Genome Assemblies and Annotation at NCBI

  • Registration Closed
  • Oct 19, 2017
  • 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • NIH Library Training Room

Session Description

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.

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