​​​​​​In collaboration with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, APHL and FDA/CFSAN will co-host a GalaxyTrakr training held in co​njunction with the GenomeTrakr Meeting. 

​​Introduction to GalaxyTr​​akr​ (For new users)​

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 11:00 am-2:00 pm ET

This virtual training is open to up to 50 participants who are new users to the GalaxyTrakr platform. The training will introduce the GalaxyTrakr environment and its capabilities, including: data management, quality control of reads and assemblies, serotyping and an introduction to GalaxyTrakr tools.


  • Introduction to the GalaxyTrakr Team
  • Introduction to GalaxyTrakr and CFSAN's GalaxyTrakr
  • GalaxyTrakr Overview
  • GalaxyTrakr Tools and Workflow
  • GalaxyTrakr Best Practices

​​GalaxyTrakr Tool Demon​​strations

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 3:30–5:30 pm ET
Hotel at the University of Maryland

This training for up to 24 participants will include an introduction presentation on GalaxyTrakr, set-up of all training accounts in preparation for Friday's training, and review of data to be analyzed. 

It is important that everyone attending Friday's training plans to attend this session.

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm ET
JIFSAN Campus* 

This in-person training is open to up to 24 participants who are familiar with the GalaxyTrakr platform. It will be comprised of two sessions that address topics such as data management, workflows and collections, introduction to Nanopore tools, metagenomics and more. A draft agenda for the training is below; it will be updated if topics or timing change.

​Individual registration is required for each session.

* Shuttle service from Hotel at UMD provided for hotel guests.

​​Morning Session​ | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm ET​​

  • QA/QC Workflow

  • Short read assembly

  • CFSAN SNP Pipeline

  • Genomic Tools: AMRFinder, Skesa, SeqSero

  • Long read (Nanopore) QA/QC and assembly

  • Introduction to Metagenomics Tools 

​​Afternoon Session​ | 1:00–3:0​0 pm ET

  • Hands-on training

  • Metagenomics:

    • Kmer tools
    • Metagenomics-based assembly tools
    • Adapting WGS for metagenomics
    • Data visualizations

Learn More​

If you have questions about the program, please contact Robyn Randolph at foodsafety@aphl.org​ or 240.485.2732. 

If you have questions or problems regarding registration, please contact Terry Reamer at terry.reamer@aphl.org or 240.485.2776. ​