The general announcement for GCC2016 is below. Please note:
1) The oral presentation abstract deadline https://gcc2016.iu.edu/abstracts/index.php is March 25, *this Friday.* 2) There are scholarships available https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/News/GCC2016Scholarships for students and post-docs in historically underrepresented groups.
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Thanks, and hope to see you in Bloomington,
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 speaker Yoav 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/hacks-coding.php hackathons 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 the world.
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 https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/News/GCC2016Scholarships* are available for attendees from underrepresented groups and developing countries.
Thanks, and we hope to see you in Bloomington!
The *GCC2016 Exec*