Learn to use the Galaxy resource from the Galaxy Teams at various institutions. Galaxy is an excellent online genome analysis tool that combines the power of existing genome annotation databases with a simple web portal with a variety of tools and algorithms, to enable users to search remote resources, combine data from independent queries, prepare, manipulate and analyze the data using a large suite of analysis tools. A history is created for every analysis providing a record ensuring reproducibility of results. Galaxy also presents the opportunity to create and share workflows of analysis.

You will learn:

  • to navigate the basics of the Galaxy interfaces
  • how to upload data from various databases and sources
  • how to prepare and manipulate your data for further analysis
  • how to use Galaxy to perform many different types of analyses on your data


This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Advanced Analysis and Queries. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

BioMart: Management and querying of many types of biological data

UniProt: UniProt, Universal Protein Resource

DBTSS: Database of Transcriptional Start Sites



Algorithms and Analysis : This category contains various tools that may help perform analysis of different genomics data types. This may include sequence alignment, large-scale or complex queries, motif finding, or comparative assessments.


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Recent BioMed Central research articles citing this resource

Kwenda Stanford et al., Discovery and profiling of small RNAs responsive to stress conditions in the plant pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum Prokaryote microbial genomics. BMC Genomics (2016) doi:10.1186/s12864-016-2376-0

McCoy M. Annette et al., Identification and validation of risk loci for osteochondrosis in standardbreds Non-human and non-rodent vertebrate genomics. BMC Genomics (2016) doi:10.1186/s12864-016-2385-z

Hilfert Thomas et al., Low-cost virtual reality environment for engineering and construction. Visualization in Engineering (2016) doi:10.1186/s40327-015-0031-5

Wolfien Markus et al., TRAPLINE: a standardized and automated pipeline for RNA sequencing data analysis, evaluation and annotation Transcriptome analysis. BMC Bioinformatics (2016) doi:10.1186/s12859-015-0873-9

Homan Tobias et al., Spatially variable risk factors for malaria in a geographically heterogeneous landscape, western Kenya: an explorative study. Malaria Journal (2016) doi:10.1186/s12936-015-1044-1