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Fri 28 Nov 2014
09:30 - 17:30

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

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Bioinformatics: Using the Ensembl Genome Browser
BeginnersPrerequisites

Fri 28 Nov 2014

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 event will be primarily be conducted by video from a parallel event in the Craik-Marshal Building, Cambridge.

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
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 Fri 28 Nov 2014   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 Dr Jing Su (use js590)
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
  • 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
  • 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
Duration

1

Frequency

A number of times per year


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