Bioinformatics Videos “On Demand”

Have you ever missed a seminar because your experiment took longer than expected? Or got caught up in a meeting and forgot about a workshop you wanted to attend? Maybe you’re working at night with new data analysis software and have a question, but there’s no one to ask because it’s so late? It can be frustrating when your information needs and interests don’t coincide with the exact times such information is typically offered.

The HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS) has online resources to help you learn at your own pace. MBIS has created a tool that searches multiple resources to help scientific researchers easily find talks, seminars, lectures, workshops, symposia, podcasts, tutorials, and instructional videos on your biomedical topic of interest.

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Resources include:

  • HSLS MolBio Videos: Video tutorials that explain how to use bioinformatics software and databases to answer basic and advanced genomics-related questions;
  • NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting: Special National Institutes of Health events, seminars, lectures, and podcasts available for streaming live, as well as streaming from the archives, courtesy of the NIH Center for Information Technology;
  • GenomeTV YouTube Channel: Collection of video resources from the National Human Genome Research Institute, including lectures, news documentaries, meetings, workshops, and more;
  • Henry Stewart Talks (HST): The HST Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection provides over 1,500 specially prepared animated audiovisual presentations with synchronized narration by the world’s leading experts;
  • JoVE: The Journal of Visualized Experiments is a peer-reviewed scientific video journal devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format since 2006;
  • NCBI YouTube Channel: Videos from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including presentations and tutorials about NCBI biomolecular and biomedical literature databases and tools;
  • The OpenHelix Blog: A genomics resources news portal that posts a short “tip of the week” video describing how to use a database, pointing out a unique feature, or introducing a new resource.

Please contact us with suggestions of additional bioinformatics video resources to include in the search tool.

~Carrie Iwema