Introduction to Blast
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) is a combination statistical and mathematical equation created by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The BLAST suite offers a set of tools for identifying areas of similarity between various kinds of genomic and protein sequences as well as specialized BLAST tools for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), comparing sequences, identifying mutations, sequences binding molecules such as drugs and more.
Thursday, June 26 • 1:00-4:00 pm
An extension of the Introduction to BLAST building on the skills learned, covers working with nucleotide BLAST, Assigning biological function to your unknown sequence and specialized BLAST functions.
Monday, July 7 • 1:00-4:00 pm
UCSC Genome Browser Workshop
The UCSC Genome Browser permits researchers to rapidly browse a large number of vertebrate, invertebrate, microbial and model organism genomes. Any portion of any genome may be retrieved at any scale, together with dozens of aligned annotation tracks (known genes, predicted genes, ESTs, mRNAs, CpG islands, assembly gaps and overage, chromosomal bands, mouse homologies, and more). Users can also add their own custom tracks to the browser for educational or research purposes. In addition, the Browser provides portals to ENCODE data, the Neanderthal sequences, and is home to the popular sequence alignment tool, BLAT.
Friday, July 25 • 1:00-4:00 pm
A pharmacogenomics knowledge resource that encompasses clinical information (including dosing guidelines and drug labels), potential clinically actionable gene-drug association, and genotype-phenotype relationships. Pharm GKB collects, curates and disseminates knowledge about the impact of human genetic variation on drug responses.
Friday, August 15 • 1:00-3:00 pm
Check all our offerings on the HSL Workshops page. Don’t forget to scroll down and look over the list of Workshops on Demand too.
Questions? Call your instruction librarian, Deb Chiarella, at 716-829-5753 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.