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EMBL-EBI Training

We train scientists at all levels to get the most out of publicly available biological data.

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Training events

October 2018

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Analysis of High Throughput Sequencing Data
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
23rd 26th Oct

This course will familiarise participants with methodologies for bioinformatics analysis on next generation sequencing (NGS) data.

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Ensembl Browser Workshop, BioCity Turku, 26 October 2018
Turku Centre for Biotechnology - Tykistökatu 6 A 5th floor, 20520,  Turku, Finland
26th Oct

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation, comparative genomics and regulation data, and mine these data with BioMart.

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EBI Search as a service
31st Oct

EBI Search provides easy and uniform access to EMBL-EBI's biological data resources. This webinar will outline how to access the the services through the Web interface and programmatically. We will also show you some examples of how it is used in third party projects (Search as a service) and sample codes.

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November 2018

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Ensembl Browser Workshop, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 5th November 2018
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Route Cantonale, 1015,  Lausanne, Switzerland
5th Nov

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation, comparative genomics and regulation data, and mine these data with BioMart.

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Open data and tools for bioinformatics research
Universidad Andrés Bello - Quillota 890, Vina del Mar,  Valparaíso, Chile
6th Nov

This workshop will focus on supporting researchers to make full use of tools available for the dissemination of molecular data of Latin American origin.

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Bioinformatics for Plant Biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
6th 9th Nov

A course aimed at introducing those working in plant biology to a range of bioinformatics resources and approaches applicable to their research.

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Bioinformatics Sequence Analysis Web Services with Job Dispatcher
7th Nov

Several core bioinformatics tools and related data can be accessed for free using the EMBL-EBI Job Dispatcher framework. This webinar discusses how to access these tools and data using the Web Interface and RESTful API and explores how we can leverage common workflow language (CWL) to run analysis workflows.

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Exploring Biological Sequences
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
13th 15th Nov

This course will introduce you to approaches used for finding, analysing and using biological sequences.

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Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures
University of Milano-Bicocca - Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 20126,  Milan,  MI, Italy
13th Nov26th Jun

This Masters development programme is aimed at current Research Infrastructures managers and leaders who wish to develop the competencies required to meet the needs of Research Infrastructures in the planning, construction and operation phases.

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EMBL-EBI Workshop: Analysis of genome scale data from bulk and single-cell sequencing
NIBMG - National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, West Bengal, India,  741251, United Kingdom
19th 23rd Nov

This course will provide practical training to researchers in India who are engaged in research or applications that involve analyses of data generated by massively-parallel DNA sequencers using DNA isolated from bulk cells or a single-cell.

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December 2018

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Untapping diversity through Metagenomics: An Introductory Workshop
Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes - Cra 1 Nº 18A - 12, 111711,  Bogota,  CUN, Colombia
3rd 6th Dec

In this course participants will learn the basics of metagenomics, covering experimental design and workflows, moving through to microbiome analysis via amplicon sequencing and shotgun metagenomics.

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Ensembl Browser Workshop, Montpellier, 11 December 2018
University of Montpellier - UFR Medicine - UPM North Site, 641 avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud, 34093,  Montpellier, France
11th Dec

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, comparative genomics and regulation data, mine these data with BioMart, upload custom data and use track hubs. The workshop will also provide an introduction to variation data, which will be covered in more detail in the 'Ensembl Variation and the 1000 Genomes project' workshop in Montpellier on 12 December 2018.

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Ensembl Variation and the 1000 Genomes project, Montpellier, 12 December 2018
University of Montpellier - UFR Medicine - UPM North Site, 641 avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud, 34093,  Montpellier, France
12th Dec

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with Ensembl variation resources and tools such as the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) and Linkage Disequilibrium Calculator. Learn how high-throughput sequencing was applied by the 1000 Genomes Project and how this work continues with the International Genome Sample Resource (IGSR).

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January 2019

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Bioinformatics for Discovery
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
22nd 23rd Jan

A Master’s level short course aimed at providing discovery scientists from a range of fields (e.g. agri-food, pharma and consumer goods) with the skills and knowledge required to apply bioinformatics techniques in their everyday work.

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March 2019

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Exploring Human Genetic Variation
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
19th 20th Mar

A short workshop to introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute, that can help you better understand human genetic variation.

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Introduction to RNA-Seq and Functional Interpretation
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
26th 29th Mar

This course will provide an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools and resources used in RNA sequencing and transcriptomics.

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April 2019

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Livestock Genomics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
1st 5th Apr

This course will introduce participants to methods and approaches for analysing genomic data from common livestock species.

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RNA-Sequence Analysis
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
8th 12th Apr

This course aims to familiarise participants with advanced data analysis methodologies in the field of transcriptomics and to provide practical training in the latest analytical approaches.

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November 2019

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Bioinformatics for Plant Biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
18th 22nd Nov

Recent developments in sequencing technologies have led to a dramatic increase in the generation of plant genomic data. In order to facilitate accessibility and analysis of this data, a range of bioinformatics resources have been developed. This course will provide an introduction to these resources and tools to help manage, discover and analyse genomics data, with a particular focus on cereal genomics. It will be delivered through a combination of hands-on training sessions and lectures on how to make the most of the tools offered by each plant resource.

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Online courses

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10th Anniversary Treasure Hunt

Author(s): David Armstrong, Melissa Burke, Laura Huerta, Maria Levchenko, Alex Mitchell, Sarah Morgan, Grace Mugumbate, Prudence Mutowo, Sandra Orchard, Emily Perry, Sangya Pundir, Lorna Richardson, Amy Tang

In 2017 the EMBL-EBI Training Programme is celebrating 10 amazing years of providing onsite, offsite and online training in bioinformatics. To help celebrate this anniversary, we designed a treasure hunt to give you a taster of the free resources...

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ArrayExpress: why and how to submit your data

Author(s): Melissa Burke

Join Melissa Burke, a former curator with ArrayExpress, for a webinar on why and how to submit your functional genomics data to ArrayExpress using Annotare, our online submissions tool. ArrayExpress is a database of functional genomics experiments...

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Biocuration: An introduction

Author(s): Claire ODonovan

Claire O'Donovan, leader of the Protein Function Content team at EMBL-EBI, gives an introduction into biocuration and talks about what it is like to work as a biocurator and the skill sets you need. This webinar was recorded on 2 March 2016 and is...

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Bioinformatics for the terrified

Author(s): Cath Brooksbank

This course will give you a broad overview of how bioinformatics can enable bench-based research. It is aimed at experimental researchers in the molecular life sciences who have little or no previous experience of using bioinformatics databases or...

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Biomedical data: Ethical, legal and social implications

Author(s): Sarah Morgan

This course explores the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of biomedical data sharing. The material will introduce the reasons why we want to share data, the benefits it can bring, and the challenges of doing so. It will present ideas...

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BioSamples Database RDF: webinar

Author(s): Marco Brandizi

This webinar is presented by Marco Brandizi and covers the BioSamples database resource description framework (RDF). This video is best viewed using Google Chrome and in full screen mode.

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BioSamples: Quick tour

Author(s): Luca Cherubin

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's BioSamples data resource. Undergraduate-level understanding of biology would be an advantage.

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Cellular Microscopy Phenotype Ontology (CMPO): Quick tour

Author(s): Gabry Rustici

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Cellular Microscopy Phenotype Ontology (CMPO). It covers the scientific principles that led to the creation of this ontology and how it can be used.

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DGVa: Quick tour

Author(s): Lisa Skipper

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the DGVa, the EBI's Database of Genomic Variants archive.

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EBI Metagenomics portal: Quick tour

Author(s): Hubert Denise

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to EBI Metagenomics - a free resource for archiving, analysing, visualising, discovering and comparing metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets. If you want to submit your metagenomics data to EBI...

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EBI Metagenomics portal: Submitting metagenomics data to the European Nucleotide Archive

Author(s): Hubert Denise

This tutorial provides you with a step-by-step guide for submitting metagenomics data to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) in order for it to be analysed by the EBI Metagenomics resource.

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EBI Metagenomics: analysing and exploring metagenomics data

Author(s): Alex Mitchell

EBI metagenomics is a freely available hub for the analysis and exploration of metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, amplicon and assembly datasets. The resource provides rich functional and taxonomic analyses of user-submitted sequences, as well as...

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EBI: Next Generation Sequencing Practical Course

Author(s): Emily Perry

Here you will find a collection of video lectures from the 'Hands on training in Next-Generation Sequencing' course that took place at EMBL-EBI on 12-14 March 2012, available for you to watch in your own time. The workshop provides an introduction...

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EGA: Quick tour

Author(s): Gary Saunders

This Quick tour provides a brief introduction to the European Genome-phenome archive (EGA).

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EMBL-EBI resources: An introduction

Author(s): Tom Hancocks, Jennifer Cham

The EMBL-EBI is the home of the world's most comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases and resources. Our resources help researchers share and analyse data and perform complex queries in many different ways. Join Tom Hancocks in...

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EMBL-EBI, programmatically: take a REST from manual searches

Author(s): David Armstrong, Melissa Burke, Andrew Cowley, Anna Foix, Joon Lee, Maria Levchenko, Matthew Laird, Michal Nowotka, Klemens Pichler

From BLAST searches to literature services, gene annotation and information on protein structure and function, large amounts of biological data can be accessed online with the click of a button. When it comes to repeated tasks with large volumes of...

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Ensembl browser webinar series

Author(s): Emily Perry, Ben Moore, Helen Sparrow, Denise Carvalho-Silva, Victoria Newman

Between the 6th April and 18th May 2017, we will be holding a series of live Ensembl webinars which come together to provide a complete browser course. This course includes an introduction to Ensembl, what kind of data Ensembl has, and how to browse...

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Ensembl Genomes (non-chordates): Quick tour

Author(s): Paul Kersey

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to Ensembl Genomes , the non-chordate genome browser.

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Ensembl tools: webinar

Author(s): Emily Perry

Taught by Emily from the Ensembl Outreach team, this webinar will show you what tools are available in Ensembl and how you can use them in your work, taking you through the processes step-by-step. We'll look at Data Slicer, Assembly Converter, File...

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Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP): webinar

Author(s): Ben Moore

Want easy analysis of your own variant calls? The Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) allows you to annotate variants with the genes and regulatory features they hit and what effect they have on them. It can also tell you if your variant is known...

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Ensembl: Browsing genomes

Author(s): Emily Perry, Giulietta M. Spudich, Ben Moore, Helen Sparrow

This course focuses on genomes on the Ensembl website at www.ensembl.org. It provides a quick beginner's guide to the overall structure of the Ensembl genome browser.

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Ensembl: Filmed API workshop

Author(s): Emily Perry

Ensembl runs API workshops worldwide, and for the first time we make one available online. Here you will find a collection of video lectures from the 'Ensembl API workshop' that took place at EMBL-EBI 22nd-24th May 2013, using Ensembl version 71...

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Ensembl: Filmed browser workshop

Author(s): Emily Perry

UPDATE: The new browser webinar series is here. This new course consisted of live webinars over 7 weeks, which were recorded and the videos posted online, along with exercises to let you practice using Ensembl. The new course has replaced this one...

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Ensembl: Genomic features that regulate genes

Author(s): Emily Perry

This webinar was held on the 6th July 2016 and takes you through the Ensembl regulatory build, which is used to predict the location of promoters, enhancers and other regulatory features in the human and mouse genomes, using experimental data from...

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Ensembl: Quick tour

Author(s): Emily Perry

This course provides a very short introduction to the Ensembl website for browsing chordate genomes. This is a quick overview to the browser, designed to give you an idea of what is possible, and will not give you a full tutorial on how to do...

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European Nucleotide Archive (ENA): An introduction: webinar

Author(s): Marc Rossello

In this webinar, Marc Rossello gives an introduction the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). This webinar took place on 8 April 2015. NB: This video works best using Google Chrome and when viewed in full screen. Find out about upcoming webinars .

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European Nucleotide Archive: Quick tour

Author(s): Clara Amid

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the European Nucleotide Archive, the EBI's repository for nucleotide sequence data.

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European Nucleotide Archive: Using the primary nucleotide sequence resource

Author(s): Clara Amid

This course will show you how to search and retrieve nucleotide sequence data from the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). The ENA provides sequence assembly details and biological annotation, and uses versioning to track sequence changes.

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European Variation Archive at EMBL-EBI: webinar

Author(s): Gary Saunders

There are a number of open-access variation datasets available for the genomics community. These are found on numerous FTP servers, various literature resources and probably one or two thousand hard-drives that are floating across the globe. We can...

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European Variation Archive: Quick tour

Author(s): Gary Saunders

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the European Variation Archive - an open-access repository for genetic variation datasets that are submitted directly from the community, or are loaded to the resource by internal staff members.

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Genomics resources: webinar

Author(s): Laura Emery

This 25 minute webinar from Dr Laura Emery provides you with an introduction to EMBL-EBI and the data resources available (recorded on 25th February 2015). The webinar focuses in particular on three core resources - Ensembl, ENA and the Metagenomics...

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Genomics: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

Author(s): Giulietta M. Spudich

This course will introduce the field of genomics and provide an overview of the different resources at the EBI which are related to this field. The course is aimed at graduates in the life sciences or related subjects, with an interest in using...

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Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (ELSI): Quick tour

Author(s): Sarion Bowers

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Alliance), which was formed to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to advance human health. This Quick tour focuses on the Ethical,...

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GWAS Catalog: Exploring SNP-trait associations

Author(s): Laura Emery, Jackie MacArthur

The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog is a publically available resource of Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and their results. This course provides an introduction of how to browse SNP-trait associations using the NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog.

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HipSci: a UK national iPS cell resource webinar

Author(s): Ian Streeter

The Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative (HipSci) is establishing a large catalogue of human iPSC lines, arguably the most well characterized collection to date. The HipSci portal enables researchers to choose the right cell line for their...

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Human genetic variation (I): an introduction

Author(s): David Armstrong, Melissa Burke, Laura Emery, Jackie MacArthur, Andrew Nightingale, Emily Perry, Sangya Pundir, Gary Saunders

Genetic variation is fundamental to the evolution of all species and is what makes us individuals. Our genes have a large influence on our lives. They affect what we look like, our personalities and preferences and our susceptibility to disease. By...

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Human genetic variation (II): exploring publicly available data

Author(s): David Armstrong, Melissa Burke, Laura Emery, Jackie MacArthur, Andrew Nightingale, Emily Perry, Sangya Pundir, Gary Saunders

Genetic variation is fundamental to the evolution of all species and is what makes us individuals. Our genes have a large influence on our lives. They affect what we look like, our personalities and preferences and our susceptibility to disease. By...

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Introduction to 1000 Genomes Project and IGSR data resources

The 1000 Genomes Project set out to catalogue common human genetic variation, publishing a set of variations based on sequencing of 2504 individuals from 26 populations. Variant calls, sequence data, high-density genotyping chip calls and cell lines...

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Introduction to training with EMBL-EBI

Author(s): Cath Brooksbank

This year is the tenth anniversary of the EMBL-EBI Training Programme! Join Cath Brooksbank to learn about the types of training that EMBL-EBI offers and how you can benefit from it. We welcome students, postdocs, academics, industrial scientists (...

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Large Scale Gene Function Discovery to Support Human Health: The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC)

Author(s): Terry Meehan

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) is a G7- recognised global research infrastructure that is coordinating the global production of a knockout mouse gene for every protein coding gene. The mice are characterised in a standardised...

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Locus Reference Genomic (LRG) resource: webinar

Author(s): Joannella Morales

This webinar provides you with an overview and demo of the Locus Reference Genomic (LRG) resource - a manually curated reference resource for the reporting of clinically relevant variants. NB: This video works best using Google Chrome and when...

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Network analysis of protein interaction data: an introduction

Author(s): Pablo Porras Millan

This course provides an introduction to the theory and concepts of network analysis. It explores some of the features of protein-protein interaction networks and their implications for biology. Finally, the course discusses the tools and strategies...

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PhenoMeNal: accessing metabolomics workflows in Galaxy

Author(s): Namrata Kale, Sijin He, Pablo Moreno

PhenoMeNal ( Phe nome and Me tabolome a Nal ysis) is a standardised e-infrastructure that supports the data processing and analysis pipelines for molecular phenotype data generated by metabolomics applications. This course will give you an overview...

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Phylogenetics: An introduction

Author(s): Laura Emery

This course provides a basic introduction to the field of phylogenetics, with an emphasis on how to read and interpret phylogenetic trees. An undergraduate-level understanding of biology would be an advantage.

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Rfam: Quick tour

Author(s): Sarah Burge

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to Rfam, the EBI's database of RNA families.

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RNAcentral: Exploring non-coding RNA sequences

Author(s): Anton Petrov

RNAcentral is a database of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) sequences that aggregates data from multiple specialised resources and provides a single entry point for accessing ncRNA sequences of all types from all organisms. This course provides a brief...

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RNAcentral: webinar

Author(s): Anton Petrov

This webinar provides you with an overview and demo of RNAcentral - an international database of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) sequences that aggregates data from multiple specialised ncRNA resources. This webinar took place on 28th October 2015. NB: This...

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The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog, a curated resource of SNP-trait associations

Author(s): Joannella Morales

The GWAS Catalog is a manually curated summary resource of human genotype-phenotype associations from GWAS publications. The Catalog contains a vast amount of data, encompassing over 38,000 SNP-trait associations from more than 2,800 publications as...

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User experience design

Author(s): Tom Hancocks

This course introduces user experience design (UXD) in the context of bioinformatics tools and service development. It provides an overview of basic concepts and links to external resources on UXD where you can learn more.

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User experience design for more user-friendly applications

Author(s): Michele Ide-Smith, Nikiforos Karamanis

Interested in learning how User Experience (UX) design can help you meet your goals? What are the quick wins for knowing your users, designing with your team and getting feedback on your designs? This webinar is for you if you are involved in...

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Using sequence similarity searching tools at EMBL-EBI: webinar

Author(s): Andrew Cowley

This webinar focuses on how to use tools like BLAST and PSI-Search to find homologous sequences in EMBL-EBI databases, including tips on which tool and database to use, input formats, how to change parameters and how to interpret the results pages...

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