Free UCSC Genome Browser Training at ASHG 2008

OpenHelix presenting one-on-one questions and answers, tutorial suite, and Quick Reference Card on the UCSC Genome Browser.

The UCSC Bioinformatics Group announces the sponsorship of numerous training opportunities and materials at the American Society of Human Genetics 2008 meeting in Philadelphia presented by OpenHelix.

Come by the OpenHelix booth 1002/1004 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. (same materials available here:
- Quick Reference Card on the UCSC Genome Browser and UCSC Table Browser.

You can also find out how to get access to over 50 tutorial suites on other powerful and popular genomics and bioinformatics resources. Stop by booth 1002/1004 for more and information and to pick up your free “puzzle” pen (while supplies last).
About OpenHelix
OpenHelix, LLC, ( provides the genomics knowledge you need when you need it. OpenHelix provides online self-run tutorials, on-site training, and daily information ( 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 (, 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.