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ENCODE/Roadmap Epigenomics Tutorial - October 2014, ASHG

CONTENT and/or FUNCTION of the imageOn October 18, 2014, the ENCODE consortium held a workshop at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting. 

This introductory workshop was intended for a diverse audience. We introduced the curated metadata that describe the ENCODE, modENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics datasets.

We introduced web-based tools for accessing these resources.

Workshop attendees received hands-on experience using the following resources to:

  1. Search for datasets using the new ENCODE portal [encodeproject.org] 
  2. Visualize selected data on a browser such as the ENSEMBL browser or UCSC Genome Browser
  3. Annotate non-coding variants based on integrated analyses of these datasets
  4. Generate hypotheses about the regulation of a gene of interest or regulatory impact of a non-coding variant using ENCODE data.

This workshop educated researchers, clinicians, and genetic counselors on how to use ENCODE data to generate hypotheses for further biological investigation.


Agenda and Resources

All files are in PDF fileformat.

ENCODE Introduction and Overview of the Consortium

Eurie L. Hong, Stanford University

Presentation: ENCODE Introduction

Using the ENCODE Portal (Hands-On)

Seth Strattan, Stanford University

Presentation: Using the ENCODE Portal

Genome Annotations

Mark Gerstein, Yale University

Presentation: Genome Annotations

How to Interpret and Read a Track (Hands-On)

Richard Sandstrom, University of Washington

There are no slides for this live demonstration.  Some similar topics were recently addressed here:


Variant Annotation Using ENCODE Data (Hands-On)

Luke Ward, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

There are no slides for this live demonstration.  Some similar topics were recently addressed here:


For questions or more information contact:

Michael Pazin, Ph.D.
E-mail: pazinm@mail.nih.gov

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Posted: April 8, 2015