>From the GAMe 2017 Organising Committee

Today we officially launch the Galaxy Australia
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/galaxyaustralia/> community with the opening
of registrations for the Galaxy Australasia Meeting 2017 (GAMe 2017) being
held in Melbourne over 3-9 February. Australian Galaxy users and
administrators will now have more opportunities to interact and collaborate
to identify and address the needs of the local community. The community
will also be a hub for Australian Galaxy training courses and offer a
catalog of Australian Galaxy servers.

The establishment of Galaxy Australia is supported by the EMBL Australia
Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) in its appointed role of supporting the
development of skills and training in the Australian life science research
community. At the EMBL-ABR Hub, hosted at the Victorian Life Sciences
Computation Initiative (VLSCI), Galaxy is used extensively for teaching and
data analysis directly as well as through the Australian-made Genomics
Virtual Laboratory <https://www.genome.edu.au/>. VLSCI’s expert
bioinformaticians and professional staff will help promote community
activities and training.

Galaxy Australia has a Twitter feed (@GalaxyAustralia
<https://twitter.com/galaxyaustralia>) for announcements and discussion
relevant to the community.

*Galaxy Australasia Meeting 2017 (GAMe 2017)*
The Community’s first major activity is to organise the Galaxy Australasia
Meeting 2017 (GAMe 2017), 3-9 February in Melbourne.

We are pleased to announce that early registration
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/registration/> and talk and poster
abstract submission
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/submit-your-talkposter/> are now open
for the GAMe 2017. This meeting will bring together biomedical researchers,
bioinformaticians, infrastructure providers, and data producers from across
Australia and Asia to share expertise across many levels.

The conference <https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/conference/> starts 4
February and features two full days of keynotes, accepted and sponsor
talks, poster and sponsor sessions, birds­-of-­a­-feather gatherings, a
conference dinner and lots of opportunities for networking.

Prior to the conference we are offering a Researcher Training Day
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/training-day/> on 3 February, aimed
at biomedical researchers who need to analyse their biological data.

The conference is followed by a four day workshop on Galaxy server
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/training-for-admin-workshop/> for
those working at that level.

Talk abstracts are due 30 November
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/submit-your-talkposter/> and early
registration ends 31 December
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/registration/>.  Register now and
save up to 43% off regular registration rates.

There are also scholarships available for eligible students and postdocs
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/registration/#scholarships>. The
scholarship application deadline is 18 November.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne. Remember to pack for our
fabulous February weather!

*GAMe 2017 Organising Committee
<https://www.embl-abr.org.au/game2017/organisers/> (#game_2017)*

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