Date:Wednesday 6 May 2020
Venue:Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) - German Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) - Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
Application opens:Tuesday 11 February 2020
Application deadline:Tuesday 05 May 2020
Participation:First come, first served
The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop covers how to use the Ensembl REST APIs, including understanding the major endpoints and how to write Python/Perl/R scripts to call them.
Feedback from previous courses:
"Wish I had taken the course long time ago. Didn't know before how good and powerful APIs are!" API workshop, EMBL-EBI, January 2016
"I really enjoyed the course, and the ENSEMBL API will become a very relevant part of my toolset." API workshop, Cambridge, December 2013
If you think you'd like to host a similar course at your institute, you can find out more on the Ensembl workshops page.
Bioinformaticians and wet-lab biologists who can program in Perl, Python or R.
After this course participants should be able to:
- Synthesise the data types accessible through the Ensembl REST API
- Understand the methods in the Ensembl REST API
- Navigate the Ensembl REST API documentation to find available methods
- Write Python/R/Perl scripts to access data via the Ensembl REST API
09:00-09:30 Overview of the Ensembl REST API
09:30-10:30 Accessing GET queries with the Ensembl REST API
10:30-11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Decoding json and chaining REST queries together
13:30-14:30 Accessing POST queries with the Ensembl REST API
14:30-15:00 Rate limiting