For 14 years, the UCSC Genome Browser has been providing a visual display for genomic data from human and other organisms (now numbering more than 80). Serving nearly 200,000 different users monthly, the Browser has grown to be a collection of bioinformatics tools useful for many applications in biomedical research.

Dr. Robert Kuhn, Associate Director of the UCSC Genome Browser, is coming to the University of Pittsburgh to teach introductory and advanced sessions on the use and applications of the Genome Browser. These sessions are open to all researchers, and suitable for all levels of experience from complete novice to experienced user.

  • WHEN: December 4th & 5th (see below for details)
  • LOCATION: University of Pittsburgh, Scaife Hall, 4th floor, Lecture Room 1
  • Registration is free.
  • Participants must bring their laptops.
  • Afternoon sessions will have ample time for 1-on-1 conversations on any topic of interest.
  • Funding for these training sessions was generously provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).
  • Event sponsored by the Molecular Biology Information Service of the Health Sciences Library System.

To register for ALL sessions click here.
To register for individual sessions, see below.

Thursday, December 4th

9:30-11:30 am / Session 1: Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Browser navigation and paradigm
  • Custom tracks
  • Saving sessions for future reference and sharing
  • Table Browser
  • Register Session 1

1-5 pm / Session 2: Interactive, hands-on problem solving

Friday, December 5th

9:30-11:30 am / Session 3: Advanced UCSC Genome Browser topics
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • BLAT
  • Table Browser joins, intersections, and filters
  • Display of next-gen sequencing results: BAM & VCF files
  • Variant Annotation Integrator
  • Register Session 3

1-5 pm / Session 4: Interactive, hands-on problem solving

Please contact the HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service with any questions.