Exploring Human Genetic Variation


 Tuesday 10 Thursday 12 July 2018


European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Monday February 05 2018

Application deadline: 

Friday May 11 2018


First come, first served


Do you want to understand more about genetic variation? Are you aware of the resources available for finding, viewing and exploring variant data?  Are you trying to link variant data to phenotypes?

 We present a 2 day workshop to introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute that can help you better understand genetic variation. Each day will focus on a particular topic, with the aim of helping you get more from your data and also to explore publicly-available data that can further support your research. 




No prior experience of bioinformatics is required, but an interest in finding out more about variation resources and an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be of benefit. This workshop will focus specifically on human variation.

Day 1:  What is genetic variation? Sources of variation data and how can I explore variants in Genes and proteins?

Day 2:  Linking variation with phenotypes


At the end of these workshops you should be able to:

  • Access and explore a range of appropriate variation resources
  • Use these resources to retrieve relevant variant information 
  • Apply the information you have discovered in your research


This course is currently under development and full details about the course are not yet available.  Once the programme is confirmed we will post it here along with details on how to apply and registration costs.  If you would like to be informed when applications open for this course then please click on the “Register your interest” button above.

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