Madison, USA (24th June 2014)

Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources

The Assembly Room, The Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI, USA
Ref: ODW-Madison

Workshop full, but we are operating a waiting list.
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Course Summary

In association with the 11th International Meeting on Zebrafish Development and Genetics, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and ZFIN, we are pleased to announce a one day 'Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources' Workshop (The workshop will run from 09:00 - 16:30 on Tuesday 24th June 2014).

Each workshop is broken into modules designed to give a broad overview of a given topic with examples chosen by the trainers. The modular structure consists of a discussion of theory and methods, coverage of software and web resources, and a series of "hands on" worked examples. Time is provided in each session for participants to carry out their own research in the presence of the trainers, and participants are encouraged to bring their own problems (e.g sequence for analysis) with them. All materials used during the workshop series will be available on the Web, in the form of manuals and information. Zebrafish specific examples will be used wherever possible.

This course is limited to 40 participants and will be held in English. Each participant will be required to provide their own wireless enabled laptop for the duration of the course.

The course manual will be made available as a PDF and will be sent out to participants one week prior to the course, and will also be available online during the workshop.

You can register for this workshop from the 25th of February 2014.

There will be a course fee of $50 for all participants. Participants will be expected to arrange and fund their own travel and accommodation.


Databases and de novo analysis of sequence

Genome Browsing

Exploring Sequence Variation and Disease

Comparative Sequence Analysis

ZFIN Resources

Module Material

Module 1 is presentation only.

Module Presentations

Course URLs

Coming soon.


  • 09:00 - 09:10 Introduction to Genome Assemblies
  • 09:10 - 09:20 Module 1: Genome Assemblies
  • 09:20 - 10:30 Module 2: Manual annotation and de novo analysis of sequence
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Module 3: Genome Browsing
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Lunch (on your own)
  • 13:15 - 14:15 Module 4: Exploring sequence variation and disease
  • 14:15 - 15:15 Module 5: Comparative Sequence Analysis
  • 15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Module 6: Exploring zebrafish research at ZFIN and the ZebrafishMine
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Module 7: NCBI


The Open Door Workshops were conceived jointly by The Sanger Institute and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, and are being developed further by staff at these centres with assistance from staff at the Wellcome Trust and the University of Cambridge.


Any queries should be sent to


  • Registration form
  • Closing date for application is tbc. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
  • Notification of places will be given one week after receipt of successful application.
  • Full payment will be required within five working days of notification of a place.
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