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November 2021 Galactic News

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Galaxy News

Happy November from Galaxy!

The November newsletter is thin, but powerful:

Have something for the next newsletter? Please let us know and we will spread the word.

Beatriz Serrano-Solano and Dave Clements, Editors

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Community News

9-10 November

This 2-day pre-InBix2021 workshop will feature talks and hands-on exercises, and the formal launch of the Galaxy India Community.

Presenters include include Christopher B Barnett, Anshu Bhardwaj, Simon Bray, Sona Charles, Dave Clements, Stephan Flemming, Selvaraman Nagamani, and Gareth Price.

Early registration ends November 5. BIOCLUES members can register for free.

Galaxy is Expanding

Seven new openings were added to the Galaxy Career Center in October. The Career Center lists any open Galaxy related positions that we know about. Currently there are openings at

  • Limagrain, Chappes, France
  • Computational Biology Program, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, US
  • RECETOX, Brno, Czechia, closes November 15
  • Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Oslo, ELIXIR Norway, Oslo, Norway, closes November 1
  • Pfizer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
  • DAWSON, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland, US
  • ELIXIR Belgium, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium
  • Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany, closes November 25
  • Tufts University in Massachusetts
  • Sciensano, Belgium
  • NEB in Massachusetts, US
  • Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US
  • Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, US

Event News

See all upcoming events here:

FORCeS 2021

1-8 November, Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Sweden

The course will introduce the role of aerosols and clouds in Earth’s climate system along with observational techniques, Earth system models, climate forcing and climate model evaluation through a series of lectures and tutorials.

Australian Biocommons

3-5 November, Online

We’ll meet online over three afternoons to share achievements, challenges and future directions, including of course, Galaxy Australia.


4 November, Online

Hands-on introduction to advanced Galaxy features and best practices of processing hundreds of datasets simultaneously; followed by Galaxy for repetitive sequence analysis and genome annotation. Enrollment is limited to 50.

November Papercuts

18 November, Online, Global

Please join us for the CoFest day on November 18 to help the Galaxy Ecosystem become a better place, and to help new contributors come on board.

We will be on Gitter for chat all day long, please take advantage of both to communicate with your collaborators around the world.


29-30 November, Online, UK

Curso de análisis de células únicas con Galaxy en español. ¡Regístrate ya!


Single-cell workshop in Spanish. Register now!

29 November - 2 December, INRA, Toulouse-Auzeville, France

Learn to work with NGS data of 16S, 18S, ITS … DNA using our Galaxy instance and the FROGS pipeline.

FROGS formation: tools for bioinformatics and statistics analyses with amplicon metagenomics data

1 December, Online

A workshop to build capacity in SARS-CoV-2 data analysis! It will be a 1-day event with pre-recorded lectures, hands-on and demos. During the workshop, there will be live support in chat and live Questions & Answers sessions.

Registration will open soon, stay tuned!

SARS-CoV-2 Data Analysis and Monitoring with Galaxy

Assemblage et Annotation de génome

1er au 3 décembre, Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

Initier les participant.e.s aux concepts et à l'usage des méthodes bioinformatiques pour l’assemblage de novo et l’annotation de génomes à partir de technologies de séquençage short (Illumina) et long reads (PacBio / Oxford Nanopore).

Galaxy Platforms News

The Galaxy Platform Directory lists resources for easily running your analysis on Galaxy, including publicly available servers, cloud services, and containers and VMs that run Galaxy. Here's the recent platform news we know about:

Galactic Blog Posts

By Peter van Heusden.

The switch to online bioinformatics training forced by the COVID-19 pandemic has opened spaces for collaboration in ways that were previously limited by geography.


By Enis Afgan.

There are now better alternatives to using Galaxy on the cloud.

CloudLaunch soars into the sun.

By Theodora Tsirka.

Theodora run a workshop in the Training School on Microbiome Sequencing and Data Analysis in Greece.


Other News


BeYond-COVID is a new Horizon Europe project that will tackle the data challenges that can hinder effective pandemic response.