Training

EMBL-EBI Training

We train scientists at all levels to get the most out of publicly available biological data.

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Training events

May 2017

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EMBL-EBI, programmatically - take a REST from manual searching: webinar series
9th May4th Jul

When it comes to repeated tasks with large volumes of data, the best way to get quick and automated access is to do it programmatically. Between 9th May and 4th July 2017 we are running a series of live webinars on how to access EMBL-EBI resources and tools programmatically.

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June 2017

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Summer School in Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
26th 30th Jun

This popular computational course is run jointly with Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences and will provide an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research using publicly available data resources and tools.

Open application with selection

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User experience design for more user-friendly applications
27th Jun

Interested in learning how User Experience (UX) design can help you meet your goals? What are the quick wins for knowing your users, designing with your team and getting feedback on your designs? This webinar is for you if are in a role where it is key to understand your user. During this webinar we will introduce you to UX design, show how it can be applied and demonstrate how it can make a positive difference. This is a joint webinar between EMBL-EBI and CORBEL.

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The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog, a curated resource of SNP-trait associations
28th Jun

The GWAS Catalog is a manually curated summary resource of human genotype-phenotype associations from GWAS publications. This webinar will provide a background to genome-wide association study design and will introduce users to the GWAS Catalog. Topics such as Catalog content, data availability and access, search capability, and interoperability with other resources will be discussed.

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July 2017

3
Foundation skills for HPC in computational biomolecular research - BioExcel Summer School
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
3rd 7th Jul

This 5-day BioExcel Summer School will use project-based learning to empower life scientists to get the most out of using computers.

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EMBL-EBI, programmatically - take a REST from manual searching: PDBe
4th Jul

The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) aims to ‘bring structure to biology’ and provides a comprehensive range of tools and services to make the extensive archive of structural and functional information in the PDB more accessible to the wider biological community. In this webinar we will introduce the PDBe REST API service and show you how to access and analyse macromolecular structural data programmatically.

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In Silico Systems Biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
9th 14th Jul

Run jointly with the Wellcome Trust, this course will provide participants with an introduction to network analysis and an in-depth training in the main modelling approaches used in systems biology.

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ChEMBL
12th Jul

More details about this webinar will be released soon. Please register to confirm your place and to receive updates.

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13
Ensembl Browser workshop, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 13th-14th July 2017
EHU/UPV PiE - EHU/UPV PiE, Areatza Hiribidea, 47, 48620,  Plentzia,  Vizcaya, Spain
13th 14th Jul

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation and comparative genomics data, and mine these data with BioMart.

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Proteomics Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
16th 21st Jul

This course provides hands-on training in the basics of mass spectrometry and proteomics bioinformatics.

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18
Exploring Human Genetic Variation
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
18th 19th Jul

A two-day workshop to introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute, that can help you better understand genetic variation.

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QuickGO - Gene ontology annotation
19th Jul

The The Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) project team are happy to announce the release of a new version of our popular web-based tool for browsing and interpreting the GO and associated annotations, QuickGo. This webinar will show you how to retrieve the annotations provided for your genes or gene products and download the corresponding data set using the QuickGO browser. We will also cover where the annotations come from and the features available to help you find the right dataset for your work.

September 2017

5
Protein functional annotation: sequence, structure and phylogeny
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
5th 6th Sep

This course brings together a number of resources focused on the classification of protein families based on sequence homology, shared structure and/or phylogeny.

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EMBL-EBI: Exploring bioinformatics resources, sequence and genomic data
The Francis Crick Institute - 1 Midland Road, London,  NW1 1AT, United Kingdom
18th 19th Sep

This course is divided into three sessions that introduce researchers to EMBL-EBI, major databases and tools for sequence searching and alignment.

By invitation

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Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures
University of Milano-Bicocca - Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 20126,  Milan,  MI, Italy
20th Sep15th Mar

This Masters development programme is aimed at current Research Infrastructures managers and leaders who wish to develop the competencies required to meet the needs of Research Infrastructures in the planning, construction and operation phases.

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Ensembl Bite-Sized September 2017
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
20th Sep

Work with the Ensembl team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser and data.

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Bioinformatics resources for protein biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
26th 28th Sep

This three day workshop will introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI that can help you in your protein studies. Each day will focus on a particular protein topic, with the aim of helping you get more from your data and also to explore publically-available data that can further support your research.

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October 2017

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Metagenomics Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
2nd 5th Oct

This course is aimed at life scientists who are working in the field of metagenomics, in the early stages of their data analysis, and who already have some prior experience in using bioinformatics in their research.

Open application with selection

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Ensembl Browser Workshop – EBI 3rd October 2017
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
3rd Oct

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation, comparative genomics and regulation data, and mine these data with BioMart.

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Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (October)
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
9th 12th Oct

This course will provide an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools and resources for next generation sequencing (NGS) data.

Open application with selection

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Structural Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
23rd 27th Oct

This course explores bioinformatics data resources and tools for the interpretation and exploitation of bio-macromolecular structures.

Open application with selection

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Metabolomics Workflows
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
30th Oct2nd Nov

This course will provide an introduction to metabolomics data analysis using publicly available software and tools. Participants will become familiar with the current state of data sharing and data standards in metabolomics.

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November 2017

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Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
6th 10th Nov

Full details of this course are yet to be confirmed. Please register your interest.

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Plants and Plant Pathogens
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
13th 17th Nov

Full details of this course are yet to be confirmed. Please register your interest.

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Exploring biological sequences
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
14th 16th Nov

This course will introduce you to approaches used for finding, analysing and using biological sequences

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Ensembl Bite-Sized November 2017
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
29th Nov

Work with the Ensembl team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser and data.

First come, first served

February 2018

5
EMBO Practical Course on Metabolomics Bioinformatics for Life Scientists
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
5th 9th Feb

This course will provide an overview of key issues that affect metabolomics studies, handling datasets and procedures for the analysis of metabolomics data using bioinformatics tools.

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Introduction to Omics Data Integration
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
19th 23rd Feb

This course will provide participants with biological examples of data integration, and the challenges that researchers face. The course will focus on the use of public data resources and open access tools for enabling integrated working, with an emphasis on data visualisation.

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March 2018

6
Bioinformatics Resources for Protein Biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
6th 8th Mar

A three day workshop to introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI that can help you in your protein studies.

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Bioinformatics for Discovery
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
19th 20th Mar

An online master’s level short course aimed at providing discovery scientists from a range of fields (e.g. agri-food, pharma and consumer goods) with the skills and knowledge required to apply bioinformatics techniques in their everyday work. The course starts with a 2-day face to face workshop, followed by a 6 month period of online study.

Open application with selection

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Introduction to Metabolomics Analysis
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
20th 23rd Mar

This course will provide an introduction to data analysis approaches for metabolomics, aimed at researchers who are new to the field.

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April 2018

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Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
9th 12th Apr

This course will provide an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools and resources for next generation sequencing (NGS) data.

Open application with selection

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Advanced RNA-Seq Analysis
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
16th 20th Apr

The aim of this course is to familiarise the participants with advanced data analysis methodologies and provide hands-on training on the latest analytical approaches. Lectures will give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from RNA-seq experiments and illustrate different ways of analysing such data.

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May 2018

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Networks and Pathways
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
14th 18th May

This course will provide life scientists training on exploring and using protein interaction bioinformatics resources. The content examines the data repositories, resources and tools available to explore and analyse large datasets and introduce the principles of biological network and pathway analysis.

Open application with selection

June 2018

3
In Silico Systems Biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
3rd 8th Jun

Run jointly with the Wellcome Trust, this course will provide participants with an introduction to network analysis and an in-depth training in the main modelling approaches used in systems biology.

Open application with selection

4
Bioinformatics Resources for Immunologists
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
4th 8th Jun

This course will introduce and explore a number of key bioinformatics tools and resources that can be applied to immunological research.

Open application with selection

12
Bioinformatics for Core Facility Managers
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
12th 14th Jun

This course is aimed at aspiring, new and experienced managers of bioinformatics core facilities, or other facilities that support their users to analyse and interpret large biomolecular data sets.

Open application with selection

12
Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
12th 14th Jun

The aim of this course is to provide principal investigators with an introduction to the challenges of working with biological data as a research leader. This course will not provide a platform for teaching hands-on bioinformatics analysis.

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Cancer Genomics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
18th 21st Jun

This course will focus on the analysis of data from genomic studies of Cancer.

Open application with selection

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Summer School in Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
25th 29th Jun

This popular computational course is run jointly with Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences and will provide an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research using publicly available data resources and tools.

Open application with selection

July 2018

10
Exploring Human Genetic Variation
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
10th 12th Jul

A short workshop to introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute, that can help you better understand human genetic variation.

First come, first served

15
Proteomics Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
15th 20th Jul

This course provides hands-on training in the basics of mass spectrometry and proteomics bioinformatics.

Open application with selection

16
Metagenomics Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
16th 20th Jul

This course is aimed at life scientists who are working in the field of metagenomics, in the early stages of their data analysis, and who already have some prior experience in using bioinformatics in their research.

Open application with selection

September 2018

3
Structural Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
3rd 7th Sep

This course explores bioinformatics data resources and tools for the interpretation and exploitation of bio-macromolecular structures.

Open application with selection

October 2018

2
Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
2nd 5th Oct

This course will provide an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools and resources for next generation sequencing (NGS) data.

Open application with selection

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Analysis of High Throughput Sequencing Data
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
22nd 26th Oct

The aim of this course is to familiarise the participants with advanced data analysis methodologies and provide hands-on training on the latest analytical approaches.

Open application with selection

November 2018

5
Bioinformatics for Plant Biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
5th 9th Nov

A course aimed at introducing those working in plant biology to a range of bioinformatics resources and approaches applicable to their research.

Open application with selection

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Exploring Biological Sequences
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
27th 29th Nov

This course will introduce you to approaches used for finding, analysing and using biological sequences.

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Online courses

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ArrayExpress: Discover functional genomics data quickly and easily

ArrayExpress is a database of functional genomics data. This course will give you an overview of how these data are stored in ArrayExpress and will teach you how to effectively search and retrieve data from the ArrayExpress website . Course...

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ArrayExpress: Quick tour

This quick tour provides an overview of EMBL-EBI’s functional genomics database ArrayExpress. This course was updated in December 2015. An undergraduate-level understanding of biology is an advantage. You may wish to have a look at our Functional...

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Biocuration: An introduction

Claire O'Donovan, leader of the Protein Function Content team at EMBL-EBI, gives an introduction into biocuration and talks about what it is like to work as a biocurator and the skill sets you need. This webinar was recorded on 2 March 2016 and is...

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Bioinformatics for the terrified

This course will give you a broad overview of how bioinformatics can enable bench-based research. It is aimed at experimental researchers in the molecular life sciences who have little or no previous experience of using bioinformatics databases or...

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Biomacromolecular structures: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

Introduction to structural biology and related resources at EMBL-EBI.

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Biomedical data: Ethical, legal and social implications

This course explores the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of biomedical data sharing. The material will introduce the reasons why we want to share data, the benefits it can bring, and the challenges of doing so. It will present ideas...

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BioModels: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to EMBL-EBI’s resource of mathematical models of biological/biomedical systems: BioModels .

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BioSamples Database RDF: webinar

This webinar is presented by Marco Brandizi and covers the BioSamples database resource description framework (RDF). This video is best viewed using Google Chrome and in full screen mode.

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BioSamples: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's BioSamples data resource. Undergraduate-level understanding of biology would be an advantage.

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Cellular Microscopy Phenotype Ontology (CMPO): Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Cellular Microscopy Phenotype Ontology (CMPO). It covers the scientific principles that led to the creation of this ontology and how it can be used.

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ChEBI: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to ChEBI, the EBI's Chemical Entities of Biological Interest database, which focuses on 'small' chemical compounds. For a more detailed walthrough of ChEBI, have a look at our ChEBI: the online...

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ChEBI: The online chemical dictionary for small molecules

Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) is a user-friendly online chemical dictionary that focuses on the nomenclature, structure, and biological properties of 'small' molecules that may be encountered by anyone working in (or merely with...

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ChEMBL walkthrough: webinar

Louisa Bellis presents this webinar on ChEMBL - a manually curated chemical database of bioactive molecules with drug-like properties. This webinar took place on 22nd May 2015. NB: These videos works best using Google Chrome and when viewed in full...

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ChEMBL: Exploring bioactive drug-like molecules

This course will show you the content and search facilities for the ChEMBL database . ChEMBL is a database of bioactive drug-like molecules, and contains 2D structures, calculated properties and associated bioactivities. Some basic understanding of...

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ChEMBL: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to ChEMBL, the EBI's chemogenomics resource. For a more detailed walthrough of ChEMBL, have a look at our ChEMBL: Exploring bioactive drug-like molecules tutorial.

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Complex Portal: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to EMBL-EBI's Complex Portal: a manually curated, encyclopedic resource of macromolecular complexes from a number of key model organisms.

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Complex Portal: webinar

Birgit Meldal gives an introduction to the Complex Portal . The Complex Portal provides manually curated summaries about macromolecular complexes, including lists of participants, function and property information as well as cross-references. This...

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Computational chemistry in drug discovery

Darren Green, Director of Computational Chemistry at GSK, presents a talk on using computational chemistry approaches for drug discovery. The talk explains how informatics can aid many steps in the discovery and development process, to elucidate...

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DGVa: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the DGVa, the EBI's Database of Genomic Variants archive.

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diXa data warehouse: Exploring data from toxicogenomics studies

The diXa data warehouse is a curated collection of toxicogenomics experiments, accessible through the diXa website . This course will show you how to use the diXa warehouse and what data is available.

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Drug repurposing

John Overington, Director of Bioinformatics at Stratified Medical, and former group leader at EMBL-EBI, presents a talk on the repurposing of drugs for novel therapeutic applications. The talk explores how computational approaches can be used to...

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Druggability and the druggable genome

Anna Gaulton presents this webinar on the druggable genome and the concept of druggability. She discusses why druggability is so important in drug discovery and what methods and databases you can used to determine the druggability of your targets...

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EBI Metagenomics portal: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to EBI Metagenomics - a free resource for archiving, analysing, visualising, discovering and comparing metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets. If you want to submit your metagenomics data to EBI...

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EBI Metagenomics portal: Submitting metagenomics data to the European Nucleotide Archive

This tutorial provides you with a step-by-step guide for submitting metagenomics data to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) in order for it to be analysed by the EBI Metagenomics resource.

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EBI: Next Generation Sequencing Practical Course

Here you will find a collection of video lectures from the 'Hands on training in Next-Generation Sequencing' course that took place at EMBL-EBI on 12-14 March 2012, available for you to watch in your own time. The workshop provides an introduction...

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EGA: Quick tour

This Quick tour provides a brief introduction to the European Genome-phenome archive (EGA).

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EMBL-EBI resources: An introduction

This 30 minute webinar provides you with an introduction to the core data resources at EMBL-EBI (recorded 2nd February 2016). NB: This video works best using Google Chrome. See upcoming webinars from this series.

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EMBO Practical Course on Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data

Here you will find a collection of materials including videos of lectures from the 'EMBO Practical Course on Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data' that took place at EMBL-EBI on 23-29 October 2011. This course was aimed at advanced PhD...

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Ensembl browser webinar series (2016)

Between the 24th March and 5th May 2016, we held series of live Ensembl webinars which came together to provide a complete browser course. This course includes an introduction to Ensembl, what kind of data Ensembl has, and how to browse and export...

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Ensembl Genomes (non-chordates): Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to Ensembl Genomes , the non-chordate genome browser.

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Ensembl tools: webinar

Emily Perry from the Ensembl Outreach Team presents this webinar on Ensembl tools, including the ever-popular Variant Effect Predictor (VEP), BLAST/BLAT and BioMart. This webinar took place on 22nd April 2015. NB: This video works best using Google...

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Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP): webinar

Want easy analysis of your own variant calls? The Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) allows you to annotate variants with the genes and regulatory features they hit and what effect they have on them. It can also tell you if your variant is known...

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Ensembl: Browsing chordate genomes

This course focuses on chordate (mostly vertebrate) genomes on the Ensembl website at www.ensembl.org. It provides a quick beginner's guide to the overall structure of the Ensembl genome browser.

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Ensembl: Filmed API workshop

Ensembl runs API workshops worldwide, and for the first time we make one available online. Here you will find a collection of video lectures from the 'Ensembl API workshop' that took place at EMBL-EBI 22nd-24th May 2013, using Ensembl version 71...

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Ensembl: Filmed browser workshop

UPDATE: The new browser webinar series is here. This new course consisted of live webinars over 7 weeks, which were recorded and the videos posted online, along with exercises to let you practice using Ensembl. The new course has replaced this one...

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Ensembl: Genomic features that regulate genes

This webinar was held on the 6th July 2016 and takes you through the Ensembl regulatory build, which is used to predict the location of promoters, enhancers and other regulatory features in the human and mouse genomes, using experimental data from...

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Ensembl: Quick tour

This course provides a very short introduction to the Ensembl website for browsing chordate genomes. This is a quick overview to the browser, designed to give you an idea of what is possible, and will not give you a full tutorial on how to do...

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Enzyme Portal: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Enzyme Portal - a data resource that provides access to information from several enzyme-related databases, both at EMBL-EBI and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).

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Europe PMC: Quick tour

This quick tour gives a brief introduction to Europe PMC , a free literature resource for biomedical and health researchers. Course updated in January 2016.

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European Nucleotide Archive (ENA): An introduction: webinar

In this webinar, Marc Rossello gives an introduction the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). This webinar took place on 8 April 2015. NB: This video works best using Google Chrome and when viewed in full screen. Find out about upcoming webinars .

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European Nucleotide Archive: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the European Nucleotide Archive, the EBI's repository for nucleotide sequence data.

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European Nucleotide Archive: Using the primary nucleotide sequence resource

This course will show you how to search and retrieve nucleotide sequence data from the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). The ENA provides sequence assembly details and biological annotation, and uses versioning to track sequence changes.

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Expression Atlas: Quick tour

This extended quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Expression Atlas (“Atlas”). Expression Atlas provides information on gene expression patterns under different biological conditions. An undergraduate-level understanding of biology is an...

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Functional genomics (I): Introduction and designing experiments

This is the first part of our functional genomics course. This course will give you an introduction to functional genomics. We will introduce you to different types of functional genomics studies and discuss best practices when designing your own...

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Functional genomics (II): Common technologies and data analysis methods

This is the second part of our functional genomics course. This course will introduce you to common technologies in functional genomics studies, including microarrays and next generation sequencing (NGS), with a special focus on RNA-sequencing (RNA-...

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Functional genomics (III): Submitting your data and functional genomics databases

This is the third and final part of our functional genomics course. In this course, we will look at why, when, where to submit your functional genomics data. We recommend that you look at Functional genomics (I): Introduction and designing...

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Functional genomics: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

This course will introduce the field of functional genomics and provide an overview of the major resources for this field at EMBL-EBI. Updated in August 2014. For a more in depth look at functional genomics, we have just launched three new courses (...

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Genomics resources: webinar

This 25 minute webinar from Dr Laura Emery provides you with an introduction to EMBL-EBI and the data resources available (recorded on 25th February 2015). The webinar focuses in particular on three core resources - Ensembl, ENA and the Metagenomics...

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Genomics: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

This course will introduce the field of genomics and provide an overview of the different resources at the EBI which are related to this field. The course is aimed at graduates in the life sciences or related subjects, with an interest in using...

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Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (ELSI): Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Alliance), which was formed to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to advance human health. This Quick tour focuses on the Ethical,...

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GO: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's Gene Ontology resource. For information about gene ontology annotation, see the UniProt-GOA quick tour .

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IMPC: Using the mouse phenotyping portal

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) portal allows you to search for phenotypes, disease models and knockout mouse strains for your gene of interest. This course will show you how to use the IMPC portal and what data is available.

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IntAct: Molecular interactions at EMBL-EBI

This course will show you what kind of information you can find in IntAct (one of the EBI's molecular interactions databases), how to access it, the different tools that can be used to access data and some practical examples on how to search and use...

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IntAct: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's molecular interactions database, IntAct.

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IntAct: The molecular interactions database at EMBL-EBI: webinar

This two-part webinar from Pablo Porras Millan provides you with an introduction to protein-protein interactions and the molecular interaction database IntAct (recorded on 30th September 2015). IntAct is a central, public repository where molecular...

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InterPro: Functional and structural analysis of protein sequences

InterPro is a classification database that provides predictive information about protein sequences. This course will show you what kind of information is available in InterPro, how to access it, and how to search the database..

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InterPro: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to InterPro, the EBI's database of protein families, domains and functional sites. For a more detailed walkthrough of InterPro have a look at our InterPro tutorial .

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Locus Reference Genomic (LRG) resource: webinar

This webinar provides you with an overview and demo of the Locus Reference Genomic (LRG) resource - a manually curated reference resource for the reporting of clinically relevant variants. NB: This video works best using Google Chrome and when...

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MetaboLights: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's metabolomics resource: MetaboLights .

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Metabolomics: An introduction

This course provides a basic introduction into the rapidly emerging field of metabolomics and its importance and applications.

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myChEMBL: webinar

George Papadatos takes you through myChEMBL - the ChEMBL virtual machine. This video is best viewed in full screen, using Google Chrome. See upcoming webinars from this series.

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Ontology Lookup Service (OLS)

The Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) provides access to over 150 public biomedical ontologies. You can use OLS to search and visualise ontologies, and an API is also provided for programmatic access. Ontologies provide standard terminology for...

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PDBe: Exploring a Protein Data Bank (PDB) entry

This course will show you how to explore the structural information in a PDB entry using the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) - EMBL-EBI's resource for the collection, organisation and dissemination of data on biological macromolecular structures...

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PDBe: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe), EMBL-EBI's resource for the collection, organisation and dissemination of data on biological macromolecular structures.

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PDBe: Searching for biological macromolecular structures

The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) is a free and easily accessible resource for biological macromolecular structures. We collect, organise and disseminate data in both the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB)...

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PDBe: Searching the Protein Data Bank

This course will show you how to search the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) - EMBL-EBI's resource for the collection, organisation and dissemination of data on biological macromolecular structures. The course contains the following mini-tutorials...

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PDBeChem: Searching for small molecules and small molecule fragments

PDBeChem allows you to search for chemical components (ligands, small molecules and monomers) that appear in PDB entries, and discover which protein structures bind a particular ligand. This course will show you how to use PDBeChem and what you can...

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PDBeFold: Searching for structural homologues of a protein

PDBeFold can be used to identify structural homologues in the PDB. PDBe's Secondary Structure Matching service (SSM) allows you to interactively compare, align and superimpose protein structures in 3D. This course will show you how to use PDBeFold...

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PDBePISA: Identifying and interpreting the likely biological assemblies of a protein structure

PDBePISA allows you to explore macromolecular (protein, DNA/RNA and ligand) interfaces and predict the quaternary structure of your protein. This course will show you how to use PDBePISA and what you can do with it. An undergraduate degree in a life...

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Phylogenetics: An introduction

This course provides a basic introduction to the field of phylogenetics, with an emphasis on how to read and interpret phylogenetic trees. An undergraduate-level understanding of biology would be an advantage.

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PRIDE and ProteomeXchange: webinar

Juan Antonio Vizcaino presents this webinar on PRIDE and ProteomeXchange. PRIDE is a resource that stores mass spectrometry-based protein expression data (including e.g. mass spectra, peptide and protein identifications, among other data types)...

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PRIDE: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EMBL-EBI's PRoteomics IDEntifications database, PRIDE.

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Protein classification: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

This course will provide an introduction to protein classification and basic concepts, such as proteins families, domains and sequence features.

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Protein interactions and their importance

This course will provide an introduction to molecular interactions, their importance and the methodologies use to generate and capture interaction data.

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ProteomeXchange submissions via PRIDE

How to submit MS/MS data to ProteomeXchange via PRIDE. This course is aimed at proteomics researchers with data that they want to make available through public-domain databases of proteomics experiments.

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Proteomics: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

This course will provide an overview of proteomics. We will then introduce resources provided by the EBI related to proteomics.

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QuickGO - Gene ontology annotation

The Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) project provides high-quality functional annotations to gene products, such as proteins, protein complexes and non-coding RNAs. Currently our database contains over 280 million annotations to 45 million distinct...

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Reactome: Exploring and analysing biological pathways

This course provides an overview to the Reactome pathway database web interface and the database content. For a short introduction to Reactome, please visit the Reactome quick tour .

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Reactome: Exploring biological pathways: webinar

This two-part webinar from Steve Jupe provides you with an introduction to Reactome and how you can use it to explore biological pathways (recorded on 22 June 2016). Part 1 gives an overview of what Reactome is and why it is important. Part 2...

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Reactome: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to Reactome, the biological pathway database.

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Rfam: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to Rfam, the EBI's database of RNA families.

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RNAcentral: Exploring non-coding RNA sequences

RNAcentral is a database of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) sequences that aggregates data from multiple specialised resources and provides a single entry point for accessing ncRNA sequences of all types from all organisms. This course provides a brief...

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RNAcentral: webinar

This webinar provides you with an overview and demo of RNAcentral - an international database of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) sequences that aggregates data from multiple specialised ncRNA resources. This webinar took place on 28th October 2015. NB: This...

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Structural volume data

This course provides a basic introduction of volume matching techniques in the field of structural bioinformatics. It explains the use of electron microscopy (EM) and electron tomography (ET) data in creating 3D volume maps of proteins, and the...

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SureChEMBL: Accessing chemical patent data: webinar

This two-part webinar from George Papadatos provides you with an introduction to the chemical patent database SureChEMBL (recorded on 11th March 2015). Part 1 gives an overview of what SureChEMBL is and why it is important. Part 2 provides a demo of...

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Text mining: Key concepts and applications

Jee-Hyub Kim and Senay Kafkas from the Literature Services team at EMBL-EBI present this talk on an introduction to text mining and its applications in service provision. The 1st part of this talk focuses on what text mining is and some of the...

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UniChem: EMBL-EBI’s mapping tool for small molecule database identifiers: webinar

Jon Chambers presents this webinar on UniChem . UniChem is a very simple, large-scale non-redundant database of pointers between chemical structures and EMBL-EBI chemistry resources (recorded on 13th May 2015). NB: This video works best using Google...

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UniChem: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to UniChem , a compound identifier mapping service. It covers the scientific principles behind the tool, and outlines the use of UniChem and UniChem 'Connectivity Search' to directly locate identical and...

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UniProt-GOA: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to UniProt-GOA, the Gene Ontology Annotation resource. For information about the Gene Ontology, see the GO quick tour .

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UniProt: Exploring protein sequence and functional information

This course is a guide to the UniProt resource, including what kinds of information it provides and how to access the data using the UniProt website. Some knowledge of biology and proteins is required. Some bioinformatics knowledge is useful but not...

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UniProt: Exploring protein sequence and functional information - webinar

In the first webinar , Sangya Pundir shows us how we can use UniProt to explore protein sequence and functional information. The second webinar showcases the latests updates to the UniProt website (webinar recorded on 9th Dec 2015). The third...

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UniProt: Programmatic access to UniProtKB: webinar

Klemens Pichler presents this webinar on accessing UniProtKB programmatically. This webinar was recorded on 3rd June 2015. This video is best viewed in full screen using Google Chrome. See upcoming webinars .

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UniProt: Quick tour

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt). A full tutorial of UniProt can be found here .

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User experience design

This course introduces user experience design (UXD) in the context of bioinformatics tools and service development. It provides an overview of basic concepts and links to external resources on UXD where you can learn more.

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Using sequence similarity searching tools at EMBL-EBI: webinar

This webinar focuses on how to use tools like BLAST and PSI-Search to find homologous sequences in EMBL-EBI databases, including tips on which tool and database to use, input formats, how to change parameters and how to interpret the results pages...

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