EMBL-EBI Workshop: Ensembl VEP


  Thursday 15 February 2018


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


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Gabriella Rustici

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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 genes and 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.


  • introduction-ensemblensembl-genomes

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.


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