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Expression Atlas Quick tour

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  • Laura Huerta

Last reviewed: July 2020


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This extended quick tour provides an introduction to Expression Atlas, an open resource for finding information about gene expression across species and biological conditions. Expression Atlas aims to help answer questions such as ‘where is a certain gene expressed?’ or ‘how does its expression change in a disease?'.

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Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn about Expression Atlas. 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:

  • Gain a basic understanding of what Expression Atlas is and how it works
  • Know how to use Expression Atlas to explore gene expression data
  • Describe where to find out more about Expression Atlas

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI_disc_logo DOI: 10.6019/TOL.ExAtlas-qt.2017.00001.1

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