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Thursday, June 29 • 12:30 - 12:45
Galaxy at the IFB: From computing to training

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Victoria Dominiguez del Angel 1
Christophe Caron 2

1 : ELIXIR Training Coordinator (FRANCE), Institut Français de Bioinformatique,| UMS3601 IFB-core, bat. 21, CNRS, 2 Av. de la Terrasse, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 : INRA


The French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB) is a national service infrastructure in bioinformatics constituted of 35 bioinformatics platforms spanning the entire territory. 

The principal mission is to provide an integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources and services across the life science community.

These services can be grouped in:


  • Data: provision of curated data collections with added value based on the biological expertise of the host laboratory
  • Tools: diffusion of innovative tools for analyzing biological data
  • Training and
  • Infrastructure.


The IFB-Infrastructure coupled to the required computing and storage capacity in a national bioinformatics cloud. To address the most common needs, a selection of major scientific software tools was made and they were installed in pre-configured virtual images (cloud appliances), ready to run on the IFB’s cloud (biosphere). IFB is also using the lightweight virtualization based on Docker containers to provide bioinformatics tools and pipelines ready to run in the cloud or locally to personalize their virtual research environment. One of the most widely adopted images/containers coming from Galaxy.

The IFB also contributes for structuring and organizing the French bioinformatics community on emergent needs like Galaxy platforms. At the National level, IFB member is gathering in the French Galaxy Working.  The objective of this working group is to federate the French bioinformatics community of developers working on the Galaxy environment. This working group activities are related to the 3 following topics:

  • Architecture and optimization that addresses operation issues in production environments, options to automate deployment tasks and monitoring solutions of Galaxy instances.
  • Development and tool integration that proposes tools and procedures to facilitate the integration of tools in Galaxy instances
  • Training: for the developers and the end-users at the national and European level.

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Victoria Dominguez del Angel

ELIXIR Training Coordinator (FRANCE)Responsable de la cellule Communication, Formation et ValorisationInstitut Français de BioinformatiqueUMS3601 IFB-core, bat. 21CNRS, 2 Av. de la Terrasse91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Thursday June 29, 2017 12:30 - 12:45 CEST
Einstein Auditorium Le Corum, Level 0