The CNIO Bioinformatics Unit organises a first Course on Genome Browsing, to be held on Tuesday, December 18th 2007, and Wednesday, December 19th. It will cover theoretical and practical aspects on using Ensembl, Biomart and UCSC Genome Browser.
Tuesday, December 18th
The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This workshop offers participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl Genome Browser and provides them with the necessary background information. Primarily targeted at wetlab researchers, a combination of hands-on exercises along with presentations will lead the scientist through tools and annotation he/she may be able to use in the course of biological research.
Wednesday, December 19th
The UCSC Genome Browser resource contains the reference (or official) public DNA sequences and working draft assemblies for human and a large collection of other genomes. There are a number of tools within it that provide access to the sequences themselves, and many other useful genome features to add context to the genomic information. Researchers can use this site to find genes and gene predictions, expression information, SNPs and variations, cross-species comparative data, and more.