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Introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

5th June 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Description: This event provides an introduction to the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) resources. During the workshop we will introduce ways to navigate the EMBL-EBI website, search EMBL-EBI database resources and explore our bioinformatics tools, including sequence searching and alignment tools. It will also highlight additional resources such as Train Online.

Also note: If you wish to learn any specific information about particular EMBL-EBI resources, then we will be running a series of separate short introductions later in the year, which will be bookable separately (see Related Courses 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:

  • The workshop is aimed at PhD, post-doctoral researchers and principle investigators working in wet-lab biology. Participants who are looking for a basic introduction to the bioinformatics resources offered by the EMBL-EBI and want to know more about accessing biological data and tools.
  • 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

Duration: One half day session


Number of sessions: 1

Date Time Venue Trainer
Fri 5 Jun 09:30 – 12:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site Laura Emery ,  Francis Rowland

Format: Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Frequency: A number of times per year


  • Basic computing skills
  • Graduate level in Life Sciences

Aims: To gain an overview of the service offered at the EMBL-EBI, possibly with a view to attending some of the more targeted sessions that will follow (see Related Courses, below).

After this course you should be able to:

  • Navigate the EMBL-EBI website to locate tools, databases and resources of internet
  • Utilize EMBL-EBI Search to locate relevant data and information
  • Follow hyperlinks through various resources to access additional information
  • Relate examples and use cases back to participant’s own research
  • Know how to contact the EMBL-EBI Helpdesk and access Train Online materials


5th June 2015
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Bioinformatics Training


Bioinformatics Training Room
Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Cambridge, CB2 3AR United Kingdom
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