ELIXIR-NL Course: Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy

October 17, 18 and 19, 2018 VU University Amsterdam

Course description:

Analysing molecular data in translational medicine involves a multitude of computational steps. Here, we introduce the basics of how to design and run these steps within Galaxy, a free and easy-to-use web platform that enables users to connect bioinformatics tools into a workflow without any prior programming expertise.

This course consists of two parts, each of which you could register separately. Part 1 will let you get familiar with Galaxy; it will introduce some bioinformatics workflows used for RNAseq, variant detection and metagenomics; and how to easily connect different computational steps in Galaxy. Part 2 will focus on how to teach bioinformatics with Galaxy and to design bioinformatics courses using Galaxy. Participants can register for both parts separately.

This course is also interspersed with a few keynotes, from recognized researchers in the fields of biomedicine, bioinformatics education, and Galaxy workflows. The confirmed speakers include Remond Fijneman (Day 1), a researcher in oncology from NKI; Björn Grüning (Day 2), the leader of Galaxy training network, who is also actively involved in Bioconda, and Jaap Heringa (Day 3), the scientific director of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre.