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A journey through bioinformatics Explore resources from EMBL-EBI

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This course will take you on a journey through time and space to provide a taste of the free resources and data that EMBL-EBI has on offer. Join this tour filled with challenges to explore and learn about various databases and resources.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is interested in exploring databases and resources available for data oriented research in life sciences. To take this course, an undergraduate-level knowledge of biology would be an advantage.

This online tutorial is part of the Introductory bioinformatics pathway: A curated set of EMBL-EBI online courses, which provides an introduction to bioinformatics, a brief tour of the resources available from EMBL-EBI and more details about some of those resources, including Ensembl, UniProt and Expression Atlas.

What will I achieve?

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

  • Describe the application of a number of EMBL-EBI resources
  • Find the right EMBL-EBI resource
  • Retrieve data from bioinformatic resources
  • Identify where to find more information about bioinformatic tools

What resources do I need?

There are no specific requirements to complete this course.

DOI_disc_logo DOI: 10.6019/TOL.Treasure-t.2017.00001.1

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