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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

High-Performance Biological Computing   


Introduction to Galaxy
October 16-17, 2012

Instructors: Dave Clements with Christopher Fields

1pm - 5pm
Location - 1040 NCSA

A workshop for the Illinois community supported by
High-Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio),
Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center,


Workshop registration is $25. The workshop is open to anyone in the Illinois Community. However, space is limited and space is available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is now closed.


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.


There will be one workshop split into two consecutive days:

1pm to 5pm on October 16 & October 17

Day 1: October 16, 1-5pm
Introductions and logistics
Galaxy @ UIUC
Basic Analysis with Galaxy
Walk through a worked, hands-on example demonstrating basic analysis with Galaxy
Basic Analysis into Reusable Workflows
Genericize our analysis into something we can use again.
ChIP-Seq Example
Review NGS data quality issues and some quality control options in Galaxy; Peak calling with MACS
Galaxy Project Overview
Introduction to Galaxy and the Galaxy community
Day 1 Ends
Day 2: October 17, 1-5pm
Gene Annotation
Persistence, Sharing, and Publishing your Analyses with Galaxy
Share and publish analysis, datasets, and workflows with Galaxy
Basic analysis example: On your own
Workshop Ends


No programming or Linux command line experience is required.

All work will be done in a web browser on your laptop. Please let us know if you don't have access to a laptop, we will have one for you.


High-Performance Biological Computing

A workshop for the University of Illinois community supported by High-Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio), Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, IGB and NCSA.

IGB Galaxy Seminar: October 9

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One week before this workshop there will be an Institute for Genomic Biology Seminar that also features Galaxy:

Addressing Irreproducibility of Biomedical Research

Anton Nekrutenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State University

Tuesday, October 9 at Noon, 612 Institute for Genomic Biology (lower level)


Contact Galaxy Outreach @ outreach@galaxyproject.org.