What can you do with Ensembl?


Ensembl has many features. Some of the things you can do are:

  • Examine the characteristics of a region, such as genes, regulatory features or oligo probes.
  • Retrieve genomic, cDNA and gene sequences.
  • Align sequences against any genome in Ensembl.
  • Study gene alignments between species.
  • View gene transcripts and proteins.
  • Export data such as sequences, tables and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) data.
  • Upload your own data to the browser.
  • View sequence variation.


NotesNB. This quick tour will not cover all of these features - the aim is to guide you so that you can explore the Ensembl website yourself. For a more detailed look at Ensembl, please see the full course: Ensembl: Browsing chordate genomes