The Ensembl project at www.ensembl.org provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This 1-day workshop offers participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl genome browser but also provides them with the necessary background information. Our sister project at www.ensemblgenomes.org can also be covered if participants are working with bacteria, plants, fungi, protists or (invertebrate) metazoa.
The workshop is primarily targeted at wetlab researchers, and we customise the course for species of interest and to include total beginners to our browser up through frequent users.
Feedback from a previous course: "I have found this course very helpful. It has been good to expand on how to use the browser, what options are available and then follow the exercises to cement the presentations. Great to have a the course guide with instructions for future use." Browser workshop, Leeds March, 2014
Morning: Introduction to Ensembl and Ensembl genes. Viewing genes and locations in the browser. Data-mining with BioMart.
Afternoon: The afternoon sessions depend on the participants' interest. We can cover genetic variation, comparative genomics and gene regulation, depending on what you express an interest in when you register.