30 Apr 2015

New training course: Online resources for non-coding RNA

Are you using RNAcentral, miRBase, Rfam or GENCODE in your research? Would you like to learn how to use these resources to their full potential? Then this one day training course may be just for you!

Update: Course notes are now available.

Held on June 17th at the EMBL-EBI campus in Hinxton, Cambridge, this course will offer a mixture of short talks and hands-on exercises led by people behind these four databases.

The course will give an overview of the types of ncRNA data that are available in each resource and introduce the tools for searching and exploring the data. There will be plenty of opportunities for direct interaction with database developers so that you can get the answers to your burning ncRNA questions firsthand.

There are no prerequisites: anyone familiar with web browsing and an understanding of basic molecular biology is welcome to attend.

Full course description and registration details can be found at the EBI Training website.

Course Programme

Wednesday, June 17th 2015
9:00 – 9:30
Coffee and registration

9:30 – 10:00
An introduction to RNA informatics
Anton Enright
10:00 – 10:30
RNAcentral introduction
Anton Petrov
10:30 – 11:15
RNAcentral exercises
Anton Petrov
11:15 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00
GENCODE introduction
Jen Harrow
12:00 – 12:45
lncRNA exercises
Jen Harrow
12:45 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:15
miRBase introduction
Sam Griffiths-Jones
14:15 – 15:00
miRBase exercises
Sam Griffiths-Jones
15:00 – 15:15
Coffee break
15:15 – 15:45
Rfam introduction
Alex Bateman
15:45 – 16:30
Rfam exercises
Alex Bateman
16:30 – 17:00
Concluding remarks

Register now for the course and let us know if you have any questions on Twitter or via our website.