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Introductory bioinformatics

A curated set of EMBL-EBI online courses

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Time to complete:

> 3 hours

This course includes:

  • Activities
  • Quizzes
  • Videos

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Last reviewed:

April 2021


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This curated pathway brings together a number of online tutorials and recorded webinars to provide 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. 

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Who is this course for?

This pathway is for anyone with an interest in learning about bioinformatics and EMBL-EBI resources. No prior skills are required, but undergraduate level knowledge of life sciences would be useful. 

What will I achieve?

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

  • Outline what bioinformatics is
  • Describe the importance of data management
  • Recall which resources are available from EMBL-EBI
  • Know where to find information about genes
  • View information on gene expression
  • Search for protein information
  • Know where to find out more about EMBL-EBI resources

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI: 10.6019/TOL.IntroPathway-t.2021.00001.1

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