Galaxy talk at Centre for Digital Scholarship, UQ

We have a talk about Galaxy on Wednesday 9 May 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Centre for Digital Scholarship, UQ library. The venue: room 525, Level 5, Duhig tower (Building 2), St Lucia (above Merlo Cafe). Registration is required – see the announcement at Centre for Digital Scholarship for additional information. It is an introductory talk aimed for people new to Galaxy platform and interested in analysis of high throughput sequencing data. The seminar includes a Galaxy demo for RNA-Seq analysis and creation of a Galaxy workflow.

Galaxy seminar at the Ecosciences Precinct on February 6

On February 6, 2018 we run a Galaxy seminar at the Ecosciences Precinct for people from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. The talk provides a broad overview of Galaxy platform and Galaxy-qld server and would be of interest to people interested in analysis of high throughput sequencing data. It will follow by a Galaxy demo session focussed on data upload using ftp and genome assembly.

Slides for the seminar are available for download from Dropbox (pdf).

Galaxy seminar at UQ

Come to our talk about Galaxy-qld at the Centre for Digital Scholarship in the UQ Library. The seminar is essentially an introduction to analysis of high throughput sequencing data using Galaxy platform. Galaxy is user-freindly web-based platform for computationally intensive data analysis. It does not require IT knowledge or programming skills. The talk might be useful for biologists not familiar with high throughout sequencing methods but interested in analysis of nextGen sequencing data.

9.30am – 10.30am, Thursday 8 February 2018

St Lucia campus
Duhig Building (2)
Centre for Digital Scholarship (Level 5)
eZone (Room 501) – i.e. Level 5 above Merlot Café

Click here to see details online.

Next meeting of Galaxy-qld users is on March 1.

The next meeting of Galaxy-qld users is scheduled on March 1, 2017.

Where: UQ St Lucia campus, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP/IMB Building 80), Small Seminar Room 3.146 (access via ramp from Chancellor’s Place).

When: March 1, 2017, Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Topic: custom reference genomes in Galaxy.

Galaxy-qld offers 17 built-in genome assemblies with precomputed indices. Users also can upload and use custom reference genomes. Some tools in Galaxy expect the ‘dataset’ attribute on input datasets. To use such tools with data linked to a custom reference genome, users have to create a Custom Build and assign datasets to the Custom Build. During the meeting we will create a Custom Build for a microbial genome and visualise aligned reads in Trackster.

Any questions? Email Igor at

Slides from the meeting are available for download (link).

Slides from the GVL talk at IMB, UQ

On May 13, 2016 Igor gave a talk at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience about Galaxy-qld and some other resources for genomics research provided by the Research Computing Centre, UQ. The talk was followed by a short Galaxy demo session, RNA-Seq with Cufflinks package, covering a differential gene expression analysis with nextGen sequencing data. Several dozen people have attended the seminar. The slides from the talk are available from Dropbox in ppt and pdf formats.