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April 2014 Galaxy Update

Galaxy Updates

Welcome to the April 2014 Galaxy Update, a monthly summary of what is going on in the Galaxy community. Galaxy Updates complement the Galaxy Development News Briefs which accompany new Galaxy releases and focus on Galaxy code updates.  

New Papers

54 papers were added to the Galaxy CiteULike Group in March. Some papers that may be particularly interesting to the Galaxy community:

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GigaScience Galaxy Series


GigaScience Journal

The GigaScience "Galaxy: Data Intensive and Reproducible Research" series announced for the 2013 Galaxy Community Conference has just published its first papers, and is continuing to take submissions. Whilst the series considers best practice papers, discussion, as well as novel uses of Galaxy, these first papers are examples of Galaxy toolkits, with a genome diversity tool collection presented from the Miller lab at Pennsylvania State, and a set of analytical and visualisation tools for Complete Genomics sequencing data from the Stubbs lab at Erasmus Medical College. The genome diversity toolkit is their first example that integrates with their GigaGalaxy server, with SVG graphs to help visualize how input datasets, workflows and histories are related to each example analysis in the paper. BGI is continuing to cover the article processing charges until the end of this year, so for more information see their blog posting.

Who's Hiring

Please Help! Yes you!

The Galaxy is expanding! Please help it grow.

Got a Galaxy-related opening? Send it to outreach@galaxyproject.org and we'll put it in the Galaxy News feed and include it in next month's update.


Events

Globus World 2014

Globus World 2014

GlobusWorld is this year’s biggest gathering of all things Globus. GlobusWorld features a Biosciences/Genomics Program devoted to research data in genomics and biosciences including Globus Genomics, a Globus and Galaxy based platform for genomic analysis. GlobusWorld is being held April 15-17, in Chicago.

Learn how to get more out of your data, and connect with other HPC administrators, research scientists, and developers who are building and using cutting-edge solutions to wrangle data.

Galaxy will have a presence at this meeting, and GCC2014 is a Silver Sponsor of GlobusWorld.

GCC2014: June 30 - July 2, Baltimore

GCC2014: June 30 - July 2

The 2014 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2014) will be held June 30 through July 2, at the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Registration is Open

Early registration is now open. Early registration saves more than 70% on registration costs, and Training Day registration is an additional 55% off if you register for both at the same time. This is by far the most affordable option, with early registration fees starting at less than $50 per day. When you register you can also reserve lodging at Charles Commons, a very affordable housing option in the same building as the conference.

Training Day is an opportunity to learn about all things Galaxy including using Galaxy, deploying and managing Galaxy, extending Galaxy, and Galaxy internals. There are 5 parallel tracks, each with 3 sessions, with each of those sessions two and half hours long. That's 15 sessions and over 37 hours of workshop material.

Abstract Submission is Open

Abstract submission for both oral presentations and posters is also open. Abstract submission for oral presentations closes April 4, while poster submission closes April 25. Poster authors will be notified of acceptance status within two weeks of submission, while presentation authors will be notified no later than May 2. Please consider presenting your work. If you are dealing with big biological data, then this meeting wants to hear about it.

Accepted talks and selected posters from GCC2014 are also eligible for consideration to appear in the GigaScience "Galaxy: Data Intensive and Reproducible Research" series described above.

Sponsorships

There are still Silver and Bronze sponsorships available. Please contact the Organizers if your organization would like to help sponsor this event.

Exhibitors

In 2014 we are also adding non-sponsor exhibit spaces in addition to the sponsor exhibits. This will significantly increase the size of the exhibit floor. Please contact the Organizers if your organization would like to have an exhibit space at GCC2014.

Other Events

http://bit.ly/gxycal
There are several other events of interest in the next few months. Also see the Galaxy Events Google Calendar for details on other events of interest to the community.


[ATTACH]   Bio-IT World 2014   GCC2014 early registration and abstract submission are now open

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New Public Servers

xx new public Galaxy servers, PublicGalaxyServers#

Galaxy Distributions

The most recent release of Galaxy was February 10, 2014.

The most recent version of CloudMan was released in January 2014.

Galaxy Community Hubs

   Galaxy Community Log Board
Galaxy Deployment Catalog   

   Share your experience now   
Describe your instance now



The Community Log Board and Deployment Catalog Galaxy community hubs were launched in December. If you have a deployment, or experience you want to share then please publish them.

ToolShed Contributions

Galaxy ToolShed

New Repositories in the Galaxy Project ToolShed

Other News