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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 • 15:20 - 16:35
P06: A Public Galaxy platform @Pasteur used as an execution engine for web services

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Fabien Mareuil 1, Olivia Doppelt-Azeroual 1, Hervé Ménager 1

1 : Hub Bioinformatique et Biostatistique, Institut Pasteur [Paris]C3BI 25-28, rue du Docteur Roux, 75724 Paris cedex 15 -  France

Galaxy (Afgan et al. 2016) is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research.

Since 2013, scientists from the Institut Pasteur have access to a galaxy instance where they can ask to use any tool available on the Institute cluster. Today, Galaxy@Pasteur instance is public; more than 280 tools are available and usable with approximately 3000 jobs per month for the 695 registered users as well as 1500 jobs per month launched by anonymous users.

However, in some cases, the complexity and specificities of the required applications call for the development of custom web interface.

For the last 4 years, to answer this problematic, several web services were created around this Galaxy instance:

For these web services, Galaxy is used as an execution engine to launch a tool or a workflow on the Institut Pasteur cluster. Web services communicate with Galaxy using directly the Galaxy API or via the Bioblend library (Sloggett et al. 2013).

This approach allows to manage only one server opened to external users; giving an access to the Pasteur ressources (storage and cluster power). Moreover use Galaxy as an execution engine decreases the development effort for web services.


Fabien Mareuil

Hub Bioinformatique et Biostatistique

Friday June 30, 2017 15:20 - 16:35
Le Corum Le Corum

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