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A bioinformatics Roadshow jointly organized by RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC) and
the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

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Date :
September 8th and 9th, 2011
Time :
9:00-17:00 (1h lunch break)
Place :
RIKEN Yokohama Institute

Fee :
Free (participants pay for daily expenses and accomodation if needed)
Target :
Researchers with a biological background but little or no previous knowledge of the resources presented --- Ph.D. students may apply
Number of Participants :
Approximately 35
Program Details :
Please click here.
How to apply :
Please click here, and fill out the online application form.
Application Deadline :
Monday, August 15th, 2011. Notifications on acceptance will be sent by email.

Program Details

Objectives :
The purpose of the roadshow is to train experimental biologists in how to make the most of some widely used biological databases such as Ensembl and the FANTOM resourses. Experts from both EBI and RIKEN OSC will be presenting and holding hands-ob practical sessions. Applicants are screened and accepted based on suitability and motivation.

Hosted by : RIKEN OSC and EBI

Summary :
The course gives an introduction to widely used bioinformatics resources from EBI and the RIKEN OSC. The format will be presentations as well as hands on exercises.

Title :
Day1: Access to Genes and Genomes with Ensembl
Day2: Transcriptomics

Outcome :
A certificate of completion from the EBI will be provided after a completed course (No Examination).

Program :

EMBL - EBI Topics
EBI and Ensembl project / Retrieving datasets using BioMart / Comparative genomics and proteomics / Single nucleotide polymorphisms, comparison of strains, breeds, individuals / ArrayExpress and Expression Atlas
FANTOM and its web resource / Omics data integration and visualization

Confirmed Lecturers

Dr. Jana Vandrovcova (EBI)
Dr. James Watson (EBI)
Dr. Hideya Kawaji (OSC)
Ms. Jessica Severin (OSC)


Dr. Piero Carninci, RIKEN Yokohama Institute
Dr. Gabriella Rustici, European Bioinformatics Institute


My Persson, Hanna Daub
Coordination Office
Omics Science Center
RIKEN Yokohama Institute

1-7-22, Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, 230-0045 JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)45-503-9222
Fax: +81-(0)45-503-9216
Email: application-info@gsc.riken.jp(for application related questions)
             osc-events@gsc.riken.jp (for other questions)