Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It takes users of bioinformatics tools away from the complications of the command-line and into a web-based point-and-click environment.
The training session will cover three main areas:
- Galaxy 101. This will involve an introduction to Galaxy where users will learn how to use the tool-data-interface ethos of Galaxy and perform simple data manipulation tasks. They will also learn about creating and editing Galaxy workflows and how to apply those workflows to data.
- Using Galaxy to learn RNA-seq analysis using available gene annotation.
- Using Galaxy to learn RNA-seq analysis where no gene annotation is available.
By the end of the training course users should be comfortable with navigating and using Galaxy and also have a better understanding of RNAseq and de novo transcriptome annotation and expression analysis.