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Galaxy Africa Community Update

During the July virtual meet-up of the Bioinformatics Hub of Kenya (BHKi), a training on Galaxy was conducted by Peter van Heusden (SANBI) with 72 attendees registered from many different countries: Cote d'Ivoire, India, Kenya, Mali, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, ...

For 2 hours, the participants were guided through an introduction to the Galaxy platform and a tutorial to identify genomic variations in M. tuberculosis. The assistants also had the chance to discuss and ask questions in breakout sessions.

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This workshop associates itself with the efforts to consolidate a strong Galaxy Africa community, together with the Birds of a Feather session during the BCC2020 conference in which the current status and plans for further development were discussed.