Data-intensive biology for the African continentLearn More
An opportunity to learn from leading bioinformaticists, systems administrators and engineers about Galaxy and accessible, reproducible analysis of biological data.
Learn about using Galaxy to analyse your genomic and RNA data.
Meet fellow admins of research computing infrastructure and hear about local and cloud hosting of Galaxy servers.
Hear how bioinformaticts are extending Galaxy through custom tools and workflows.
We have a shared note taking space (an Etherpad) at http://bit.ly/GA18notes.
A day after Galaxy Africa 2018 there will be a Data Carpentry R workshop, on the 6th of April 2018, at SANBI, UWC. Please see the details and register on the workshop website. Attendance at this workshop is zero cost but space is limited and prior registration is required.
Galaxy Africa will take place at SANBI (the South African National Bioinformatics Institute) in the Life Sciences Building at the University of the Western Cape.
The University of the Western Cape is a campus of some 20,000 students located on Robert Sobukwe Road in the suburb of Bellville in Cape Town. SANBI is on the 5th floor of the state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building (completed in 2012).
South Africa's #1 tourist destination, Cape Town attractions include Table Mountain, spectacular beaches and, on a more somber note, Robben Island, formerly the site of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment and now a museum.
A regular MyCiti bus service runs from Cape Town International Airport to the Cape Town city center. In addition metered taxis and services such as Uber and Taxify are available from the airport and throughout the city. A shuttle from the three city center hotels listed below to SANBI will be provided on a daily basis for the duration of the conference.
The following hotels in the city centre of Cape Town are recommended for conference attendees:
|City Lodge V&A Waterfront|
|Protea Hotel Tygervalley|
Life Sciences Building
University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road
+27 21 959 3645