Introduction to Galaxy and Galaxy workflows

31 August 2022 - 10am-1pm
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051


Introduction to Galaxy and Galaxy workflows

Don’t like the command line? Use Galaxy.

Workshop Description:

This beginners tutorial will introduce Galaxy’s interface, tool use, histories. Click on these links to learn about Galaxy and available training material. The material covered in this workshop is freely available at this link. Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It allows users without programming experience to easily specify parameters and run individual tools as well as larger workflows. It also captures run information so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis. Finally, it allows users to share and publish analyses via the web.  

Lead trainer: Gayle Philip

(Melbourne Bioinformatics, The University of Melbourne)

Learning objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: Work with data on Galaxy
  • login to a Galaxy server
  • upload data to a Galaxy server from:
  • A file on your local computer
  • A file on a remote datastore with an accessible URL
Use tools in Galaxy
  • Accessing tools via the tool menu
  • Use the tool interface to run the particular tool
  • Viewing/accessing tool output.


This free workshop is available to staff and students at The University of Melbourne and its affiliated institutes only (refer to ‘Members’ section). You must register for this event using an affiliated institutional email address or your registration may be cancelled.


This workshop does not require any previous experience. This is an in person hands-on workshop and attendees must bring their own computers (laptop chargers also recomended) with access to the Uniwireless or Eduroam internet/wifi. The following software must also be preinstalled:
  • Access to internet
  • Web browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended)
Most workshops are FREE for all researchers and students from the University of Melbourne and its affiliated research institutes. For details of charges for external participants please see the Melbourne Bioinformatics Training page.


If you require any further information, or have any access requirements in order to participate in this workshop, please contact the workshop organiser Melbourne Bioinformatics as soon as possible to discuss your requirements: