[mla-nynj] MAR Announces NCBI Discovery Workshops October 18 and 19th in New York City

Tannenbaum, Helen Helen.Tannenbaum at med.nyu.edu
Fri Aug 13 19:29:27 UTC 2010

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region is pleased to announce that it will be hosting NCBI Discovery Workshops this fall. This free two-day series of workshops on NCBI tools will be held at the NYU Health Sciences Library on October 18 and 19th, 2010.

Program Overview
The Discovery Workshops consist of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks.

The four sessions of the Discovery Workshop will focus on the following areas:
1. Sequences, Genomes and Maps
2. Proteins, Domains and Structures
3. NCBI BLAST Services
4. Human Variation and Disease Genes

Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions. Each session is entirely hands-on and is presented in one computer classroom where the instructor will present a specific example using the live NCBI web site followed by a period of individual practice on related problems. Detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example. Each session will also provide opportunities for participants to provide comments and suggestions on NCBI services and also to attend individual consultations with NCBI staff.

Discovery Workshop Schedule

Day 1     Monday October 18, 2010
9:00-11:30 -- Sequences, Genomes and Maps
1:00-3:30 -- Proteins, Domains and Structures
3:45-5:00 -- Individual Consultations *

Day 2     Tuesday October 19, 2010
9:00-11:30 -- NCBI BLAST Services
1:00-3:30 -- Human Variation and Disease Genes
3:45-5:00 -- Individual Consultations*

*Anyone registered for any of the sessions is welcome to attend the individual consultations

Instructor: Peter Cooper.  Peter Cooper is a biologist with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) who provides general user support, designs and presents workshops and webinars on the use of NCBI databases and tools, edits the NCBI News, and is involved in ongoing efforts to improve the usability of the NCBI website.

How to Attend
To register for one or more of these workshops, send an email to rml at med.nyu.edu<mailto:rml at med.nyu.edu>. Include the date and time of each of the workshops that you wish to attend. Your email must also include your name, title, institutional affiliation, email address and mailing address.
The deadline for registration is Monday October 4, 2010. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.

Helen Tannenbaum
Outreach and Communications Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region
New York University Langone Medical Center
423 East 23rd Street, Floor 15 South
New York, NY 10010

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