UCSC Genome Browser Seminars in Cleveland, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco

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Learn to use the powerful and popluar UCSC Genome Browser at these hands-on three hour computer seminars in Cleveland, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco

The UCSC Bioinformatics Group announces four hands-on computer workshops on the UCSC Genome Browser presented by OpenHelix, the company that brings you the genomics knowledge you need, when you need it.

The introductory tutorial will cover the topics needed to effectively use this powerful, free, publicly-accessible tool, including: basic functionality of Genome Browser searching and BLAT use, Table Browser use, creating and using Custom Tracks, and an introduction to the Gene Sorter.

One or two sessions will be offered each day depending on location: 9:00 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. See the locations and dates listed below. The course will cost $149, $109, and $89 for commercial, not-for-profit, and student, respectively. For further information and to make a reservation, visit openhelix.com or call 1-888-861-5051.

More Details:

What: "Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser," a seminar and hands-on computer workshop sponsored by UCSC Bioinformatics Group and presented by OpenHelix, LLC.

When and Where:

San Francisco: January 31, 2007, 1-4 p.m.

Seattle Area: February 1, 2007, 1-4 p.m.

New York: February 13, 2007, 9 a.m-12 noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cleveland: February 14, 2007, 9 a.m-12 noon or 1-4 p.m.

Who: Anyone interested in learning how to use the UCSC Genome Browser. Requires knowledge of genomic/biological concepts. No programming skills required.

Cost: Corporate: $149, Not-for-profit: $109, Student: $89. Participants receive complete slide and exercise handouts and a printed Quick Reference Card. Seating is limited, register as soon as possible.

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

About UCSC Bioinformatics Group

The UCSC Bioinformatics Group is part of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Director and HHMI investigator David Haussler leads a team of scientists, engineers and students in the study and comparative analysis of mammalian and model organism genomes. Research Scientist Jim Kent heads up the engineering team that develops and maintains the UCSC Genome Browser (http://genome.ucsc.edu), a research tool that integrates the work of hundreds of scientists worldwide into a graphical display of genome sequences and aligned annotations. The Genome Browser -- originally developed to assist in the initial assembly of the human genome -- now features a rich set of annotations on a multitude of mammalian and model organism genomes. The UCSC Bioinformatics Group continues to uphold its original mission to provide free, unrestricted public access to genome data on the Web.

About OpenHelix, LLC.

OpenHelix, LLC, provides the genomics knowledge you need when you need it. OpenHelix provides online self-run tutorials, web seminars, and on-site training for institutions and companies on the most powerful and popular free, web based, publicly accessible bioinformatics resources. In addition, OpenHelix also is contracted by resource providers to provide comprehensive, long-term training and outreach programs.

OpenHelix has its headquarters in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco and Boston. Further information can be found on http://www.openhelix.com or by calling 1-888-861-5051.

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