An Introduction to Pathogen Data at NCBI
Over the years, NCBI has collected a vast amount of sequence information including from organisms considered pathogenic to others, including certain viruses, bacteria and fungi. With all of the databases and tools available at NCBI, it is sometimes daunting to know where to start looking for and find data of interest. This workshop is for those involved in microbial or pathogen research who are new to or would like a more structured way to find relevant data on the NCBI website.
In this workshop you will learn how to:
- Identify pathogens based on isolate sequences.
- Find, view and download genomic sequences and annotation data.
- Assess and access additional pathogen-specific data through taxonomy links.
- Explore specialty resources, including the Pathogen Detection Project and NCBI Virus.
Due to curricular and technical limits, we’ve capped the number of spots to provide the best workshop experience. If you apply, you will be notified of your application status approximately 2 weeks before the scheduled event.
This workshop requires a stable internet connection and the use of a modern web browser. We will be presenting using Zoom. For some tips about this platform, please refer to Zoom Support Documents.
Our workshops are intended to provide hands-on experience, so we will encourage you to follow along and perform practice exercises during the event. While many users are able to move back and forth between Zoom and practice exercises on a single screen, it is helpful to have two screens available for the event. If you only have access to one computer screen, viewing the Zoom session on a tablet or phone and using your computer for practice exercises can be helpful.