First published 22 December 2020

QUT's Office of eResearch enabling better bioinformatics research performance using NextFlow.


The eResearch team has been developing and optimizing NextFlow ( bioinformatic pipelines for QUT’s high performance computing cluster (HPC).

NextFlow is a bioinformatics workflow manager that enables the development of portable and reproducible workflows. There are a multitude of available NextFlow pipelines that have been developed for a large variety of research datasets. We have successfully implemented the ‘ampliseq’ (16S rRNA amplicon analysis) pipeline on the HPC, which is producing excellent publication-ready results. 

We are progressing with the implementation of gene expression, epigenetics, variant calling and other NextFlow pipelines. Contact us at for more information.