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EMBL-EBI: Array Express and Expression Atlas




This workshop is designed for researchers interested in learning about functional genomics data, how to access, retrieve and use the data from Array Express 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 will include an overview on how gene expression data is curated and analysed in Expression Atlas and a practical activity to demonstrate how to access and visualise gene expression analysis results. These activities should help you answer questions such as "where is my favourite gene expressed?" or "how does its expression change in a disease?".

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources.



Laura Huerta-Martinez, EMBL-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • The module is suitable for researchers interested in gene expression analysis and visualisation.
  • No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals


Syllabus, Tools and Resources

During this course you will learn about:


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • browse and retrieve functional genomics data from ArrayExpress with ease
  • search and extract functional genomics data effectively with specific filter
  • describe the caveats and limitations behind the searches made against the ArrayExpress database
  • find information on the abundance and localisation of RNA (and proteins) in different species and biological conditions
  • interpret gene expression analysis results through heatmap visualisation



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Functional genomics resources at EMBL-EBI

ArrayExpress quick tour

Expression Atlas quick tour

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