Graduate School of Life Sciences Training

Bioinformatics: Using the Ensembl Genome Browser beginners prerequisites 

Provided by: GSLS

Fri 29 Nov 2013  –  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 one-day workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information. Further information is available here.

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Target audience:

Duration: 1

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 1

Date Time Venue Trainer
Fri 29 Nov 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12 Emily Pritchard ,  Anja Thormann ,  Carlos Garcia Giron

Format: Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Frequency: A number of times per year

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computing skills
  • Graduate level in Life Sciences

Aims: To enable participants to browse the Ensembl Databases with confidence

Topics covered (session 1):

  • Introduction to Ensembl: origin, goals and organization of the Ensembl project
  • Worked example: guided tour of the most important pages of the Ensembl website
  • Data mining with BioMart: retrieving datasets using the data mining tool BioMart
  • Evaluating genes and transcripts: how are Ensembl gene and transcripts predictions made?

Notes:

  • None of our current courses require you to bring your own computer, however, if you want to bring a laptop and have it online we can arrange access via the University Lapwing wireless service
  • Participants are encouraged to bring problems/questions about their research to try to tackle these during the workshop using Ensembl

Theme: SBS Practical Bioinformatics Training: Specialized Topics