Ensembl Train the Trainer Workshop, Rabat, 4 October 2018


  Thursday 4 October 2018


Mohammed the Vth University in Rabat - Avenue des Nations Unies,  8007.N.U,  Rabat,  Morocco

Application opens: 

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Application deadline: 

Wednesday 03 October 2018


First come, first served

Registration fee: 


Registration closed

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Course Overview

The Ensembl project at www.ensembl.org provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. Our sister project at www.ensemblgenomes.org can also be covered if participants are working with bacteria, plants, fungi, protists or (invertebrate) metazoa.

The Ensembl Outreach team delivers workshops covering the Ensembl Browser and REST API in many institutes around the world.

The Ensembl Train the Trainer course empowers participants to teach their own Ensembl training courses, allowing the knowledge and skills they learn to be passed onto future generations of scientists.

Participants will learn about the general principles of training, along with the specifics of how Ensembl prepare their training courses. The course includes a practical element where participants can practice delivering training and receive feedback on their training style.



People who have attended an Ensembl Browser Workshop, are enthusiastic and would like to deliver their own Ensembl training sessions in the future.

Learning outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Describe what makes good/bad training and the skills needed by a trainer
  • Appreciate their own learning style, how it may differ to others and how they can deliver training appropriate to different learning styles
  • Use existing Ensembl training materials to create their own training materials
  • Deliver a short training course on using an aspect of Ensembl


Morning: Introduction to what is involved in training and learning styles. Ensembl training: Structure, content and materials.

Afternoon: Preparation and delivery of practical Ensembl training sessions. Group feedback.