Browsing the Human Genome - Hands-on Ensembl and Vega Browser Workshop (ESHG 2011 Satellite Meeting)
Friday 27 May 2011, 09:30 - 17:00.
VU University Amsterdam (exact location will be provided closer to the workshop date).
The workshop is for free, but as space is limited to 20 participants registration is necessary. To register, please send a mail to Bert Overduin.
The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences. The Vega database is a central repository for high quality manual annotation of vertebrate finished genome sequence. This 1-day workshop offers participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in the use of both the Ensembl and the Vega genome browsers, but also provides them with the necessary background information. The workshop is a combination of presentations, demos and hands-on exercises and is primarily targeted at wetlab researchers.
The following topics will be covered during the workshop:
The only prerequisite for this workshop is general knowledge of molecular biology / genetics and a familiarity with web browsers.