The Galaxy Australasia Meeting 2017 (GAME 2017) will take place in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3-9 February. This event brings together life scientists, bioinformaticians, and infrastructure providers from across Australia and Asia, all addressing common challenges in data intensive research. If your research involves integrating and gaining insight from large and complex datasets, then GAMe 2017 is for you.
Who will be attending:
- Researchers working with next generation sequencing data and other large and complex datasets that require sophisticated analysis and tools to analyze.
- Workflow developers and power bioinformatics users
- Sequencing and bioinformatics core staff
- Bioinformatics tool developers and data providers
All events are in Melbourne, one of Australia's major biomedical research precincts and home to thriving arts, food, and wine scenes. Melbourne is truly a cosmopolitan city with easy access to all that Victoria has to offer.
Galaxy is an open web based platform for biomedical data integration and analysis. It is deployed at large and small organisations around the world and used in a broad range of biomedical research domains, and across the tree of life. Galaxy enables life science researchers to perform their own data analysis without having to learn command line interfaces or Linux package management. Galaxy transparently records all analysis steps and eases workflow reuse and sharing
Galaxy in Australia and Asia
Galaxy is installed and used at organisations across Australasia, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, India, the Phillipines, and Korea, and there are particularly strong communities in Australia, Japan, and India.
GAMe 2017 Events
GAMe 2017 spans multiple days and includes a two day meeting, one day of training for researchers, and four days of training for Galaxy administrators.
1. Researcher Training Day for Life Scientists, 3 February
Researcher Training Day is aimed at biomedical researchers who need to do bioinformatic analysis, a daunting and increasing vital task in research. Training features two tracks, each with a morning and afternoon session. Both morning sessions start with an introduction to Galaxy. Topics covered in the 4 sessions are:
- Bacterial Genome Assembly and Annotation in Galaxy
- RAD-Seq with Stacks in Galaxy
- RNA-Seq in Galaxy
- Metagenomics in Galaxy
Workshops are presented by expert instructors and will be hands-on. Attendees will learn both how to do Galaxy and what you need to know to get started with your own research in each of the topics.
2. Community Conference, 4-5 February
A two-day community conference features keynotes, accepted and sponsor talks, poster and sponsor sessions, birds-of-a-feather gatherings, the conference dinner, and lots of opportunities for networking. Talks, posters, and birds-of-a-feather gatherings are all submitted and presented by meeting participants. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn what others are doing, and for sharing your work (and your questions) with others facing similar challenges.
3. Galaxy Administrator Training, 6-9 February
The meeting is followed by a four day Galaxy Admin Training session for those responsible or interested in installing and maintaining a Galaxy server. Basic and advanced topics will be covered and sessions will be intensive and hands-on. This workshop will be taught by experienced instructors from the Australian Galaxy community and the Galaxy Project Team. Participants will learn how to install, configure, customize, and extend their own Galaxy servers. Topics include tool configuration, authentication and user management, using heterogeneous storage and compute services, and many other topics that will enable you to get your own Galaxy server up and running, performing well, and used by your community.
You can register for one, two, or all three events. Please note that space is very limited for the Admin Training.