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NIH Library Bioinformatics Class: Genome Assemblies and Annotation at NCBI

The NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program is presenting a Genome Assemblies and Annotation at NCBI class on Thursday, October 19, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the NIH Library training room, Building 10. This class presents genome assemblies and their annotation at NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) through a series of web exercises. Students will work independently, following a set of provided instructions to:

  • Learn concepts in genome assembly/annotation
  • Find individual assemblies and their metadata on the web in the NCBI Assembly database
  • Access and explore genome annotation on the web by using the NCBI Sequence Viewer and the NCBI Genome Data Viewer (GDV)
  • Become familiar with web display formats, how to download formats, and options for genome data

There is no lecture, but observations from each exercise will be discussed. While the examples in the exercises refer mostly to the human genome, many of the concepts and methods can be transferred to the genomes of other taxons, such as bacteria and viruses. In addition to GDV and the Assembly database, the class features several other services, including the NCBI annotation pipelines and the NCBI Reference Sequence Database (RefSeq) project.

For further information about the class, and to register, visit: nihlibrary.nih.gov/training/genome-assemblies-and-annotation-ncbi. Even if the class is full, please sign up for the waitlist and plan on attending the class. When the class begins, empty seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by waitlisted students who arrive early and sign in. An effort is made to accommodate everyone.

Go to the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program page to learn more about the program.

Sign language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations can be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301-496-1080 five business days in advance. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).​​