WHSC Library to host NCBI Two Day Workshop

The Woodruff Health Sciences Library

 Announces a special short course:

NCBI Resources for Analyzing Human Variation Data

October 8-9, 2014

Wednesday 9:00 am-1pm and 3-5:00pm

Thursday 9:00 am-1pm and 3-5:00pm

Woodruff Health Sciences Library Computer Classroom B65

Presented by:  Ben Busby, PhD, Genomics Outreach Coordinator, NCBI

                 Wayne Matten, PhD, Public Services Section, NCBI

This short course is for those interested in using NCBI resources to analyze publicly available genomic datasets and their own data.  The course will focus on human genomic variation in relation to human health

Note: Participants will need to bring a wi-fi-enabled laptop to class.

Registration is via the Health Sciences Library Workshop Calendar (Please sign up for each day separately): http://health.library.emory.edu/training/workshops-classes/index.html

Drs. Busby and Matten will also be available for short consultations with attendees and other Emory investigators from 12:00-3:00 pm on October 8th and 9th.

For additional information or to schedule a 20-minute consultation, contact Jeremy Kupsco, jkupsco [at] emory [dot] edu


Day 1

Session 1 (9:00 am -12:45 pm)

  • Introduction to NCBI Genomics and Variation Resources (9:00-10:45 am)
  • NCBI Health Resources Workflow (11 am-12pm)
  • Introduction to new BLAST Resources (12 -12:45 pm)

Session 2 (3:00 pm -5:00 pm)

  • NCBI Blast Resources (SRA-BLAST for NGS/moleBLAST for Metagenomes/BLAST in the Cloud).  Students will work in small groups, and rotate between 2 projects/exercise sets.

Day 2

Session 1 (9:00 am-1:00 pm)

  • DbGaP, Beacon (indexing every position in the human genome for >800,000 individuals!), 1000 Genomes Browser, GO-ESP and GRU variant filtering.  (9-10:30 am)
  • Pubmed to genomes demo (11 am-12 pm)
  • Introduction to NCBI Variation Portal (12-1:00 pm)

Session 2 (3:00pm – 5 pm)

Hands on/Demo — NCBI Variation Resources; working with .vcf files