Free UCSC Genome Browser Training at ASHG 2009

The UCSC Bioinformatics Group announces the sponsorship of numerous training opportunities and materials at the American Society of Human Genetics 2009 meeting in Honolulu Hawaii presented by OpenHelix.

Come by OpenHelix booth 201 for:

  • a brief demonstration on the features and functionality of the UCSC Genome Browser
  • answers to questions you may have on using the UCSC Genome Browser
  • a free CD with the UCSC Genome Browser tutorial suite, including self run tutorials, PowerPoint presentations and exercises.
  • Quick Reference Card on the UCSC Genome Browser and UCSC Table Browser.

OpenHelix will also be presenting its new Genomics Search and Learn Portal. The portal directs scientists to the most relevant publicly available bioinformatics and genomics resources on the web, and then gives them immediate access to tutorials, training materials, and useful tips and information developed by OpenHelix.

Stop by booth 201 for more information and to pick up your free “puzzle” pen (while supplies last).

About OpenHelix
OpenHelix, LLC, (www.openhelix.com) provides the genomics knowledge you need when you need it. OpenHelix provides online self-run tutorials, on-site training, and daily information (blog.openhelix.com) on the most powerful and popular free, web based, publicly accessible bioinformatics resources. In addition, OpenHelix is contracted by resource providers to provide comprehensive, long-term training and outreach programs.

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.