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nf-core/riboseq: A collaboration between Altos Labs and Seqera

nf-core/riboseq: A collaboration between Altos Labs and Seqera

Jon Manning
Jon ManningMay 15, 2024

7 tips for reducing your Nextflow cloud spend

For organizations operating in the cloud, managing spending is an ongoing concern. In Flexera’s annual State of the Cloud Report for 2023…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenApr 30, 2024

Singularity Reloaded

Containers are essential components in reproducible scientific workflows. They enable applications to be easily packaged and distributed…

Marco De La Pierre
Marco De La PierreApr 18, 2024

Element Biosciences and Seqera – Flexible, powerful, end-to-end analysis at scale

This is a joint blog post from Harshil Patel of Seqera, Rosi Bajari, and Bryan Lajoie of Element Biosciences describing a new integration…

Harshil Patel
Harshil PatelApr 05, 2024

Fusion file system and Mountpoint for Amazon S3 – understanding the differences

Introduction While solutions such as s3fs-fuse and Goofys that present a POSIX-like file system interface over object storage aren’t new…

Jordi Deu Pons
Jordi Deu PonsFeb 27, 2024

MultiQC: A fresh coat of paint

The style and code powering the HTML MultiQC report has remained largely the same since it was first released in 2015. The world has moved…

Phil Ewels
Phil EwelsFeb 12, 2024

Running Nextflow pipelines with MemVerge’s MMCloud

This is a guest blog post from Sateesh Peri from MemVerge highlighting the flexibility and level of third-party integrations possible using…

Sateesh Peri
Sateesh PeriJan 22, 2024

Seqera at ASHG 2023

Last week, the American Society of Human and Genetics held its annual meeting in Washington, DC, running Nov 1-5, 2023. The meeting drew…

Noel Ortiz
Noel OrtizNov 14, 2023

Seqera and AWS Fargate

At the recent Nextflow Summit, during his talk on the modern biotech stack, Seqera co-founder and CEO Evan Floden described important new…

Gord Sissons
Gord SissonsOct 30, 2023

Introducing Data Explorer

We are delighted to announce that Seqera’s Data Explorer is now available in Public Preview in Seqera Platform! The Data Explorer lets you…

Drew DiPalma
Drew DiPalmaOct 18, 2023

Introducing the Seqera Platform - one platform for the data analysis lifecycle

We have a new logo, a new design, and many exciting improvements in store for you! Four years after our initial launch of Tower in 2019, and…

Noel Ortiz
Noel OrtizOct 18, 2023

Geraldine Van der Auwera joins Seqera

I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Seqera as Lead Developer Advocate. My mission is to support the growth of the Nextflow user…

Geraldine Van der Auwera
Geraldine Van der AuweraOct 11, 2023

Automating pipeline execution with Nextflow and Tower

Nextflow enables completely hands off pipeline execution, with each process and the execution order written as code and deployed as a single…

Adam Talbot
Adam TalbotSep 12, 2023

Kickstart your Tower Cloud experience

Run your first analysis pipeline in under 30 minutes Nextflow continues to grow in popularity. Today, the open-source workflow manager is…

Rob Syme
Rob SymeAug 18, 2023

MultiQC turns eight years old!

MultiQC is an open-source bioinformatics tool used to generate quality-control HTML reports from analysis logs. It understands outputs from…

Phil Ewels
Phil EwelsAug 04, 2023

Preparing for a multi-cloud future

It is no secret that cloud computing is on the rise. According to an April 2023 report by Research and Markets, the global market for drug…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeJul 28, 2023

Nextflow and Tower for Machine Learning

“Nextflow” and “machine learning” are not topics that are typically seen together. Nextflow is usually associated with bioinformatics, while…

Ben Sherman
Ben ShermanJul 11, 2023

ZS and Seqera announce a new partnership agreement

The partnership is aimed at boosting research productivity in biotech and healthcare When it comes to maximizing research productivity, life…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeMay 08, 2023

The State of the Workflow 2023: Community Survey Results

In March, we ran our annual State of the Workflow Community survey to get a sense of activities and preferences in the Nextflow user…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenApr 25, 2023

Running AI workloads in the cloud with Nextflow Tower — a step-by-step guide

Introduction The last 12 months have been nothing short of a revolution within AI. In particular, the widespread adoption of ChatGPT from…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenApr 11, 2023

Keep your genomic analysis on track with MultiQC

The Seqera blog usually focuses on topics related to Nextflow and Nextflow Tower. While Nextflow gets most of the attention as our flagship…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenMar 08, 2023

The State of the Workflow 2023: The Nextflow and nf-core community survey

This is a special year for Nextflow, as we will be celebrating in a couple of weeks its 10th anniversary. With a vibrant community of over…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenMar 01, 2023

How Nextflow is helping win the global battle against future outbreaks and pandemics

Using genetic sequencing to identify pathogens and respond to outbreaks is hardly new. Public Health Authorities (PHAs) routinely use…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenFeb 13, 2023

Breakthrough performance and cost-efficiency with the new Fusion file system

Introduction Running data-intensive pipelines at scale can be complex, particularly when handling the distributed file storage and data…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoFeb 07, 2023

Nextflow and K8s Rebooted: Running Nextflow on Amazon EKS

In the world of container orchestration, Kubernetes has clear momentum. While Kubernetes has long been a hot topic with developers, it is…

Ben Sherman
Ben ShermanJan 20, 2023

Container provisioning, cloud resource optimization, Google Cloud Batch support, and more in Tower Enterprise 22.3

Nextflow Tower Enterprise version 22.3 brings a host of new features, services, and improved cloud provider support. Google Cloud Batch…

Mattia Bosio
Mattia BosioNov 10, 2022

Building Containers for Scientific Workflows

About containers and Nextflow If you have worked in bioinformatics for any time, you have almost certainly come across containers. As a…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenNov 03, 2022

Accelerating Analytics with Easy Genomics - Wisconsin State Laboratory

By: Venkata Kampana, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS and Dr. Dawn Heisey-Grove, Public Health Analytics Leader, AWS. Genomics is the study…

Venkata Kampana
Venkata KampanaOct 26, 2022

Best Practices for Deploying Pipelines with the Seqera Platform (formerly Nextflow Tower)

Nextflow is a bioinformatics workflow manager that provides a robust command line interface for the management and execution of pipelines…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 19, 2022

Optimizing resource usage with Nextflow Tower

Suppose you’ve been working on a production pipeline for months. You’ve carefully crafted containers optimized for each application…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 14, 2022

Nextflow and Azure Batch – working with Tower (2 of 2)

In the first article in this series, we looked at Azure Batch, described some key concepts, and provided a step-by-step to using Azure Batch…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenAug 30, 2022

Announcing Labels in Tower

A powerful new way to organize and track pipelines, runs, actions, and more in Nextflow Tower. We’re excited to announce new capabilities…

Mattia Bosio
Mattia BosioAug 24, 2022

Nextflow and Azure Batch – Inside the Integration (1 of 2)

In a recent article, we looked at AWS Batch and provided details about the inner workings of the integration. In this article, we do a…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenAug 16, 2022

Nextflow and AWS Batch - Using Tower (3 of 3)

In the first article in this series, we looked at AWS Batch, described some key concepts, and explained the Nextflow execution model. In the…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenAug 08, 2022

Nextflow and AWS Batch – Inside the Integration (2 of 3)

In the first of this series of articles on Nextflow and AWS Batch, we looked at AWS Batch, describe some key concepts and explained the…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenAug 01, 2022

Nextflowomics: Untangling Biology with Data Analysis Pipelines

The word omics refers to the high throughput measurement of particular biological molecules. For example, genomics is the study of all…

Harshil Patel
Harshil PatelJul 18, 2022

Announcing Nextflow Support for Google Cloud Batch

Easy access to scalable cloud resources is a game-changer for organizations engaged in life sciences research. By running portable and…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJul 13, 2022

Nextflow and AWS Batch – Inside the Integration (1 of 3)

One of the reasons for Nextflow’s popularity is that it decouples pipeline logic from underlying execution environments. This, in…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJul 11, 2022

Announcing Illumina DRAGEN integration with Nextflow Tower

DRAGEN is a platform provided by Illumina that offers accurate, comprehensive, and efficient secondary analysis of next-generation…

Harshil Patel
Paolo Di Tommaso
Harshil Patel & Paolo Di TommasoJun 23, 2022

The State of the Workflow 2022: Community Survey Results

With 384 responses, we received record-breaking participation in our latest State of the Workflow community survey. We are thrilled to…

Gord Sissons
Gord SissonsMay 23, 2022

Pipeline Secrets: Secure Handling of Sensitive Information in Tower

In the modern scenario of credentials-driven access to data resources, Nextflow users frequently need to safely transmit sensitive…

Mattia Bosio
Mattia BosioApr 21, 2022

Phil Ewels joins Seqera

Introduction I’m really excited to announce that after eight wonderful years at SciLifeLab, I will soon be starting a new position at Seqera…

Phil Ewels
Phil EwelsMar 22, 2022

State of the Workflow 2022: The Nextflow and nf-core community survey

The Nextflow community has continued to grow over the past year with over 10,000 scientists, engineers and developers now reading our…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenFeb 08, 2022

Workflow Automation for Nextflow Pipelines

Seqera is often approached for guidance on how to streamline the execution of workflows in production environments. For example…

Graham Wright
Graham WrightJan 26, 2022

Announcing the Nextflow Tower CLI

We’re excited to release the Nextflow Tower CLI, available for all platforms on GitHub today. Users have been asking for the ability to…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenDec 14, 2021

Introducing Harshil Patel, Head of Scientific Development

WOWZAS! It has been a crazy few years… all of a sudden, I find myself as Head of Scientific Development at Seqera! For the benefit of those…

Harshil Patel
Harshil PatelNov 22, 2021

Introducing the Tower Cloud Community Workspace

A ready-to-go analysis environment with gold-standard nf-core pipelines Tower Cloud is a hosted instance of Nextflow Tower available at http…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 22, 2021

Introducing Tower Datasets

Versionable input data sources for Nextflow pipelines We’re excited to announce Nextflow Tower Datasets! By giving users the ability to…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 07, 2021

Personalized Immunotherapy – Machine Learning meets Next Generation Sequencing

Gritstone bio, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing next generation cancer and infectious disease immunotherapies…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeAug 02, 2021

Seqera Announces Support for AWS for Health Initiative

We are pleased to announce support for the AWS for Health initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS), a collaboration that allows Nextflow…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeJul 26, 2021

Optimizing Workflows with Nextflow

When it comes to running bioinformatics workflows in the cloud, infrastructure matters. Bioinformaticians have multiple choices, including…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJul 19, 2021

nf-core June 2021 Updates - The latest news from the nf-core team

The nf-core project fosters collaborative development and best-practices for the Nextflow community. Now counted in the thousands of users…

Phil Ewels
Phil EwelsJul 02, 2021

RNA Society Hosts APAeval Challenge on Nextflow Tower

The RNA Society is hosting APAeval, a community effort to evaluate computational methods for the detection and quantification of poly(A…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJun 03, 2021

The next step for multi-platform collaboration at scale

We have spent a lot of time over the last months on an embarrassing problem; although this time it is not parallelization! Working backward…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Evan Floden
Paolo Di Tommaso & Evan FlodenMay 06, 2021

The State of Nextflow 2021

In February 2021, Seqera ran the first-ever State of the Nextflow Community Survey. We received a great response rate with 236 participants…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenMar 10, 2021

Break-through Science - Machine Learning and Imaging Pipelines using Nextflow

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Felix Morency, the CTO of Imeka, a customer that is using Nextflow for managing imaging data…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeFeb 08, 2021

State of Nextflow Survey 2021

As more users adopt Nextflow and Nextflow Tower, we are eager to learn more about the different needs of the community. The expectations and…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJan 27, 2021

Grid Engine Support for Tower Workloads

Today we are pleased to announce Tower support for Grid Engine workload manager as a target execution platform for Nextflow data pipelines…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeJan 14, 2021

Kubernetes is everywhere!

For the Nextflow Tower project, it has been a pivotal first year, and the team has done a fantastic job to reach so many milestones along…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoDec 17, 2020

Tower API & Docs release

Tower API & Docs release - Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable. Tower was released just over one year ago to…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenNov 05, 2020

Sharing is Caring

The First Anniversary Release This month we celebrate the birthday of the Tower project, introduced one year ago! 🎉🎉 A lot has changed in…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoOct 08, 2020

Tower Forge for AWS Batch

AWS Batch is a fantastic service which provides virtually unlimited computing capacity and manages all the complexity of provisioning VMs…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJul 01, 2020

Tower Cloud Launch

Today marks quite an update in the Nextflow Tower project. The months in lockdown have been intense for our team, and it is a credit to…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoJun 02, 2020

Introducing Nextflow Tower - Seamless monitoring of data analysis workflows from anywhere

The past month Seqera introduced Nextflow Tower, a management and monitoring system for Nextflow data analysis pipeline applications. Tower…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoOct 08, 2019

Cloud Native Data Pipelines

Cloud Native Data Pipelines Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 in Barcelona. The first…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJun 16, 2019

Day one

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Seqera as a new spin-off from the (CRG) founded by Paolo Di Tommaso…

Evan Floden
Paolo Di Tommaso
Evan Floden & Paolo Di TommasoJun 16, 2019