University of Cambridge Training

Bioinformatics: Ensembl Developers Workshop prerequisites 

Provided by: GSLS

Wed 28 Nov - Fri 30 Nov 2012  –  Department of Genetics, Room G12


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Description: This 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. Each database schema and API design will be presented in association with practical sessions in which the participants will write their own Perl scripts. Further information is available.

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Target audience:

  • All University members (this includes colleges and departments)
  • External participants (where spaces are available)
  • Further details regarding Graduate School of Life Sciences' eligibility criteria are available

Duration: 3

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 3

Date Time Venue Trainer
Wed 28 Nov 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12 Giulietta Spudich ,  Bert Overduin
Thu 29 Nov 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12 Giulietta Spudich ,  Bert Overduin
Fri 30 Nov 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12 Giulietta Spudich ,  Bert Overduin

Format: Presentations and practicals

Frequency: A number of times per year

Prerequisites:

  • A good grasp of programming concepts
  • Experience in coding in PERL
  • Familiarity with basic Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Familiarity with the Ensembl would be advantageous

Aims:

  • To enable those with some experience in both Molecular Biology and Programming to use the Ensembl APIs competently

Topics covered (session 1):

  • a.m.: Core Database & API
  • p.m.: Variation Database & API

Topics covered (session 2):

  • a.m.: Variation Database & API
  • p.m.: Functional Genomics (regulation) Database & API

Topics covered (session 3):

  • Compara Database & API

Theme: SBS Practical Bioinformatics Training: Specialized Topics