Ensembl Browser Workshop
May 18, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - May 19, 2017, noon
UC Davis Bioinformatics Core, email@example.com
The Ensembl and Ensembl Genomes projects (www.ensembl.org) provide a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of vertebrate and non-vertebrate genome sequences, respectively. The browser workshop will include presentation and demonstration, and provide participants an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the use of Ensembl genome browsers. Depending on the preferences of the participants, more or less emphasis can be allocated to the Ensembl browser (vertebrates) and to the Ensembl Genomes browser (non-vertebrates). Preferences will be determined through a pre-course survey of registrants. The Ensembl browser workshops typically consist of the first four core modules below, plus one other module (Comparative Genomics or Regulation). The additional module will be determined by a pre-course survey that will be sent to workshop registrants to identify their interests.
- Introduction to Ensembl: origin, goals and organisation of the Ensembl project
- Genebuild: how are Ensembl gene and transcripts predictions made?
- Data mining with BioMart: retrieving genomic information using a web interface (no programming required).
- Variation: SNPs and other polymorphisms, haplotypes, structural variants like CNVs and the Ensembl VEP (variant effect predictor)
The final module will be selected from the options below, based on pre-course survey:
- Comparative genomics and proteomics: orthologues, protein families, whole genome alignments and syntenic regions
- Regulation (Human and Mouse): Finding sequences that may be involved in gene regulation, and integration of ENCODE, Roadmap Epigenomics and Blueprint data
Prerequisites: The only prerequisite for this workshop is general knowledge of molecular biology and genomics and a familiarity with web browsers.
What do I need to bring? … This workshop will be held in a computer classroom at Shields Library. If you want to bring your own laptop to use, it will need to be able to run a current web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.
Can I bring my own data? … No, but we will provide experimental datasets for use during the workshop, as this helps to keep the workshop moving. There will be time, however, to discuss your own datasets and how you might work with them outside of the workshop.
How much does it cost? … The registration fee is $30, which includes all workshop materials. Coffee and snacks will also be provided.
Where is the workshop? … This workshop will be held in a computer classroom at Shields Library and will run from 12:30 to 4:30pm on May 18th, and 9:00am to 12:00 on May 19th.
How do I apply? … All registration is “first-come, first-served”. There is no application process. So, sign up as soon as possible to ensure your place in the workshop.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org