- by Lale Ebrahimi
- 10 September 2020
The online workshop UCSC Genome Browser, Introduction and Application was held on 5th July 2020.
The mission of this workshop was the training of existing methods and catching information from one of the prevalent tools in bioinformatics and omics fields (UCSC Genome Browser).
The training included getting around and configuring the browser, involvement in the costuming track, track hubs, and various sessions in the UCSC genome browser. The accessible directions to data, annotation, comparative genomics, CRISPR guides, pathways, and gene interactions, was taught during practical sessions. Furthermore, in-silico tools applications and make use of them, such as BLAT, gene sorter, in silico PCR, and so on, had been trained during our workshop.
For the training communicators, primary workshop outcomes were:
- Discussion and troubleshooting through the considered supportive group, which provides direct communication with the workshop instructor.
- The accomplishment of the workshop project in a limited time makes it easier to validate participant’s knowledge, and about 72% out of 36 participants succeeded in obtaining a certificate of completion of the workshop.
- The contest question was answered by diligent participants to get a discount for future workshops.
- Five eager participants, based on their statement of purpose, were eligible for the fund by OMITREEN to participate in this workshop with no fee.
We hope this kind of sponsorship stimulating enthusiastic researchers to move the boundaries of science, especially in the Omics area.
The online workshop was opened at 8:30 a.m. (IRST) with a welcome statement by the Head of OMITREEN group, Dr. Fariba Dehghanian, and she wished all participants a profitable and successful training workshop. This opening time was followed by the statement of workshop instructor Dr. Maryam Kay.
The overall goal of this online workshop was to introduce participants to existing methods and data the onset of bioinformatics sessions and its meaningful aspects in the Omics area.
Besides, the training gave insight in estimating the validation of their designed primer connection quality to specific regions of the genome before in vitro levels by in silico PCR tools via UCSC Genome Browser.
Impacts of the available data for any organism and different version of Genome projects through this browser are expected to facilitate researcher’s access to state of the art in various fields.
The education level of workshop participants, which are listed below, are mainly from research and academic institutions and, apart from some data gathering institutes and laboratories.