Galaxy Australia news

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Memories of Simon Gladman from his workmates

08-12-2022

Remembering Simon Gladman

28-11-2022

BioCommons team and projects well represented at eResearch Australasia 2022

28-09-2022

Enabling reproducible and portable workflows: Janis

27-09-2022

Global solutions are built on strong international connections

26-09-2022

Launching the Australian AlphaFold Service

31-08-2022

Secrets of parasites uncovered through AI and Cloud computing

31-08-2022

Data management solutions designed for Australian bioscience

30-08-2022

Popularity of Galaxy Australia prompts move of core services to AARNet

28-07-2022

Galaxy Australia to host next year's international Galaxy Community Conference

21-07-2022

Galaxy Australia featured in new publication about impact

24-06-2022

Adding Australian life science research’s voice to global conversations

24-06-2022

Ready-made training environments for uplifting computational science skills in plant biosecurity

23-06-2022

At last: local team finally travels to join international Galaxy community

30-05-2022

A new streamlined Galaxy Australia interface

29-04-2022

AlphaFold now available in Galaxy

22-02-2022

Virus research tips Galaxy Australia over 3 million jobs

28-01-2022

Leveraging Galaxy Australia to teach proteomics

14-12-2021

October Galactic News!

10-10-2021

Galaxy Australia updated to 21.05

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June Galactic News!

The June 2021 Newsletter is here. GCC2021 starts this month; James Taylor Video; plus a whole lot more.

01-06-2021

2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021) - Early registration closes 8th June

The 2021 Galaxy Community Conference is almost upon us. GCC2021 will be held 28 June through July 10.

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2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021) - Poster/Demo abstracts due 14th June

The 2021 Galaxy Community Conference is almost upon us. GCC2021 will be held 28 June through July 10.

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May Galactic News!

The May 2021 Newsletter is here. Deadlines for GCC2021 and for submitted James Taylor videos have been extended, and there are updates on other upcoming events (4 in Australia), news about public Galaxy platforms, recent blog posts, training and doc updates, recent open-access Galaxy-related publications, and new releases.

04-05-2021

GCC2021 Abstract and Fellowship Submission, and Early Registration Deadlines Extended

Several deadlines for the 2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021) have been extended.

04-05-2021

GCC2021 Registration is Open

Please join us at Galaxy's annual community gathering. It will be online, accessible, and affordable to all.

14-04-2021

April Galactic News!

The April 2021 Newsletter is out with updates on upcoming events, news about public Galaxy platforms, recent blog posts, training and doc updates, recent open-access Galaxy-related publications, and new releases.

14-04-2021

GCC2021 Abstract Submission is open

If you are using, supporting, or expanding Galaxy for data-intensive science then this is an ideal way to share your work with, and gain insights from the global Galaxy Community. Abstracts are due 7 May.

14-04-2021

Apply for a GCC2021 Conference Fellowship

If you are a student or researcher in a developing economy, then please consider applying. Fellowships cover all conference costs. Applications are due 7 May.

14-04-2021

Galaxy Australia update to 21.01

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Galaxy Career Center

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Galaxy Career Center. The Galaxy community is continually searching for new developers, bioinformaticians, system administrators, and researchers. The Career Center lists openings from around the world that use, deploy, enhance and administer Galaxy.

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March Galactic News!

18-03-2021

2021 Google Summer of Code

Galaxy is again participating in Google Summer of Code as part of the Open Genome Informatics Consortium. And we need your help, of course.

17-03-2021

GTN Smörgåsbord Report (Spoiler alert: it was awesome.)

The recently completed GTN Smörgåsbord course was the largest and most global Galaxy event ever, and it was absolutely incredible. Read the report to find out how.

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February Galactic News!

08-02-2021

Galactic News January 2021

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Summer Holiday Support

The Galaxy Australia support team are on leave from 5pm, Thursday, 24 December 2020 until 9am, 4 January 2021. We will respond to your request after the holiday shutdown period.

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Galactic News December 2020

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Galaxy Version 20.09 Feature Summary Video

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CloudBridge Release 2.1.0

CloudBridge is a Python library that provides a consistent layer of abstraction over different Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud providers, reducing or eliminating the need to write conditional code for each cloud.

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Galaxy Version 20.09 Released

Galaxy 20.09 has now been released!
This release includes:

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Galactic News November 2020

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Galactic News October 2020

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Galactic News September 2020

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Galaxy Version 20.05 Released

Galaxy 20.05 has now been released!
This release includes:

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Galactic News July 2020

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Galactic News June 2020

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The Galaxy platform for accessible, reproducible and collaborative biomedical analyses: 2020 update

If your use of Galaxy Australia leads to publication, please cite this paper to help promote the value of the Galaxy Australia platform to reproducible science.

article 03-06-2020

The James Taylor Foundation: Big shoes to fill

JTech: Junior Training and Educational Connections Hotspot

07-05-2020

Galactic News May 2020

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Galaxy Australia COVID-19 dedicated Pulsar

Galaxy Australia relies on remote (to head node) deployments called Pulsar to increase the range and number of jobs that can be run on the service. The team has been allocated resources on the Nimbus cloud to deploy a dedicated COVID-19 Pulsar as part of Galaxy Australia at the Pawsey Centre that allows Galaxy users to rapidly analyse their data on published tools/workflows to further research into SARS-CoV-2.

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Leaders in Australian Computing Research Begin Battle with COVID-19

NCI Australia and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre are supporting the Australian and international research community undertaking COVID-19 research through provision of streamlined, prioritised and expedited access to computation and data resources.

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We just lost James Taylor (1979-2020)

We just lost James Taylor (1979-2020). His legacy — open, reproducible science — will continue.

03-04-2020

Galaxy Australia upgraded to Galaxy version 20.01

Galaxy Australia has been upgraded to the latest Galaxy release. Version 20.01.
This morning after a brief planned outage, Galaxy Australia was upgraded to the latest version of Galaxy. You will notice some changes straight away - The tool menu is a bit easier to read now. Everything else is the same however!

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Galaxy Version 20.01 Released

Galaxy 20.01 has now been released!
This release includes:

dns 01-03-2020

Galaxy Australia contributes to global research effort into COVID-19

A joint paper by Galaxy teams from Australia, Europe and the United States demonstrated how the COVID-19 genome data can be shared, analysed and reproduced in an efficient and transparent way. Find the paper at https://www.biocommons.org.au/galaxy-covid-19 and the workflows ready for use here in Galaxy Australia under Shared Data / Workflows.

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GVL version 5 released!

The Genomics Virtual Lab (GVL) has had an update to version 5!

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Galaxy Training Network - Survey

We need your input on preparing and giving Galaxy Training

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One millionth job!

Galaxy Australia has now processed over 1 million jobs! The tool run for the one millionth job was DeepTools bam coverage and completed at 8:55am on Wednesday the 29th of January 2020.

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Summer Holiday Support

Galaxy Australia will be minimally administered during the university shutdown period from 24th December 2019 to the 2nd January 2020. During this time, only essential maintenance will be performed. No disk quota modifications, tool installations or reference data installation or upgrades will be performed.

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Galaxy Australia upgraded to Galaxy version 19.09

Galaxy Australia has been upgraded to the latest Galaxy release. Version 19.09.
This morning after a brief planned outage, Galaxy Australia was upgraded to the latest version of Galaxy. You will notice some changes straight away - The tool menu is a bit easier to read now. Everything else is the same however!

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Galactic News December 2019

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Nanopore tools installed

Nanopore tools installed
Galaxy Australia has been updated with a new set of tools for processing Nanopore data. The tools include:

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Australian BioCommons Data Survey

Calling all Australian life science researchers who move data!
The Australian BioCommons is a new NCRIS-funded digital capability that will enhance national bioinformatics infrastructure for environmental, agricultural and biomedical researchers. We want to know about your research data movement challenges.

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Galactic News October 2019

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Galactic News September 2019

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Galactic News August 2019

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Galaxy Australia moves to new hardware

Galaxy Australia moves to the new QRIS cloud stage 5 hardware
This morning after a planned outage, the Galaxy Australia main queue was moved from it's original home on QRIS cloud to their shiny new hardware! The stage 5 hardware is faster, better connected and much more flexible. This will help Galaxy Australia be more responsive to it's users as we are now able to launch bigger jobs and have them run faster.

dns 07-08-2019

Galaxy Australia upgraded to Galaxy version 19.05

Galaxy Australia has been upgraded to the latest Galaxy release. Version 19.05.
This morning after a brief planned outage, Galaxy Australia was upgraded to the latest version of Galaxy. You will notice some changes straight away - The colour scheme is different and the look and feel has altered. Everything else is the same however!

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Galaxy Australia wins three Queensland iAwards

7 June 2019

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Text processing tools disabled

Text processing tools have been disabled due to security concerns with one of it's dependencies. We will re-enable these tools once the security patch has been developed and applied.

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Galaxy Australia upgraded to Galaxy version 19.01

Galaxy Australia has been upgraded to the latest Galaxy release. Version 19.01.
This morning after a brief planned outage, Galaxy Australia was upgraded to the latest version of Galaxy. You will notice some changes straight away - The colour scheme is different and the look and feel has altered. Everything else is the same however!

dns update 09-04-2019

Resolved - Service Slow Down 20-22 March 2019.

You may have noticed that Galaxy Australia was slow to respond from the 20th - 22nd of March 2019 - This has been resolved. Upon investigation the slow down was caused by a live migration of some of the backend storage to a new faster platform. The migration is mostly completed and our normal excellent level of service was resumed on the 23rd March.

dns 25-03-2019

New FTP upload URL

Galaxy Australia has recently changed the URL for FTP uploads. If you need to upload large files to Galaxy Australia, simply log in to the FTP server at ftp://ftp.usegalaxy.org.au/ with your favourite FTP software using your Galaxy Australia credentials. For help visit the tutorial.

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Galactic News March 2019

Galactic News March 2019

14-03-2019

Galaxy Version 19.01 Released

Galaxy 19.01 has now been released!
This release includes the revised UI style, addition of colorful tags, extensive workflow enhancements, and enhanced support for Singularity.

dns 06-03-2019

New tools added: Heatmaps and VSearch

This week we have added a number of new tools to Galaxy Australia

build 27-02-2019

Tutorial of the Month: Prokka

The Galaxy Project Training Network's tutorial of the month for January/February 2019 is "Annotation of Bacterial Genomes with Prokka" chosen by our own Simon Gladman.

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Galaxy Server Maintenance

Galaxy Australia will be undergoing maintenance for 2 hours on the 20th February 2019 from 10:00am AEDT. It will be getting: * a new landing page * the tool panel will be updated to match usegalaxy.org and usegalaxy.eu * the backend will be upgraded to fix some job running issues

dns 12-02-2019

Summer Holiday Support

Galaxy Australia will be minimally administered during the university shutdown period from 24th December 2019 to the 2nd January 2019. During this time, only essential maintenance will be performed. No disk quota modifications, tool installations or reference data installation or upgrades will be performed.

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New Tools Added: Gemini Tools

We have added the Gemini Tools to Galaxy Australia. These tools are for doing integrative exploration of genetic variation and genome annotations. The documentation for these tools can be found here. You can find these tools under the Gemini Tools section of the Galaxy Australia tool menu.

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Nominate a training for the 2019 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2019)

The 2019 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2019) will be held in be held in Freiburg, Germany, 1-6 July. The training topics that are offered are determined by the community so BY YOU!

school 03-12-2018

Automatic workflow testing

We have started to test a few of our workflows automatically against UseGalaxy.eu. This will run all workflows monthly to ensure that the keep working and that our infrastructure works and scales well.

dns 21-11-2018

Tutorial of the Month: "Reference-based RNA-Seq data analysis", selected by Saskia Hiltemann

The Galaxy community is developing and maintaining a collection of tutorials that are designed to be interactive and are built around Galaxy: https://training.galaxyproject.org. To help highlight our tutorials and the training effort of the community, a member of the community will select every month one tutorial and explains in the Galactic Blog why they select this tutorial. This month, the Galaxy contributor of the Month!, Saskia Hilteman, selects and presents a tutorial: "Reference-based RNA-Seq data analysis", from the topic "Transcriptomics"

school 15-11-2018

Initial release of gxadmin tool

The good folks over at Galaxy Europe have developed a cool bit of code to help out Galaxy systems administrators. It's called gxadmin, it's available on GitHub and includes many small SQL queries that administrators run every day.

dns 08-10-2018

GCCBOSC

From 24th of June to 2nd of July the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC) and Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2018 (BOSC) were meeting together in Portland, Oregon, United States. There was be two days of training, a two day meeting, and four days of intense collaboration. The meeting featured joint & parallel sessions, shared keynotes, poster & demo sessions, birds-of-a-feather, and social events. Simon and Derek were there and represented the Galaxy Australia team!

school 18-07-2018

Bioconda: sustainable and comprehensive software distribution for the life sciences

3 years ago the Galaxy community evaluated mechanism to make software installation more robust and we joined the Bioconda community, to fix the software deployment problem once and for all. Today, we are happy to annouce that the Bioconda manuscript is now published in the latest Nature Methods issue (public view). usegalaxy.org.au and many other Galaxy instance are already powered by Bioconda and you might use it daily without knowing :)

article 04-07-2018