Wednesday, 30 November 2016

2016 - what a year that was (for Genome-scale bioinformatics!)

MIBTP Master Class: Day 1 

Thursday 1st December 2016

Right so here we are again, writing an example post for the MIBTP Master Class on "Genome Scale Bioinformatics with Galaxy" in 2016. Its been a rather "eventful" year all in all and I am really hoping that this Master Class will be distinguished by being mostly "uneventful"!

So despite making all the plans and preparations that seem reasonable we are once more embarking on that most tricky of teaching adventures: a workshop using a live, public resource upon which the whole learning opportunity hinges. As ever we can put in place contingencies and hope for the best, but the worst case scenarion is always the one in which we only learn one lesson - don't rely on public web servers!

Anyway the material is deployed, Galaxy is up and we have a bunch of keen students so... (as my favourite Doctor would say) Allons-y!