Exploring Human Genetic Variation

Date:

 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 March 2019

Venue: 

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Monday September 24 2018

Application deadline: 

Friday December 21 2018

Participation: 

First come, first served

Registration fee: 

£90

Overview

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.
 

Audience

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.

Syllabus, tools and resources

Day 1: EVA, Ensembl variation resources, VEP, IGSR, UniProt

Day 2: GWAS catalog, LRG, EGA, DECIPHER, COSMIC

Outcomes

At the end of this workshop 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

Programme

Day 1 – Tuesday 19th March 
09:00-09:15 Arrival, registration
09:15-09:30 Welcome and course introduction Piv Gopalasingam
09:30-10:15 Introduction to variation data Ensembl team
10:15-11:00 IGSR Ensembl team
11:00-11:15 Coffee
11:15-12:45 European Variation Archive EVA team
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Ensembl & Variation Effect Predictor Ensembl team
15:00-15:15 Coffee
15:15-17:00 UniProt UniProt team
17:15 Bus back to station  
Day 2 – Wednesday 20th March
09:00-10:45 GWAS Catalog Laura Harris
10:45-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:00 LRG - Stable reference sequences for reporting variants Joannella Morales
12:00-12:45 European Genome-Phenome Archive Giselle Kerry
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 DECIPHER - Mapping the Clinical Genome Julia Foreman and the DECIPHER team
15:00-15:15 Coffee  
15:15-16:45 COSMIC - Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Simon Forbes and the COSMIC team
16:45-17:00 Wrap up and feedback Piv Gopalasingam
17:15 Bus back to station