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The heart of GAMe 2017 is a two day conference starting 4 February at the University of Melbourne.  The BIO-INFO Conference features two full days of keynotes, accepted and sponsor talks, poster and sponsor sessions, the conference dinner, and lots of opportunities for networking. Both of these days are about data-intensive biology and the tools that support it, but will be divided into distinct themes for particular audiences: BIO Biology with Galaxy Day and INFO Galaxy Technical Day. You can come to one or both days, depending on your interests. BIO will be targeted towards life scientists and biomedical researchers who would like to know more about using Galaxy for their research. INFO will have more of a technical focus, for those interested in the analysis platform, meeting with Galaxy specialists and potentially forming new regional collaborations. There is also a conference dinner, and lots of opportunities for networking.

There is no better place to learn about challenges and solutions in data-intensive research in our region.

Keynote Speakers

James Taylor

James Taylor

Dr James Taylor is the Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Biology and associate professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University. He is one of the original developers of the Galaxy platform for data analysis, and his group works on extending the Galaxy platform, and understanding genomic and epigenomic regulation of gene transcription through integrated analysis of functional genomic data. James received a PhD in computer science from Penn State University, where he was involved in several vertebrate genome projects and the ENCODE project.

Björn Grüning

Björn Grüning

Dr Björn Grüning is with the Bioinformatics Group at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, in Freiburg Germany, where he heads the Freiburg Galaxy Project. His publication list includes several that feature Galaxy prominently,  including the recent article “Enhancing pre-defined workflows with ad hoc analytics using Galaxy, Docker and Jupyter” (Grüning, et al, 2016). He is a prominent contributor to, and is a driving force in, the Galaxy community. In the past year alone, he helped organize the Bioconda Contribution Fest, Swiss-German Galaxy Days, the Galaxy Training Materials Contribution Fest, the Galaxy DevOps Workshop, and the Conda Dependencies Codefest, and presented and taught at GCC2016..  His research interests include data visualisation, computational chemistry, and epigenetics.

Conference Programme

This is a draft schedule.

BIO: Saturday, 4 February 2017

Time Content
09:00 Welcome and Opening: LAB-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton
09:15 BIO 1 Session
Moderator: Andrew Lonie, University of Melbourne and EMBL-ABR

9:15 Keynote: Chromosome conformation in context

9:50 Enhancing Knowledge Discovery from Cancer Genomics Data with Galaxy

Ryan Morin, Simon Fraser University, Canada
10:10 Building genomics tutorials in Galaxy for biologists

Anna Syme, University of Melbourne and EMBL-ABR, Australia
10:30 Break
11:00 BIO 2 Session: User Communities
Moderator: Ira Cooke, James Cook University

11:00 Genomics Virtual Lab – Queensland

Nigel Ward, QCIF, Australia
11:20 Building Galaxy Community VM

Ryota Yamanaka, Oracle Japan, Japan
11:40 Galaxy Training Network

12:00 User communities, Panel Discussion

Maria Doyle, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Andrew Lonie, University of Melbourne and EMBL-ABR, Australia
Annette McGrath, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Nigel Ward, QCIF, Australia
Ryota Yamanaka, Oracle Japan, Japan
12:30 Lunch
13:30 BIO 3 Session
Moderator: Annette McGrath, Data61, CSIRO

13:30 Doing Speech Science with Galaxy

Steve Cassidy, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia
13:50 GigaGalaxy, and publishing workflows for publishing workflows

Scott Edmunds, GigaScience/BGI, Hong Kong
14:10 Lightning Talks and Short Topics
14:50 Sponsors, Posters and Birds-of-a-Feather
15:50 BIO 4 Session
Moderator: Sonika Tyagi, AGRF, Melbourne

15:50 Is there a simple solution to integrate the multi-omics data? From Lab book to databases!

MNV Prasad Gajula, Ramanujan Fellow, Institute of Biotechnology, India
16:10 Using Galaxy for Microbial Research Consortium

Haruo Suzuki, Keio University, Japan
16:30 Keynote: Dynamics of epigenetic modifications

17:05 BIO Day Close
18:30 Conference Dinner
The conference dinner is included in BIO Day, INFO Day, and both-day registrations.

 

INFO: Sunday, 5 February 2017

Time Content
09:00 Welcome and Opening: LAB-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton
09:15 INFO 1 Session
Moderator: Ryota Yamanaka, Oracle Japan

9:15 Keynote: Adventures in scaling Galaxy

9:50 Integration of Galaxy with a Supercomputer

Osamu Ogasawara, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
10:10 Building Virtual Laboratory Software Infrastructure

10:30 Break
11:00 INFO 2 Session: National Infrastructure and Community Support
Moderator: Maria Doyle, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

11:00 GalaxyP: A Galaxy Proteomics Tools Community

11:20 Galaxy in Public Health: the Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory

11:40 The essential components of a successful Galaxy service

12:00 Infrastructure and Community Support, Panel Discussion

Scott Edmunds, GigaScience/BGI, Hong Kong
Enis Afgan, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Ryota Yamanaka, Oracle Japan, Japan
Nate Coraor, Galaxy Project, BMB, Penn State University, USA
Simon Gladman, University of Melbourne and EMBL-ABR, Australia
12:30 Lunch
13:30 INFO 3 Session
Moderator: Pip Griffin, University of Melbourne and EMBL-ABR

13:30 Resource planning on the Cloud: exploring the scalability spectrum

13:50 Utilizing the Google Cloud to Scale and Reproduce Galaxy Instances

Lynn Langit, United States
14:10 Lightning Talks and Short Topics
14:50 Sponsors, Posters and Birds-of-a-Feather
15:50 INFO 4 Session
Moderator: Ross Lazarus, Galaxy Team Member, Sydney

15:50 Connecting Galaxy and GenomeSpace on OpenStack

16:10 Automatic Configuration of Galaxy Servers over Multiple Cloud Platforms Using Virtual Cloud Provider

Tomoya Tanjo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
16:30 Keynote: Galaxy’s and communities in one Universe

17:05 INFO Day Close

 


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