Genome Annotation using Apollo with Monica Munoz-Torres

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 at various EMBL-ABR Nodes around Australia 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


Tuesday 21st November

For further details on your location’s time, head to the registration page listed below.


EMBL-ABR Nodes in QLD, NSW, VIC, and SA

For further details on your Node’s venue, head to the registration page listed below.


Brisbane: EMBL-ABR: QCIF Node

Townsville:   EMBL-ABR: James Cook University Node: Townsville Campus

Cairns: EMBL-ABR: James Cook University Node: Cairns Campus

Sydney: EMBL-ABR: SBI Node

Melbourne: EMBL-ABR: Melbourne Bioinformatics Node

Melbourne: EMBL-ABR: Monash Node

Adelaide: EMBL-ABR: University of Adelaide Node

Tasmania: EMBL-ABR: University of Tasmania Node

Lismore: EMBL-ABR: Southern Cross University Node – contact us for more details