March 2011

Galaxy is a framework developed at Penn State and adopted for use at the University of Minnesota as part of its core life sciences cyberinfrastructure. The Galaxy informatics tool provides the University's researchers with the necessary integrated environment to access data, run analytical workflows or pipelines, and share information. The initial focus of the installation is urgent needs in genomics research, and more specifically Next Generation Sequencing data analysis and data management. On February 16, 2011, the Galaxy informatics tool was opened for general access by University researchers. Dr. James Taylor from Emory University, a member of the original Galaxy team, gave two workshop presentations on Galaxy and its applications in genomics research. Dr. Anne-Francoise Lamblin, MSI's Research Informatics Support Systems Program Director (above), introduced the sessions. More information can be found at the Galaxy website.