20-27 May 2021

Containers and Workflow Pipelines for reproducible and automated data analysis


This two-day course (20 and 27 May 2021) will give you an insight in Docker & Singularity containers, and the Nextflow analysis pipeline.


The first day is dedicated to containers (Docker & Singularity) which are great tools for code portability and reproducibility of your analysis. You will learn how to use containers and how to build a container from scratch, share it with others and how to re-use and modify existing containers. After an extensive explanation on Docker containers, Singularity will be highlighted as well.


On the second day, you will learn how to use Nextflow for building scalable and reproducible bioinformatics pipelines and running them on a personal computer, cluster and cloud. Starting from the basic concepts, we will build our own simple pipeline and add new features with every step, all in the new DSL2 language. Click here for more information.


Organized by ELIXIR Belgium and the VIB Bioinformatics Core.