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Maine Genomics Research Collaborative Bioinformatics Workshop: NCBI Resources for Pathogen (Bacteria and Virus) Genomics Research (online)

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Maine INBRE Bioinformatics Core and Maine Genomics Research Collaborative is co-hosting a series of these four online NCBI Workshops:
1. An Update on NCBI BLAST and Other Sequence Analysis Tools — Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 2–5 p.m.
2. NCBI Resources for Animal and Plant Genomics Research — Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 2–5 p.m.
3. NCBI Resources for Pathogen (Bacteria & Virus) Genomics Research — Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 2–5 p.m.
4. NCBI Resources for Gene Expression and Genetic Variation Research — Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 2–5 p.m.

These workshops will be given by NCBI Staff, including Drs. Wayne Madden, Peter Cooper and Rena Morris.

You may register for any or all of the free workshops. If you are interested in attending the workshop, contact Benjamin King ( in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine. These workshops are jointly hosted by Maine INBRE and Colorado State University.

NCBI Resources for Pathogen (Bacteria and Virus) Genomics Research

Registration link:

In this workshop, you will learn to use NCBI resources to search, access, and analyze animal and plant pathogen (bacteria and virus) data from individual isolates and metagenomes. You will explore some general resources for all organisms, as well as some newly developed resources for bacteria and viruses. In addition, you will briefly see how to access and analyze data using standalone tools, such as the SRA Toolkit and Magic-BLAST.

Specifically, you will learn to:
• Find, browse, and download genome-, gene-, protein- and sequence read-level data for individual bacterial and viral pathogens and metagenomes
• Access and display precomputed genome analyses and perform your own analyses of assembled and unassembled genomic data to identify organisms and genes
• Find sequences, variants, antibiotic resistance genes using BLAST services, including SRA-BLAST
• Explore the new and developing NCBI Virus and Pathogen Detection Project resources

Click here to view the event flyer.

Sponsored by Maine Genomics Research Collaborative and Maine INBRE Bioinformatics Core.



September 29
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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