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Online tutorials

Video tutorials

The tutorials listed below are Flash animations of some of our training presentations. We are gradually adding to the list, so please check back regularly.

YouTube Note that we are now hosting all our tutorials on YouTube (and 优酷网 for users in China) for ease of maintenance. A selection of tutorials is also available on the EBI E-Video website.

TitleRunning time (minutes)
Ensembl Presentation10:43
The Ensembl Genome Browser10:00
EnsemblGenomes - Extending Ensembl across the taxonomic space4:54
Demo: Sequence Variation for a Gene5:41
Browsing SNPs and CNVs in Ensembl14:49
Demo: Structural variation for a region3:52
Comparative Genomics9:58
Demo: Using BLAST/BLAT in Ensembl3:00
Demo: Old genome coordinates to new2:44
Introduction to BioMart4.27
BioMart: Variation IDs to HGNC Symbols2:58
Clip: Exons and Introns1:12
Clip: Export Sequence1:08
Clip: Genome Variation0:37
Clip: Transcriptomics (ArrayExpress)1:12
Clip: View Conserved Sequence1:26
Clip: View External Data (DAS)1:53

Coursebooks and online documentation

Using the Ensembl genome browser

The following examples are available in PDF format:

See also our protocols articles on browsing with Ensembl.

Printable mini-course

Educational resources

The 2Can Project at the EBI provides beginners' guides to cell biology, genetics, and bioinformatics, as well as teachers' packs and more advanced information.


The following examples are available in PDF format:

Data Access with the Ensembl Perl API

API tutorials are available in HTML format:

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