An Introduction to NCBI Cloud Computing for Virologists

An Introduction to NCBI Cloud Computing for Virologists

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As DNA sequencing becomes a commonplace tool in biological research, the need for accessible, scalable, and secure computational environments to process this deluge of data is growing. NCBI has partnered with leading cloud computing providers to provide tools and data for this growing industry.

This workshop is designed for virologists without cloud computing experience. While not required, it will be most helpful for researchers who do sequence-based research and who have some familiarity interacting with the Linux command-line.

In this online, interactive workshop you will learn how to:

  • Navigate the AWS cloud console page and understand how to access and use some popular console-based tools.
  • Use the AWS Athena service to mine SRA metadata for viral information to identify an interesting dataset for further study.
  • Employ MagicBLAST and the AWS Batch service to align and call consensus sequences from SRA sequence data.
  • Visualize and interactively examine the aligned data using NCBI’s Multiple Sequence Alignment Viewer.

Due to curricular and technical limits, we’ve capped the number of spots to provide the best workshop experience. If you register to apply, you will be notified of your application status approximately 2 weeks before the scheduled event.

We recommend having access to a stable internet connection and modern web browser on a laptop or desktop computer to be able to successfully participate in the hands-on exercises.

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2022-02-08 @ 01:00 PM to
2022-02-08 @ 04:00 PM

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