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NCBI Classes Available

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is hosting two NCBI classes in the coming week. Peter Cooper from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) will be presenting BLAST and Genomes Updates. Peter will present these two sessions via Adobe Connect. Please join us in the Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 3100B. There is no fee to attend, but please register.

Class: BLAST: The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool
Date
: Friday, July 15, 2011
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Place:
HSEB 3100 B
Description:
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between protein or nucleotide sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence in a database and calculates the statistical significance of the matches. This class provides an introduction to BLAST and then describes the practical application of different BLAST program.

Class: Genomes Updates
Date:
Monday, July 18, 2011
Time:
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Place:
HSEB 3100 B
Description: Contains sequence and map data from the whole genomes of over 1000 organisms. The genomes represent both completely sequenced organisms and those for which sequencing is in progress.

For more information contact Jeanne Le Ber; 801-585-6744

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