Bioinformatics: Using the Ensembl Genome Browser
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Description: The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences. This one-day hands-on workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information. Non-vertebrate genomes at a related project, may also be explored. Further information concerning course content is available. A course timetable is also available.
- Our courses are open to all who might benefit
- Booking priority is given to people from Cambridge University and Collaborating Institutes
- Individual Course fees are required only from External participants not from Collaborating Institutes
Duration: One full day session
Number of sessions: 1
|Tue 2 Apr||09:30 - 17:30||Department of Genetics, Room G12||Giullietta Spudich , Denise Carvalho-Silva , Emily Pritchard|
Format: Presentations, demonstrations and practicals
Frequency: A number of times per year
- Graduate level in Life Sciences
Aims: To enable participants to browse the Ensembl Databases with confidence
- 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 genomic information using the web interface (no programming required).
- Understanding genes and transcripts in Ensembl
- Finding sequence variants (polymorphisms such as SNPs and CNVs)
- Comparative genomics (homology and cross-species comparisons)
- 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