April 2021 News of the Galaxy

Hello all,

The April newsletter coincides with the anniversary of James Taylor’s death on April 2, 2020. James was a Galaxy Project founder and PI, and losing him at the same time as the global COVID-19 shutdown made for a tough month, and then a tough year for the Galaxy Community. To mark this, there are two items about James below. First, a call to share your favorite story about James via a 30 second video (by April 30). Second, there is a link to a note to James written by project leadership (mainly Anton).

The other big news is that registration, abstract submission, and fellowship applications for the 2021 Galaxy Community Conference are now open. Abstracts and fellowship applications are due by May 7.

And as always there are sections on

It’s been a memorable twelve months. It would have been easy to curl up and hide, but we kept going, addressed gaps, and helped address the global pandemic as well.

Thanks for supporting each other,

Dave Clements and Beatriz Serrano-Solano, Editors