How to take this course
This course makes use of lecture material from a three-day course that took place at EMBL-EBI in May 2013. This course is presented by Magali Ruffier from the Core team, Anja Thormann from Variation, Nathan Johnson from Regulation and Matthieu Muffato and Stephen Fitzgerald from Compara.
This course is made up of five modules:
- Compara trees
- Compara alignments
The slides for each lecture are available as pdf files for you to study. Lecture links will open in a new tab and pdfs will open in your default pdf viewer (eg. Adobe Acrobat or Apple Preview).
The lectures are interspersed with exercises, allowing you to try out the techniques presented in the lectures. Sample scripts are provided for each of the exercises, giving an example of how you might have found the answer; remember that there's often many ways to do something - if your script is different to the sample script but still gets the correct data, then your script is correct.
This is a long course, intended to be taken over several days. The full course consists of 5.5 hours of video, with around 12-24 hours worth of exercises, depending on how quickly you are able to complete them.
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