Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Introduction to Galaxy
13 May 2014

** 9:00-16:30
MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom**

[Dave Clements](/people/dave-clements/), [Johns Hopkins University](


Anyone affiliated with the IGMM can participate in this workshop. To sign up for the course, please contact Graeme Grimes of the Semple Lab.


Are you a life science 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.

These hands-on workshops 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.

No programming or Linux command line experience is required.


Time Topic
9:00 Introduction
Welcome, Logistics, and Galaxy Platforms
9:30 Getting our hands dirty: a worked ChIP-Seq example
Galaxy basics, quality control, basic ChIP-Seq analysis
10:50 Break
11:10 Getting our hands dirtier, continued
Interval and set operation, repeatable workflows, Visual analytics
12:30 Lunch
13:30 RNA-Seq Worked Example
Quality control and paired end data, mapping and splice junction identification
14:40 Break
15:00 RNA-Seq Worked Example, continued
Differential expression, and tool choices, more visual analytics
16:30 Done

This is a hands-on workshop being held an IGMM computer lab. The workshop will use the computers in the lab, but feel free to also bring your own laptop.

Amazon Web Services

May 2014 Galaxy UK Tour


This workshop is generously supported by the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at The University of Edinburgh and an AWS in Education grant award.

Galaxy May 2014 UK Tour

This workshop is part of the May 2014 Galaxy UK Tour, which features events in Norwich, as well as other events in Edinburgh.



Contact Graeme Grimes of the Semple Lab or [Galaxy Outreach](mailto:outreach AT galaxyproject DOT org).