Galaxy for Scientists – Advanced Hands-on Tutorials

Dr Gareth Price1, Simon Gladman4, Mr Derek Benson2, Dr Tim Ho3

1Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB), St Lucia, Australia; 2CSIRO, Pullenvale, Australia; 3CSIRO, Clayton, Australia; 4Melbourne Bioinformatics, Australia


Galaxy is a popular web-based scientific analysis platform used by tens of thousands of scientists across the world to analyse large datasets from areas such as genomics and metagenomics.

This workshop will be of interest to Galaxy users who want to find out more about the use of Galaxy in areas such as:

– Genome annotation

– Metagenomics

– Statistics and machine learning

We expect workshop attendees to have some knowledge of Galaxy and already have access to


Gareth Price has been a Genomics Scientist for over 15 years now. He has involved in experimental design, assay performance, data QC, data analysis and data interpretation from early printed microarrays, to cartridge based GeneChips through to multiple Next Gen platforms. These works have involved a variety of model organisms from microorganisms, fruit flies, mice to humans.

Gareth’s view is that research, clinical research, and healthcare are at their best when coupled with the most accurate, highest throughput and innovative technology and analysis. He uses this view to motivate the use of innovation to reduce the time between data generation and data summarisation, ready for the important phase of data interpretation and result in discovery.


AeRO is the industry association focused on eResearch in Australasia. We play a critical coordination role for our members, who are actively transforming research via Information Technology. Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing among the increasingly different and evolving service providers.