This world tour of genomic resources will discuss the number and breadth of publicly available bioscience resources available to researchers. It will include a tour of example resources, organized by categories such as Algorithms and Analysis tools, expression resources, genome browsers (both Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic/Microbial) , Literature and text mining resources, and resources focused on nucleotides, proteins, pathways, disease and variation. This main discussion will then lead into a discussion of how to find resources with the OpenHelix search interface, learning to use resources with OpenHelix tutorials, and a discussion of additional methods of learning about resources.

You will learn:

  • about several bioscience resources in various subject categories
  • to find the right resource using the OpenHelix search interface
  • how to quickly learn to use resources through OpenHelix tutorials, site documentation, mailing lists, etc.
  • about additional resources for discovering resources to meet your research needs


This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Plant resources. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

Ensembl: Ensembl Genome Browser

TAIR: The Arabidopsis Information Resource

PlantGDB: Plant Genome Database

GBrowse: GBrowse User Introductory Tutorial

Ensembl Legacy: Older version of Ensembl Genome Browser

Gramene: A resource on rice and other grass genomes


Miscellaneous : Broad overview training suites, or those not categorized by other existing collections, may be located here.


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