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Introduction to Galaxy: data manipulation and visualisation



Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data intensive life science research that enables non-bioinformaticians to create, run, tune and share their own bioinformatic analyses.

This introductory course will cover Galaxy's basic functionality, simple data manipulation and visualization.



Anne Pajon, CRUK

Jing Su, CRUK


Audience and Prerequisites

  • This event is mostly targeted at first time users.
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individual


Syllabus, Tools and Resources

During this course you will learn about:

  • Introduction to Galaxy
  • Overview of tools
  • Data import and storage
  • Data filtering and sorting
  • Operations on genomic intervals and the genomic space
  • Workflows
  • Data visualisation
  • Data sharing


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Navigate around Galaxy
  • Import data
  • Run bioinformatics tools on data
  • Create workflows
  • Visualise data



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Time Topic
9:30 - 12:30 The Galaxy Interface
Loading data
Operations on Genomics intervals
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch
13:30 - 16:30 Workflows
Data visualisation