Genomics Users Group

The Genomics Users Group is an interactive forum set up to encourage collaboration and idea sharing between researchers doing genomics-related studies. Come along to hear from fellow genomics researchers, participate in discussion to help solve problems, learn new techniques, or discover a new collaboration.

The Genomics Users Group meets at La Trobe University Melbourne (Bundoora) campus and is open to anyone interested in genomics-related studies within or outside of the university.


Please join the Genomics Users Group so we can notify you of upcoming meetings and changes to the schedule.



If you would like to present your idea, problem or solution at one of these sessions, please email

October 2017

Theme: Research and public engagement
Date: Thursday 12th October, 3:30pm to 5pm
Venue: LIMS2, 302 (map, PDF 3MB)

  • Jack Nunn


The terms used by the Genomics Users Group were voted at the inaugural meeting and can be updated via vote at future meetings.  The current terms are as follows:

  • Theme: each session will have a theme of discussion
  • Frequency: on-demand (on 2nd Thursday of month)
  • Duration: 1 hour (from 3:30pm)
  • Format: Optional 10-15 min talk to introduce topic followed by discussion over refreshments.
  • Venue: alternates between AgriBio and LIMS buildings

Past events (2017)

  • May, RNAseq/Transcripomics: Andrew Robinson, "La Trobe RNAseq Database"

Past events (2016)

  • November, Amanda Chamberlain: "Extensive allele specific expression in bovine genome"
  • November, Michael Stear: "GWAS versus signatures of selection for genetic dissection"
  • October, Lesley Cheng: "Small RNA deep sequencing on the Ion Torrent Platform"
  • October, Thomas Shafee: "Exploring quantitative maps of protein sequence space as an alternative to phylogenetics"
  • September, John Forster: "Genetics and genomics of self-incompatibility in forage grasses"
  • September, Nathan Godde: "Defining A Role for Polarity Genes in Breast Cancer"
  • August, Oliver Berkowitz: "Using weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA): A case study"
  • August, Mathew Lewsey: "Using chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) to investigate transcription factor function"