Ensembl Tools

We provide a number of ready-made tools for processing both our data and yours. We routinely delete results from our servers after 10 days, but if you have an ensembl account you will be able to save the results indefinitely.

Processing your data

NameDescriptionOnline toolUpload limitDownload scriptDocumentation
Variant Effect Predictor
Analyse your own variants and predict the functional consequences of known and unknown variants via our Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) tool.Tool50MB*DownloadDocumentation
HMMERQuickly search our genomes for your protein sequence.Tool
BLAST/BLATSearch our genomes for your DNA or protein sequence.Tool50MBDocumentation
Assembly ConverterMap (liftover) your data's coordinates to the current assembly.Tool50MB
ID History ConverterConvert a set of Ensembl IDs from a previous release into their current equivalents.Tool50MBDownload
* For larger datasets we provide an API script that can be downloaded (you will also need to install our Perl API, below, to run the script).

Accessing Ensembl Plants data

NameDescriptionGet it from:Documentation
Ensembl Perl APIProgrammatic access to all Ensembl data using simple Perl scriptsGitHub or FTP download (current release only)Documentation
Ensembl Genomes REST serverAccess Ensembl data using your favourite programming languageDocumentation