EMBL-EBI Workshop: Ensembl VEP

Date:

  Thursday 15 February 2018

Venue: 

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

Participation: 

First come, first served

Contact: 

Louisa Bellis

Course Overview

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.

Audience

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)

Learning outcomes

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.

Programme

This course runs from 13:30-17:30 including breaks.