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The 2017 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2017) is being held in Montpellier, France, 26-30 June.  GCC2017 will include keynotes and accepted talks, poster sessions, demos, birds-of-a-feather meetups, exhibitors, and plenty of networking opportunities. There will also be three days of pre-conference activities, including hackathons and training. If you work in data-intensive biomedical research, there is no better place than GCC2017 to present your work and to learn from others.

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Friday, June 30 • 12:10 - 12:30
Mechanizing our biologists with Galaxy and IRIDA platforms

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Philip Mabon, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Galaxy has been in use at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory, our national hub for infectious diseases in public health, since 2010. Over the last few years, Galaxy has empowered our biologists to run their own large scale analyses with collections and published standardized workflows. Our job submissions for our local Galaxies instances are running an average of 100k jobs per month and rising fast. With the combination of our IRIDA platform—designed for project and sample management as it relates to next-generation sequencing, sample metadata, and data analysis pipelines—our biologists have greater autonomy that allows our bioinformatics core to focus on tool and workflow development.

Through the perspective of a government research environment, we will demonstrate how we transitioned from a biologist request for new tools/workflows to development and deployment process into our local sandbox Galaxy instance. There the workflow is tested and refined until proven to be useful. Then it continues its transition into our IRIDA platform as an actionable pipeline used in real-time for infectious disease surveillance and response using high throughput sequencing data. This overview will also highlight how we can maximize the flexibility of Galaxy to easily evolve with this rapidly evolving field.

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Philip Mabon

Senior Bioinformatician, Public Health Agency of Canada

Friday June 30, 2017 12:10 - 12:30 CEST
Einstein Auditorium Le Corum, Level 0