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NCBI Discovery Workshops

In May 2015, the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics hosted Peter Cooper from NCBI for a 2-day NCBI Discovery Workshop.  These sessions were streamed live and the recordings are available below:

  • Session 1: Navigating NCBI Molecular Data through the Integrated Entrez System and BLAST, Part 1 and Part 2
    Covers using Gene as a key access point to explore: Genomic transcript and protein sequences; Genomic context; Functional information; Biological pathways; Homologs in other species; Expression data; Protein structures.
  • Session 2: Gene Expression Resources at the NCBI, Part 1 and Part 2
    This workshop covers GEO, GEO Datasets, and GEO profiles: Concept and scope; Curated and non-curated data; Analyzing microarray data; Pre-computed, curated data; GEO2R, non-curated data; Accessing next-gen RNA-Seq data in GEO, SRA and Gene; Transcriptome alignment view in Gene; Using SRA-BLAST to explore Next-Gen data.
  • Session 3: Human Genes, Variation, and Medical Genetics Resources, Part 1 and Part 2
    This session covers: Human genome build and annotation; Variation databases (dnSNP and dbVAR); Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP); Medical genetics resources; ClinVar; MedGen; GTR.
  • Session 4: NCBI Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products: Microbiome to Human, Part 1 and Part 2
    This session covers: NCBI BioProject, BioSample, Genomes and Assembly databases; Annotation products from the Eukaryotic and Microbial genome annotation pipelines; Environmental and organismal metagenomes; Accessing wgs data in the Sequence Read Archive (SRA); Specialized genomic and SRA BLAST services; Downloading genome sequences and next-gen reads from the NCBI FTP and Aspera sites.