Monday, March 14, 2022

Nextflow On Microsoft Azure with a Blazor Frontend



In this video, Phil Jirsa, MJ Schanne and Joe Karasha present a technical overview our Nextflow on Microsoft Azure solution, an open-source starter-kit built by our Emerging Opportunities Team.


A lightweight Blazor application designed to allow users to run Nextflow jobs, without setting up Nextflow, on Azure. It allows users to bring their own data, select from a list of preconfigured pipelines and execute a pipeline.  All output is stored in an Azure storage account and can be downloaded for further downstream processing.


Architecture diagram

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See a preview of this application at

GitHub Repo -

Nextflow –

Durable Functions –

Nextflow on Codespaces Blog Post –

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