EMBL-EBI Workshop: Exploring bioinformatics resources, sequence and genomic data

Date:

 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 April 2018

Venue: 

Institute of Biochemistry, Romanian Academy - Institute of Biochemistry, Splaiul Independentei 296, 060031,  Bucharest, Romania

Participation: 

By invitation

Contact: 

Robi Tacutu

Registration fee: 

£0

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Course Overview

In this course participants will explore EMBL-EBI resources for genomics and sequence alignments. The sessions focus on sequence similarity searching and alignments as well as accessing, retrieving genomic data for a variety of organisms from Ensembl/Ensembl genome browser.

The course will be delivered by experienced and dedicated EMBL-EBI trainers, and will involve presentations, demonstrations and practical exercises to give participants hands on experience.

Audience

The course is aimed at researchers in the Romanian bioinformatics and biological research community who have minimum or no prior experience in bioinformatics and/or are interested in exploring and using EMBL-EBI resources for their research. No knowledge of programming is required, but an undergraduate level knowledge of biology and/or biochemistry would be beneficial.

Modules and resources

During this course you will learn about:

  • An overview of EMBL-EBI resources

  • Sequence searching and Alignment

  • Ensembl genome browser

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the principles of sequence similarity searching and sequence homology

  • Use the different sequence similarity searching tools to find homologous sequences at EMBL-EBI and identify the appropriate tool for different applications

  • Carry out appropriate pairwise and multiple sequence alignments using the tools available at EMBL-EBI and combine different techniques in an analysis workflow

  • View genomic regions and manipulate the view to add features you are interested in.

  • Analyse genomic variants and associated phenotypes and your own variation data using the VEP.

  • View homologous genes and genomic regions, functional elements involved in gene regulation and their activity in different cell types.

Programme

 

Time

Subject

Trainer

Day 1 – Wednesday 18th April 2018

 

09:00-09:30

Registration

 

09:30-11:00

Introduction to EMBL-EBI resources and tools

Andrew Cowley

11:00-11:30

Break

 

11:30-13:00

Sequence searching and alignment

Andrew Cowley

13:00-14:00

Lunch

 

14:00-15:30

Sequence searching and alignment

Andrew Cowley

15:30-16:00

Break

 

15:30-18:00

Sequence searching and alignment

Andrew Cowley

18:00

End of day 1

 
     
     

Day 2 – Thursday 19th April 2018

09:00-10:30

Ensembl genome browser

Benjamin Moore

10:30-11:00

Break

 

11:00-12:30

Ensembl genome browser

Benjamin Moore

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00

Ensembl genome browser

Benjamin Moore

15:00-15:30

Break

 

15:30-17:00

Ensembl genome browser

Benjamin Moore

17:00-17:15

Wrap-up and feedback

Benjamin Moore