National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) staff will give a Discovery Workshop at UC Berkeley on June 6-7, 2011. The Workshop will consist of four intensive 2.5-hour hands-on training sessions, each emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Participants will also be able to set up individual consultations with NCBI staff.
The sessions will focus on NCBI resources related to the following topics:
Sequences, genomes and maps (Monday June 6, 9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Proteins, domains and structures (Monday June 6, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
NCBI BLAST services (Tuesday June 7, 9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Human variation and disease genes (Tuesday June 7, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions.
This is a great opportunity to explore these powerful tools under the guidance of expert NCBI staff. Those interested in attending are encouraged to sign up early, as researchers from throughout the region are expressing interest in the workshops and space will be limited.
To register, go to http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/ncbi_workshop.html. Registrants should receive a confirmation e-mail within a week.
The sessions will be held in a large auditorium with wireless Internet access. They are intended to be hands-on sessions, so participants should plan on bringing a laptop computer. Participants will be notified of the location. For more information about the sessions, please see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/education/workshops/.