About the VBC

The Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium (VBC) conducts research in bioinformatics and assists the performance of biological research by both academic and industrial users. It plays an important role in developing Australia's skill base in bioinformatics through training postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Sited within existing biomedical research facilities, the Consortium brings together scientists engaged in "wet lab" research with computer scientists and statisticians. They share their diverse expertise and knowledge to advance research across a range of fields.

Life Sciences Computation Centre

The VBC is the Monash University node of the Life Sciences Computation Centre (LSCC) for the Genomics, Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology theme. This LSCC hub provides collaborative bioinformatics support to many biological projects, and has access to the high performance-computing resources of the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).


The VBC is financially supported by the VLSCI ; grants from NHMRC and NeCTAR; and by paying subscribers from the Monash RNA Systems Biology Laboratory, the Microbial Diagnostics Unit Public Health Laboratory, the Monash Central Clinical School the Oral Health CRC, and the Stinear Laboratory.