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An invited talk on bioinformatics workflow
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Dear colleague,

We are happy to announce a guest talk from Björn Grüning about ELIXIR Galaxy community. Galaxy is an open source bioinformatics workflow management system that facilitates users to run scientific workflows to do data analysis without programming experience. If you would like to know more about Galaxy and scientific workflow, this will be a great chance to communicate, because Björn is a prominent contributor to Galaxy community and an expert in scientific workflow.

Date and location: 12:10 on October 18 (Thursday), at 01W08 (O|2 building) VU University Amsterdam (Room may be subject to change)

This talk is also part of the free ELIXIR training course (17-19 Oct) “bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!”, we only have limited seats available for those only attending the talk.

PS: The training course still has a few seats available for registration, if you are interested, please click 


The ELIXIR Galaxy Community: building frameworks to serve the 21th century data science problems


Galaxy is a world-wide community-driven project, dedicated to transparent, accessible and reproducible research. There is a big European Galaxy community supported by ELIXIR and since last year endorsed as official ELIXIR community. In this talk, we will introduce the ELIXIR community and provide an outlook to for the coming years.

About the speaker

Dr Björn Grüning is with the Bioinformatics Group at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, in Freiburg Germany, where he heads the Freiburg Galaxy Project. His publication list includes several that feature Galaxy prominently, including the recent article “Practical computational reproducibility in the life sciences” (Grüning, et al, 2018). He is a prominent contributor to and is a driving force in the Galaxy community, and his team maintains the European Galaxy server ( He helped organize the Galaxy User conference, the Galaxy Training Materials Contribution Fest, and several sprints around Bioconda, BioContainers and Galaxy and presented and taught at GCC2018. His research interests include data visualization, computational chemistry, and epigenetics.