The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of large (mainly vertebrate) genome sequences. This workshop offers participants the possibility to gain hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl genome browser and also provides them with the necessary background information. The workshop is primarily targeted at wetlab researchers, but can also be of interest to those working in bioinformatics. The workshop is divided into modules consisting of an explanation and a variety of practical exercises. The following topics will be covered: Introduction to Ensembl: origin, goals and organization of the Ensembl project. Data mining with BioMart: retrieving datasets using the data mining tool BioMart. Please note that there is also a more technical BioMart workshop 20.9.2006. Evaluating genes and transcripts: how are Ensembl gene and transcript predictions made? Comparative genomics and proteomics: orthologues, protein families, whole genome alignments and syntenic regions.
Introduction to EBI services
Introduction to the course
Evaluating genes and transcripts