Virtual Laboratory: Microbial Genomics

mGVL: Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory

Lead Organisation: Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI)

The Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory (mGVL) provides a computer image based around Galaxy with a defined set of microbial-specific tools and reference data.

WHO IT’S FOR

  • Biologists and researchers working with genomics.
  • Academics teaching genomics.
  • Public health laboratories.

WHAT IT DOES

  • An easily instantiated computer image based around Galaxy with a defined set of microbial-specific tools and reference data.
  • Enables secure analysis of data.
  • Uses software and analysis methods that are widely used for microbial genomics in a reproducible manner suited to government accreditation.
  • Fully tailored Microbial analysis platform.

“The GVL, and now the microGVL, is an exemplar of great Australian research collaboration and ingenuity: a virtual laboratory which brings the tested tools of bioinformatics to biologists who are wanting access to those skills. Such international recognition is further demonstration of Australia’s capacity to compete in these complex, technically sophisticated fields.”

Associate Professor Andrew Lonie, Director VLSCI

mGVL 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.