This interactive module offers participants hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl VEP to annotate genetic variants with the effects they have on Ensembl genesand known information about co-located variants. We will also look at known genes and variants, including the types of data available and where they come from.
No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level knowledge of biology would be an advantage.
Modules and resources
Ensembl and Ensembl genomes (http://www.ensembl.org/index.html)
Participants should be able to:
- explore information about genes and their sequences
- explore population frequencies and phenotypes associated with known genetic variants
- analyse your own variation data using the VEP.
This course runs from 13:30-17:30 including breaks.