Galaxy introduction for life scientists

Date 28 April 2021
Speaker(s) Lucille Delisle, Hans-Rudolf Hotz
ECTS 0.25
Fees *academic: 60 CHF   -   for-profit: 300 CHF
Cancellation deadline 14 Apr 2021
City Lausanne
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.

This course will take place in Lausanne with rules complying to COVID situation (distances and hygiene). Should the Covid-19 situation be such that physical meetings are not recommended by the Swiss Government, we will switch to a virtual event on the same date, restricted to registered participants only.

Please check that you are not coming from states and areas with an increased risk of infection as applications from these countries will not be accepted for courses held in classrooms.

Overview

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.

Audience

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

Prerequisites

Knowledge / competencies

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

Technical

You are required to bring your own laptop.

Application

Registration fees are 60 CHF for academics and 300 CHF for for-profit companies.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation. Upon reception of the confirmation email, participants will be asked to confirm attendance by paying the fees within 5 days.

Applications will close as soon as the places will be filled up. Deadline for free-of-charge cancellation is set to 14/04/2021. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation in SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

Venue and Time

This course will take place at the EPFL in Lausanne with rules complying to COVID situation. In the event of new restrictions, it will not be cancelled but streamed for the registered participants.

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: Monique Zahn, SIB training group.

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.