Introduction to NCBI BLAST Searching

When

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

2017-11-16 13:00:00 2017-11-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Introduction to NCBI BLAST Searching ITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill LibraryD. H. Hill LibraryITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill Library2 Broughton Dr. Campus Box 7111 Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

Where

  • ITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill Library
    D. H. Hill Library
    ITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill Library
    2 Broughton Dr.
    Campus Box 7111
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

Workshop Description

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) makes freely available incredible quantities of biomolecular information through a series of public databases. Researchers' ability to access this information accelerates discovery and makes possible computational analysis that would not be possible at smaller scales. Accompanying these databases the NCBI also makes available powerful analytical tools such as the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool, BLAST. This workshop will focus on BLAST as a means of discovery and computational analysis in the biomolecular sciences.

After this session students will be able to:
  • Explain the basic operation of a BLAST search, and the type of information retrieved
  • Conduct similarity searches using BLAST
  • Identify resources for continuing education on this topic


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