Jalview Training Courses
Funding from the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council allows us to run training courses in the UK and overseas.
Upcoming training courses are advertised on the training courses calendar (shown here and on the front page), and the Training Courses page gives a complete list of all the training courses we've run. You can also keep up to date with jalview training via the training news page.
If you'd like someone to come and give a training course at your institute, then contact Geoff Barton (g dot j dot barton at dundee dot ac dot uk).
Why come to a Jalview training course ?
Most people who use Jalview first discover it because they needed to view an alignment from one of the many sites that use JalviewLite, or needed to create a figure for publication with the Jalview Desktop. Jalview has more to offer than this, but learning how to use all of the features of JalviewLite and the Jalview Desktop can take some time. Attending a Jalview course gives you the opportunity to focus on exploring its capabilities and understand how you can use it more effectively, whether you are a student, teacher, bioinformatician, biologist or biomedical researcher.
Types of training course
- Jalview Residential Courses
These are held annually at the EMBL-EBI hands on training facility at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, near Cambridge, UK. The first residential course took place in 2010, and consisted of a full day of guided hands-on tutorials, and a lecture on multiple alignment and analysis. In 2012, we added an additional day to the program to cover advanced topics, and to allow time for the Jalview Clinic and Jalview Developer Hackathon.
- The Jalview Clinic is an opportunity for participants to discuss their analysis problems with the Jalview team.
- Jalview Developer Hackathon is for people who want to adapt or modify Jalview for their own needs, fix bugs, or improve its documentation.
- Introduction to Jalview
This is a one day guided tutorial format course that covers all the jalview basics, alignment and tree based alignment analysis, and a selection of other topics from the Introduction to Jalview manual.
- Practical Jalview
This is the short format version of the one day course, which skips a number of the basic exercises and focuses on key capabilities for alignment creation and visual analysis.