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.

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In Ensembl release 110, we have extended the analysis options available for structural variants (SV) in Ensembl VEP including more detailed molecular consequence predictions, more efficient integration of information from reference SV sets, support for breakend variant annotation and the integration of CADD-SV scores.

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The Ensembl “Geek for a Week” experience is a way for Ensembl software developers and our scientific collaborators to work in an intensive environment for short periods of time on the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. Visiting “Geeks” will be assigned a desk within the Ensembl team at the EMBL-EBI and have an opportunity to work on their project with direct access to the developers who built the tools and the Ensembl scientists using these for data analysis. Here, we meet Yeorgia Argirou, who joined us in November 2022 as a “Geek for a Week”.

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