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QCIF Bioinformatics (formerly QFAB) is a QCIF unit providing access to specialised skills in bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata to help life sciences and health researchers get the most out of their research data.

QCIF Bioinformatics support covers the whole data life cycle, from experimental design to data capture, analysis and visualisation, applied to ‘omics analyses. In particular, QCIF Bioinformatics has expertise in multi-omics integration, including linkage to clinical data.

Researchers and HDR students from QCIF’s member universities can access the QCIF Bioinformatics’ team’s skills through free clinics for advice, on-demand support for research projects or embedded bioinformaticians within their research teams.

QCIF Bioinformatics also offers training in all facets of bioinformatics.

Visit the QFAB website for more information:


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Pipeline to automate bacterial genome assembly

A QCIF bioinformatician and UQ researchers have developed a workflow to automate high-quality complete bacterial genome assembly.

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Google Cloud grants for ECRs and PhD students

QCIF, AeRO and Google have partnered to deliver a cloud computing grants program for Australasian ECRs and PhD students.

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Four new staff join QCIF Bioinformatics

The QCIF Bioinformatics team is expanding due to increased demand this year. Four new staff have joined the team.