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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
P20: Development and implementation of a transversal NGS & bioinformatics platform at the Belgian Institute of Public Health: Deployment of a Galaxy instance for routine use in a public health setting

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Julien Van Braekel 1, Bert Bogaerts 1, Raf Winand 1, Quiang Fu 1, Sigrid De Keersmaecker 1, Nancy Roosens 1, Kevin Vanneste 1*

1 : Belgian Institute of Public Health  (WIV-ISP), Rue Juliette Wytsman 14 1050 Ixelles -  Belgium
* : Corresponding author 

Despite being a well-established research method, the use of NGS and bioinformatics for routine analysis in a public health setting remains a challenge. The NGS & bioinformatics platform was set up at the Belgian Institute of Public Health with the aim of utilizing NGS & bioinformatics for the diagnosis, surveillance, control and characterisation of potentially harmful organisms; and to promote public health genomics by the effective integration of NGS and bioinformatics into clinical use and public health policy. The platform develops solutions and provides data acquisition and analysis tools to complement the WIV-ISP laboratories services (including several national reference centres and laboratories); and to integrate the knowledge of genomics into public health policy. The platform has built up the capacity to generate and analyse NGS data through an in-house Miseq and advanced bioinformatics pipelines and databases. An in-house instance of Galaxy was deployed and specifically tailored to provide user-friendly access in a routine setting to non-expert users. Both bioinformatics tools and validated standardized pipelines that generate detailed output reports are directly integrated into this Galaxy instance. Analyses are distributed over a cluster and tailored storage solutions to deal with resource-intensive applications. Relevant databases are automatically updated and offered directly through the user-interface. All analysis is traced by storing relevant parameters of every executed job in specific in-house developed databases. These modifications ensure that all bioinformatics tools, pipelines, and databases can be offered as a high-quality service platform for routine analysis for both surveillance and emergency cases.


Julien Van Braekel

Bioinformatician / Software engineer, Sciensano (formely Belgian Institute of Public Health)

Friday June 30, 2017 15:20 - 16:35 CEST
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