News / 23 February 2017
Seven years since it started in 2009, the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) has re-launched as Melbourne Bioinformatics.
Melbourne Bioinformatics has evolved in 2017 from a seven-year project, the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) which was funded by the Victorian Government (2009-2016) and member institutions and hosted by the University of Melbourne. The facility has a team of experts and complex system capacity to enhance life science computing, particularly in Melbourne’s biomedical precinct. The EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) is also hosted at Melbourne Bioinformatics through a funding agreement between the University of Melbourne and Bioplatforms Australia. Co-locating here gives EMBL-ABR access to a team of over 30 expert bioinformaticians working to build Australia’s capacity in bioinformatics, with nodes of activity across all the major Australian states, focussed particularly on meeting the increasing demand for training and skills development in bioinformatics.