The Latest GTN News

Keep an eye on this page for the latest news around the GTN. New tutorials, GTN features, upcoming training events, and much much more!

Hello in many languages

The first Spanish tutorial is live! Galaxy has always had google-translated tutorials, but we are now embarking on a project to assess the learning experience with human-translated, vs google-translated, bioinformatics tutorials. We are aiming to create a package of tutorials for single-cell analysis, in the first instance, and survey usage and utility in a workshop for native Spanish speakers. A big thanks to new contributors Patricia Carvajal LópezPatricia Carvajal López and Alejandra Escobar-ZepedaAlejandra Escobar-Zepeda (EMBL-EBI), as well as GTN overlords Beatriz Serrano-SolanoBeatriz Serrano-Solano (University of Freiburg), Saskia HiltemannSaskia Hiltemann & Helena RascheHelena Rasche (Erasmus-MC), for their hard work on this project from translation to sustainability, and, of course, Wendi BaconWendi Bacon (The Open University/EBI) for leading the project!

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Biosynthesis of miRNA in plants

Plant lovers are in luck! A new tutorial on this fascinating kingdom has been added to the GTN. It details the necessary steps to identify potential targets of brassinosteroid-induced miRNAs. Brassinosteroids are phytohormones that have the ability to stimulate plant growth and confer resistance against abiotic and biotic stresses. These characteristics have led to great interest in the field of biotechnology due to its potential for increasing agricultural productivity.

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One of our contributors (Mehmet TekmanMehmet Tekman) found himself wanting to link to a specific time point in a video. We said “Wow, what a fantastic idea!” and then we implemented it. To support that we developed a very simple standalone video player page where you can view the GTN videos and browse through our catalog. It features the full transcript on the left, some suggested videos on the right, and a very standard <video> player.

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Arabidopsis clusters with trajectory from meristematic cells towards trichoblasts

Single cell RNA-seq analysis is a cornerstone of developmental research and provides a great level of detail in understanding the underlying dynamic processes within tissues. In the context of plants, this highlights some of the key differentiation pathways that root cells undergo.

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Assembly visualisation from the Bandage tool

Two new assembly tutorials have been added to the GTN! These tutorials walk you through the process of assembling MRSA strains from real-world datasets. MRSA stands for “Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus, it is resistance to several antibiotics and is a common source of hospital-acquired infections and outbreaks. In this tutorial you will assess the quality of your data, perform an assembly and assess its quality, analyze your data for the presence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes, and annotate the genome using Prokka and JBrowse.

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Snippets have received an major overhaul! Snippets/FAQs are small reusable bits of training, often answering a single question. In addition to the general Galaxy snippets, we now also support topic-level and tutorial-level FAQs. This will allow contributors to add common questions and answers to their tutorials, which not only can be included in the tutorial text itself, but are also used to autogenerate an FAQ page for the tutorial or topic listing all common questions (and answers).This will be useful both to participants following tutorials via self-study, and also to instructors preparing for a training event.

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Video of green coloured cells dividing on a dark background.

Most biological processes are dynamic and observing them over time can provide valuable insights. Combining fluorescent markers with time-lapse imaging is a common approach to collect data on dynamic cellular processes such as cell division. However, automated time-lapse imaging can produce large amounts of data that can be challenging to process. One of these challenges is the tracking of individual objects as it is often impossible to manually follow a large number of objects over many time points.

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Every 3 months we organise one day dedicated to the GTN community! Thursday, May 20th is the next GTN CoFest. We will be working on the training materials, have discussions with the global Galaxy traning community. Do you teach with Galaxy? Want to learn how to add your tutorial to the GTN? New to the community and just want to learn more? Everybody is welcome!

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The GTN instructors community has just run the largest-ever Galaxy training event: “the GTN Smörgåsbord: A Global Galaxy Course”, co-organized with the Gallantries and the CINECA project and the Galaxy Training Network.

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The Galaxy Team is pleased to announce the release of Galaxy 21.01! Workflows are the absolute ✨star✨, followed closely by the new Remote Files interface and much more.

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This past year has been a struggle for all of us, but one task has become apparent as one of the most time consuming portions of course preparation during a pandemic: Video Production.

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The Galaxy Admins and the GTN instructors community has just run the largest-ever Galaxy Admin training event.

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