Bioinformatics Research Laboratory


The BRL provides a unique scientific infrastructure and capability within Australia. The BRL develops and utilises innovative techniques and tools to drive its core research programs as well as serving external clients on a fee-for-service basis. The BRL software developers and bioinformaticians offer a range of capabilities, including: the development of computational tools; a vast range of data analysis and high definition visualisation strategies; and the development of integrated Internet-based information management systems.

The CCG Bioinformatics, Supercomputing and ICT capabilities include:

Bioinformatics capabilities

  • Functional genomics, transcriptomics and metagenomics analysis
  • Advanced proteomics, proteogenomics and metabolomics applications
  • Genome and transcriptome assembly/annotation
  • Small RNAs discovery, analysis and evolution
  • Design of molecular assays for diagnosis and surveillance
  • Comparative genomic analysis and molecular evolution studies
  • Hosting web based bioinformatics platforms (Ensembl, CMap etc)
  • Customised bioinformatics pipelines and workflows
  • Bioinformatics tool development
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Public Genomic repository mirrors for database searching

Supercomputing and ICT capabilities

  • High performance and cloud computing
  • Internet-based applications development more ...
  • Disease Registry and LIMS design and development
  • Large scale, high definition visualisation more ...
  • Design and customisation of a wide range of informatics workflows, tools and datasets
  • Web hosting
  • Database design
  • Legacy system migration
  • Secure online data storage
  • Daily backups
  • IT system review and consultancy