NCBI Functional Genomics Workshop set for April 15-16

Registration is now open for the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s Functional Genomics Workshop. The workshop, which was originally scheduled for April 15-16 in Terrell Library, is moving to a completely online format.

Presenters will facilitate the workshop through GoToWebinar from their headquarters at NIH, instead of through Zoom. Time schedules and sessions will remain the same. To register and for more information, visit the workshop webpage. Those who have already registered will receive notification of the change. New registrations are welcome.

Sessions will cover the following topics:

  • An update on NCBI BLAST and other sequence analysis tools
  • NCBI resources for animal and plant genomics research
  • NCBI resources for pathogen (bacteria and virus) genomics research
  • NCBI resources for gene expression and genetic variation research

Featured speakers are:

  • Peter Cooper, NCBI Customer Experience team member and team lead for Strategic Communications (education, social media and conferences). For the past 22 years, he has provided user support for the NCBI molecular databases and tools and has directed scientific education and outreach efforts, including popular courses and workshops such as the long‐running NCBI Field Guide, Discovery Workshops and Modular Workshops and numerous short courses at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, the Jackson Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Cooper has research experience in biochemistry and marine biology.
  • Wayne Matten, NCBI Customer Experience team member. Since 2000, he has provided user support, including teaching courses and workshops on a wide range of NCBI resources. Matten is part of the BLAST-help group, maintains the NCBI-U.S. National Library of Medicine YouTube channel and creates tutorial videos on NCBI tools and resources. His research background is in biochemistry/molecular biology focused on signal transduction mechanisms involving oncogenes.

NCBI is part of the National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. NCBI provides access to biomedical and genomic information. In functional-genomics studies, researchers seek answers to biological questions by utilizing high-throughput methodology.