OpenHelix Seminar Overview
OpenHelix provides seminars on how to use the most critical features and functions of the most widely used public bioinformatics resources. Presented by Ph.Ds in the field with extensive training experience, these informative and instructive seminars are hosted at your institution or corporation.
Certain seminars such as UCSC Genome Browser are at no or low-cost since they are sponsored by the resource providers. You can also customize a half, full or multi day seminar.
Seminars Sponsored by the Resource Provider
The providers of resources contract with OpenHelix to provide hands-on computer seminars on their resources. Our current Sponsored seminar offerings include:
- UCSC Genome Browser (Basic and Advanced Tools)
- UCSC Genome Browser with ENCODE
UCSC Genome Browser
The three and half hour introductory workshop will cover the topics needed to effectively use this powerful, free, publicly-accessible tool, including basic functionality of Genome Browser, searching and BLAT use, and creating and using custom tracks.
Participants receive slide hand-outs, exercises, and UCSC Genome Browser and Table Browser Quick Reference Cards.
Using UCSC Genome Browser to access ENCODE data
This is a specialized version of the UCSC Genome Browser Seminar. In addition to learning the features and functions listed above, users will be given specific information on how to use them to access and analyze ENCODE data.
The only two requirements for you to bring a seminar to your institution are:
- Providing a computer classroom with internet access. Preferred number of computers is 24 or above. An alternative to a computer room is having wireless available and participants bringing their own laptops. The seminar can be done in the morning and repeated in the afternoon, to reach more users.
- Conduct outreach and communication to participants as necessary.
To bring a sponsored tutorial, fill out the Apply form.
Our seminar offerings often change, with new resources being covered. If you would like to get updates on our seminar and other offerings, you can subscribe to the OpenHelix Resource News.>
Customer Seminars for your Institution
OpenHelix has provided many custom seminars for universities, research institutions, government institutions, and corporations on a wide range of genomic and bioinformatics resources. We can do a half, full, or multi-day seminar on resources based on your needs. Contact us at 1-888-561-5051, (425) 401-1400, or fill out the Contact Form.
Bring a Sponsored Seminar to your instititution
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Workshop: The World of Genome Browsers and the Galaxy of Analysis Tools
We regret that the "The World of Genome Browsers and the Galaxy of Analysis Tools" workshop has been canceled.
However, OpenHelix offers free online tutorials on some of the resources that were to be covered. Click the following links to access the tutorial suites for: UCSC Genome Browser, the UCSC Genome Browser Custom Tracks and Table Browser, UCSC Genome Browser additional tools, Overview of Genome Browsers and Galaxy.
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