EMBL-EBI, programmatically - take a REST from manual searching: Open Targets


 Tuesday 5 December 201715:00 16:00 (Europe/London)


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Melissa Burke

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This webinar is part of our series EMBL-EBI, programmatically: take a REST from manual searches.

Open Targets is a partnership between academia and industry for systematic identification and prioritisation of new drug targets. We’ve developed a unique resource for free access to integrated biological data to enable drug target discovery, the Open Targets Platform. Our Platform provides gene and disease associations and detailed information on both genes and human diseases.

In this webinar, Denise Carvalho-Silva will introduce the Open Targets Platform, and give an overview of the Open Targets REST API to show you where you can find the Open Targets API documentation and how how to execute API calls from an internet browser.

The webinar will took place on Tuesday 5th December. You can watch a recording and download the slides from this webinar in Train online.

Other webinars in the series:

There are several other webinars in this series. They include an introduction to programmatic access and three other resource-based webinars featuring Ensembl, UniProt and PDBe that demonstrate how to perform key biological tasks programmatically. You do not need to watch all of the webinars; you can dip in and out and watch only the webinars you are interested in.


Date Title Register/Watch
9th May EMBL-EBI, programmatically: an introduction  Watch
23rd May Europe PMC, programmatically Watch
6th June Ensembl, programmatically Watch
20th June UniProt, programmatically Watch
4th July PDBe, programmatically Watch
12th July ChEMBL, programmatically Watch
18th July Sequence analysis tools, programmatically Watch
21st November European Variation Archive, programmatically Watch
28th November EBI Search, programmatically Watch
5th December Open Targets, programmatically Watch

 Missed a webinar? Catch up in Train online.


This webinar if for those who want to learn about accessing Open Targets programmatically. Some prior knowledge of programmatic access and common programming languages is recommended. This webinar focuses on REST-based APIs but information and links to other methods will be provided. If you are new to programmatic access we recommend that you watch the introductory webinar first. You can learn more about Open Targets in our webinar Open Targets: Mining gene and disease associations for improved drug target identification.