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Early bird registration ending soon for Galaxy Conference

May 20 is deadline to get early-bird pricing for event geared toward data-intensive biomedical researchers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—This June, Indiana University Bloomington will host the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC) 2016. The yearly international conference draws in hundreds of attendees from around the world in the fields of biology, genome research, bioinformatics and other data intensive biomedical research.

Early-bird registration ends May 20. Those wishing to attend can still take advantage of early-bird prices until that time. The full training and talk schedules are now available for those considering attending.

The two-day conference and three preceding days of training and hackathons will take place June 25-29. When making travel arrangements, plan to attend the opening reception for all attendees on Monday evening at 7pm EST, sponsored by IU’s Jetstream and the National Center for Genome Analysis Support.

Keynote speaker Yoav Gilad, a professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago, will open the conference on Tuesday, June 28, with a discussion on the analysis of large gene regulatory data sets.

Besides presentations, demos, birds-of-a-feather meetups and exhibitors, which will make up the majority of the conference, attendees will also enjoy plenty of networking opportunities.

During the three days of preconference activities, attendees can take part in data and coding hackathons. Additionally, training sessions ranging from “Advanced Topics in Galaxy Tool Development” to “Scripting Galaxy using the API and BioBlend” promise many opportunities to learn and hear from others in the field.

Conference sponsors include the IU Pervasive Technology Institute, a premier-level sponsor; gold sponsor, Lenovo; silver sponsors, BioTeam, genomeweb and GigaScience; and bronze sponsor, Globus Genomics. Other sponsors include IHIF and EMC2.

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research and enables easy interactive analysis through the web on arbitrarily large data sets. The Galaxy framework is a major resource in achieving key research goals within the biological field.

Attendees can still submit poster and demo presentation abstracts for consideration until May 20.

To learn more about Galaxy, GCC2016 and to register, visit: gcc2016.iu.edu