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Under the "Activities" session from the link above you will be able to register to the courses. Please select only one option since courses will be offered at the same time.


Course A

Jan Baumbach and Richard Röttger (University of Southern Denmark)

Identification of differentially methylated regions using DiMmeR, and differential time-dependent pathway expression using TiCoNE

Day 1

DiMmeR: Efficient identification of differentially methylated regions using Illumina 450K and EPIC chips. Case study: Birth weight discordance

Day 2

TiCoNE: Deciphering temporal systems biology response patterns from time series expression data - Case study: Transcriptional host response dynamics to Influenza infection during the first 48 hours

Course B

Benjamin Moore (EMBL-EBI's Ensembl Outreach Team)


Exploring and Retrieving Genomic Data Using the Ensembl Genome Browser


Introduction to Ensembl, and finding information about genes and transcripts.

Day 2

Mining Ensembl data using BioMart.

The Ensembl project ( provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. These short workshops will introduce participants to the Ensembl Genome Browser and offer them the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in accessing information relating to the annotated gene models.

The first session of this course will introduce participants to the gene annotation process in Ensembl and provide opportunities for hands-on exploration of the gene-centric data available in Ensembl. The second part of this course will use hand-on exercises to demonstrate how BioMart can be used as a tool for retrieving and exporting a wide range of data from Ensembl.

Dr. Benjamin Moore joined Ensembl as an Outreach Officer in September 2015. As a member of the Outreach Team he delivers workshops, answers helpdesk queries, creates training materials and help pages, and manages social media. Before starting at EMBL-EBI, Ben obtained his PhD in Biological Sciences from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. He has previously hosted the BlueSci science radio show and now organises the annual Cambridge Pint of Science festival.