Ensembl Tools


 Wednesday 31 May 201716:00 17:00 (Europe/London)


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Emily Perry

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Do you want to pull out sections of VCF or BAM files? Convert genomic coordinates between assemblies? Get FASTA and GFF files formatted to work with your preferred aligner? BLAST sequences against Ensembl genes and genomes? Predict the effect of variants on genes and proteins? Yes, then Ensembl Tools are for you.

Taught by Emily from the Ensembl Outreach team, this webinar will show you what tools are available in Ensembl and how you can use them in your work, taking you through the processes step-by-step. We'll look at:

  • Data Slicer
  • Assembly Converter
  • File Chameleon
  • Variant Effect Predictor (VEP)

This webinar took place on Wednesday 31st May 2017. You can watch the recording and download the slides in Train online.


This course is aimed at individuals who wish to learn more about Ensembl tools.  No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be useful.