Explore Public Genomics Datasets with Dr. Ben Busby of the National Center for Biotechnology Information

1:00 p.m. - Seminar: The Many Possible Futures of Genomics

2:30 p.m. - Workshop 1: Using Gene, RefSeq and Variation Resources for BioMedical Research (hands-on)

3:45 p.m. - Workshop 2: New NCBI Resources for Computational Biologists

busby.jpg?itok=g4uzbU4LBen Busby is the genomics outreach coordinator for NCBI, and the chair of the Bioinformatics Department at the Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences. He is very interested in the integration of large genomic datasets, specifically in the metadata harmonization and statistical normalization necessary to do so.

 Busby will describe how NCBI has enhanced several of its genomics resources in the last few years and how some of its public databases can be queried for computational biology and clinical questions. NCBI has also improved access to the underlying genomic data in several ways, including making it possible to BLAST into our large genomic databases. For less computationally sophisticated users, NCBI has introduced variation viewer and variation reporter; powerful tools for researchers and clinicians to investigate disease causing variants found in several populations reported in the ClinVar, dbVar and dbSNP databases.

RSVP to cjfields [at] illinois.edu (Christopher Fields), High Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio) associate director


Room 607, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
1206 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL



The Carver Biotechnology Group, HPCBio, and the iSchool

Event Date: 

Thu, 05/18/2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

For disability-related accommodations, contact the event organizer or MT Hudson (217-333-0885, mthdson@illinois.edu).