The NeCTAR funded Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO) empowers astronomers to build complex customised views of the Universe, all from the comfort of their own computer. Swinburne Associate Professor Darren Croton, said: “TAO makes it easy and efficient for any astronomer to create these virtual universes. It's the culmination of years of effort that is now at the fingertips of scientists around the world... using TAO it might take a few minutes to create a mock catalogue of galaxies, versus months or even years of development previously.”
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Genomics Virtual Laboratory
The Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL) provides an opportunity for research institutes across Australia to participate in a community of accessible infrastructure, expertise and advocacy that connects genome researchers with massive datasets, sophisticated analysis tools, and large-scale computational infrastructure so that they can produce high-value globally competitive research results.
The GVL is broadly targeted at the “sequence-oriented” genome-related molecular bio-sciences – including epigenomics, transcriptomics, and meta- and eco-genomics. The GVL will provide researchers with access to national-scale projects including the NeCTAR Research Cloud, RDSI, NCI, Bioplatforms Australia (BPA), Australian National Data Service, and the EMBL Australia mirror of EMBL-EBI.
The GVL project is led by the University of Queensland Research Computing Centre, with partners QFAB, VLSCI, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, CSIRO, Bioplatforms Australia and University of Western Australia.
The GVL will
- provide infrastructure tailored to the data-intensive demands of genomics;
- provide a forum to collaborate and share data and workflows;
- provide resources that advanced research groups can control and customise in the national research cloud;
- promote the use of genome informatics through end-user support, training courses and outreach programs; and
- build informatics platforms on national infrastructure in a way that can be extended to other -omics and biosciences in the future.
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Life Sciences Computation Centre
The University of Queensland