Welch Hosts NCBI Workshops --- Coming In January

Here’s a valuable resource that’s headed your way in January. The Welch Library is hosting a series of workshops on resources from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on January 26th at Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse. There are three Workshops being presented, and for up-to-date NCBI information you definitely want to attend at least one, If you can make all three --- you’ll be sitting pretty. 

We know everyone’s busy, but December flies by, and January will be here and gone before you know it --- so mark the date!

Date:  January 26, 2015

Location:  Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse

To Register: http://welch.jhmi.edu/welchone/welchcourses

10:00-11:30 NCBI Basic Resources: They Contain More Than You Thought They Did

This workshop provides an introduction to the NCBI molecular databases and how to access data using both search and pre-determined, linked relationships among the integrated databases of Nucleotide, Protein, Gene, PubMed and Genomes. Some tips & tricks will be shared to get more out of your search strategies. Additional tools such as BLAST® and Variation data will be briefly mentioned and discussed.  Taught by Bonnie Maidak, NCBI.

Registration required:  http://welch.jhmi.edu/welchone/welchcourses

12:00-1:15 NCBI Health Resources for Clinicians and Clinical Researchers

 NIH’s NCBI houses a suite of medical genetic resources including MedGen (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/medgen/), the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/) and ClinVar (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar/). MedGen organizes information related to human medical genetics and promotes standardization of medical genetics terms. GTR has become the world’s most comprehensive repository of publicly available data about genetic tests voluntarily submitted by test providers. ClinVar aggregates information about sequence variation and its relationship to human health and aims to standardize variant nomenclature and clinical significance of such variants. Taught by Ben Busby and Adriana Malheiro, NCBI. 

Registration required: http://welch.jhmi.edu/welchone/welchcourses

2:30 - 4:00 NCBI Resources for Genomically-minded Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians!

After briefly reviewing basic genomics terminology and concepts, tricks and tips for experienced and beginner bioinformaticians and computational biologists will be provided in Command Line BLAST (in the cloud), the SRA toolkit, dbGaP, RNAseq mapping and dealing with .vcf files.  For this session, attendees must bring a wifi enabled laptop. Taught by Ben Busby, NCBI.


Registration required: http://welch.jhmi.edu/welchone/welchcourses

Hope to see you there.

Alonzo LaMont


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