Virginia State University
    Introduction to Galaxy
    December 12, 2014, 10:00-3:00

    Instructor: Dave Clements
    VSU Engineering Building, Room 205
    Virginia State University
    Petersburg, Virginia, United States


    Registration is free and open to the public. Space is limited, however.

    You can register for the morning session, the afternoon session, or both. People attending either session are welcome to also have lunch.


    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.


    The agenda below is tentative and should be considered a work in progress.

    Time Topic
    9:30 Arrival
    Arrival and coffee
    10:00 Welcome
    Introductions and logistics
    10:15 Basic Analysis with Galaxy
    Walk through a worked, hands-on example demonstrating basic analysis with Galaxy
    11:40 Galaxy Project Overview
    Introduction to Galaxy and the Galaxy
    12:00 Lunch (catered)
    1:00 Advanced Usage: RNA-Seq Example
    3:00 Done


    The workshop is being held in Room 205 of the VSU Engineering Building on the Virginia State University Campus (map) in Petersburg, Virginia. There is a visitor parking lot directly east of the building.

    Please bring a wi-fi enabled laptop to the workshop.

    College of Natural and Health Sciences
    Amazon Web Services


    This workshop is generously supported by an AWS in Education grant award, the College of Natural and Health Sciences, and Virginia State University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



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