[ensembl-dev] Ensembl API workshop 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2011 Cambridge UK

bert at ebi.ac.uk bert at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Oct 24 10:59:08 BST 2011

Hello all,

>From Wednesday November 30th till Friday December 2nd 2011 the Ensembl
team will give another Ensembl API workshop at the Genetics Department of
the University of Cambridge in the UK.


The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of
annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This 3-day workshop is
aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond
the website. The workshop covers the core, compara, variation and
functional genomics (regulation) databases and APIs. For each of these the
database schema and the API design as well as its most important objects
and their methods will be presented. This will be followed by practical
sessions in which the participants can put the learned into practice by
writing their own Perl scripts. There are no costs for the workshop.


IMPORTANT: This workshop is NOT intended to teach you either Perl or
molecular biological and genetic concepts! To be able to attend you should
be able to code in Perl and be familiar with basic molecular biology and
genetics. A basic knowledge of Ensembl is advantageous.


The schedule for the workshop will be as follows:

Wednesday 30 November:

09:30 - 14:30: Core API
14:30 - 17:00: Functional Genomics API

Thursday 1 December:

09:30 - 11:30: Functional Genomics API
11:30 - 17:00: Variation API

Friday 2 December:

09:30 - 17:00: Compara API


To register for this workshop, please go to:


At the moment I write this mail the workshop still hasn't been advertised
on above mentioned site. As long as this is the case, please register by
contacting David Judge (dpj10 at cam.ac.uk) directly.

More information:

If you have any questions about the workshop you can mail me at
bert at ebi.ac.uk.


Bert Overduin, Ph.D.
Vertebrate Genomics Team

EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD
United Kingdom

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