Monday 6 November 2017

UNSW Genome Annotation workshop, Tuesday 21st November 2017

I am pleased to announce that we will be running a replacement for July’s cancelled Genome Annotation workshop at UNSW on Tuesday 21st November 2017, 1100-1400.

Places are limited but it’s free and you can sign up here through Eventbrite.


This workshop will include a short background lecture on the fundamentals of gene prediction and genome annotation followed by a hands-on component where we will conduct manual curation exercises using Apollo.

The workshop has been organised by EMBL-ABR and will be led by Dr Monica Munoz-Torres from Phoenix Bioinformatics who is an expert in genome annotation, current chair of the International Society for Biocuration Executive Committee, and former Project Manager of the Apollo Project.

Monica will be joining us direct from the San Francisco Bay Area, and we will have locally trained trainers on hand to help and facilitate the workshop locally.


  • Genome Annotation - why is it important?
  • Gene prediction
    • what is a gene
    • computation
    • annotation
  • Genome curation
    • knowledge
    • curation - why is this necessary?
  • Structural Annotation using Apollo
  • Biological principles for curation with Apollo
  • Apollo functionality: step by step
  • Curation example


Participants must bring their own eduroam-enabled laptop with either Chrome or Firefox installed.

Further information or contact Richard Edwards.

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