Free Training on Genomic Resources During American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2006

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OpenHelix presents tutorials on four genomic resources during the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2006 in Chicago.

OpenHelix will be presenting four free tutorials on the most popular and powerful publicly accessible, web-based genomics resources during American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2006 in Chicago, November 12-14.

The introductory tutorials, sponsored by the resource providers and presented by OpenHelix, will cover the topics needed to effectively use four resources, including: the Genome Variation Server (http://gvs.gs.washington.edu/GVS/), SeattleSNPs (http://pga.gs.washington.edu/), UCSC Genome Browser (http://genome.ucsc.edu/), and VISTA: Comparative Genomics tools (http://genome.lbl.gov/vista).

These resources, all free and available to the public on the web, organize and present visual references to genomic data and sequences, as well as information about important and medically relevant human variations. The training will introduce participants to the contents and strategies for accessing information in these resources.

OpenHelix will also be presenting brief introductory overviews of these resources during show hours at booth 2464. Stop by the booth for more information and to receive your free Quick Reference Cards.

Sunday, November 12th, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.:

"Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser and VISTA: Comparative Genomics Tools," an introductory educational seminar sponsored by University of California, Santa Cruz and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and presented by OpenHelix, LLC.

Monday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.:

"Introduction to SeattleSNPs and the Genome Variation Server," an introductory educational seminar sponsored by the University of Washington and presented by OpenHelix, LLC

Where: Hyatt Regency Conference Center, Room CC21, 2233 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL.

Who: Anyone attending the AHA Scientific Sessions interested in learning how to use these tools. Requires knowledge of genomic/biological concepts. No programming skills required.

Cost: No cost. No registration required. Attendees will receive free download of training materials. Refreshments will be served.

Contact Information: http://www.openhelix.com or 1-888-861-5051

Sponsorship Information:

The tutorials are sponsored by the respective providers of the resources:

University of Washington: Genome Variation Server and SeattleSNPs

University of California, Santa Cruz: UCSC Genome Browser

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: VISTA: Comparative Genomics Tools

This event is not part of the official Scientific Sessions 2006 as planned by the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions Program.

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