Galaxy Australia training rolls out nationally

QCIF is one of the organisations helping to train genomics researchers nationwide in NGS analysis on the Galaxy Australia bioinformatics platform.

Galaxy Australia is a QCIF, Melbourne Bioinformatics and RCC-operated, freely available service instance of the open, Web-based Galaxy platform for computational biology research. It enables accessible, reproducible, and transparent research, and is a major feature of the Australian-made Genomics Virtual Laboratory.
The national training program will begin with four workshops to introduce Galaxy Australia capabilities to researchers, with demonstrations based around different themes.
The training will be led by a Galaxy expert who is available online throughout the hands-on sessions that are facilitated by trained locals at participating EMBL-ABR nodes, including QCIF. Venues include UQ St Lucia, USQ Toowoomba, JCU (both the Townsville and Cairns campuses), Monash University, Melbourne Bioinformatics, University of Sydney, University of Adelaide and University of Tasmania.
All workshops are free, but be sure to register as places are limited.
The first workshop on Wednesday, 22 August, 1pm–4pm AEST, will be a Genome Assembly using Galaxy workshop. Dr Anna Syme from Melbourne Bioinformatics, who is coordinating training for Galaxy Australia, will lead the workshop from Melbourne, with trained facilitators on hand at a number of venues across Australia to assist participants locally.
The four nationwide workshops in the training series include:

  • Introduction to Genome Assembly using Galaxy Australia, Wednesday, 22 August, 1pm–4pm AEST
  • Introduction to Variant Detection using Galaxy Australia, Wednesday, 12 September, 1pm–4pm AEST
  • Introduction to using Galaxy Australia for RNA-Seq Analysis, Tuesday, 23 October, 1pm–4pm AEST
  • Introduction to using Galaxy Australia for Metagenomics, Wednesday, 14 November, 12pm–3pm AEST.

Late last month, Dr Gareth Price of QCIF’s bioinformatics arm, QFAB, organised a Galaxy Australia train-the-trainers workshop at Melbourne Bioinformatics. Researchers from 11 institutions around Australia (even Monash University’s Malaysian campus) were trained as workshop facilitators in order to bring Galaxy Australia to their institution and local areas.
If you would like more information about Galaxy Australia training, please contact Dr Gareth Price: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..