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Browsing livestock genomes with Ensembl

6 June 2013, 9:30-17:00

Denise Carvalho-Silva (EBI)


Chris Lamb Training Suite,
The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

The Ensembl project, a joint project between the EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This 1-day workshop offers participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl genome browser at and provides the necessary background information. The workshop is primarily targeted at wet-lab scientists.  New users and those who wish to deepen their understanding of the data and navigation behind the Ensembl Browser are welcome. Note: This is not an API course, and will focus on the browser and BioMart.

Most modules consist of a presentation followed by the opportunity to do exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring problems/questions about their research to try to tackle these during the workshop using Ensembl. The workshop will consist of the following modules, with a focus on livestock genomes.

  • Introduction
  • Guided Tour of
  • BioMart
  • Variation
  • Comparative Genomics

Registrations are on a first come first served basis.

Course Materials

Please click here for the course materials.

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