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We are organising this workshop of high quality, for the participants interested in the genomics, bioinformatics, and genome annotations. In this workshop, one of the trainers from European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) will provide the hands-on training sessions of 'Ensembl Genome browser, and Ensembl REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)'. This workshop will cover the topics from basics to advanced techniques of genomics data handling. This workshop will be equally useful for the researchers working with any domain of life (e.g. microbes, animals, fungus, and plants). At the successful completion of this workshop, participants will be become expert of all the modules of Ensembl Genome browser, and Ensembl REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for their research.  


Who can participate: Students (B.Sc./B.Tech/M.Sc./M.Tech), Research Fellows, PhD Student, Faculty, Scientists, and Company Personals. 



Workshop Schedule


Date: November 17-20, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM (Indian Standard time) 

Day 1, November 17, 2020

06:00 - 07:30 PM: Introduction to Ensembl and browsing regions with exercises 
07:30 - 08:30 PM: Ensembl Gene and Transcript annotation

Day 2, November 18, 2020

06:00 - 6:30 PM: Exercises on fetching gene and transcript data 
06:30 - 8:00 PM: Variation data in Ensembl and exercises
08:00 - 8:30 PM: Annotating variants with the Ensembl VEP and exercises

Day 3, November 19, 2020

06:00 - 7:00 PM: Comparative genomics data in Ensembl and exercises
07:00 - 8:30 PM: Custom download of data with BioMart and exercises

Day 4, November 20, 2020

06:00 - 06:30 PM: Introduction to the Ensembl REST API
06:30 - 07:00 PM: Fetching data using a REST API endpoint and exercises
07:00 - 07:45 PM: Scripting to use REST API endpoints and exercises
07:45 - 08:30 PM: Extracting data from REST API output and exercises


Last date of registration: November 16, 2020

Registration Fee: Rs. 1500/- Indian Participants, $30 (USD) for International Participants.




We will provide e-certificates to all the registered participants, duly signed by EMBL-EBI Project Leader and our CEO. 



  • The entire workshop will be online and interactive.

  • We will provide the link (e.g. Webex) to join the workshop two day before the event.

  • Participants do not need to install any software package/tool for this workshop. 

  • Workshop material will be available for the registered participants. 

  • All the training sessions will be delivered by EMBL-EBI project leader (resource person). 



  • Participants must have access to the laptop/desktop with a stable internet connection.

  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology/genetics.

  • Basic knowledge of R or Python (only for last day of workshop).

Help and Support 


Inauguration of the Workshop
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Dr. Anil K. Singh, PhD

Secretary, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India.

Ex. Vice-Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior.

Ex. Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR, 2007-2012. 

Acting Director, IARI, New Delhi, 2005-06.


Resource person (trainer) of the Workshop
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Dr. Emily Perry, PhD

Ensembl Outreach Project Leader - Yates team: Genomics Technology Infrastructure.

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory 

Wellcome Genome Campus

Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK 


Ensembl-NGH Workshop Registration

After this form, please pay the fee to complete the registration process !!