Virtual Laboratory: Genomics

GVL: Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Lead Organisation: University of Queensland the The University of Melbourne

The Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL) provides a cloud-based suite of genomics analysis tools for research and training.


  • Biologists and researchers working with genomics.
  • Academics teaching genomics.


  • A web portal provides a growing suite of genomics analysis tools that biologists can start working with immediately, with no setup required.
  • Data that can be analysed easily on the Australian Research Cloud.
  • A workbench for reproducible results, a command line interface to support bioinformaticians
  • Tutorials to help biologists learn analysis techniques.

“This is the best exemplar of this kind of platform in the world, few countries are able to do what we’re doing,”

Associate Professor Andrew Lonie, Director VLSCI

GVL development has been led by the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Research Computing Centre at the University of Queensland, and acknowledges funding from the Nectar project. See here for further parties involved in the development.

PrintNectar is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy to establish eResearch infrastructure in partnership with Australian research institutions, organisations and research communities. The University of Melbourne has been appointed as the Lead Agent.