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Mon 23 Mar 2015
09:30 - 17:00

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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Using the Ensembl Genome Browser
BeginnersPrerequisites

Mon 23 Mar 2015

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.

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Target audience
  • 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
Prerequisites
  • Basic computing skills
  • Graduate level in Life Sciences
  • Knowledge of basic genetics and basic bioinformatics terminology is very helpful for this course
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 23 Mar 2015   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Denise Carvalho-Silva,  Thomas Juettemann,  Harpreet Riat
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
  • Comparative genomics and proteomics: orthologues, protein families, whole genome alignments and syntenic regions
  • Variation: SNPs and other polymorphisms, haplotypes, linkage disquilibrium, structual variants like CNVs
Aims

To enable participants to access genomes with confidence

Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

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
Duration

1

Frequency

A number of times per year

Theme
Databases and Services

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