UCSC Genome Browser

Trainer Paco Hulpiau
BITS Courses TRAINING AT VIB

Goal

  • Browse genes in their genomic context
  • View features in and around a specific gene
  • Investigate genome organization and explore larger chromosome regions
  • Search and retrieve information on a gene- and genome scale
  • Use BLAT (not BLAST) to quickly map your sequence to the genome
  • Compare genomes
  • Access ENCODE data in the UCSC Genome Browser

Summary

The UCSC Genome Browser provides a way to examine data from many genomes and includes extensive annotation tracks for various data types such as known UCSC (and Ensembl) genes, predicted genes, SNPs, miRNAs, comparative multi-species analysis and much more. During this training you will learn how to navigate this vital tool for your research.

Required skills

No specific prior knowledge is required.  BITS provides 15 laptops for their training sessions. Depending on the number of participants (max 20), it is possible that you have to share the laptop with one other participant but you can also choose to bring your own laptop for this training session.

Prerequisites

None

Schedule

See the TRAINING AT VIB website for a detailed schedule of this training.

Training material

  • Lecture: Introduction - Slides by Paco Hulpiau
  • Lecture: Table meeting - Slides and Exercises by Paco Hulpiau
  • Lecture: Encode in UCSC - Slides by Paco Hulpiau

Links

Tutorials

Scientific topics Genome visualisation, Genome feature comparison
Target audience Life Science Researchers, PhD students, post-docs