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The 2014 gathering of the global Galaxy community

The 2012 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2012) was held July 25-27 at the UIC Forum at University of Illinois Chicago.

GCC2012 ran for two full days, and was preceded by a full day of training workshops. GCC2012 had things in common with previous meetings, and also incorporated new features, such as the training day, based on feedback we received after the 2011 conference.

GCC2012 was hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Computation Institute.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bioinformatics tool developers and data providers
    • Integrate your tools and resources in the Galaxy framework, increasing their visibility, and making them easier to use and integrate with other resources.
  • Workflow developers and power bioinformatics users
    • Use Galaxy to construct complex bioinformatics workflows and then use Galaxy to share them with others, or to publish them to the world.
  • Sequencing and Bioinformatics core staff
    • Local Galaxy deployments can talk directly with your sequencers, simplify your analysis tasks, and give your researchers direct access to running their own custom analysis.
  • Data and analysis archival specialists
    • Galaxy is being used to extend the goal of reproducibility from the wet lab to the computational realm by persisting datasets and the computational analyses that produced them.

GCC 2012 is also an opportunity to:

  • Present your work!
  • Learn best practices for deploying Galaxy, defining and installing resources, and managing and moving large datasets.
  • Network with others in the Galaxy community who are facing similar challenges and using Galaxy (and other tools) to address them.
  • Learn what the Galaxy Team's plans are, and contribute to Galaxy's future direction.
  • Learn how to visualize your data in Galaxy and use visualization to guide your analysis (visual analytics)
  • Learn when and how to use Galaxy on the Cloud.

About Galaxy

Galaxy makes it easy to perform analysis interactively through the web, on arbitrarily large datasets. With hundreds of tools there are few limits on what can be done. Now with NGS tools & workflows for short-read mapping, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, metagenomics, and pileup analysis (including numerous Illumina-, SOLiD-, and 454-specific tools), trackster browser, collaborative pages, and support for Galaxy in the Cloud. Galaxy is distributed under the Academic Free License.


We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of the 2012 Galaxy Community Conference:

Ion Torrent
Ion Torrent
EMC Isilon
EMC Isilon

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center

The Institute for Genomic Biology

UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

UIC Research Resource Center
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Computation Institute

Questions? Ask the organizers.