Hands-on workshop on
"Bioinformatics and genome annotation at Ensembl and REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)"
May 16-27, 2022
Ensembl Genome Browser Nextgenhelper European Bioinformatics Institute
We are organising this workshop of high quality, for the participants interested in the genomics, bioinformatics, and genome annotations. In this workshop, different 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.
Date: May 16-27, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Indian Standard time)
Last date of registration: May 14, 2020
Registration Fee: Rs. 800/- Indian Participants, $20 (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
Pre-course survey (Please fill this form before registration)
Day 1, May 16, 2022
06:30 - 08:00 PM: Introduction to Ensembl and browsing regions with exercises
Day 2, May 17, 2022
06:30 - 08:00 PM: Ensembl Gene and Transcript annotation
Day 3, May 18, 2022
06:30 - 8:00 PM: Variation data in Ensembl and exercises
Day 4, May 19, 2020
06:30 - 8:00 PM: Comparative genomics data in Ensembl and exercises
Day 5, May 20, 2020
06:30 - 08:00 PM: Exploring Regulatory Data
Day 6, May 21, 2020
06:30 - 08:00 PM: Basics to advanced learning of Python.
Introduction to Python and code editors
Basic programming concepts
Conditionals and loops
Introduction to BioPython
Useful modules and operations for biologists
May 22, 2020: No live session, you have to practice python for Biomart
Day 7, May 23, 2022
06:30 - 08:00 PM: Learning BioMart
Day 8, May 24, 2022
06:30 - 08:00 PM: Introduction to the Ensembl REST API
Day 9, May 25, 2022
06:30 - 8:00 PM: Accessing GET queries with the Ensembl REST API
Day 10, May 26, 2020
06:30 - 8:00 PM: Decoding json and chaining REST queries together
Day 11, May 27, 2020
06:30 - 08:00 PM: Accessing POST queries with the Ensembl REST API