Upcoming NCBI Webinars

NCBINCBI is offering two webinars to the New England region in March. They are: Overview of NCBI Molecular Databases on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM  and NCBI BLAST Services on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  These are scheduled for 2 hours but should be done in an hour and a half. Please follow the links below to register for the classes.

Overview of NCBI Molecular Databases, March 19, 2014  3:15 PM
This webinar provides an introduction to the molecular databases at the NCBI and covers accessing data through the Entrez system and BLAST. It provides an overview of databases, describes types of molecular data, and demonstrates sequence, variation, genome information and BLAST searching using a single gene as an example to navigate across the integrated databases, search tools, and other resources. Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8112845858136628481
(Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

NCBI BLAST Services, March 20, 2014 9:00 AM
This session highlights new features and demonstrates the practical aspects of using NCBI BLAST, the most popular sequence similarity service in the world. The workshop demonstrates useful but under-used features of the updated service including direct access from the Entrez sequence databases; the integration and expansion of Align-2-Sequences; organism limits, other filters and re-organized databases on the submission forms; formatting options (CDS, sorting by position, taxonomy reports) and downloading options on results; and TreeView analysis of results. It also shows how the new conserved domain enhanced protein BLAST service (DELTA-BLAST) improves the sensitivity and specificity of protein BLAST and demonstrates two new sequence analysis services that have been added to the BLAST area of the NCBI site: Primer BLAST, an oligonucleotide primer designer and specificity checker, and a multiple protein sequence alignment tool (COBALT). These new aspects of BLAST provide easier access and results that are more comprehensive and easier to interpret and analyze.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1325938811875085570
(Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

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