Ensembl Browser workshop - Microbes, TGAC, April 2016

Date:

  Wednesday 13 April 2016

Venue: 

The Genome Analysis Centre - Norwich Research Park, Norwich,  NR4 7UH, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Monday 01 February 2016

Participation: 

First come, first served

Contact: 

Helen Sparrow

Registration fee: 

See registration

Registration closed

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Course Overview

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 previous courses: "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

"Very useful workshop, certainly one of the most informative and useful I have attended. Delivered by someone who was extremely familiar with the website and its capabilities, not someone who had used it a couple of times and proclaimed themselves to be an expert." Browser workshop, Cardiff, March 2014

If you think you'd like to host a similar course at your institute, you can find out more on the Ensembl workshops page.

 

Audience

wet-lab researchers and bioinformaticians

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about the data types in Ensembl
  • Learn how to view data in the Ensembl browser
  • Learn how to mine Ensembl data using BioMart

Programme

Morning: Introduction to Ensembl and Ensembl genes. Viewing genes and locations in the browser. Data export 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.