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Purdue University   Purdue University Bioinformatics Core, Cyber Center and Discovery Park
Introduction to Galaxy
October 22, 2012

**Instructor: Dave Clements

Room: MRGN 129 (new location)
1201 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907**

A workshop for the Purdue community supported by
the Bioinformatics Core, Cyber Center and Discovery Park,
and an AWS in Education grant award


The workshop is free and anyone in the Purdue Community can apply to attend. However, space is limited and admission is competitive and based on the strength of the applications received. The workshop application deadline was October 14. If you applied, you will be notified of your application status within a few days.


Are you a biological researcher who needs to do complex analysis on large datasets?

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data intensive biological 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. They will also cover data visualization and visual analytics, and how to share and reuse your bioinformatic analyses, all from within Galaxy.


Time Topic
9:00 Welcome
Introductions and logistics
9:20 Basic Analysis with Galaxy
Walk through a worked, hands-on example demonstrating basic analysis with Galaxy
10:20 Basic Analysis into Reusable Workflows
Genericize our analysis into something we can use again.
10:40 Break
11:00 RNA-Seq Example Part I
Review NGS data quality issues and some quality control options in Galaxy; Mapping and Splice Junction Calling with Tophat
12:00 Galaxy Project Overview
Introduction to Galaxy and the Galaxy community
12:20 Lunch
1:40 RNA-Seq Example Part II
Cufflinks, Visualization, and Visual Analytics
2:30 Manage, Reuse and Share your Analyses with Galaxy
Share and oublish analysis, datasets, and workflows with Galaxy
2:50 Break
3:10 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
5:00 Done


No programming or Linux command line experience is required.

All work will be done in a web browser and we will use the computer workstations in the room. You do not need to bring a laptop.


Amazon Web Services
Purdue University Bioinformatics Core, Cyber Center and Discovery Park

This workshop is generously supported by an AWS in Education grant award, and the Purdue University Bioinformatics Core, Cyber Center and Discovery Park.

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Contact Galaxy Outreach @ outreach@galaxyproject.org.