Hosting training at your institute

Would you like EMBL-EBI’s trainers to come to you and teach your researchers how to use the bioinformatics resources most relevant to their research? Contact us to find out more.


We offer a range of half-day and full-day modules, which can be combined to suit different audiences. Take a look at our modules, or browse upcoming and past workshops (below) for inspiration.

As well as contributing to EMBL-EBI-wide training events, some of our teams run workshops dedicated to a single resource:

  • Find out about Ensembl training.
  • Find out about PDBe training.

Training events

August 2016

EMBL-EBI Functional Genomics Resources
8th 9th Aug

This course will provide a quick overview of popular databases and services, as well as the training opportunities provided by EBI. Major focus will be on Functional Genomics resources through the presentation of the Expression Atlas and Array Express functionalities.

First come, first served

September 2016

Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data
5th 10th Sep

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

Ensembl Browser Workshop- EMBL-EBI- 28th September 2016
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
28th Sep

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.

First come, first served

October 2016

BioExcel: Workflow Training for Computational Biomolecular Research
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Computer Architechture Dept at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, c/Jordi Girona, 29, 08034,  Barcelona,  Barcelona, Spain
20th 21st Oct

Complex scientific studies require elaborate software pipelines necessitating interconnection of different tools and sources of data. In some cases, the complexity of the pipeline forces the definition of process dependencies, especially when those processes can be launched asynchronously in High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. Workflow managers such as Galaxy, Apache Taverna, PyCOMPSs, KNIME or Copernicus can be used to tackle this particular issue.

Open application with selection

ASHG 2016- Ensembl: hands-on exploring variation data and the VEP
Vancouver Convention Centre - 999-1055, Canada Place, Vancouver, , BC,  V6C 0C3, Canada
20th Oct

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get hands-on experience accessing variation data with the Ensembl genome browser and using the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP)

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Bioinformatics roadshow

map of EMBL-EBI off-site courses venues