November 2021 Galactic News
Galaxy India, new jobs, events, blog posts, ...
Happy November from Galaxy!
The November newsletter is thin, but powerful:
- Galaxy India Launches this Month
- 7 new openings (13 total)
- 9 upcoming Events
- Blog posts on SARS-CoV-2 training in Africa; Sunsetting CloudLaundh; and TIaaS
- UseGalaxy.* Updates
- Other News too: BY-COVID Launches
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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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.
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
See all upcoming events here:
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.
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.
The Galaxy Developer Round Table meetup in November is:
- November 11: Separated data PVC: How it works and potential missed implications by Alexandru Mahmoud.
We are seeking volunteers (like you!) to lead the discussion on your favorite topic at future roundtables.
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.
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!
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:
- Lots of tool updates on UseGalaxy.eu and UseGalaxy.org.au.
New use cases published in UseGalaxy.eu:
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.
By Theodora Tsirka.
Theodora run a workshop in the Training School on Microbiome Sequencing and Data Analysis in Greece.
BeYond-COVID is a new Horizon Europe project that will tackle the data challenges that can hinder effective pandemic response.