I am constantly surprised by the amount of great instructional material available in topics related to genomics and bioinformatics. It is unfortunate that there isn’t a “master list” somewhere of all of the instructional available from NIH-related efforts (hint hint). Until that happens, I’ll try to share resources as I find them. Here are some great resources from the National Center for Biotechnology Information and also from the National Human Genome Research Institute.
NCBI – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
All training and tutorials resources on the NCBI pages are conveniently available on a single page. Some of the most helpful resources have been listed below. Do take a few minutes to visit the NCBI Education Page, where they provide How-To guides, links to classes and workshops from NCBI, lists of tutorials and problem sets, and tons of great documentation.
The NCBI/NLM YouTube Channel offers some fantastic short videos on everything from BLAST Expect values to the Genome Workbench to using MyNCBI for all sorts of good things.
NHGRI – http://www.genome.gov/
NHGRI collects lecture materials from events and courses and makes them available online – which offers a fantastic way to hear about cutting-edge research topics from the experts in the field. Lectures are often made available on NHGRI’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/GenomeTV.
A few of the sessions include:
- NHGRI Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
BEGINS DECEMBER 2!
- Current Topics in Genome Analysis 2010
January 12 – March 23, 2010
- Next-Gen 101: Video Tutorial on Conducting Whole-Exome Sequencing Research
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
- A Decade with the Human Genome Sequence: Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine
February 11, 2011
…and of course you should check out the fantastic education materials available from NHGRI, too.