24 February, 2010

Ensembl Genomes Release 4

We are pleased to announce the fourth release of Ensembl Genomes.

Ensembl Genomes is a companion project to Ensembl designed to provide access to genome scale data for non-chordate species of scientific interest.

Features of the new release include the addition of new databases for the bread mould Neurospora crassa to the Ensembl Fungi division, the slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum (built with the assistance of dictyBase) to Ensembl Protists, and the body louse Pediculus humanus (containing data provided by VectorBase) to Ensembl Metazoa.

The release also includes new variation databases for Drosophila melanogaster (using data from the Drosophila Population Genomics Project) and Plasmodium falciparum; the update of existing variation databases for Arabidopsis thaliana and Vitis vinifera in Ensembl Plants; and the addition of three new clades to Ensembl Bacteria.

Ensembl Genomes is available at http://www.ensemblgenomes.org

15 February, 2010

Ensembl Events in March 2010

In March we will have the following Ensembl events:

1-2 Mar: Ensembl module in the EBI Bioinformatics Roadshow at ITSEM, Mexico City, Mexico
3-5 Mar: Ensembl module in the EBI Bioinformatics Roadshow at UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
4 Mar: Ensembl demo at the EBI Open Day in Hinxton, UK
8-12 Mar: Ensembl module in the EBI Bioinformatics Roadshow at CIBNOR, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
9-12 Mar: Ensembl module in the Wellcome Trust Open Door Workshop - Working with the Human Genome Sequence at the Instituto de Higiene, Montevideo, Uruguay

For details about these and other upcoming events, please have a look at the complete list of Ensembl training events.

01 February, 2010

Ensembl Developers workshop 28-30 April 2010 in Cambridge, UK

From Wednesday April 28th till Friday April 30th 2010 we will give another Ensembl Developers workshop at the Genetics Department of the University of Cambridge in the UK. This 3-day workshop will cover the Ensembl Core API as well as two other APIs, which will be chosen from the Compara, Variation and Functional Genomics APIs, depending on the majority interest of the participants. For the workshop some experience with coding in Perl is required. There are no costs for the workshop (and organiser David Judge will even provide lots of free coffee, tea, orange juice, water, cookies, fruit etc. to keep you going ....).

To register for this workshop, please go here.

If you have any questions about the workshop you can mail me.