May 2013 Galaxy Update
Welcome to the May 2013 Galaxy Update, a monthly summary of what is going on in the Galaxy community. Galaxy Updates complement the Galaxy Development News Briefs which accompany new Galaxy releases and focus on Galaxy code updates.
39 new papers were added to the Galaxy CiteULike Group in April, including:
- BioBlend: automating pipeline analyses within Galaxy and CloudMan, by Clare Sloggett, Nuwan Goonasekera, Enis Afgan, Bioinformatics (28 April 2013)
There are now over 950 papers in the Galaxy CiteULike Group.
The Galaxy is expanding! Please help it grow.
- The Galaxy Project is hiring software engineers and post-docs! at both Emory and Penn State.
- Senior Developer, Stem Cell Bioinformatics Core, Sage Bionetworks, Seattle, WA, United States
- Two openings @ LSU: Bioinformatics Support Group Leader and Post-doc/Res Assoc
- Bioinformatics Trainer/Analyst, Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Got a Galaxy-related opening? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it in the Galaxy News feed and include it in next month's update.
|Early registration closes 24 May.|
The 2013 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2013) will be held 30 June through July 2 in Oslo Norway, at the University of Oslo.
GCC2013 is an opportunity to participate in two full days of presentations, discussions, poster sessions, keynotes, lightning talks and breakouts, all about high-throughput biology and the tools that support it. The conference also includes a Training Day for the second year in a row, this year with more in-depth topic coverage, more concurrent sessions, and more topics.
Register early and save up to 75% off regular registration costs. Early registration is very affordable, with combined registration (Training Day + main meeting) starting at ~ €95 for post-docs and students. Registering early also assures you a spot in the Training Day workshops you want to attend. Once a session becomes full, it will be closed to new registrations. Early registration closes 24 May.
Birds of a Feather Sessions
Past Galaxy Community Conferences have been the event for networking in the Galaxy: There is no better place to meet and learn from others doing high-throughput biology. GCC2013 will extend this tradition by including Birds of a Feather (BoF) meetups at the event. Birds of a Feather meetups are informal gatherings where participants group together based on common interests. If you have something you want to meet about, please start or join a GCC2013 BoF.
We are pleased to announce that Globus Genomics is a Bronze Sponsor of GCC2013.
There are still several sponsorships still available. Please contact the Organizers if your organization would like to help sponsor this event.
Other Upcoming Events
The next GalaxyAdmins Meetup will be May 15 at 10 am central US time. Watch your email for details.
The most recent official distribution was on April 1, 2013. However, a security update was released on April 8. See this news item for details.
Tool Shed Contributions
- snptools: Tools for functional analysis of SNPs in microbial genomes
- rnbeads: R-package for Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip data analysis
- Computation Institute Launches Sequencing Analysis Service
- The Tuxedo RNA-Seq analysis tool set (Bowtie, Tophat, Cufflinks, Cuffmerge, ...) now has a user support forum.
- Environmental Metabolomics Collaboration
- Galaxy will be well-represented at ASMS
- Ruby script for managing bundling of Galaxy tool repositories by Ira Cooke