University of Cambridge Training

Bioinformatics: Ensembl Developers Workshop prerequisites 

Provided by: GSLS

Wed 30 Nov - Fri 2 Dec 2011  –  Department of Genetics, Room G12


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Description: The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This 3-day workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop covers the core, compara, variation and functional genomics (regulation) databases and APIs. For each of these the database schema and the API design as well as its most important objects and their methods will be presented. This will be followed by practical sessions in which the participants can put the learned into practice by writing their own Perl scripts.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by email.

Target audience:

  • Postgraduates
  • Researchers
  • Further details regarding Graduate School of Life Sciences' eligibility criteria are available

Duration: 3

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 3

Date Time Venue Trainer
Wed 30 Nov 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12
Thu 1 Dec 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12
Fri 2 Dec 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12

Format: Presentations and practicals

Frequency: A number of times per year

Prerequisites: You should be able to code in Perl and be familiar with basic molecular biology and genetics. A basic knowledge of Ensembl is advantageous.

Topics covered (session 1):

  • Core API
  • Functional Genomics API

Topics covered (session 2):

  • Functional Genomics API
  • Variation API

Topics covered (session 3):

  • Compara API

Theme: SBS Practical Bioinformatics Training: Specialized Topics