In January, we talked to Bilal El Houdaigui from the Ensembl Applications team. He has told us all about the projects he is currently involved in, what his typical day looks like and advice he would give his younger self if he could meet him. Continue reading to get to know our colleague Bilal!Continue reading
During the latest Ensembl VEP releases, we have been enhancing the options available to you when you annotate variants against your own reference data as ‘custom annotation’. Here we detail some of those improvements.Continue reading
We are experiencing issues with the Ensembl search system due to unforeseen errors. The search function is currently unavailable and this may affect other functions such as the loading of variants on genomic sequences. To search for entries in Ensembl, you can do one of the following:
- Use the EMBL-EBI website: go to https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ebisearch and enter your search terms into the text box. E.g. if you want to search for human BRCA2 in Ensembl, enter
Ensembl human BRCA2into the search text box.
- Use Google: to search for entries in Ensembl via Google, go to www.google.com and enter
site:https://www.ensembl.org [search terms]. E.g. if you want to search for human BRCA2, enter
site:https://www.ensembl.org human BRCA2into Google.
We are working to fix this issue as quickly as possible, although a timeline is still unclear for the work to be completed. Services will be resumed as soon as the issue has been resolved. If you have any questions, please contact us on the Ensembl Helpdesk.
We are pleased to announce the release of Ensembl 111, and the corresponding release of Ensembl Genomes 58 featuring a range of new Ensembl VEP plugins and tonnes of new and updated agricultural, fish, plant and metazoa species!
Genome assemblies and annotation for many new species are also being continuously added to the Ensembl Rapid Release genome browser.Continue reading
Due to scheduled maintenance work, Ensembl tools will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday 6th February 2024 between 11:30 and 13:00 (GMT).Continue reading
Here we will highlight how to get the most out of containers, enabling you to quickly start running any version of Ensembl VEP on a computer with Docker/Singularity installed. We have improved the Ensembl VEP Docker build process and updated our instructions on how to use Docker and Singularity.Continue reading
In this edition of our Getting to know us blog series, we introduce Arne Becker, member of the Infrastructure team at Ensembl who joined the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in March 2022. Arne transitioned from IT security to bioinformatics and his work focuses on enhancing the efficiency of data processing pipelines.Continue reading
Ensembl 111 and Ensembl Genomes 58 are expected to be released in December 2023. Find out what’s coming in the new release, although we cannot guarantee everything listed here will make it into the final release.Continue reading