Free On-Site Seminars on UCSC Genome Browser

The UCSC Bioinformatics Group announces your chance to bring the popular hands-on computer workshop on the UCSC Genome Browser ( to your institution.  The seminar is presented by OpenHelix, the company that brings you the bioinformatics knowledge you need, when you need it, at no cost to the institution.

The three and half hour 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. 

Participants will receive slide hand-outs, exercises, and a UCSC Genome Browser and Table Browser Quick Reference Cards.

To bring the seminar to your institution, apply at  The only two requirements from the institutions are:
 -Providing a computer classroom with internet access.  Preferred number of computers is 24 or above. An alternative to a computer room is having wireless available and participants bringing their own laptops. The seminar can be done in the morning and repeated in the afternoon, to reach more users.
 - Conduct outreach and communication to participants as necessary.
The number of seminars is limited, so apply today.

Seminar Summary:
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: Your institution at a date of your choice, depending on availability

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

Cost:  No cost.

Contact Information: or 1-888-861-5051