Open Door Workshop: 13th International Zebrafish Conference ( 20th June 2018)

Open Door Workshop: 13th International Zebrafish Conference ( 20th June 2018)

Hands-on tutorial: Exploring Zebrafish Genome Data
Madison, WI, USA

Course Summary

The tutorial will take place on Wednesday 20th June 2018 as part of the 13th International Zebrafish Conference ( in Madison, WI, USA. The tutorial will run from 13:00-17:00.

The hands-on tutorial 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.

Please register for this workshop via the conference registration page (

Example Topics

  • Reference data sources
  • Genome Browsing
  • Exploring Sequence Variation and Disease
  • Comparative Sequence Analysis
  • NCBI resources
  • ZFIN Resources

Course Manuals

Module Material and Module Presentations

Provisional Timetable

  • 13:00 - 13:10 Introduction
  • 13:10 - 13:55 Module 1: Understanding genome assemblies
  • 13:55 - 15:15 Module 2: Using Ensembl to explore zebrafish data
  • 15:15 - 15:30 break
  • 15:30 - 16:15 Module 3: NCBI zebrafish resources
  • 16:15 - 17:00 Module 4: ZFIN resources


Any queries should be sent to zebrafish-workshop [at]