The Seqera Blog

Insights, commentary and announcements from the wonderful world of Nextflow data analysis pipelines

Data Studios – Interactive analysis in Seqera Platform

May 23, 2024
An overview of Data Studios - a new feature in Seqera Platform that enables analysts and data scientists to add interactive envrionments.
Rob Newman
Rob Newman

Empowering scientists with seamless access to bioinformatics resources

May 23, 2024
Today marks a major milestone in that journey as we release two new free and open resources for the community: Seqera Pipelines and Seqera Containers.
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

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

May 15, 2024
nf-core/riboseq: A collaboration between Altos Labs and Seqera
Jon Manning
Jon Manning

7 tips for reducing your Nextflow cloud spend

Apr 30, 2024
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 Floden

Singularity Reloaded

Apr 18, 2024
Containers are essential components in reproducible scientific workflows. They enable applications to be easily packaged and distributed…
Marco De La Pierre
Marco De La Pierre

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

Apr 05, 2024
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 Patel

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

Feb 27, 2024
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 Pons

MultiQC: A fresh coat of paint

Feb 12, 2024
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 Ewels

Running Nextflow pipelines with MemVerge’s MMCloud

Jan 22, 2024
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 Peri

Seqera at ASHG 2023

Nov 14, 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 Ortiz

Seqera and AWS Fargate

Oct 30, 2023
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 Sissons

Introducing Data Explorer

Oct 18, 2023
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 DiPalma

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

Oct 18, 2023
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 Ortiz

Geraldine Van der Auwera joins Seqera

Oct 11, 2023
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 Auwera

Automating pipeline execution with Nextflow and Tower

Sep 12, 2023
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 Talbot

Kickstart your Tower Cloud experience

Aug 18, 2023
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 Syme

MultiQC turns eight years old!

Aug 04, 2023
MultiQC is an open-source bioinformatics tool used to generate quality-control HTML reports from analysis logs. It understands outputs from…
Phil Ewels
Phil Ewels

Preparing for a multi-cloud future

Jul 28, 2023
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 Lalonde

Nextflow and Tower for Machine Learning

Jul 11, 2023
“Nextflow” and “machine learning” are not topics that are typically seen together. Nextflow is usually associated with bioinformatics, while…
Ben Sherman
Ben Sherman

ZS and Seqera announce a new partnership agreement

May 08, 2023
The partnership is aimed at boosting research productivity in biotech and healthcare When it comes to maximizing research productivity, life…
Robert Lalonde
Robert Lalonde

The State of the Workflow 2023: Community Survey Results

Apr 25, 2023
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 Floden

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

Apr 11, 2023
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 Floden

Keep your genomic analysis on track with MultiQC

Mar 08, 2023
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 Floden

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

Mar 01, 2023
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 Floden

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

Feb 13, 2023
Using genetic sequencing to identify pathogens and respond to outbreaks is hardly new. Public Health Authorities (PHAs) routinely use…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

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

Feb 07, 2023
Introduction Running data-intensive pipelines at scale can be complex, particularly when handling the distributed file storage and data…
Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di Tommaso

Nextflow and K8s Rebooted: Running Nextflow on Amazon EKS

Jan 20, 2023
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 Sherman

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

Nov 10, 2022
Nextflow Tower Enterprise version 22.3 brings a host of new features, services, and improved cloud provider support. Google Cloud Batch…
Mattia Bosio
Mattia Bosio

Building Containers for Scientific Workflows

Nov 03, 2022
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 Floden

Accelerating Analytics with Easy Genomics - Wisconsin State Laboratory

Oct 26, 2022
By: Venkata Kampana, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS and Dr. Dawn Heisey-Grove, Public Health Analytics Leader, AWS. Genomics is the study…
Venkata Kampana
Venkata Kampana

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

Oct 19, 2022
Nextflow is a bioinformatics workflow manager that provides a robust command line interface for the management and execution of pipelines…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

Optimizing resource usage with Nextflow Tower

Oct 14, 2022
Suppose you’ve been working on a production pipeline for months. You’ve carefully crafted containers optimized for each application…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

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

Aug 30, 2022
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 Floden

Announcing Labels in Tower

Aug 24, 2022
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 Bosio

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

Aug 16, 2022
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 Floden

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

Aug 08, 2022
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 Floden

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

Aug 01, 2022
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 Floden

Nextflowomics: Untangling Biology with Data Analysis Pipelines

Jul 18, 2022
The word omics refers to the high throughput measurement of particular biological molecules. For example, genomics is the study of all…
Harshil Patel
Harshil Patel

Announcing Nextflow Support for Google Cloud Batch

Jul 13, 2022
Easy access to scalable cloud resources is a game-changer for organizations engaged in life sciences research. By running portable and…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

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

Jul 11, 2022
One of the reasons for Nextflow’s popularity is that it decouples pipeline logic from underlying execution environments. This, in…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

Announcing Illumina DRAGEN integration with Nextflow Tower

Jun 23, 2022
DRAGEN is a platform provided by Illumina that offers accurate, comprehensive, and efficient secondary analysis of next-generation…
Harshil Patel
Harshil Patel

The State of the Workflow 2022: Community Survey Results

May 23, 2022
With 384 responses, we received record-breaking participation in our latest State of the Workflow community survey. We are thrilled to…
Gord Sissons
Gord Sissons

Pipeline Secrets: Secure Handling of Sensitive Information in Tower

Apr 21, 2022
In the modern scenario of credentials-driven access to data resources, Nextflow users frequently need to safely transmit sensitive…
Mattia Bosio
Mattia Bosio

Phil Ewels joins Seqera

Mar 22, 2022
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 Ewels

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

Feb 08, 2022
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 Floden

Workflow Automation for Nextflow Pipelines

Jan 26, 2022
Seqera is often approached for guidance on how to streamline the execution of workflows in production environments. For example…
Graham Wright
Graham Wright

Announcing the Nextflow Tower CLI

Dec 14, 2021
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 Floden

Introducing Harshil Patel, Head of Scientific Development

Nov 22, 2021
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 Patel

Introducing the Tower Cloud Community Workspace

Oct 22, 2021
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 Floden

Introducing Tower Datasets

Oct 07, 2021
Versionable input data sources for Nextflow pipelines We’re excited to announce Nextflow Tower Datasets! By giving users the ability to…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

Personalized Immunotherapy – Machine Learning meets Next Generation Sequencing

Aug 02, 2021
Gritstone bio, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing next generation cancer and infectious disease immunotherapies…
Robert Lalonde
Robert Lalonde

Seqera Announces Support for AWS for Health Initiative

Jul 26, 2021
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 Lalonde

Optimizing Workflows with Nextflow

Jul 19, 2021
When it comes to running bioinformatics workflows in the cloud, infrastructure matters. Bioinformaticians have multiple choices, including…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

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

Jul 02, 2021
The nf-core project fosters collaborative development and best-practices for the Nextflow community. Now counted in the thousands of users…
Phil Ewels
Phil Ewels

RNA Society Hosts APAeval Challenge on Nextflow Tower

Jun 03, 2021
The RNA Society is hosting APAeval, a community effort to evaluate computational methods for the detection and quantification of poly(A…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

The next step for multi-platform collaboration at scale

May 06, 2021
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
Paolo Di Tommaso

The State of Nextflow 2021

Mar 10, 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 Floden

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

Feb 08, 2021
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 Lalonde

State of Nextflow Survey 2021

Jan 27, 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 Floden

Grid Engine Support for Tower Workloads

Jan 14, 2021
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 Lalonde

Kubernetes is everywhere!

Dec 17, 2020
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 Tommaso

Tower API & Docs release

Nov 05, 2020
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 Floden

Sharing is Caring

Oct 08, 2020
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 Tommaso

Tower Forge for AWS Batch

Jul 01, 2020
AWS Batch is a fantastic service which provides virtually unlimited computing capacity and manages all the complexity of provisioning VMs…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

Tower Cloud Launch

Jun 02, 2020
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 Tommaso

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

Oct 08, 2019
The past month Seqera introduced Nextflow Tower, a management and monitoring system for Nextflow data analysis pipeline applications. Tower…
Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di Tommaso

Cloud Native Data Pipelines

Jun 16, 2019
Cloud Native Data Pipelines Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 in Barcelona. The first…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden

Day one

Jun 16, 2019
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Seqera as a new spin-off from the (CRG) founded by Paolo Di Tommaso…
Evan Floden
Evan Floden