3-9 February 2017 at EMBL-ABR, Melbourne, Australia
The Galaxy Australasia Meeting will bring together biomedical researchers, bioinformaticians, infrastructure providers, and data producers from across Australia and Asia.
The two day conference starts 4th February with a BIO day – for Galaxy users (biologists and bioinformaticians) – followed by an INFO day on 5th February, focussing on technical aspects of Galaxy – for bioinformaticians, tool and software developers, and research infrastructure providers. Both days feature keynotes, accepted and sponsored talks, poster and sponsor sessions, birds-of-a-feather gatherings, and lots of opportunities for networking. The conference is preceded by a Researcher Training Day on 3 February for analysis-focussed biologists and biomedical researchers with limited experience of Galaxy. A four day intensive Galaxy Admin Training session for those installing and maintaining Galaxy servers follows the conference.
The Galaxy Australasia BIO-INFO Conference runs over two individually themed days. Saturday 4 February will be BIO: Biology with Galaxy Day, and Sunday 5 February will be INFO: Galaxy Technical Day. Both days feature keynotes, accepted and sponsor talks, poster and sponsor sessions, and birds-of-a-feather gatherings, all about data-intensive biology and the tools that support it. There is also a conference dinner, and lots of opportunities for networking between biologists, informaticians, researchers, and Galaxy techies. There is no better place to learn about challenges and solutions in data-intensive research.
There will also be two training events, each aimed at distinct audiences:
- Researcher Training Day for life scientists, Friday 3 February
- Administrator Training Workshop, Monday-Thursday, 6-9 February
Galaxy is an open web based platform for biomedical data integration and analysis. It is deployed at large and small organizations around the world and used in a broad range of biomedical research domains, and across the tree of life. Galaxy enables life science researchers to perform sophisticated bioinformatics data analysis without having to learn command line interfaces or Linux systems administration skills.
Who should attend?
Galaxy is useful to anyone doing or supporting data intensive biomedical research:
- Researchers with more data than can fit into a spreadsheet
- Workflow developers and power bioinformatics users
- Sequencing and Bioinformatics core staff
- Bioinformatics tool developers and data providers
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