Introduction to EMBL-EBI for teachers and trainers

EMBL-EBI is the home of the world's most comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases and resources. Our resources help researchers share and analyse data and perform complex queries in many different ways. EMBL-EBI also provides open-access on-demand training materials which are usable by teachers, lecturers or trainers for teaching bioinformatics methods and tools.

During this webinar we will provide an overview of the range of EMBL-EBI data resources and the role of EMBL-EBI in making data open and accessible, and an introduction to the training and materials EMBL-EBI provides. 

We will finish the webinar with a panel discussion to highlight the support for teachers that EMBL-EBI Training provides, which includes a large variety of free to access training material content. This will help you identify specific topics in bioinformatics or EMBL-EBI databases and tools, the on-demand training available, and how you can access and adapt the training materials in your own teaching session. 

Meet the panel:

Anna Swan

Anna is a scientific training officer for e-Learning at EMBL-EBI. She has a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Nottingham, where she focused on the bioinformatic identification of biomarkers of osteoarthritis. Following her PhD, Anna worked as a medical writer, spanning many therapeutic areas and working both on promotional and educational content for clinicians. She has also worked as a data wrangler for the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium at the project's data coordination centre based in the Medical Research Council's Harwell Institute. 

Benjamin Moore

Ben is Ensembl outreach manager and he organises workshops and other training events for Ensembl resources. Ben has a PhD in Biological Sciences from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge.  

Maria Levchenko

Maria Levchenko is a Community Manager for Europe PMC, an open literature database for life sciences developed by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). Europe PMC indexes over 300,000 preprints abstracts and full text COVID-19 preprints from 20 life sciences preprint servers alongside published journal articles. Before joining Europe PMC, Maria obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany, and has worked with the European Research Council (ERC) Executive Agency. Maria is passionate about innovative solutions in scholarly communications that help the research community to advance scientific knowledge.


Who is this course for?

This webinar is for anyone with an interest in teaching life sciences or bioinformatics. Experience in teaching or training would be advantageous.


By the end of the webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe what kind of data is accessible through EMBL-EBI's databases and resources
  • Use EBI Search to find data or resources
  • Find on-demand training materials relevant for your teaching
  • Know where to go to look for more information

This webinar, hosted on Zoom Webinar, is free to attend, but you need to register for a place beforehand, using the 'Register' button. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

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18 January 2023
15:30 - 16:30 ( GMT )
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  • Ajay Mishra

  • Anna Swan
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Mariia Levchenko

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