Galaxy introduction for life scientists - streamed or live

Date 17 June 2020
Speaker(s) Lucille Delisle (EPFL) and Hans-Rudolf Hotz (FMI, SIB)
ECTS 0.25
Cancellation deadline 3 Jun 2020
City Lausanne

Should this course be streamed, it will be only for registered participants.


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, 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.


A Wi-Fi enabled laptop with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari web browser installed. There will be access to the eduroam and guest-epfl networks.


The registration fees for academics are 60 CHF and 300 CHF for participants from for-profit institutions. This includes course content material and coffee breaks.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 03/06/2020. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

EFPL, room 032, AAB building, Lausanne

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

Additional information

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

Coordination: Patricia Palagi

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

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