Bioinformatics: Introduction to UCSC Genome Browser


This training was aimed to introduce attendees with the well-established UCSC Genome Browser. The UCSC Genome Browser allows users to browse and visualize genomes and their annotations, mainly vertebrate genome sequences. The content is intended to provide an overview to the UCSC Genome Browser, and to highlight its key features and applications. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures and practical sessions. At the end of this training, we hope participants can access, browse, visualize and analyze genomes with confidence.

Format: Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Target audience:

Postgraduate students, post-docs and researchers who want to know more about UCSC genome browser and its applications. Scientific programmers and data analysts with a background in biology and bioinformatics may also attend.

Duration: 1 day

Topics covered:

  1. Introduction to genome browsers
  2. Accessing and searching with the UCSC Genome Browser
  3. Using annotation tracks and details
  4. Exploring specific tracks
  5. Searching a gene of interest and its information
  6. How to retrieve datasets using the tools provided by UCSC?