ENSEMBL: Browsing on genes and genomes, Mining with BIOMART

   Deadline for applications: March 16th 2009
   Notification of acceptance dates:
        EARLY: March 6th 2009
        NORMAL: March 17th 2009
   Course date: March 31st - April 1st 2009


Bert Overduin is a member of the PANDA Coordination and Outreach team at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, United Kingdom. He has a background in plant molecular biology and genetics and has worked both in science and IT consultancy. Currently he spends most of his time answering questions from Ensembl users or travelling around the world to give Ensembl workshops.

Affiliation: European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

Course description:

The Ensembl project (http://www.ensembl.org) provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This 2-day workshop offers participants the possibility of gaining lots of hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl genome browser but also provides them with the necessary background information. The workshop is primarily targeted at wetlab researchers. The workshop consists of the following modules. Most modules consist of a presentation, followed by the opportunity to do exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring problems/questions about their research that can be addressed during the workshop using Ensembl.

Course Pre-requisites:

General knowledge of molecular biology / genomics and a familiarity with web browsers.

Detailed Program

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência,

Apartado 14, 2781-901 Oeiras, Portugal

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Last updated:  March 3rd 2009