The Laniakea@ReCaS service, based on Laniakea software stack, provides the possibility to automate the creation of Galaxy-based virtualized environments through an easy setup procedure, providing an on-demand workspace ready to be used by life scientists and bioinformaticians. At the end of the configuration process, the user gains access to a private, production-grade, fully customizable, Galaxy virtual instance. Laniakea features the deployment of a stand-alone or cluster backed Galaxy instances, shared reference data volumes, encrypted data volumes and rapid development of novel Galaxy flavours for specific tasks.

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News

GPU-enabled JupyterLab enables interactive AI use-cases in Galaxy

Democratising GPU infrastructures by providing accelerated JuypterLab instances via Galaxy and combining them with HPC workflows

Simple and data privacy-aware publishing of genomic variance data from Galaxy to the Beacon project

Galaxy has gained a Beacon integration that enables users to publish genetic variance data conveniently via Beacon project

Accessibility in Galaxy 23.0 and beyond

Accessibility improvement Highlights for the upcoming 23.0 release, and a few words on accessibility in general

Building a distributed compute network across Europe

The Work Package 3 of the EuroScienceGateway project

The Climate community within the EuroScienceGateway project

Climate Community Strategy for Work Package 5

Events

May 22 - May 26GTN Smörgåsbord 2023

We are happy to announce that the next edition of the GTN Smörgåsbord training event will take place on May 22-26, 2023! It will once again be free, online, self-paced, and choose-your-own-adventure style. It will feature all the content of previous editions, plus lots more!

Feb 2A practical workshop for (foodborne) pathogen detection from (direct Nanopore) sequencing data using Galaxy

The purpose of this workshop is to gain knowledge on detect (foodborne) pathogens from (direct Nanopore) sequencing data using Galaxy. The workshop will be on February 2nd 2023 as a 1-day hybrid (F2F at FHNW Muttenz, Switzerland and online), free and practical workshop.

Feb 6 - Feb 10Single-cell RNA-seq analysis using Galaxy

Participants will be guided through the droplet-based scRNA-seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to trajectories.

Feb 9Galaxy Community Call: 23.0 Release Testing Outcomes

A forum to share updates and discuss community-wide topics

Feb 9microGalaxy Community Call

microGalaxy is a communities of practice focusing on microbial analysis with Galaxy

Our team

Laniakea is maintained by the IBIOM-CNR, INFN and the University of Milan.

For any questions regarding Laniakea and other ELIXIR-Italy initiatives, please contact us.

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Laniakea enables researchers to configure and deploy personal Galaxy instances, exploiting the INDIGO-DataCloud Cloud Stack. Each Galaxy instance is customizable in terms of virtual CPUs, RAM and storage through the web front-end, and deployable with different sets of pre installed tools. Each instance comes with reference data (e.g. genomic sequences) already available for many species, shared among all the instances.

Each Galaxy instance can be provided with an encrypted external storage volume to protect users research data from any unauthorized access attempts and linked to a repository of standard reference data (e.g., genomic sequences).

The service is scalable and both users and service providers can choose among a full range of different computational capabilities: from limited ones to serve e.g. small research groups, Galaxy developers or for didactic and training purposes, to instances with elasticity cluster support to deliver enough computational power.

Laniakea can also be employed as a tool publishing platform. That is, tools developers can choose to publish and make new tools available embedding them in a personalized Galaxy instance. See for example PIPE-T and VINYL.

The Laniakea@ReCaS service, based on Laniakea software stack, has been released for public use, starting on 10 February 2020. A scientific and technical evaluation board appointed by ELIXIR-Italy will assess the scientific soundness and technical feasibility of applications for the Laniakea@ReCaS call. Projects will be evaluated with a “first come, first served” policy until the total available resource annual budget will be assigned.

The call is available here.

All applications must be submitted using this form.