26 Sep 2016

Workshop: Databases for miRNA and lncRNA Biology



Have you ever struggled to find sequences for a non-coding RNA that you read about in a paper? Or have you tried to reconcile conflicting ncRNA annotations from different sources? If so, then this half-day workshop might be for you.

Update: Course notes are now available.


Held on October 19th, 2016, the event focuses on resources for long non-coding RNAs and microRNAs and will explore what data are available in databases like GENCODE, Vega, miRBase, RNAcentral, and others. The workshop follows the Computational RNA Biology meeting which also takes place at the EMBL-EBI campus.

The interactive sessions will consist of short presentations explaining how and when to use each resource, followed by hands-on exercises and an opportunity to ask questions of the database developers.

Find workshop description and registration details at the EBI Training website.

Workshop Programme

Wednesday, October 19th 2016
14:30 - 14:45Welcome and introductionsAnton Petrov
14:45 - 15:45
microRNAs: from miRBase to RNAcentral, and back again
Sam Griffiths-Jones
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00lncRNAs: GENCODE, RNAcentral, and beyondMark Thomas
17:00 - 17:30Questions and discussion
17:30End of workshop
Register now for the workshop and let us know if you have any questions on Twitter or via our website.