UCSC Genome Browser workshop on May 6

Date: Wed, May 6, 2009.
Time: 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Bioscience & Natural Resources Library (2101 VLSB)
Trainers: Dr. Trey Lathe and Dr. Mary Mangan, OpenHelix, LLC

This is a hands-on computer workshop on the UCSC Genome Browser presented by OpenHelix, LLC. OpenHelix provides online tutorials and on-site training on comprehensive genomic programs.

The UCSC Genome Browser is an indispensable tool for biology and medical researchers seeking genomic information. Explore the official reference human genome sequence and learn to find genes and variations in disease, as well as other target genes important to your research in human and other species.

The introductory tutorial will cover the topics needed to effectively use this powerful, free, publicly-accessible tool, including:

  • Basic functionality of Genome Browser searching
  • BLAT use
  • Effective use of the Table Browser
  • Getting started with Custom Tracks

The workshop is approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. There will be a 10-15 minute break as well as time for Q&A. The training room accommodates up to 30 people. The seminar room has 12 computers, but you are also welcome to bring your own laptop.

Getting ready for OskiCat

Coming in Summer 2009: OskiCat, the new UC Berkeley library catalog, will replace Pathfinder and GLADIS, offering more contents and convenient new features.

What should you do to prepare?

  • Return library materials you no longer need.
  • Check your inventory on GLADIS and renew any items you still need.
  • Update your email address at any library circulation desk.

Check the OskiCat announcement for more information.