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NCBI Discovery Workshop: Human Variation and Disease Genes
  Print Print this event   Add to calendarhttp://30-01-2013 13:00:0030-01-2013 15:30:0015NCBI Discovery Workshop: Human Variation and Disease GenesNCBI Discovery Workshop: Human Variation and Disease GenesGeorge Ben Johnston Aud - AuditoriumThelma Mackmackta@vcu.eduDD/MM/YYYY
 
Date and Time   Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 
Location   George Ben Johnston Aud - Auditorium,   MCV Campus
 
Sponsor(s)   VCU Libraries
 
Speaker   Peter Cooper
 
Audience   All
 
Description   NCBI now offers a series of two-day training courses called Discovery Workshops. Each Workshop will consist of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. This session, "Human Variation and Disease Genes," focuses on resources associated with human sequence variations and phenotypes. The demonstrations use the mouse fig4 gene homolog and the human APOE gene as examples to navigate across the integrated databases to find phenotypes, literature, sequences (genome, mRNA and protein), and variations. The workshop shows how to map those variations onto genes, transcripts, proteins, and genomic regions. This workshop will emphasize the importance of the Gene database as the best way to access these data. Examples demonstrate additional tools and viewers associated with Entrez including the Graphical Sequence Viewer, the Map Viewer, the Variation Viewer, Gene View in dbSNP, examine variations across populations using the new 1000 Genomes Browser, and introduce the NCBI`s Genome Workbench as a sequence analysis and annotation platform. The workshop emphasizes the power of the pre-computed analyses and links across and within databases to uncover relationships. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their laptop for a hands-on experience. The instructor will present a specific example using the live NCBI web site followed by a period of individual practice on related problems. Detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example. Individual consultations with NCBI staff are available 3:45 - 5:00 pm on both January 29 and January 30 by request. Please email mackta@vcu if you are interested in scheduling a consultation.
 
Related Links:   Register online
NCBI workshop website
 
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  Thelma Mack
804-828-0017
mackta@vcu.edu

 
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804-828-0017
mackta@vcu.edu
 

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