This blog post is for researchers, students, and postdocs, as well as non-scientific developers, mathematicians and librarians.
This summer, we were quite busy running and cohosting hackathons. These events educate participants, allow for networking among computational biologists and produce bioinformatics software prototypes. Read on for a review of products from our Summer 2017 hackathons.
From January 10-12, 2018, the NCBI will help with a bioinformatics hackathon in Southern California hosted by San Diego State University. The hackathon will focus on advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data, proteomics, and metadata. This event is for researchers, including students and postdocs, who have already engaged in the use of bioinformatics data or in the development of pipelines for bioinformatics analyses from high-throughput experiments. Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers, mathematicians, or librarians.
The event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon and willing to travel to SDSU (see below). Applications are due Monday, December 11th, 2017 by 3 pm PT (6PM EST).
In the next NCBI Minute on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, NCBI staff will show you the most important ways to get notified of updates and changes at NCBI and the most efficient ways to find help with using NCBI resources effectively.
Date & time: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, NCBI will present an update to the webinar originally presented on November 8, 2017 about the new API keys. In this updated webinar, you will learn about the relationships between API keys, NCBI accounts and IP addresses and see additional details about rates of access and server messages. You will also get answers to many important questions asked in the original webinar.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00-12:30PM EST
RefSeq release 85 is now accessible online, via FTP and through NCBI’s programming utilities. This full release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available, as of November 6, 2017, and contains 146,710,309 records, including 100,043,962 proteins, 20,905,608 RNAs, and sequences from 73,996 organisms. The release is provided in several directories as a complete dataset and as divided by logical groupings. See the RefSeq release notes for more information.
On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST, NCBI will present a webinar on advanced applications of the NCBI APIs we previously introduced in our general API webinar in September. This webinar is intended for bioinformaticians, computational biologists and others who are already comfortable with writing scripts to access, download and analyze data.