Today we officially launch the Galaxy Australia community with the opening of registrations for the Galaxy Australasia Meeting 2017 (GAMe 2017) being held in Melbourne over 3-9 February. Australian Galaxy users and administrators will now have more opportunities to interact and collaborate to identify and address the needs of the local community. The community will also be a hub for Australian Galaxy training courses and offer a catalog of Australian Galaxy servers.
The establishment of Galaxy Australia is supported by the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) in its appointed role of supporting the development of skills and training in the Australian life science research community. At the EMBL-ABR Hub, hosted at the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), Galaxy is used extensively for teaching and data analysis directly as well as through the Australian-made Genomics Virtual Laboratory. VLSCI’s expert bioinformaticians and professional staff will help promote community activities and training.
Galaxy Australia has a Twitter feed (@GalaxyAustralia) for announcements and discussion relevant to the community.
Galaxy Australasia Meeting 2017 (GAMe 2017)
The Community’s first major activity is to organise the Galaxy Australasia Meeting 2017 (GAMe 2017), 3-9 February in Melbourne.
We are pleased to announce that early registration and talk and poster abstract submission are now open for the GAMe 2017. This meeting will bring together biomedical researchers, bioinformaticians, infrastructure providers, and data producers from across Australia and Asia to share expertise across many levels.
The conference starts 4 February and features two full days of keynotes, accepted and sponsor talks, poster and sponsor sessions, birds-of-a-feather gatherings, a conference dinner and lots of opportunities for networking.
Prior to the conference we are offering a Researcher Training Day on 3 February, aimed at biomedical researchers who need to analyse their biological data.