September 2017 Galaxy News
Welcome to the September 2017 Galactic News, a summary of what is going on in the Galaxy community. If you have anything to add to next month's newsletter, then please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
122 new publications referencing, using, extending, and implementing Galaxy were added to the Galaxy CiteULike Group in August.
Some highlights from the recently added pubs:
Bio-Docklets: virtualization containers for single-step execution of NGS pipelines Baekdoo Kim, Thahmina Ali, Carlos Lijeron, Enis Afgan, Konstantinos Krampis. GigaScience, Vol. 6, No. 8. (August 2017), pp. 1-7, doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix048
Building an open, collaborative, online infrastructure for bioinformatics training Bérénice Batut, Galaxy Training Network, Dave Clements, Björn Grüning. F1000Research In 2017 Galaxy Community Conference, Vol. 6 (2017), doi:10.7490/f1000research.1114447.1
Galaxy-compatible Tool for Rapid Aptamer Clustering and HT-SELEX Data Analysis Nikita A. Skrylnik, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics (AJP), Vol. 11, No. 02. (2017), doi:10.22377/ajp.v11i02.1265
Hack the Galaxy report Anthony Bretaudeau, Frederik Coppens, Hack the Galaxy Participants. F1000Research In 2017 Galaxy Community Conference, Vol. 6 (2017), doi:10.7490/f1000research.1114391.1
Integrative analysis of hundreds of datasets in Galaxy Geir K. Sandve, Boris Simovski, Sveinung Gundersen, Diana Domanska, Christin Lund-Andersen. F1000Research In 2017 Galaxy Community Conference, Vol. 6 (2017), doi:10.7490/f1000research.1114523.1
Making Galaxy user Interface Pluggable with Webhooks Evgeny Anatskiy, Anup Kumar, Eric Rasche, et al. F1000Research In 2017 Galaxy Community Conference, Vol. 6 (2017), doi:10.7490/f1000research.1114475.1
mzML2ISA & nmrML2ISA: generating enriched ISA-Tab metadata files from metabolomics XML data Martin Larralde, Thomas N. Lawson, Ralf J. M. Weber, et al. Bioinformatics (07 April 2017), doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btx169
PhageTerm: a tool for fast and accurate determination of phage termini and packaging mechanism using next-generation sequencing data Julian R. Garneau, Florence Depardieu, Louis-Charles C. Fortier, David Bikard, Marc Monot. Scientific reports, Vol. 7, No. 1. (15 August 2017), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07910-5
Pulling the Galaxy's strings Jeffrey Miller, Brenna Miller. F1000Research In 2017 Galaxy Community Conference, Vol. 6 (2017), doi:10.7490/f1000research.1114436.1
Systematically linking tranSMART, Galaxy and EGA for reusing human translational research data Chao Zhang, Jochem Bijlard, Christine Staiger, et al. F1000Research, Vol. 6 (16 August 2017), 1488, doi:10.12688/f1000research.12168.1
The backbone of research reproducibility-sustainable and flexible tool deployment Björn Grüning, John Chilton, Johannes Köster, Dale Ryan, Yasset Perez-Riverol. F1000Research In Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2017, Vol. 6 (2017), doi:10.7490/f1000research.1114482.1
ToolDog-generating tool descriptors from the ELIXIR tool registry Kenzo-Hugo Hillion, Ivan Kuzmin, Hedi Peterson, Jon Ison, Hervé Ménager. F1000Research In 2017 Galaxy Community Conference, Vol. 6 (2017), doi:10.7490/f1000research.1114473.1
wft4galaxy: a workflow testing tool for galaxy Marco E. Piras, Luca Pireddu, Gianluigi Zanetti. Bioinformatics (24 July 2017), doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btx461
There are a plenitude of Galaxy related events coming up in the next few months:
See the Galaxy Events Google Calendar for details on other events of interest to the community.
The Galaxy is expanding! Please help it grow.
- Ingénieur en développement de composants Galaxy pour l’Ecologie, Station de Biologie marine, Concarneau, France
- Galaxy Project is hiring software engineers and postdocs at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Ingénieur spécialisé en NGS, BIOGECO, Bordeaux, France
- Bioinformatics Research Associate, Huttenhower Lab, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The Takeru Galaxy server is offered by NABE3 International, a manufacturer specializing in Linux-based clusters based in Tsukuba, Japan. Takeru Galaxy servers come as a fully configured (hardware and software) system featuring numerous standard biomedical analysis tools and reference genomes, all available in a Galaxy server. Customization and multiple support options are available.
Takeru Galaxy is the newest of many commercial support options for Galaxy.
Command-line utilities to help with managing users, data libraries and tools in a Galaxy instance, using the Galaxy API via the Bioblend library.
CAVEAT nebulizer is still a work in progress; please exercise caution when attempting irreversible operations especially against production Galaxy instances (for example when creating users or data libraries).
CloudBridge aims to provide a simple layer of abstraction over different cloud providers, reducing or eliminating the need to write conditional code for each cloud. It is currently under development and is in an Alpha state.
See GitHub for details.
This set of revisions includes:
- Bring in latest Galaxy dev changes.
- Implement support for building Singularity mulled containers.
- Implement mulled version 2 package hashing.
- Fix default namespace for mulled operations from mulled to biocontainers.
Other packages that have been released in the prior 4 months.
The Galaxy Docker project has seen a new release, following Galaxy 17.05. Major features are an additional Docker compose setup with SLURM and HT-Condor deployments, BioContainers integration and much more automatic testing.
- The Galaxy Docker Project has reached more than 23k downloads on Dockerhub - not counting quay.io and all flavors
- From John Chilton:
Parsec is a newly released set of command-line utilities to assist in working with Galaxy servers. It uses automatically generated wrappers for BioBlend functions. Manage histories, launch workflows, and more, all from the command line. The README includes several examples.
BioBlend is a Python library for interacting with CloudMan and Galaxy‘s API. BioBlend makes it possible to script and automate the process of cloud infrastructure provisioning and scaling via CloudMan, and running of analyses via Galaxy.
See the release notes for what's new in release 0.9.0.
A new release of Galaxy CloudMan is available on the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. This release includes Galaxy 17.05, an updated tool list, and Slurm configuration changes to improve job performance. To get started, vist https://beta.launch.usegalaxy.org/ or take a look at the Getting Started guide.
Technically, the all-new Galaxy CloudLaunch service has been in public beta since February but keep in mind that it will replace the current CloudLaunch service eventually so give it a try and let us know how it performs for you.
Other Galaxy packages that haven't had a release in the past four months can be found on GitHub.