More than 120 participants joined us for the first Galaxy User Conference in Freiburg. 
 
It started with a tribute from Björn to Stephen Hawkings.
Followed by several talks across diverse topics:
- “de.NBI & RBC” by Andreas Tauch (Bielefeld, DE) and Rolf Backofen (Freiburg, DE)
- “Galaxy HiCExplorer” by Joachim Wolff (Freiburg, DE)
- “Analysis of the cardiac myocyte epigenome using Galaxy” by Ralf Gilsbach (Freiburg, DE)
- “Using direct reprogramming to find the master regulators of renal tubulogenesis and factors leading to congenital kidney defects” by Sören Lienkamp (Freiburg, DE)
- “Galaxy tools and workflows for metabolomics: A community effort to make data processing and analysis accessible, reproducible, and transparent” by Ralf Weber (Birmingham, UK)
- “Workflow4Metabolomics - Towards an international computing infrastructure and a tools showcase for Metabolomics” by Christophe Caron (Rennes, FR)
- “Deployment of genome databases for insects using Galaxy Genome Annotation” by Anthony Bretaudeau (Rennes, FR)
- “Galaxy-E: A french initiative dedicated to Macro-Ecological data analysis” by Yvan Le Bras (Paris, FR)
- “The ELIXIR Communities usegalaxy.eu/au launch” by John Hancock (ELIXIR, UK) and Frederik Coppens (Gent, BE)
 
At the end of the first day, Simon Gladman (from Australia) and Björn officially launched the useGalaxy.eu/.org.au!
 
After a nice dinner at Martin’s Bräu, the second (and last) day started. We had 13 talks, ranging from Beer and Proteomics to Imaging:
- “The Beerome – Science for the Mind and the Stomach” by Teresa Müller (Freiburg, DE)
- “Gene discovery with KnetMiner” by Ajit Singh (Hertfordshire, UK)
- “Fruit Fly reproduction” by Ihor Yurkevych (Ivano-Frankivsk, UA)
- “Proteomic analyses of mass spectrometry data using OpenMS in Galaxy” by Matthias Fahrner (Freiburg, DE)
- “Quality control and analysis of large scale MALDI imaging data of peptides from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues within the Galaxy environment” by Melanie Föll (Freiburg, DE)
- “Galaxy for microscopy image analysis workflows and systematic phenotyping” by Thomas Wollmann (Heidelberg, DE)
- “RNA Workbench” by F. Eggenhofer – Freiburg, DE
- “Integrated analysis of miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks in chordoma tumors using Galaxy” by Beata Scholz (Debrecen, HU)
- “Extracting biological sense from RNA-seq time series in dynamic biological systems” by Daria Onichtchouk (Freiburg, DE)
- “Microbiota analysis using Galaxy” by Saskia Hiltemann (Rotterdam, NE)
- “Galaxy Australia/USA communities” by Simon Gladman (Melbourne, AU) and Anton Nekrutenko (PSU, USA)
- “The Galaxy Training Network” by Bérénice Batut (Freiburg, DE)
 
We are discussing with the different speakers and we hope to add links to the slides soon. We will keep in touch!
Thanks a lot to all the speakers and participant! See you all in Freiburg in 2019 for GCC!
 
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