A Field Guide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources
Lecture and Hands-On Computer Workshops
Tuesday, March 28 - Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The NCBI Workshop was a BIG success! Approximately 170 people attended the lecture presentation and 127 people participated in the hands-on computer sessions. You'll find a link to the Powerpoint slides at the bottom of this page. Thank you for attending and making this a success.
Parks Library is hosting the NCBI Field Guide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources. The Field Guide course provides practical information about GenBank, RefSeq, and the integrated genome resources, as well as other databases maintained at the NCBI. It also provides instruction on effective use of Entrez and BLAST.The course consists of a 3-hour, one-time lecture followed by an optional 2-hour hands-on computer lab session.
The lecture and computer lab sessions will be taught by Eric Sayers and Simin Assadi. Eric and Simin are bioinformatics training specialists with the NCBI User Services staff.
More information about the course is available at this URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/FieldGuide/
WHEN and WHERE:
The lecture will be held in the South Ballroom at the Iowa State Memorial Union from 8:30 - 11:30 the morning of Tuesday, March 28. The hands-on sessions will be offered twice on Tuesday afternoon and three times on Wednesday, March 29. The sessions will be held at the computer lab in Parks Library (Room 32).
There is no cost to attend the course. You must pre-register for the lecture and, if desired, one of the computer lab sessions.
The course is designed for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and others in the life sciences who work with biological sequence data. Because seating is limited, the course is not recommended for most undergraduate students. Registration is not limited to Iowa State University affiliates. Researchers from other universities or corporations are welcome to register.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
|Tuesday, March 28, 2006|
|8:00 am||Check-in: South Ballroom at Memorial Union|
|8:30 - 11:30 am||South Ballroom: Introduction to NCBI Databases|
|11:30 - 1:00 pm||Lunch Break|
|1:00 - 3:00 pm||
Parks Library Computer
Lab (Room 32): Computer Session A (Full)
|3:15 - 5:15 pm||Parks Library
Computer Lab (Room 32): Computer Session B (Full)
Durham Center (Room 248): Computer Session B (Full)
|Wednesday, March 29, 2006|
|8:00 - 10:00 am||Parks Library
Computer Lab (Room 32): Computer Session C (Full)
Durham Center (Room 248): Computer Session C (Full)
|10:15 - 12:15 pm||Parks Library Computer Lab (Room 32): Computer Session D (Full)|
|1:30 - 3:30 pm||Parks Library Computer Lab (Room 32): Computer Session E (Full)|
Lecture: You must pre-register for the lecture. Attendance at the lecture is required if you wish to attend a hands-on session.
Computer Lab Sessions:
As of Friday, March 10, the computer lab sessions are FULL. If you are interested in participating in a session, please let me know, and I will put your name on a waiting list.
Attendance is optional. There are 20 seats available per session. All sessions are identical so only register for one session.
Session A, Tuesday, March 28, 1:00
- 3:00 pm
Session B, Tuesday, March 28, 3:15 - 5:15 pm
Session C, Wednesday, March 29, 8:00 - 10:00 am
Session D, Wednesday, March 29, 10:15 - 12:15 pm
Session E, Wednesday, March 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Consult with Eric or Simin:
If you or your lab group would like to schedule a 20-30 minute consultation with Eric or Simin to discuss specific questions related to bioinformatics resources and your research, please indicate this upon registration.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Contact: Andrea Dinkelman, Science & Technology Librarian at Parks Library via email, email@example.com or phone, 515-294-6943. Include in the message your top three preferences for the computer session you would like to attend. All efforts will be made to accomodate your preferences. A registration confirmation will be sent via email.
Please contact Andrea Dinkelman if you have additional questions about the course.
Powerpoint Slides for Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Part I & Part II (Powerpoint slides) - There are 60 slides in Part I and 60 slides in Part II.
Part II (PDF) - The PDF file is 26 pages.
Computer Lab Exercises (37 page file): ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/FieldGuide/NCBI_exercises.pdf These exercises are similar to the ones demonstrated during the hands-on session.
Last updated 03/31/06