Working with ENCODE data - One-Day Workshop (Tuesday 16th April 2013)

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Workshop

The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands
Ref: ODW-Singapore

In association with the joint conference of the Human Genome Meeting 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics, we are pleased to announce a one day "Working with ENCODE data" Workshop on the 16th April 2013 at The Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Learn about The ENCODE Project (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements), an international consortium of researchers who are moving beyond the basic information of the reference genome sequence. Researchers are using many cutting-edge technologies to find out as much as possible about variations, genes, non-coding transcripts, regulatory elements, and genome structure and more, in extensive detail across the entire genome. The ENCODE project is coordinated by the NHGRI. The UCSC Genome Browser is the designated Data Coordination Center (DCC), for the ENCODE project, and the official ENCODE data repository.

The workshop will be taught by experienced instructors from Ensembl, UCSC and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, to give a "hands-on" tutorial on how to access the ENCODE data in genome browsers. Instructors involved in producing the GENCODE annotation dataset would also be on hand to explain how this is derived and how to interpret SNP consequences in the context of gene annotation. We will examine aspects of the ENCODE project and data types, and explore ways for you to access and learn about the ENCODE data available under the UCSC and Ensembl Genome Browser.

This tutorial assumes the user has familiarity with the software functionality of the UCSC Genome Browser. Participants will also be required to bring their own wireless enabled laptop.

This workshop is only open to registered delegates of the HGM2013/ICG.

Applications are now open. You can register here.

The cost of registration and payment before the 30th November: £75. For registration and payment after this date: £100. This will include lunch and tea/coffee breaks.

The manual for this workshop will be made available one week before the workshop for participants to download and print out if required.

If you have any queries please email:

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch and set up
  • 12:30 - 13:45 Overview of the GENCODE reference gene set
  • 13:45 - 15:00 Accessing Encode data with the UCSC genome browser
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Accessing Encode data with the Ensembl genome browser. Including: Datamining, uploading external data, variant effect predictor
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Analysis of participants data
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