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 workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information. Further information is available.
- All University members (this includes colleges and departments)
- External participants (where spaces are available)
- The workshop is primarily targeted at wetlab researchers
- Further details regarding Graduate School of Life Sciences' eligibility criteria are available
Duration: One full day session
Number of sessions: 1
|Tue 27 Nov||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
- Basic computing skills
- Graduate level in Life Sciences
Aims: To enable participants to browse the Ensembl Databases with confidence
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
- Evaluating genes and transcripts: how are Ensembl gene and transcripts predictions made?
- 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