The Monash Bioinformatics Platform is a core facility that provides bioinformatics support to the University and affiliated organisations in partnership with research groups and facilities.

They have a wide range of expertise in biological research fields requiring cutting edge computational techniques such as genomics, proteomics and structural biology.

They're also a hub for a distributed network of bioinformaticians embedded across the University and a partner in technical training and infrastructure development.

Platform Contacts:

Scientific Director: A/Prof David Powell

Bioinformatics Manager: Dr. Sonika Tyagi



Galaxy - Monash-hosted service for data intensive genomics via a point-and-click interface.

Degust - An interactive web tool for visualising Differential Gene Expression data.

A/Prof David Powell's Degust app

A/Prof David Powell's Degust app

MyTardis - data management and publishing platform including integration with next-gen sequencers.


Bioinformaticians at Monash University have access to a wealth of high performance compute, cloud compute, storage and data visualisation technologies.

Research Cloud @ Monash (RC@Mon) - Provides over 2300 compute cores to research. The compute cloud is highly versatile and can provide a solution for almost any highly computational problem.

VicNode - Fully-backed up, always accessible storage (several thousands of terabytes and growing).

Monash Campus Cluster (MCC) - Monash University's central production-class 3000+ CPU-core HPC facility. Includes 1TB+ memory nodes, particularly useful for de-novo genome assembly.

Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE) - the Australian specialised high-performance compute facility for imaging and visualisation. Monash University is a major partner and can provide computing power, with a particular emphasis on data visualisation.


Head over to our workshop archive for some great resources.