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EMBL-EBI: An introduction to ontologies




This workshop will give an introduction to the basic concepts of ontologies and how they are useful in biological applications. After a brief overview of some existing resources, we will focus on the Gene Ontology, annotations made using the Gene Ontology and tools leveraging those for biomedical discovery.



Melanie Courtot, EMBL-EBI

Paola Roncaglia, EMBL-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • This workshop is aimed at researchers who wish to understand why data standards are important and how they can be used in practice
  • 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:

  • Ontologies: what are they and why should you care
  • Gene Ontology: the resource and its usage
  • Gene Ontology Annotations: how are they created and used


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Understand what an ontology is, and how it is used
  • Be familiar with the Gene ontology and the analyses it supports
  • Know how to search and use the Gene Ontology in your project



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Gene Ontology quick tour

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