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Introduction to Galaxy Workshop


To register, please contact Glasgow Polyomics via this enquiry form.


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.

This hands-on workshop will 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.


Day 1: Learning to Walk

Time Topic
9:00 Introduction
Welcome and logistics
9:30 Basic Analysis
Walk through a worked, hands-on example demonstrating basic analysis with Galaxy
10:45 Break
11:15 Basic Analysis (cont'd)
12:00 Basic Analysis into Reusable Workflows
Genericise our analysis into something we can use again.
12:30 Lunch (on your own)
13:30 ChIP-Seq Analysis
Our first dive into NGS data
15:30 Break
16:00 Genome Assembly Concepts
Genome assembly basics and big picture
16:30 Q and A Session
17:00 Done

Day 2: Learning to Run

9:00 Overview
9:15 RNA-Seq Example Part I
10:30 Break
10:45 RNA-Seq Example Part II
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
13:00 SNP & Variant Calling Part I
15:30 Break
15:45 SNP & Variant Calling Part II
16:15 Setting up your own Galaxy Cluster on the Amazon Cloud
Every participant will set up their own functional and populated (but short-lived) Galaxy server on the cloud
17:00 Done


The workshop is being held at Computer Cluster 515, West Medical Building on the Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow.

The course fee is £50. A refund will be issued if a booking is cancelled more than one week prior to the workshop.

Tea and coffee will be provided, but please note that lunch is not provided.

Glasgow Polyomics

University of Glasgow

Amazon Web Services


This workshop is supported by Glasgow Polyomics at the University of Glasgow, an AWS in Education grant award, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



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Contact Amy Cattanach or Dave Clements.