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Ensembl Genomes 39 has been released!

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:20:38 +0000

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Ensembl Genomes (EG!39). Highlights include new genomes (Stalk-eyed fly and Waterflea) and a polyploid view for Wheat. Read on to find out more about new data and features: Metazoa New genomes: Stalk-eyed fly (Teleopsis dalmanni) and Waterflea (Daphnia magna) Updated protein domains using InterProScan (with InterPro version […]

Getting to know us: Mag from Core

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:47:50 +0000

This month we’re getting to know Mag, who is the Ensembl Core Senior Project Leader. Read on to find out more about her career path and what she gets up to in her day-to-day role!   What is your job in Ensembl? I am the Ensembl Core senior project leader. The Core team is responsible […]

Do you use transcripts for your work?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:29:33 +0000

Ensembl and NCBI have been working to align the GENCODE and RefSeq reference transcripts. As part of that effort, we are also developing plans to define a primary transcript for every gene as well as a minimal set of clinically relevant transcripts. To guide that effort, we have developed a small survey to get input on how […]

Ensembl 92 has been released!

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:58:18 +0000

We have been busy over Easter and Ensembl 92 is now live! Read on to check out the highlights of this release and join us for our release webinar on Monday 9th April 2018 at 16:00 GMT to learn more about the new data and features. New species: Goat (Capra hircus) The eagerly-awaited highlight of […]

2018 – a year of conferences

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:54:24 +0000

We think conferences are great opportunities to use talks and posters to tell people about all the cool stuff we’re developing, provide training with workshops and learn more about what’s going on in our fields of interest. Ensembl team members attend many conferences a year and 2018 is no exception, we’re planning to attend nineteen (so […]

Getting to know us: Jon from HAVANA

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:32:39 +0000

This month we are meeting Jonathan Mudge who is the Annotation Project Leader in the HAVANA group.   What is your job in Ensembl? I’m a Team Leader in the HAVANA group. We focus on manual gene annotation of the human and mouse genomes, which forms the core of the genesets produced for these species […]

What’s coming in Ensembl 92 and Ensembl Genomes 39

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:14:36 +0000

Both Ensembl release 92 and Ensembl Genomes release 39 are scheduled for April 2018. Included are new genomes and genebuilds (Goat, Zebrafish, Marmoset, Stalk-eyed fly and Waterflea) and a command line version of our new Linkage Disequilibrium tool. Here are the highlights you can look forward to: Ensembl 92 New assemblies, gene sets and annotations […]

Getting to know us – Carla from Compara

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:09:14 +0000

This month we’re meeting Carla from our comparative genomics team (which we call compara). What is your job in Ensembl? I am a developer in the comparative genomics team. Our job is to compute any resource in Ensembl that involves comparing species. These include whole genome alignments, gene trees and homology predictions. What do you […]

Ensembl Developer – Genebuild

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:47:58 +0000

We’re looking for a bioinformatics developer to join our genebuild team, creating and running pipelines to annotate genes onto genomes. We’re looking for PhDs or MScs in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Genetics or related fields, with experience in genome annotation using pipelines and compute clusters and knowledge of object-oriented programming and Unix. Closes 25th February. Location: […]

Getting to know us: Dan from Production

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:05:53 +0000

This month we’re meeting Dan Staines, who is part of the Ensembl Production team. What is your job in Ensembl? I lead the Production team, who look after all the processes and pipelines needed to transform the data provided by the other teams in Ensembl and Ensembl Genomes into what our users see via the website, FTP […]