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Mon 18 Apr 2016
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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CRUK: Using the Ensembl Genome Browser
BeginnersPrerequisites

Mon 18 Apr 2016

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.

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.

This event is part of a series of training courses organized in collaboration with Dr. Mark Dunning at CRUK Cambridge Institute.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to Book or register Interest by linking here.

Target audience
  • 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
Prerequisites
  • Basic computing skills
  • Graduate level in Life Sciences
  • Knowledge of basic genetics and basic bioinformatics terminology is very helpful for this course
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 18 Apr 2016   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE map Denise Carvalho-Silva
Topics covered
  • 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
Aims

To enable participants to access genomes with confidence

Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Notes

Participants are encouraged to bring problems/questions about their research to try to tackle these during the workshop using Ensembl

Duration

1

Frequency

A number of times per year

Theme
Databases and Services

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