EVENT POSTPONED - Introduction to machine learning using Galaxy


From 2020-03-30 to 2020-04-01 - Add to your Calendar

We are offering a workshop on introduction to machine learning using Galaxy. 35 participants will be selected from all applicants. To apply for attendance, please sign in here.

[ Event Postponed due to Coronavirus ]

We apologize for any inconvenience, and will update this event page as soon as we are able to resume the workshop. All currently allocated places will be saved and we will email you to reconfirm your participation in the next introduction to machine learning workshop. In two weeks, we will send you links of all the materials for the workshop. Please stay healthy!



PC Pool 3
Werthmannstraße 4,
79098, Freiburg im Breisgau,

Important notes

  1. If you are registered but cannot attend our workshop, please contact us by email immediately. We have a long waiting list and can give your place to others, even on short notice.
  2. Please register to our European Galaxy server to perform the analysis.
  3. You can bring your own notebook or desktop computers will be available. Eduroam is available, ask your institute for how to login.
  4. The workshop is free of charge. Unfortunately, no stipends for travel or accommodation are available.


Usually the workshop will run from 9:00-17:00 (give or take, depending on questions at the end). If the times will change, it will be announced during the workshop.

Preliminary schedule. Topics may be adjusted according to the participants demand

Day Topics
Mon Starts at 10:00 am, Introduction to Galaxy, machine learning basics and classification techniques.
Tue Regression models, unsupervised learning (clustering and dimension reduction) and feature selection methods.
Wed Hyperparameter optimization techniques, questions and discussions. Ends at 2:00 pm

Lunch Options

Travel Options

From Basel airport to Freiburg you have two options:

  1. Take the train to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof (ICE or EC takes 30 min; Regio 60 min)
  2. Take the airport shuttle bus to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof (Timetable)

From Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Venue you can walk or use local public transport (VAG):


Some suggestions for hotels (please check portals such as HRS, booking, etc.)

Hotel Location Website
Hotel am Rathaus Rathausgasse 4-8 Website
Hotel Barbara Poststrasse 4 Website
Intercity Hotel Freiburg Bismarckallee 3 Website
Stadthotel Freiburg Kolping Hotel & Gästehaus Karlstr.7 Website
Ibis Freiburg Süd (bit more far away) Bötzinger Str.76 Website
StayInn Hostel und Gästehaus Stühlinger Str.24a Website

Note: In Freiburg you sometimes have to pay an additional accommodation tax. For business trips this tax does not to be paid if your employer fills out this form. You will need to show this form to the hotel.


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