Introduction to Galaxy for Bioinformatics

20 November 2023 - 1-4pm
21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia


Introduction to Galaxy for Bioinformatics

Lead trainer: Anna Syme

(Melbourne Bioinformatics, The University of Melbourne)

Workshop Description:

This beginners tutorial will introduce Galaxy’s interface, tools and how to perform quality control (QC) on sequencing reads. Click on these links to learn about Galaxy and available training material. The material covered in this workshop is based on the freely available at the links below:

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.

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.

You must register for this event using an affiliated institutional email address or your registration may be cancelled.

Prerequisites and Requirements

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 recommended). No software needs to be installed for this workshop and no programming experience is necessary. The following is required:

  • Access to internet via UniWireless or Eduroam
  • Web browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended)
  • Participants should register for a Galaxy Australia account using their institutional email address


If you require any further information, or have any access requirements in order to participate in this workshop, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

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