-ml-analysis-on-cvl-m3 In this hands-on session, Dr Chao Suo (Monash University) looks at ways to implement ML techniques for neuroimaging using the CVL desktop. Participants will follow analysis pipelines using example data. Workshop attendees are also invited to BYO data and are welcome to ask Chao’s advice and guidance for their planned analyses. 2022-05-26 13:00:00 UTC 2022-05-26 15:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash University Farnoosh Sadgehian (farnoosh.sadeghian@monash.edu) [] beginnersstudentsresearcherfacilities staff 20 workshop open_to_all neuroimagingCVL@M3CVLmachine learning
  • ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Drop-in. Troubleshooting activities with ML analysis on CVL@Wiener.

    27 May 2022

    ACCS Brain Imaging Series. Drop-in. Troubleshooting activities with ML analysis on CVL@Wiener. https://dresa.org.au/events/accs-brain-imaging-series-drop-in-troubleshooting-activities-with-ml-analysis-on-cvl-wiener This is a drop-in session for CVL@Wiener users who attended the previous workshop on 26 May and who would like to ask any questions about adapting the workflows to work on that platform. Previous attendees with follow-up questions regarding running analyses on CVL@M3 are also welcome to pop by. 2022-05-27 13:00:00 UTC 2022-05-27 14:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Australia Monash University Farnoosh Sadgehian (farnoosh.sadeghian@monash.edu) [] beginnersstudentsresearcherfacilities staff 20 workshop open_to_all neuroimagingCVL@WienerCVLmachine learning
  • Basic Statistics with R

    30 - 31 May 2022

    Bundoora, Australia

    Basic Statistics with R https://dresa.org.au/events/basic-statistics-with-r BASIC STATISTICS WITH R introduces statistical concepts in a non-technical way and emphasises their practical application in R. The workshop will provide plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and to access in-class support. 2022-05-30 09:00:00 UTC 2022-05-31 15:30:00 UTC La Trobe University Statistics Consultancy Platform Physical sciences 2 Room 330, Bundoora, Australia Physical sciences 2 Room 330 Bundoora Australia 3086 La Trobe University Statistics.Consultancy@latrobe.edu.au [] researcherresearch students 20 workshop open_to_all StatisticsR statistical software
  • Atlas of Living Australia Hacky Hour

    8 June 2022

    Atlas of Living Australia Hacky Hour https://dresa.org.au/events/atlas-of-living-australia-hacky-hour This is a monthly drop in session to ask us any burning questions you might have about the ALA including; how to use the ALA, how ALA data might fit in with your research and any technical issues you may be facing. Come along at any time during the hour and ask us any questions you have about the ALA! 2022-06-08 14:00:00 UTC 2022-06-08 15:00:00 UTC The Atlas of Living Australia canberra, Australia canberra Australia CSIRO Dr Jenna Wraith, Training and Outreach Manager [] researcherresearch studentsconsultantspolicy makersdecision makers dropin open_to_all Hacky hourBiodiversity dataresearch data
  • 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
  • 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

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