Ensembl offers integrated genome, variation, gene regulation and comparative genomics data on an open access web browser platform. This course includes an introduction to Ensembl, what kind of data Ensembl has, and how to browse and export the data.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who would to learn more about using Ensembl via the browser through webinar videos and exercises. An undergraduate degree in a life science subject would be an advantage.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Navigate Ensembl using the web browser platform
- Access main data types in Ensembl: genomes, genes, genetic variation, regulatory features and comparative genomics
- Annotate your own variant data with the VEP
- Mine Ensembl data using BioMart
- Display your own data in Ensembl
What resources do I need?
There are no specific resources required to complete this course.
- How to take this course
- Introduction to Ensembl
- Ensembl genes and transcripts
- Variation data in Ensembl and the Ensembl VEP
- Comparing genes and genomes with Ensembl Compara
- Finding features that regulate genes – the Ensembl Regulatory Build
- Data export with BioMart
- Visualising your data in Ensembl
- Your feedback
- Get help and support on Ensembl
How and when to access the course
All our courses are designed with flexibility in mind. You can access them for free at any time, just click on the “Enter Course” button.
It is up to you how you use the course; you can either study the full course or you can focus on sections that are relevant to you. To jump between sections, use the navigation bar on the left or the arrows at the bottom of the page. You can also choose whether to complete the course in one go, or over several visits.
The average time to read through the main body of the course is >3 hours (external links). The time may vary depending on your prior knowledge and how you choose to work through the course.
Making the most of the course
Learning something new takes time and practice. We encourage you to:
- Use the activities and quizzes to help you check your learning, recall and apply key concepts. Look out for these icons:-
Activities Quizzes Videos
- Revisit sections as and when you need them. Bookmark relevant pages in your browser or use the navigation panel to jump the relevant section.
Getting help and providing feedback
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