27 April 2022
Cancellation deadline:
20 April 2022
Lucille Delisle, Hans-Rudolf Hotz
Data management
Omics data analysis
Academic: 60 CHF
For-profit: 300 CHF
0.25 ECTS credits

Next course(s):
25 - 26 Apr 2023 Bern


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 RNA-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, cutadapt, STAR
  • 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.


The participants need to come with their Wi-Fi enabled laptop with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari web browser installed. There will be access to the eduroam (and guest) networks.


Registration fees are 60 CHF for academics and 300 CHF for for-profit companies. While participants are registered on a first come, first served basis, exceptions may be made to ensure diversity and equity, which may increase the time before your registration is confirmed.

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 20/04/2022. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation in SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

Venue and Time

If the sanitary situation allows it, this course will be held in person at the University of Lausanne or at the EPFL. Otherwise it will be live-streamed online.

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, 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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