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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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Contact [Glenn Harris](mailto:gcharris AT vsu DOT edu) or [Galaxy Outreach](mailto:outreach AT galaxyproject DOT org).