The IMPC recently published a online training course and a webinar covering how we generate our data, how the data can be accessed, what new findings IMPC data has led to and how the data are used across different scientific communities. Both the course and the webinar are free to access.
With this course, users will learn how to find available data for genes of interest, including significant phenotypes and associated disease models, and vice versa for genes associated with phenotypes of interest. Users can also learn how to order relevant knockout mouse strains should they be interested in performing further experiments on these knockout lines.
The IMPC webinar delves into some of the exciting discoveries in genetic disease, development and sexual dimorphism that biologists and clinical researchers are making using IMPC resources. We show how the IMPC strives to generate data that ultimately helps us understand human health and disease and identify new targets for therapeutic intervention. We also present how this data is useful for research focusing on other mammalian species, including evolutionary research studies seeking to understand adaptation.
IMPC data and alleles apply to a wide variety of biological research areas, including (but not limited to) rare disease, genetics and genomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, neuroscience, immunology and many more. This course and webinar aim to help researchers from all disciplines learn how to apply our resources to their work.
The IMPC functional gene catalogue now includes phenotyping data for over 7,000 mouse genes. All IMPC data is freely available to use at www.mousephenotype.org. We want to encourage researchers to use our open-access data, and to get in touch with us if they need further guidance or information.
Both the IMPC course and the webinar are freely available from the EMBL-EBI Train Online platform, which aims at promoting bioinformatics training capacity and competence.