EMBL-EBI: Exploring genetic variation data


  Thursday 16 February 2017


University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge,  CB2 3AR, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Friday December 16 2016

Application deadline: 

Wednesday February 15 2017


First come, first served


Louisa Bellis

Registration fee: 

This course is free to University of Cambridge students, but charges will apply for other participants.

Registration closed

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Course Overview

This course will provide participants with an introduction to EMBL-EBI data tools and resources for exploring genetic variation.  The workshop will include a mixture of tutorials and hands-on sessions covering a number of key resources to both find and analyse variation data.


This workshops is for researchers who wish to learn more about EMBL-EBI resources for exploring variation data.  No previous bioinformatics experience is required, however an undergraduate level knowledge of biology would be an advantage.

Modules and resources

During this course you will learn about:

  • European variation archive (EVA)
  • Ensembl Variant effect predictor (VEP)
  • UniProt Variation

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Access and explore a range of appropriate genetic variation resources
  • Use these resources to retrieve relevant variant information resources
  • Apply the information you have discovered in your research


Time Topic Trainer
Day 1 - 16 Ferbruary 2017
09:15 Welcome and introduction to workshop  
09:30 - 10:30 European Variation Archive (EVA)  Gary Saunders
10:30 - 11:00 Break   
11:00 - 12:00 European Variation Archive (EVA)  Gary Saunders
12:00 - 13:00 Ensembl VEP  Ben Moore
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:00 Ensembl VEP  Ben Moore
15:00 - 17:20 UniProt Variation  Andrew Nightingale
17:20 - 17:30 Summary and feedback  
17:30 End of Workshop