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Mon 23 Jan 2017
09:30 - 13:00

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EMBL-EBI: Introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

Mon 23 Jan 2017


This workshop is an introduction to EMBL-EBI and the life science data resources it provides. Participants will be shown how to navigate the website and search for appropriate database resources and tools, whilst also highlighting resources such as Train online (our e-learning portal) and the literature resources at Europe PMC.

This workshop will not focus on a set of specific resources; for more focused workshops please see the others within this series (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 are looking for an overview of the bioinformatics resources provided by EMBL-EBI
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 23 Jan 2017   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 Bioinformatics Training Room map Melissa Burke,  Tom Hancocks
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Database search, Data retrieval


After this course you should be able to:

  • Navigate the EMBL-EBI website
  • Use EBI search to find sources of information for a particular gene or protein of interest
  • Search for resources appropriate to your subject area
  • Access the online training portal and literature resources

During this course you will learn about:

  • EMBL-EBI data resources and tools
  • Identifying appropriate resources
  • Training materials available through Train online
  • Sources of help and support when using EMBL-EBI resources

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals


Time Topics Speaker(s)
9:30 Welcome Melissa Burke, Tom Hancocks
9:35 Introduction to EMBL-EBI
Introduction to EMBL-EBI databases
Introduction to EBI search
Tea/Coffee break
Practical exercises, worked examples and discussions Melissa Burke, Tom Hancocks
12:45 Wrap-up and feedback
13:00 End of workshop

Registration Fees
  • Free for University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here

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