17 June 2020
Cancellation deadline:
03 June 2020
Lucille Delisle, Hans-Rudolf Hotz
Data management
Omics data analysis
Academic: 0 CHF
For-profit: 0 CHF
0.25 ECTS credits

Next course(s):
28 Apr 2021 Streamed
27 Apr 2022 Lausanne
25 - 26 Apr 2023 Bern

We are sorry but this course is oversubscribed, with a long waiting list.


Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. Galaxy gives you access to thousands of tools. For example, you can run a complete NGS analysis from fastq files to publication-ready figures using only your web browser.

This course will give a general introduction on the galaxy web-page structure, how to import data, run tools, and share analyses. Participants will run a whole NGS analysis using an ATAC-seq dataset as an example.


This course is targeted to any life scientist who wants to learn more about the web-based Galaxy platform and would like to discover its potential to analyze NGS data.

Learning objectives

After the course, participants should be able to use a public Galaxy server for their research and be able to:

  • reproduce and share an analysis in Galaxy
  • run tools such as FastQC, bowtie2 and macs2
  • understand their outputs
  • interpret the biological results obtained with Galaxy


Knowledge / competencies

No command line experience or programming knowledge is required. However, familiarity with NGS and genomic data is highly recommended.


This course will be streamed via Zoom, you are thus required to have your own computer with an internet connection, Zoom installed and Firefox, Chrome, or Safari web browser installed.


We are sorry but this course is oversubscribed, with a long waiting list.

Attendance to lectures are free-of-charge, however registration is mandatory.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

This course will be streamed to registered participants, and more information will be sent in due time.

The course will start at 9:00 CET and end around 17:00 CET. Precise information will be provided to the participants in due time.

Additional information

Trainers: Lucille Delisle (EPFL) and Hans-Rudolf Hotz (FMI, SIB)

Coordination: Monique Zahn

We will recommend 0.25 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the course).

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For more information, please contact training@sib.swiss.