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Wed 4 Nov 2015
09:30 - 17:00

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EMBL-EBI: Introduction to ontologies

Wed 4 Nov 2015


This workshop will give an introduction to the basic concepts of ontologies and how they are useful in biological applications. After a brief overview of some existing resources, we will focus on the Gene Ontology, annotations made using the Gene Ontology and tools leveraging those for biomedical discovery.

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources. If you want to learn more about these separate training events, see the Related Courses section below.

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

Target audience
  • This workshop is aimed at researchers who wish to understand why data standards are important and how they can be used in practice
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here
  • Basic computing skills
  • No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 4 Nov 2015   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building map Melanie Courtot,  Paola Roncaglia

After this course you should be able to:

  • Understand what an ontology is, and how it is used
  • Be familiar with the Gene ontology and the analyses it supports
  • Know how to search and use the Gene Ontology in your project

During this course you will learn about:

  • Ontologies: what are they and what should you care
  • Gene Ontology: the resource and its usage
  • Gene Ontology Annotations: how are they created and used

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One half day session


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