Ensembl User Meeting

Ensembl announces a workshop for developers that will take place in the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton (near Cambridge, UK) next September (14th-16th September), following the Genome Informatics meeting.

In this workshop we will be exploring Ensembl beyond the website. Participants will be expected to have experience in writing Perl programs and a background in object oriented programming techniques. Being familiar with databases (MySQL) and the Ensembl APIs would be an advantage.

Several Ensembl developers will present uses of our APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) as well as extensions of the Ensembl system. Note this is not a course about how to use the Ensembl APIs.

At the end of this course, attendees will:

• have a good understanding of Ensembl’s annotation pipeline;
• know how to customise a local installation of the Ensembl website;
• and have hands-on experience with the annotation pipeline.

In late 2008, the Ensembl Genomes project at the EBI will leverage the Ensembl system to create consistent genome annotation resources focused on a wide variety of eukaryote, as well as prokaryote genomes and thereby continue the activities of the current EBI Integr8 and Genome Reviews projects.

Thus, there will be a session where the new divisions of Ensembl will be introduced and previewed; the initial data content and future directions will be discussed.

There is no registration fee to attend this course, but you may need accommodation (or extending your stay in Hinxton Hall: info@wtconference.org.uk), if you could let us know you are planning to attend or wanted more information, please send an eMail to xose@ebi.ac.uk.

The Ensembl Team