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Bioinformatics Training

 

These courses aim to train participants in the use of specific databases, and associated tools, and on how to search, retrieve, analyse and interpret publicly available data.

The vast majority of such databases are hosted and maintained by the European Bioinformatics Institute and in many cases represent reference databases (e.g. Ensembl, Uniprot) that researchers are likely to use in their daily work to retrieve crucial biological information.

Resources covered include open-source tools for nucleotide and protein sequence alignment, functional genomics, metabolomics, pathway and network analysis.


Using the Ensembl Genome browser

This workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information.

For additional information and to register your interest, follow this link.

 

 


EMBL-EBI: Network analysis with Cytoscape

EBI

This course provides an introduction to the basic theory and concepts of network analysis. Attendees will learn how to construct protein-protein interaction networks and explore them in full detail.

For additional information and to register your interest, follow this link.

 

 


Introduction to Galaxy for Next Generation Sequencing Analysis

 

This course will introduce you to next generation sequencing technologies (NGS) and how they work, providers, common bioinformatics workflows, standardised file types, quality control. The sessions will include an introduction to Galaxy. Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive life science research that enables non-bioinformaticians to create, run, tune, and share their own bioinformatic analyses.

For additional information and to register your interest, follow this link.

 

 


Biological data analysis using InterMine (User Interface and API)

Intermine

InterMine is a freely available open-source data warehouse built specifically for the integration and analysis of complex biological data.

These are two half day courses organised to run alongside each other.

User Interface Course

This course will focus on the InterMine web interface and will introduce participants to all aspects of the user interface, starting with some simple exercises and building up to more complex analysis encompassing several analysis tools and comparative analysis across organisms.

API Course

This course will focus on programmatic access to InterMine through the API and InterMine searches will be done using Python and R scripts.

These courses are currently not scheduled to run, but for more information and to express your interest please click here for the User Interface Course

and here for the API Course

 

 


EMBL-EBI: Introduction to the European Nucleotide Sequence Archive

EBI

This training is aimed at a wide range of users that need to retrieve data from ENA, either occasionally or on a regular basis, or those users who will have retrieval needs closer to the course time.

This course is currently not scheduled to run, but for more information and to express your interest please click here

 

 


EMBL-EBI: Transcriptomics Data and Tools

EBI

This workshop is designed for researchers interested in learning about functional genomics data, how to access, retrieve and use the data from ArrayExpress and hands-on experience in using Expression Atlas, a resource to find information about gene and protein expression across species and biological conditions such as different tissues, cell types, developmental stages and diseases among others.

This course is currently not scheduled to run, but for more information and to express your interest please click here

 

 


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Bioinformatics training at EMBL-EBI