*2016 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2016)*
June 25 - 29, 2016
The *2016 Galaxy Community Conference *(*GCC2016*, *gcc2016.iu.edu
<http://gcc2016.iu.edu/>*) features two days of presentations, discussions,
poster sessions, lightning talks, computer demos, keynotes, and
birds-of-a-feather meetups, *all about data-intensive biology and the tools
that support it*. Keynote speakerYoav Gilad
<http://genes.uchicago.edu/directory/yoav-gilad-phd/>, a professor of human
genetics at the University of Chicago, will kick-start the main conference
with a discussion on the analysis of large gene regulatory data sets.
Preconference events include data
<https://gcc2016.iu.edu/hacks/hacks-data.php> and coding
<https://gcc2016.iu.edu/hacks/index.php>, and *two days of training*
<https://gcc16.sched.org/overview/type/Training+%E2%80%94+Any> in five
concurrent tracks covering 26 topics.
*GCC2016* will be held at *Indiana University* in Bloomington, Indiana,
June 25-29, 2016. Since it started seven years ago, GCC has been a
well-attended gathering of biologists, genome researchers,
bioinformaticians, and others in data-intensive biomedical research around
Galaxy <https://galaxyproject.org/> 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.
It provides next-generation sequencing (NGS) tools and workflows for
short-read mapping, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, metagenomics, variant analysis,
visualization, and support for Galaxy in the cloud. There are hundreds of
local installs, and *over 80 publicly accessible servers* around the world.
*Abstract submission** for oral presentations closes March 25. *Abstract
submission for posters and computer demonstrations closes May 20.
*Early registration* is now open. Registration starts at less than $45/day
for post-docs and students. Registering early assures you a place at the
conference and also a spot in the training workshops
<https://gcc16.sched.org/overview/type/Training+%E2%80%94+Any> you want to
attend. You can also *book conference housing* when you register. *Registration
and lodging scholarships* are available for attendees from underrepresented
groups and developing countries.
Thanks, and we hope to see you in Bloomington!
The *GCC2016 Exec*