UCSC Genome Browser Workshop

All meeting participants are invited to join us for our 2020 UCSC Genome Browser Workshop, hosted Wednesday, January 29th 9:00 AM – noon. The workshop will be held in the EMU Cedar and Spruce rooms (231 + 232) on the University of Oregon campus. Please register as workshop spots are limited. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend this workshop.

Participants will learn:

  • Data formats and Genome Browser utilities – Introduction to common Genome Browser formats and kent utilities
  • Accessing the Genome Browser programmatically – Learn how to query data directly using our downloads server, public MySQL server, and new REST API
  • Hubs:
    • Track hubs – Learn how to build track hubs, allowing you to remotely display your data in the Genome Browser and build your own tracks
    • Assembly hubs – Learn how to build assembly hubs, allowing you to add your own genomes for visualization in the Genome Browser
  • Introduction to the Genome Browser display – How to maneuver the track visibilities, display settings, track searching, and other common features
Examples will include Python and bash where appropriateĀ using jupyter notebook. Experience with Python and bash helpful, but not required. No previous Genome Browser knowledge required.