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This module will introduce the concept of biomedical ontology, what an ontology is, the two primary types of ontology: domain ontology, and application ontology by the example of Gene Ontology (GO) and Experimental Factor Ontology (EFO). The module will also go into details of why big data need ontologies, the ontology best practice, and the ontology capabilities in advanced computational biology.

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



  • The workshop is suitable for anyone who wishes to find out what ontology is about, from ontology 101 to the intermediate level of ontology knowledge. The participants are not expected to have prior ontology knowledge. This course is an introductory to intermediate level of ontology learning.
  • Basic computing skills
  • No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage


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