Elixir Galaxy Community - Workshop at Roscoff/France
Galaxy training and hackathon sessions
Du 23-04-2019 au 26-04-2019 à Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
Date limite d'inscription: 15-02-2019


During the first 1 1/2 days, the attendees will learn about the integration of high-quality tools within Galaxy with their dependencies (Bioconda, Planemo) using the IUC best practice guidelines. They will also learn how to use Galaxy as a training tool and develop training material for the Galaxy Training Network.

The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to Hackathon sessions where attendees will be able to bring their own projects around tool integration and/or training material and develop them collaboratively, with the support of community experts.



Developers, Computing scientists and Bioinformaticians


  Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26
Morning   GTN Hackathon Hackathon
  Break Break Break
  GTN Hackathon Hackathon
Noon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Tool Integration Hackathon Hackathon  
Break Break Break  
Tool Integration Hackathon Hackathon  
Evening Dinner 1 Dinner 1 Dinner 2  

Working environment

A normal Linux/Unix environment with a terminal will be used during the training sessions and hackathon.



  • A general knowledge of Galaxy
  • Knowledge and comfort with the Unix/Linux command line interface (tool integration)
  • Comfort with a text editor (tool integration and training development)
  • An interest in using Galaxy to teach/train people (training development)


The application for participation is open from the January, 28th until February 15th online: https://goo.gl/forms/wheP54bIVkmpZvuR2


A selection of the candidates will be made afterward to get a total of 20 participants. The selection criteria are aimed at a balance of nationality, gender. We will also base our choice on the maturity of your project (tools and/or training).


The workshop participation is free of charge. The ELIXIR Galaxy Community and the IFB/ELIXIR-FR will cover the meeting costs (lunch and dinner)



Bed and breakfast type of accommodation has been pre-booked with the Gulf Stream, the Station Biologique de Roscoff Hotel. You will be accommodated in a single room with shower and toilet.

Travel expenses and lodging need to be covered by each participant individually.


Venue / Logistic

Roscoff, an old pirates’ nest, is a small town situated on the northeast coast of Brittany, 16 miles from Morlaix, 37 miles from Brest, 131 miles from Rennes.

Roscoff can be reached

  • by ferry from Plymouth (United Kingdom),
  • by plane from Paris to Brest, then by taxi,
  • by TGV (high speed train) from Paris (Montparnasse train station or Charles-de-Gaulle airport) to Morlaix, then by local train, bus or taxi.

Founded in 1872, the Biological station is presently one of the leading marine laboratories in Europe. It is affiliated with the National Center for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S.) and Sorbonne Université.

Scientific coordinators and trainers


Gildas Le Corguillé (ELIXIR-FR, IFB)

Sorbonne Université/CNRS, ABiMS, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France


Bérénice Batut (ELIXIR-DE, de.NBI)

Freiburg Galaxy team, Backofen lab, University of Freiburg, Germany


Anthony Bretaudeau (ELIXIR-FR, IFB)

INRA, BIPAA/GenOuest, Rennes, France


Björn Grüning (ELIXIR-DE, de.NBI)

Freiburg Galaxy team, Backofen lab, University of Freiburg, Germany


Loraine Guéguen (ELIXIR-FR, IFB)

CNRS/Sorbonne Université, ABiMS, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France