• ensembl browser workshop



    Date: Monday, 24th June 2019
    Venue: 6 Edmund Crescent, off Murtala Mohammed way, P.M.B. 2013 Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
    Workshop Application Opens: Feb 9th, 2019
    Application deadline: Friday, 10th May 2019 Workshop Application system is closed!
    Participation: First come, first served
    Registration fee: FREE

    Course Overview
    The Ensembl project at www.ensembl.org provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This 1-day workshop offers our conference participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl genome browser but also provides them with the necessary background information. The ensembl sister project at Ensembl Genomes can also be covered if participants are working with bacteria, plants, fungi, protists or (invertebrate) metazoa.

    The workshop is primarily targeted at wetlab researchers working in Africa, and we customise the course for species of interest and to include total beginners to our browser up through frequent users.

    Feedback from previous courses: "There are probably quite few people out there who all assume that Ensembl today is the same as it was years ago. It is not. With many new features and datasets incorporated/interlinked, it offers data exploration like never before. This course was a very useful update on what Ensembl has become" Browser workshop, CRUK, April 2016.

    "Very useful workshop, certainly one of the most informative and useful I have attended. Delivered by someone who was extremely familiar with the website and its capabilities, not someone who had used it a couple of times and proclaimed themselves to be an expert." Browser workshop, Cardiff, March 2014.

    Audience
    Wet-lab researchers and bioinformaticians

    Learning outcomes
    Participants should be able to:
    • View genomic regions and manipulate the view to add features they are interested in.
    • Explore information about genes and their sequences, and gene data in bulk using BioMart.
    • Analyse genomic variants and associated phenotypes and their own variation data using the VEP.
    • View homologous genes and genomic regions, functional elements involved in gene regulation and their activity in different cell types.
    Programme
    Morning: Introduction to Ensembl and Ensembl genes. Viewing genes and locations in the browser. Data export with BioMart.
    Afternoon: The afternoon sessions depend on the participants' interest, varying from genetic variation, comparative genomics and gene regulation.

Important Dates

  • November 20, 2018: Call for Submissions
    December 27, 2018: Submission Opening Date
     
    VIEW PRESENTATION TITLES HERE!

    ORAL ABSTRACTS:
    Oral Submission system is CLOSED!
    March 04, 2019: Initial Submission Deadline
    March 18, 2019: Submission Deadline (New)
    April 05, 2019: Acceptance Notifications
    April 19, 2019
    May 10, 2019: Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notifications
     
    LATE BREAKING POSTERS:
    Late Breaking Poster Submission is CLOSED!
    June 07, 2019: Late Breaking Poster Submission Deadline
    June 14, 2019: Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
     


    WORKSHOPS:
    Workshop Application system here:
    Grant Writing Workshop - N10,000
    Ensembl Browser Workshop - FREE
    Feb 09, 2019: Workshop Application Opens
    May 10, 2019: Workshop Application Deadline
    May 17, 2019: Workshop Acceptance Notifications
     
    REGISTRATION:
    Please pay to:
    Bank: Diamond Bank PLC
    Account Number: 0109526453
    Account Name: Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network
    Click for Registration Information
    Online Registration has ended!
    April 01, 2019: Registration Opening Date
    June 14, 2019: Online Registration Deadline
    June 25, 2019: Onsite Registration Opens
     
     
     
     
     
     

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