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Introduction to Galaxy Workshop

Do your own bioinformatics analysis

Are you a life scientist who needs to do complex analysis on large datasets?

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data intensive life science research that enables non-bioinformaticians to create, run, tune, and share their own bioinformatic analyses.

Most of the workshop will be hands-on and teach participants how to integrate data, and perform simple and complex analysis within Galaxy. It will also cover data visualization and visual analytics, and how to share and reuse your bioinformatic analyses, all from within Galaxy.

No programming or Linux command line experience is required. A basic knowledge of molecular biology is assumed.

Time Topic
9:00 Welcome: Introductions, logistics, and background
9:30 Galaxy with RNA-Seq, Part I: Introduce Galaxy using a hands-on RNA-Seq analysis example: Concepts, formats, and quality control
10:45 Break
11:00 Galaxy with RNA-Seq, Part II: Mapping reads to genomes and splice junction calling
12:20 Lunch (catered)
1:20 Galaxy with RNA-Seq, Part III: Differential expression
2:50 Break
3:05 Galaxy with RNA-Seq, Part IV: Creating reusable workflows
5:00 Done


This workshop is open to all students and researchers. Registration is free and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is capped at 30.

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This workshop is generously supported by the College of Science & Mathematics (CSM) and the Department of Biological Sciences at Cal State University San Marcos, an AWS in Education grant, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Contact Arun Sethuraman or Dave Clements.