Sign up for NCBI Discovery Workshops
NCBI now offers a series of two-day training courses called Discovery Workshops. Tompkins-McCaw Library will host the NCBI Discovery workshops on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 and Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 9 am - 11:30 am and from 1 - 3:30 pm both days. These classes will be held at the George Ben Johnston Auditorium on the MCV Campus. On January 29th, the morning workshop is Sequences, Genomes and Maps and the afternoon workshop is Proteins, Domains and Structures. On January 30th the morning workshop is NCBI BLAST Services and the afternoon workshop is Human Variation and Disease Genes. Each workshop will 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. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their laptop for a hands-on experience. 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. To register and for more information access http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/. Individual consultations with NCBI staff are available 3:45 - 5:00 pm on both January 29th and January 30th by request. Please email mackta@vcu if you are interested in scheduling a consultation.