Ensembl API workshop at University of Cambridge, 21-23 March 2012

We still have some places available at our Ensembl API workshop that will be given from Wednesday 21 until Friday 23 March 2012 at the University of Cambridge.


This 3-day workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop covers the core, compara, variation and functional genomics (regulation) databases and APIs. For each of these the database schema and the API design as well as its most important objects and their methods will be presented. This will be followed by practical sessions in which the participants can put the learned into practice by writing their own Perl scripts. There are no costs for the workshop.


This workshop is NOT intended to teach you either Perl or molecular biological and genetic concepts! To be able to attend you should be able to code in Perl and be familiar with basic molecular biology and genetics. A basic knowledge of Ensembl is advantageous.


Wednesday 21 March 2012:

09:30 – 14:30: Core API (Kieron Taylor)
14:30 – 17:00: Functional Genomics API (Nathan Johnson)

Thursday 22 March 2012:

09:30 – 11:30: Functional Genomics API (Nathan Johnson)
11:30 – 17:00: Variation API (Will McLaren)

Friday 23 March 2012:

09:30 – 17:00: Compara API (Matthieu Muffato / Stephen Fitzgerald)


You can register for the workshop here.