VEPTC 2018 Practical Session: The Ensembl Genome Browser


 Monday 27 Thursday 30 August 2018


Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia - 1 JALAN SARJANA, Iskandar Puteri,  Johor,  79200, Malaysia

Application deadline: 

Monday August 27 2018


First come, first served


Benjamin Moore

Registration fee: 

$630 AUD

Dates additional information: 

This workshop forms part of the Variant Effect Prediction Training Course (VEPTC) conference 2018. Registration and attendance at the VEPTC2018 conference is required to attend the Ensembl workshop session.

Course Overview

The Ensembl project at provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This short 1.5 hour workshop offers participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience of using the Ensembl genome browser to access variation data and using the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) to analyse the functional consequences of variants.

The workshop is primarily targeted at wetlab researchers and bioinformaticians.

Feedback from previous courses: "There are probably quite few people out there who all assume that Ensembl today is the same as it was years ago. It is not. With many new features and datasets incorporated/interlinked, it offers data exploration like never before. This course was a very useful update on what Ensembl has become" Browser workshop, CRUK, April 2016

"Very useful workshop, certainly one of the most informative and useful I have attended. Delivered by someone who was extremely familiar with the website and its capabilities, not someone who had used it a couple of times and proclaimed themselves to be an expert." Browser workshop, Cardiff, March 2014


Wet-lab scientists and bioinformaticians

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about the data types in Ensembl
  • Learn how to view variation data in the Ensembl browser
  • Learn how to annoatte variants using the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP)