Opportunities for training and development ...
Annual theme-related retreats
The LSCC organises annual workshops/retreats to help establish and support the relevant bioinformatics/computational biology communities in Victoria. The retreats are specifically aimed at practitioners in Life Sciences computation, and a reasonable level of technical knowledge is assumed from the attendees. Representative participants from research organisations in Victoria are invited to introduce themselves and present a short talk on activities within their group/institute. The primary objectives of the retreats are knowledge transfer and community building.
Regular theme-related user group meetings
The LSCC hosts regular user group meetings covering specific themes in life science computation, with participants from La Trobe, Monash and Melbourne Universities and collaborating institutions.
Workshops and tutorials
All groups within VLSCI, including IBM Collaboratory staff, offer workshops and tutorials on topics directly related to existing research themes and challenges.
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New skills program to boost biomedical research outcomes
A novel intern program to train and mentor Victorian biomedical researchers in the business skills required to translate their promising discoveries into health therapies was launched at Ausbiotech in November 2012. The program, unveiled by Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips, forms part of the Victorian Government’s Enabling Technologies Skills Strategy for Biotechnology 2012-2015.
Called Molecules to Medicine, the program is supported by a Victorian government grant. It provides practical on-the-job training and mentoring to early career researchers in technology transfer, translation and the commercial development of biomedical discoveries. For full details go to the program website.
Interested in developing skills in the visualisation of biological data?
Needing support for skills development?
If you are interested in developing your skills in any area related to computational biology, please contact Helen Gardiner to discuss possible VLSCI support for you to attend any relevant conferences, workshops and training sessions.