29 November, 2007

December Release and Workshops

Ensembl is pleased to announce a new release (version 48) due on 11 December. Featured in the release will be a new gene set for pika and the mouse lemur. These species will also be incorporated into homology calculations and alignments. Further upcoming features include variations from dbSNP128 for mouse and a new rat strain, RNB1 (from Japan). The human variation set will also feature updated data from Dr. Watson's genome, along with updates from dbSNP128.

Did you know about our new human and mouse databases (since release 41)? The functional genomics database (funcgen) is a first step into the world of annotating promoter and enhancer elements detected in the ENCODE project. See these features in ContigView ('Regulatory features' under the 'Features' roll-down menu) or access the data with our API.

Finally, a new database integrating tissue expression data and presenting it on the rat genome will be available as EURATMart.

Upcoming Workshops in December:

Module in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Open Door Workshop, Montevideo, UY 4 Dec
Browser workshop (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Bangi, MY 4-5 Dec
Developers workshop (University of Cambridge) Cambridge, UK 17-19 Dec
Browser workshop (CNIO) Madrid, ES 18 Dec

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center, site of an EBI roadshow in November:

01 November, 2007

New Release and Upcoming Workshops

Ensembl released version 47. News highlights: New gene sets for mouse, human and C. elegans. A new mouse assembly (m37) is available with a new Ensembl gene set, also a new human gene set has been determined for assembly NCBI 36. WormBase 180 has been imported into the browser for C. elegans. A word of warning: the FTP site has been rearranged, so please check the site for the updated format. Click here for more release news.

New! An updated pig assembly and a new orangutan assembly in our Pre! site.

Upcoming workshops in November include:

Developers workshop at (CSHL, US) 30 Oct to 1 Nov
Browser workshop (UCL/Birkbeck College, UK) 5 Nov
Browser workshop (CSHL, US) 11, 12 Nov
Browser workshop (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam) 15,16 Nov

Browser workshop and EBI overview (UNAM, Mexico) 19-21 Nov
EBI Roadshow (Barcelona) 26-27 Nov

Have you seen our animated tutorials? Learn how to use BioMart to convert IDs here.