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Using the Ensembl Genome Browser
10th June 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Description: The Ensembl Project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences. This workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information.
This course will focus on the vertebrate genomes in Ensembl, however much of what will be covered is also applicable to the non-vertebrates (plants, bacteria, fungi, metazoa and protists) in Ensembl Genomes.
There may be some tools and topics that do not apply to non-vertebrates; if you have any questions about this, please email the Ensembl Outreach Project Leader, Emily Perry.
- 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
Number of sessions: 2
|Thu 9 Jun||14:00 – 17:30||Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site||Emily Pritchard|
|Fri 10 Jun||09:30 – 13:00||Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site||Emily Pritchard|
Format: Presentations, demonstrations and practicals
Frequency: A number of times per year
- Basic computing skills
- Graduate level in Life Sciences
- Knowledge of basic genetics and basic bioinformatics terminology is very helpful for this course
Aims: To enable participants to access genomes 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 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