A full schedule of talks, posters and demonstrations from researchers and staff at the EBI, is at the end of this blog. Here we highlight where you can find members of Ensembl during the conference.
Sunday 13th January
8:00-12:40: Workshop, Genome annotation resources at the EBI
Summary: A brief introduction to Ensembl and Ensembl genomes, highlighting new data added in 2018, covering the basics of the data and using the browser as well as how to use the popular tools, the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) and BioMart. This session consists of presentations and live demonstrations in the browser. Workshop materials can be found online at the Ensembl training portal.
- 09:00 – 09:30 “Manual gene annotation in Ensembl”
Monday 14th January
10:00-11:30: Poster, “Visualising the Wheat Genome in Ensembl Plants”
13:50 – 14:10: Talk, “Exploring your data in Ensembl”
Summary: Ensembl has a wealth of data, but did you know you can upload your own data to compare it to the reference genomes we offer? In this session we will show you how you can upload and configure your own experimental data in Ensembl, to aid with analysis. We will demonstrate direct file upload and introduce resources for uploading files by URL, which is necessary for larger file sizes. We will also cover how to search the Track Hub Registry for additional datasets available for display in the Ensembl browsers. Workshop materials can be found online at the Ensembl training portal.
15:00 – 16:30: Poster, “Ensembl updates for farm animals”
Summary: 2018 was a bumper year for new species in Ensembl, where we have doubled the number of vertebrate species we provide annotations for. Three major species, chicken, horse, and cow had their assembly updated during the last year. At the same time, we annotated donkey for its closeness to horse. Salmonids are a group of fish of great agricultural importance. We annotated a set of salmonids containing the Atlantic salmon, the coho salmon, the chinook salmon and rainbow trout. Visit Thibaut’s poster to have a chat about the annotation of these new species.
Tuesday 15th January
09:30 – 10:30: Booth demonstration, Using Ensembl
Summary: There are several live demo session at the EBI booth (#309), and our slot is on the Tuesday morning coffee break. Pop along with your coffee for a chat about your data and what you would like to know how to do in Ensembl. Live demonstrations in the browser and expert help. Please come along for a chat if you are interested in hosting your own Ensembl workshop.
15:30 – 15:50: Talk, “Visualizing the IWGSC Refseq v1.0 Wheat Assembly in Ensembl Plants”
Schedule of EBI talks, posters and demonstrations