EMBL-EBI Workshop: Tools for functional genomics data


  Thursday 24 May 2018


Conrad Hotel, Seoul, South Korea - 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Seoul,  07326, South Korea


First come, first served


Ik-Young Choi

Registration fee: 

$190 USD

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Course Overview

This course will provide participants with an introduction to functional genomics resources at EMBL-EBI, in particular to ArrayExpress, one of the ELIXIR core data resources.

The course will focus on accessing and interpreting data relevant to their research areas of interests. It will also explain how to submit functional genomics data (e.g. microarray expression profiling, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq) to a public repository such as ArrayExpress and the importance of data standards for functional genomics. Activities will include interactive presentations by the trainer and practical exercises to give the trainees hands on experiences.


This course is for bench-based (wet-lab) researchers of any career stage, who want to explore and use EMBL-EBI functional genomics resources for their research. No knowledge of programming is required, but the trainer expects an undergraduate level knowledge of biology and/or biochemistry.


  • arrayexpress-public-database-functional-genomics

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Recall some public data services that EMBL-EBI provides
  • Comprehend the importance of data management practice and the value of biocuration
  • Describe the source of data in ArrayExpress database, and how to search for data of interest effectively
  • Submit your own data to ArrayExpress through Annotare






Thursday 24th May 2018

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and Introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

Laura Huerta

09:30 - 10:30

Data quality: standards, curation and ontologies

Laura Huerta

10:30 - 11:00

Tea/coffee break


11:00 - 12:00

Discover functional genomics data with ArrayExpress

Laura Huerta

12:00 - 13:00



13:00 - 14:30

Hands-on session: ArrayExpress

Laura Huerta

14:30 - 15:00

Tea/coffee break


15:00 - 16:00

Annotare: ‘your’ web-form submission tool

Laura Huerta

16:00 - 17:00

Hands-on session: data submission with Annotare

Laura Huerta

17:00 – 17:15

Wrap up and feedback

Laura Huerta