Developing bioinformatics training materials

January 22, 2018 - 23/01/2018
Melbourne Bioinformatics, 187 Grattan St, Carlton


Developing bioinformatics training materials

Saskia Hiltemann (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Eric Rasche (Freiburg University, Germany) have been invited by Melbourne Bioinformatics to run two Bioconda and Galaxy training events to help build Australia’s capability in computational biomedical research, and encourage contributions to these great community projects.

Conda is an open source package management system that makes bioinformatics software installation much easier and improves analysis reproducibility. By adding your own tool to the Bioconda ecosystem, it becomes widely available as an installable tool package for various operating systems and hardware that is stored in a fully-supported, global repository of bioinformatics tools.

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. There is a vibrant and active community of contributors around the world, and members of the Galaxy Training Network are responsible for generating, curating, and maintaining a large repository of Galaxy training materials that are freely accessible. The Galaxy project uses Conda to manage tool dependencies and installations, and many of the software packages in Bioconda have been wrapped by the Galaxy community.

Developing bioinformatics training materials

This 2-day workshop will introduce participants to the features of Galaxy. The workshop is suited to someone who would like to become more involved in producing training materials, perhaps even for their own bioinformatics tool.

Participants will learn about the Galaxy Training Network and gain experience in writing Galaxy training materials and Galaxy Tours for tools.

This is a hands-on workshop and attendees must bring their own laptops.