EMBL-EBI: Introduction to EMBL-EBI resources


  Monday 23 January 2017


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


First come, first served


Louisa Bellis

Registration fee: 

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

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Course Overview

This workshop is an introduction to EMBL-EBI and the life science data resources it provides. Participants will be shown how to navigate the website and search for appropriate database resources and tools, whilst also highlighting resources such as Train online (EMBL-EBI e-learning portal) and the literature resources at Europe PMC.  


This workshop is aimed at researchers who wish to know more about the bioinformatics resources provided by EMBL-EBI. No computational or previous bioinformatics experience is required for this workshop, but an undergraduate level understandingof biology would be beneficial.

This workshop is primarily run for Cambridge University staff and students, but external participants can apply for a place on the course.

Modules and resources

During this course you will learn about:

  • EMBL-EBI data resources and tools
  • Identifying appropriate resources
  • Training materials available through Train online
  • Sources of help and support when using EMBL-EBI resources 

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Navigate the EMBL-EBI website
  • Use EBI search to find sources of information for a particular gene or protein of interest
  • Search for resources appropriate to your subject area
  • Access the online training portal and literature resources 


Time Topic Trainer
Day 1 - 23 January 2017
09:30 Welcome Melissa Burke & Tom Hancocks
09:35 Introduction the EBI Melissa Burke & Tom Hancocks
  Introduction to EBI databases Melissa Burke & Tom Hancocks
  Introduction to EBI Search Melissa Burke & Tom Hancocks
  Practical exercises, worked examples and discussions Melissa Burke & Tom Hancocks
12:45 Feedback and end of workshop  

13:00 End of workshop