UNIT 1.15 Using the Ensembl Genome Server to Browse Genomic Sequence Data

  1. Xosé M. Fernández-Suárez,
  2. Michael K. Schuster

Published Online: 1 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0115s30

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Fernández-Suárez, X. M. and Schuster, M. K. 2010. Using the Ensembl Genome Server to Browse Genomic Sequence Data. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 30:1.15:1.15.1–1.15.48.

Author Information

  1. EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: JUN 2010


The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive source of automatic annotation of the human genome sequence, as well as other species of biomedical interest, with confirmed gene predictions that have been integrated with external data sources. This unit describes how to use the Ensembl genome browser (http://www.ensembl.org/), the public interface of the project. It describes how to find a gene or protein of interest, how to get additional information and external links, and how to use the comparative genomic data. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 30:1.15.1-1.15.48. © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • computer graphics;
  • databases;
  • genetic;
  • genetic variation;
  • genomics;
  • sequence homology;
  • genome;
  • genome sequence