June 2, 2006

Last Chance to Register for NCBI Field Guide, June 8-9

Just a reminder that the NCBI Field Guide, a short course taught by bioinformatics help staff at NCBI, will be held at the U of M next Thursday and Friday, June 8-9. Please let grad students and others who may be interested know. Registrations will be accepted through Tuesday June 6. Complete details on the course and registration are available at http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/services/instruction/ncbifieldguide

Related, the Mayo Clinic is hosting a longer, two full day version of the NCBI course, called "Field Guide Plus" on July 6-7. Space is limited, but they have kindly offered to host some participants from U of M. If you would be interested in travelling to Rochester for the Field Guide Plus course, please drop me a line at messn006@umn.edu. See further details on the Field Guide Plus course below.

Title: Field Guide Plus
Date: July 6th - 7th, 2006
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Charter House, room 1-160/162
Instructors: NCBI Staff
Prerequisites: Basic molecular biology
This course is intended for biologists who desire more detailed coverage of NCBI molecular databases and tools. The focus will be on effective use of the Entrez system and sequence similarity searching with NCBI BLAST. The course will give special emphasis to genomic information and molecular structures. The hands-on portions are more extensive and incorporate the "Exploring 3D Molecular structures" and "Identification of Disease Genes" courses.


Day 1: July 6th
AM Session
* 8:00 NCBI Databases and ENTREZ
* 9:00 BREAK
* 9:15 Hands-on ENTREZ Practice
* 11:30 LUNCH (on your own)
PM Session
* 12:30 NCBI Web BLAST
* 1:15 Alternatives to BLAST
* 2:00 BREAK
* 2:15 Hands-on BLAST Practice

Day 2: July 7th
AM Session
* 8:00 NCBI Structures - Part 1
* 8:45 Hands-on Structures Practice 1
* 9:30 BREAK
* 9:45 NCBI Structures - Part 2
* 10:30 Hands-on Structures Practice 2
* 11:30 LUNCH (on your own)
PM Session
* 12:30 Identification of Disease Genes
* 2:00 Hands-on Disease Genes Practice
* 3:00 BREAK
* 3:15 Additional Hands-on Practice

Posted by Kevin Messner at June 2, 2006 8:07 AM